Letter to Dorothy Porter from W.C. Handy

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Written by
Handy, W.C., American, 1873 - 1958
Received by
Dorothy Porter, American, 1905 - 1995
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Type
business letters
Place depicted
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1587 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 1, 1939
Description
A typed letter in reply to a letter from Dorothy Porter with retained carbon copies of her original letter, written on Handy Brothers letterhead, from W.C. Handy dated March 1, 1939. Handy writes that he has just noticed an earlier request from Porter for some material for Negro History Week. "Although it is too late for Negro History Week, I am sending you material for all times. . ." He goes on to recite a list of publications of music by Negro composers. The back of the letter is blank.
Topic
African American
Business
Composers (Musicians)
Correspondence
Education
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.33.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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