Plus the ability to chat with me whenever you want! Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.
Correspondence includes personal and business correspondence as well as collections of cards and literature on other artists, Neiman's notes and jottings, art work by children, and office records.
The photography and negative files contain photographs of performers and scholars who have participated in the evolution of the African American sacred music tradition.
Church, school, vaudeville, and minstrel shows provided his earliest musical influences and repertoire; his innate musicality and enthusiasm enabled him to become a skilled performer at an early age.
As president of Tuskegee, Patterson made several changes and many additions to the institution.