Inventory of the Don Lee White Collection, 1772-2010, bulk 1980-2010

Finding aid prepared by Marie Beckermann
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
90747, Los Angeles, 90747
(310) 243-3895
gwilliams@csudh.edu
04/25/2012


Title: Don Lee White Collection, 1772-2010
Contributing Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 35.0 boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1980-2010
Date (inclusive): 1772-2010 inclusive, 1980-2010 bulk
Abstract: This collection contains the papers, photographs, videos, and musical recordings related to organist, conductor, and musicologist Dr. Don Lee White. The collection documents African-American church music, church history, and the evolution of spiritual music in African-American churches. It also includes several compilations of hymns along with audio and video recordings of church and classical performances.
creator: Lee, Don Lee, d.2010

Biographical/Historical note

Don Lee White was born in Los Angeles, CA, on October 25, 1926 and attended both Los Angeles City College and California State University, Los Angeles before earning his Master’s degree in Music in 1958 from the University of Southern California (USC) where he majored in Church Music. White completed some graduate work towards his doctorate in Musical Arts at both USC and Stanford University, and was given an honorary doctorate in 1984 by the University of Monrovia, West Africa. In his early career, White was a professor of music and the college organist at Prairie View A&M University in Texas for five years. Upon his return to Los Angeles he taught organ, piano, choral music, conducting and music appreciation at California State University, Los Angeles for 27 years. White also served as the organist and musical director of the Grant African Methodist Church, Los Angeles, for over 38 years. Under his leadership, the Grant A.M.E. adult choir achieved national recognition for their musical versatility. They performed throughout the United States and recorded several albums. In 1988, White took a leave of absence from Grant A.M.E. and organized the D.L.W. Community Chorale, whose purpose is to perform the extended compositions of African American composers. White was an active member in many music organizations, among them the National Association of Negro Musicians and the American Chorale Directors Association. In addition he was often requested to give lectures and workshops across the country. He passed away on September 16, 2010.

Scope and Contents note

The Don Lee White Collection (1772-2010) contains material and papers documenting White’s long career in African-American church music as both an organist and choir director. Most of the material revolves around his work with Los Angeles area churches, particularly his main church and choir at Grant A.M.E. Church. When possible, White’s original folder names have been retained. A good deal of the material is undated.
The Personal series includes such items as his professional writings, his transcript from USC, military record, various awards and correspondence. In the Scrapbooks series there are two scrapbooks given to White that show his personal and professional life from those who knew him, as well as a scrapbook about the history of the D.L.W. Community Chorale. The next five series involve his research on various churches. (It begins with general information and papers regarding) the African Methodist Church as a whole (Churches—AME), then delves into his more intensive research on Historic Black Churches (Churches—Historic). This series starts with a focus on the 19th century, but later opens up to include the 18th century as well. The Churches—Los Angeles series is similar to the historic series, but focuses on the Los Angeles area. To support White’s studies on the churches there are two series of research material. The next series, Cultural Reference, is a small collection that focuses on African American history.
The series entitled People contains White’s large collection of material regarding African American musicians and singers. Two highlights of this series include records and biographies of local Los Angeles musicians, as well as an annotated biography of African American composers and arrangers that he created in 1970.
A large part of the collection consists of sheet music, ranging from handwritten pieces by White and others, to choral pieces, to compilation books featuring historic spirituals. The Music-Hymns series includes compilations of hymns as well as supporting material used in lectures about hymns. In addition there are a number of series to do with reference material that White collected over the years during his research. There are also several multimedia series that contain records, audiocassettes, CDs, Reel-to-Reel tapes, videotapes and DVDs. These contain performances of White’s various choirs as well as musical performances he admired. Additional smaller series include Organs, which contains information about various notable organs in churches as well as African-American organists; Photographs, which mostly consists of recent photos of church performances, but also has some from White’s early life; and Programs which contain various programs from performances both by White’s choirs and others. Lastly there is a small collection of 3x5 floppy disks that contain various documents White used to keep track of church information and choir members. The files from those disks were transferred to a CD for ease of use.

Arrangement note

Arranged in thirty-two series:
  1. Series I. Personal, 1946-2009
  2. Series II. Scrapbooks, 1926-2008
  3. Series III. Churches-AME, 1891-2010
  4. Series IV. Churches-Historic, 1772-1998
  5. Series V. Churches-Los Angeles, 1800-2010 Series VI. Churches-Los Angeles Research, 1922-2010
  6. Series VII. Churches-Historic Research, 1922-2010
  7. Series VIII. Cultural Research, 1922-2010
  8. Series IX. People, 1890-2010
  9. Series X. Photographs, 1924-2010
  10. Series XI. Programs Related to DLW, 1944-2010
  11. Series XII. Programs, 1944-2010
  12. Series XIII. Music, 1967-2010
  13. Series XIV. Music-Hymns, 1930-2006
  14. Series XV. Organs, 1900-2009
  15. Series XVI. Compositions for organ (including 2 by DLW), 1902-2009
  16. Series XVII. Compositions by DLW, 1972-2008
  17. Series XVIII. Sheet Music, 1882-2004
  18. Series XIX. Sheet Music-Compilations, 1882-2004
  19. Series XX. Reference-Education, 1912-2005
  20. Series XXI. Reference-Spirituals, c.1801-2010
  21. Series XXII. Reference-General Music/Church Music, c.1875-2007
  22. Series XXIII. Reference-Books & Journals, 1910-2007
  23. Series XXIV. Oversized Material, 1937-2009
  24. Series XXV. Multimedia-Records, 1954-1965
  25. Series XXVI. Multimedia-Videotapes, 1982-2003
  26. Series XXVII. Multimedia-Reel-to-Reel, 1974-1981
  27. Series XXVIII. Multimedia-Audiocassette, 1946-2004
  28. Series XXIX. Multimedia-8mm Video, 2004
  29. Series XXX. Multimedia-CD, c.1978-2012
  30. Series XXXI. Multimedia-DVD, 2007-2008
  31. Series XXXII. Floppy disks, 2004

Preferred Citation note

[Title of item], Don Lee White Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

La Brew, Arthur R.
National Association of Negro Musicians (U.S.).
Whalum, Wendell
African American churches
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Choral music
Church music
Hymns

Container List

 

Personal 1946-2009, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes personal records and documents written by Don Lee White
box 1, folder 1

Published articles/Written work (general) 2000-2001, n.d.

box 1, folder 1a

A Study of the Choral Compositions of Samuel Sebastian Wesley for Use in the Anglican 1958, June

Note

Don Lee White's master's thesis
box 1, folder 2

Course Objectives for the BA Candidate in the Performance Option (by DLW) 1972

box 1, folder 3

Church Music Option for BA of Music Degree (by DLW) n.d.

box 1, folder 4

The Copic Church-Its History, Doctrine, Liturgy, and Music (by DLW) n.d

box 1, folder 5

Proposal to Institute a Young Adult Choir Ages 18-30 (by DLW) n.d.

box 1, folder 5a

Proposal for Instrumental Music Development-Community Continuation Music Education 1993

box 1, folder 6

USC Course Transcript and CV 1967, n.d.

box 1, folder 7

Diploma (BA) from LA State College 1952, Feb. 1

box 1, folder 8

Military Record--Honorable Discharge 1946

box 1, folder 9

Certifications and Records 1958,1973,1977, 2005

box 1, folder 10

Certificate of Recognition by the City of Carson 2001, Nov. 18

box 1, folder 11

Black Music Award: Best Live Performance by a Church 2003, Dec. 14

box 1, folder 12

60th Anniversary Award from Our Authors Study Club 2005, Feb. 13

box 1, folder 13

"Thank You" Album (Dr. Don Lee White Day) 1998, Dec.

box 1, folder 14

Articles about DLW 2000-2001, 2007, 2010, n.d.

box 1, folder 15

Copy of Title & Acknowledgements of "Selected Bibliography of Published Choral Music by 1975

box 1, folder 16

Pamphlet-Institute of Sacred Musicat Second Baptist Church n.d.

box 1, folder 17

Notes- Music & Worship 1953

box 1, folder 18

Notes from Jackson State Workshop 2005

box 1, folder 18a

Holman United Methodist Church Negro Spiritual Institute 2007

box 1, folder 19

Notes-Bishop--Church & Issues n.d.

box 1, folder 20

Notecards and Notes for "Black Church Music" n.d.

box 1, folder 21

Personal Notes 1989, n.d.

box 1, folder 22

Personal Notes 2000, 2007, n.d.

box 1, folder 23

Contact Information 1976, 1983, n.d.

box 1, folder 24

Correspondence--Letters Regarding the A.M.E. Hymn Writing Contest 1980-1984, n.d.

box 1, folder 25

Correspondence--Rebuttal Statement to the Promotion Committeee 1983, March 16

box 1, folder 26

Correspondence--Personal Recommendations 1986-2002, n.d.

box 1, folder 27

Correspondence--Registered letter sent from Robert J. Fryson 1989, Jan. 4

box 1, folder 28

Correspondence--Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church (Jazz Gospel Mass) 2000, n.d.

box 1, folder 29

Correspondence--General 1957-2009, n.d.

 

Scrapbooks 1926-2008, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes scrapbooks regarding Don Lee White's life and work, most likely created by others.
box 2, folder 1

Don Lee White: Life and Experiences 1926-2006, n.d.

box 11, folder 1

Scrapbook: DLW events, performances, articles, photos 1975-1988, n.d.

box 12, folder 1

Scrapbook: History of the dlw Community Chorale 2000-2008, n.d.

 

Churches--AME 1891-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material regarding the African Methodist Episcopal Church and its history.
box 3, folder 1

excerpt from History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (by Daniel Payne) 1891

box 3, folder 2

A.M.E. Church Pamphlets/Newsletters 1957, 1965, 1987, 1991-1998, 2002

box 3, folder 3

5th Episcopal District Lay Organization of the A.M.E. Church Directory 1981, June

box 3, folder 4

African Methodist Episcopal Church--Assorted Materials (Notes, Newsletters, etc) 1987, 1998, 2010, n.d.

box 3, folder 5

A.M.E. Connectional Music Materials 1994-2005, n.d.

box 3, folder 6

A.M.E. Church Syllabus & Training Schedule--Fourth Year Class 1996, 2001-2002, 2002-2003

box 3, folder 7

Writings on the AME Church Music by the Connectional Music Committee 1998

box 3, folder 8

Legislative Proposal--Commission on Music--AME Church (by DLW) n.d.

 

Churches--Historic 1772-1998, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains documents about historic churches across the country.
box 3, folder 9

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 17th & 18th Century--Book 1 1772-1820

box 3, folder 10

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 17th & 18th Century--Book 1 1825-1865

box 3, folder 11

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 17th & 18th Century--Book 1 1870-1875

box 3, folder 12

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 17th & 18th Century--Book 1 1880

box 3, folder 13

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 19th & 20th Century--Book 1 1885-1905

box 3, folder 14

African American Historic Black Churches Founded During the 19th & 20th Century--Book 1 1910-1970

box 4, folder 1

Names of Historic Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century African Methodist Churches n.d.

box 4, folder 2

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 19th Century--Abstract 1975

box 4, folder 3

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 19th Century (folder 1 of 2) 1975

box 4, folder 4

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 19th Century (folder 2 of 2) 1975

box 4, folder 5

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (short 1998

box 4, folder 6

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (folder 1 of 1998

box 4, folder 7

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (folder 2 of 1998

box 4, folder 8

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (folder 3 of 1998

box 4, folder 9

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (folder 4 of 1998

box 4, folder 10

Historic Black Churches Founded During the 18th and 19th Century (1766-1919) (folder 5 of 1998

 

Churches-Los Angeles 1800-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series focuses on historic African American Churches in Los Angeles, California.
box 4, folder 11

Historic Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 1 of 3) 1800-1950

box 4, folder 12

Historic Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 2 of 3) 1800-1950

box 4, folder 13

Historic Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 3 of 3) 1800-1950

box 5, folder 1

Historic African American Churches of Los Angeles, California (folder 1 of 2) 1850-1950

box 5, folder 2

Historic African American Churches of Los Angeles, California (folder 2 of 2) 1850-1950

box 5, folder 3

First A.M.E. Church 1985-2010

box 5, folder 4

Second Baptist Church 1930-2010

box 5, folder 5

Bel-Vue United Presbyterian Church (35th Anniversary 1948-1982 pictoral directory) 1982

box 5, folder 6

Grant A.M.E. Church (folder 1 of 2) 1994-1998

box 5, folder 7

Grant A.M.E. Church (folder 2 of 2) 1994-1998

box 5, folder 8

Grant Adult Choir List of Singers n.d.

box 5, folder 9

Mount Moriah Baptist Church (founded 1946) 2007, n.d.

box 5, folder 10

New Hope Baptist Church (founded 1906) 1981, n.d.

box 5, folder 11

People's Independent Church (founded Oct. 6, 1915) 1935, 2005, 2010, n.d.

box 5, folder 12

Phillips Temple CME (founded Jan. 7, 1907) 1971, 2008, n.d.

box 5, folder 13

St. Paul Baptist Church (founded 1907) n.d.

box 5, folder 14

University Seventh Day Adventist Church 2008, n.d.

box 5, folder 15

Wesley United Methodist Church (founded 1888) 1906-1910, 1914-1915, n.d.

box 5, folder 16

Zion Hill Baptist (founded 1923) 1976, 1998, n.d.

 

Churches-Los Angeles Research 1922-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of background material on musicians and history of the Los Angeles area.
box 5, folder 17

Music and Musicians in 1922 in Los Angeles 1922

box 5, folder 18

Black History in Los Angeles 1942, 1998-2010, n.d.

box 5, folder 19

Music in the African American Community of Los Angeles 1990-2006, n.d.

box 5, folder 20

Los Angeles African American Community (musicians and places) n.d.

 

Churches-Historic Research 1922-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains booklets and material about specific churches and their history used as background research.
box 5, folder 21

Allen Chapel AME Church 130th Anniversary (Riverside, CA) 2005

box 5, folder 22

Antioch Baptist Church-75 Years of Service 1968

box 5, folder 23

Avenue L Baptist Church (3 booklets) (Houston, TX) 1982, 1984, 2000

box 5, folder 24

The Central Connection: A History of the First One Hundred Years at Central United 1998

box 5, folder 25

Christ Temple 100th Anniversary (Jackson, MS) 1996

box 5, folder 26

An Introduction to Church of God in Christ 1988

box 6, folder 1

Emmanuel Baptist Church (Brooklyn, NY) Centennial Edition 1981

box 6, folder 2

The Episcopal Church of St. Philip the Evangelist - Centennial Anniversary Celebration 2007

box 6, folder 3

First African Baptist Church: Official History of the First African Baptist Church (Philadelphia, 1922

box 6, folder 4

First Baptist Church 128 Years of Service; First Baptist Church 131st Anniversary 1994, 1997

box 6, folder 5

First Baptist Church of Los Angeles-Honoring the past 1874-1999 1999

box 6, folder 6

The First Baptist Church 149th Anniversary (Macon, GA) 1984

box 6, folder 7

History of the First Presbyterian Church of Inglewood 1890-1985 1985

box 6, folder 8

First Presbyterian Church of Inglewood: The Centennial Anniversary booklet, newsletter 1990, 2008

box 6, folder 9

Grant African Methodist Church--Diamond Jubilee book, program from Requiem, Annual 1981, 1991, 1997, n.d.

box 6, folder 10

Greater Bethel African Methodist Church--One Hundred Years of Spiritual Witnessing; 1997 1996-1997

box 6, folder 11

Mount Calvary Baptist Church 1990 Directory (Lake Charles, LA) 1990

box 6, folder 12

Mount Helm Baptist Church Sesquicentennial Celebration 1835-1985 (Jackson, MS) 1985

box 6, folder 13

Mount Helm Baptist Church 1835-1988--The Parade of Pastors by Dr. Lee E. Williams, Sr. 1988

box 6, folder 14

Mount Zion Baptist Church 1889-1989 1989

box 6, folder 15

St. Paul A.M.E. Church (Dallas, TX) 1968

box 6, folder 16

Sharon Baptist Church 108th Anniversary (Baltimore, MD) 1993

box 6, folder 17

Shiloh Baptist Church--Dedication Commemorative Journal March 15-22, 1998; church 1998

box 6, folder 18

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church--Behind the Stained Glass, A History of Sixteenth Street 1998

box 6, folder 19

Triangular Church of Religious Science - 75th Anniversary 2007, March 10

box 6, folder 20

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel n.d.

box 6, folder 21

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church--45 Year History 1944-1990, by Raymond Burell III 1990

box 6, folder 22

Zion Hill Baptist Church--Diamond Jubilee 75 Years 1923-1998; 80th Church Anniversary (Los 1998, 2003

box 7, folder 1

Assorted Churches--Pamphlets and Booklets 1981, 1995-1996, n.d.

box 7, folder 2

Kansas City--African American Churches 1999-2000

box 7, folder 3

Churches--Assorted Notes, Clippings (Folder 1 of 3) 1977-2009, n.d.

box 7, folder 4

Churches--Assorted Notes, Clippings (Folder 2 of 3) 1977-2009, n.d.

box 7, folder 5

Churches--Assorted Notes, Clippings (Folder 3 of 3) 1977-2009, n.d.

box 7, folder 6

African American Church History--Booklets & Pamphlets 1991-1996, 2000, n.d.

box 7, folder 7

African American Church History --Clippings, Notes, Articles 1937, 1990-2010, n.d.

box 7, folder 8

Major African American Religious Denomination Groups Listing n.d.

box 7, folder 9

A.M.E. Church Christian Education Congress--July 2-5, 2002 2002, July

box 7, folder 10

Script--"Red Flare II" 1992

box 7, folder 11

Religious General Articles/Clippings 1922-1925, 1945, 1976-2010, n.d.

 

Cultural Research 1922-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes material about African American History in general.
box 7, folder 12

African American History--Articles/Clippings (folder 1 of 2) 1922, 1980-2010, n.d.

box 7, folder 13

African American History--Articles/Clippings (folder 2 of 2) 1922, 1980-2010, n.d.

box 7, folder 14

Negro History Club (Houston, TX) 1934

box 7, folder 15

African American Cultural Area Guides 1987, 1998, n.d.

 

People 1890-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains biographies of musicians and composers.
box 8, folder 1

Biographies of Living Musicians--LA Area & More: A-C 1993-2010, n.d.

box 8, folder 2

Biographies of Living Musicians--LA Area & More: D-K (no "I") 1978-2009, n.d

box 8, folder 3

Biographies of Living Musicians--LA Area & More: L-R (no "N" or "Q") 2000, 2009, n.d.

box 8, folder 4

Biographies of Living Musicians--LA Area & More: S-Z (no "U, V, X, Y, Z") 1996-2008, n.d.

box 8, folder 5

Biographies of Living Musicians--LA Area & More (non-alphabetized) 1965-2008, n.d.

box 8, folder 6

History of Music Performances: Musicians--Los Angeles Black Community (folder 1 of 2) 1914, 1997-2008, n.d.

box 8, folder 7

History of Music Performances: Musicians--Los Angeles Black Community (folder2 of 2) 1983-2002, n.d.

box 8, folder 8

Notable People in Los Angeles' African-American History 1890, 1912-2004, n.d.

box 8, folder 9

LA Musicians (Church) 1999, n.d.

box 8, folder 10

Pasadena & Altadena Musicians List 1850-1965

box 8, folder 11

Sample Choral Compositions of the early 20th Century Performed by Los Angeles Black n.d.

box 8, folder 12

An Annotated Biography of Negro Composers and Arrangers by DLW (folder 1 of 3) 1970

box 8, folder 13

An Annotated Biography of Negro Composers and Arrangers by DLW(folder 2 of 3) 1970

box 8, folder 14

An Annotated Biography of Negro Composers and Arrangers by DLW (folder 3 of 3) 1970

box 8, folder 15

Copy of An Annotated Biography of Negro Composers and Arrangers by DLW 1970

box 9, folder 1

African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (folder 1 of 2) 2002-2009

box 9, folder 2

African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (folder 2 of 2) 2002-2009

box 9, folder 3

African-American Opera and Concert Singers (folder 1 of 2: A-L) n.d.

box 9, folder 4

African-American Opera and Concert Singers (folder 2 of 2: M-Z plus notes) n.d.

box 9, folder 5

Index of African-American Composers and Arrangers n.d.

box 9, folder 6

Black Musicians of the colonial period 1700-1800--A preliminary index of names 1975-1976

box 9, folder 7

Black Heritage (musicians): Biographical Information A-G 2003-2007, n.d.

box 9, folder 8

Black Heritage (musicians): Biographical Information H-M 1993-2010, n.d.

box 9, folder 9

Black Heritage (musicians): Biographical Information N-Z 2003-2010, n.d.

box 9, folder 10

African-American Performers--Biographical Info-General 1980-2008, n.d.

box 9, folder 11

Biography and Index of Negro Music by Marguerite Martha Lawrenz 1968

box 9, folder 12

Biographies of Black Composers by Ellistine Perkins Holly 1990

box 9, folder 13

Selected Bibliography of Published Choral Music by Black Composers by Evelyn Davidson 1991

box 9, folder 14

Microbook Subject Libraries of American History--Black Americans n.d.

box 9, folder 15

Ruth Allen Fouche mailer/brochure n.d.

box 9, folder 16

Azalia Hackley 25 Memorial Concert Program 1969

box 9, folder 17

Jester Harrison (clippings, centennial celebration notes, music) 1985-2002, n.d.

box 9, folder 18

Biography of James Weldon Johnson n.d.

box 9, folder 19

Rev. Charles Price Jones - Church of Christ Holiness 1939-40, 1985, n.d.

box 9, folder 20

William Grant Still--Composer n.d.

box 9, folder 21

Charles Albert Tindley - History and Music 1901-23, 1946-83, 2000, n.d.

box 9, folder 22

Pastor Joel Anthony Ward (includes 7th pastoral anniversary service) 2004, n.d.

box 9, folder 23

Memorials-- article clippings and programs 1954-2010, n.d.

 

Photographs 1924-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photographs involving Don Lee White and/or his various choral groups.
box 10, folder 1

Photographs-Pre 1950 1924, n.d.

box 10, folder 2

Photographs: c.1950-1970 c1950-c1970

box 10, folder 3

Photographs: c.1980-2000 c.1980-c2000

box 10, folder 4

Photographs: Appreciation for DLW at Grant AME 1981, Feb

box 10, folder 5

Photographs from a small album 1987-88, 1990, n.d.

box 10, folder 6

Photographs from album: 30 Years of Service 1988

box 10, folder 7

Photographs: Mid-Year 5th District Meeting, 1990, Salt Lake City, Music Committee of AME 1990

box 10, folder 8

Photographs: Retirement from Conference Choir Directorship 1992-1997, n.d.

box 10, folder 9

Photographs of DLW and Philip Roh c2000-2010

box 10, folder 10

Photographs: 2004 2004

box 10, folder 11

Photographs: NANM Meeting 2005, April

box 10, folder 12

Photographs (legal size): from Georgie and Nolan Payton event 2005

box 10, folder 13

Photographs: The Stoval Educational Uplift Fountation n.d.

box 10, folder 14

Photographs: Washington DC- Grant Choir n.d. (c.1970s)

box 10, folder 15

Photographs: Detroit NANM Convention n.d. (c.1970s)

box 10, folder 16

Photographs: from a DLW celebration event album n.d. (c.1980s)

box 10, folder 17

Photos from Living Legends Event (CD and prints) 2005, April 30

 

Programs Related to DLW 1944-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of concert programs for performances involving Don Lee White and/or his various choral groups.
box 13, folder 1

Concert Programs: DLW 1944-1999

box 13, folder 2

Concert Programs: DLW 2000-2003

box 13, folder 3

Concert Programs: DLW 2004-2006

box 13, folder 4

Concert Programs: DLW 2007-2010, n.d.

box 13, folder 5

8th Annual Music Festival--Grant A.M.E. 1985, Jan. 27

box 13, folder 6

4th Advent--Grant A.M.E. 1994, Dec. 18

box 13, folder 7

Negro Spriritual Institute--Workshop II--"Keeping the Spiritual Alive" n.d.

 

Programs 1944-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains program booklets from various concerts, conferences and workshops.
box 14, folder 1

Concert Programs 1944-1999

box 14, folder 2

Concert Programs 2000-2002

box 14, folder 3

Concert Programs 2003-2005

box 14, folder 4

Concert Programs 2006-2010, n.d.

box 14, folder 5

"Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored" 1994, Feb. 27

box 14, folder 6

A Musical Celebration of Black History Month n.d.

box 14, folder 7

Church Programs 1966-2010

box 14, folder 8

Souvenir Program --23rd Annual Appreciation Services of Dr. and Mrs. R.B. Porter-Pastor, 1953, July

box 14, folder 9

M.I.A. Music Ministry Awards programs 1997, 1998, 2000

box 14, folder 10

A.M.E. Church--Connectional Music Institute--Developing the Small Choir 2001, May 3-4

box 14, folder 11

Prarie View A&M University National Alumni Association 2005 Convention 2005, July 13-16

box 14, folder 12

Music Workshop Programs 1981-2004

box 14, folder 13

Music Workshop Programs 2005-2010

box 14, folder 14

Church Music Workshop (USC) and Conducting Workshop (Stanford) Personal Journal 1969

box 14, folder 15

Fifth Annual Church Music Seminar/Workshop--Music in the Urban and Rural Church 1981, June 29-July 3

box 14, folder 16

Seventeeth Annual Church Music Workshop "Revializing the Music Ministry for the 1993, June 28-July 1

box 14, folder 17

Hampton University 85th Minister's Conference & 65th Annual Choir Director' Organists 1999, June 6-11

box 14, folder 18

Centenary United Methodist Church Program, Memphis, Tenn. n.d.

 

Music 1967-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials and articles about music in general.
box 15, folder 1

Articles about DLW/dlw Community Chorale/Grant AME 1967-2010

box 15, folder 2

Azusa Street History 1956-2008

box 15, folder 3

African American Music History--Booklets 1967, 1978

box 15, folder 4

The 1974 Black Music Calendar 1973

box 15, folder 5

Black Gospel Music: A Synoptic History by Barbara Wesley Baker, Ph.D 1981, July 2

box 15, folder 6

Twentieth-Century Sacred Choral Music 1982-2000, n.d.

box 15, folder 7

Recent Choral Compositions by Black Composers 1984-1985 c. 1985

box 15, folder 8

Music articles and clippings (folder 1 of 2) 1987-2010, n.d.

box 15, folder 9

Music articles and clippings (folder 2 of 2) 1987-2010, n.d.

box 15, folder 10

Contemporary/HipHop/Gospel/Jazz notes and articles 1996-2006

box 15, folder 11

American Gospel Music 1997-2010

box 15, folder 12

Gospel Music--notes and articles 1998-2006

box 15, folder 13

Music for the Black Church Year 1999-2002, n.d.

box 15, folder 14

Music and Scriptures for the Church Year: January-May 2000-2008

box 15, folder 15

Music and Scriptures for the Church Year: June-September 1999-2008

box 15, folder 16

Music and Scriptures for the Church Year: October-December 1998-2008

box 15, folder 17

Central State University Chorus (Ohio) 2004

box 15, folder 18

Writings of Wendell Whalum about Black Church Music n.d.

 

Music-Hymns 1930-2006, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series focuses on hymns, consisting of research and lecture material.
box 16, folder 1

"Only a Look (A Study of the Hymns) by DLW n.d.

box 16, folder 2

"Only a Look" research material 1987, 1995-1997, n.d.

box 16, folder 3

The Afro-American Hymnal - Compositions by Black Americans 1978, 1985, 1993

box 16, folder 4

The Afro-American Hymnal (copy 1 of 2) 1978

box 16, folder 5

The Afro-American Hymnal (copy 2of 2) 1978

box 16, folder 6

The Afro-American Hymnal (revised) 1985

box 16, folder 7

The Afro-American Hymnal (2nd revision)(copy 1 of 2) 1993

box 16, folder 8

The Afro-American Hymnal (2nd revision) (copy 2 of 2) 1993

box 16, folder 9

Hymns: An Experience with Words and Tones by DLW n.d.

box 16, folder 10

Hymns-Sheet Music-originals for copying 1901-1941

box 17, folder 1

African American Hymnists--lecture transparencies (folder 1 of 2) n.d.

box 17, folder 2

African American Hymnists--lecture transparencies (folder 2 of 2) n.d.

box 17, folder 3

African American Hymnists--lecture originals n.d.

box 17, folder 4

Notes for African American Hymnists lecture (folder 1 of 2) 1930, n.d.

box 17, folder 5

Notes for African American Hymnists lecture (folder 2 of 2) 1930, n.d.

box 17, folder 6

Hymnology binder material 1901, 1910, n.d.

box 17, folder 7

Hymns and Ministry 1980-2005, n.d.

box 17, folder 8

"Hymns by Black Composers From the A.M.E.C. Bicentennial Hymnal, 1984" by DLW 1984

box 17, folder 9

Hymnology--background material, notes, drafts 1984, 1991, 2005, n.d.

box 17, folder 10

Hymnal Reference Material 2001, n.d.

box 17, folder 11

Hymns for Church School 2006, n.d.

box 17, folder 12

Research Sources and Notes for Hymnology lectures 1900-1910, 1962-1977, n.d.

box 17, folder 13

"Black Hymn Presentation" text n.d.

 

Organs 1900-2009, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains articles and material about church organs, along with information about noted African American organists.
box 18, folder 1

Organs in Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 1 of 3) 1900-2000

box 18, folder 2

Organs in Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 2 of 3) 1900-2000

box 18, folder 3

Organs in Black Churches in Los Angeles (folder 3 of 3) 1900-2000

box 18, folder 4

Organs in Various Churches (folder 1 of 3) 1958-2009, n.d.

box 18, folder 5

Organs in Various Churches (folder 2 of 3) 1958-2009, n.d.

box 18, folder 6

Organs in Various Churches (folder 3 of 3) 1958-2009, n.d.

box 18, folder 7

Justin Organ Pipes - Pipe Catalog 1978

box 18, folder 8

The Organ in Worship--articles 1978-2007, n.d.

box 18, folder 9

Organs--various articles 1982-1997, n.d.

box 18, folder 10

African American (Black) Organists (folder 1 of 3) 1985-2008, n.d.

box 18, folder 11

African American (Black) Organists (folder 2 of 3) 1985-2008, n.d.

box 18, folder 12

African American (Black) Organists (folder 3 of 3) 1985-2008, n.d.

box 18, folder 13

Organ Repair Memo 2008, Jan. 9

box 18, folder 14

Organ Music Lecture n.d.

box 18, folder 15

Book: Dictionary of Hammond Organ Stops by Stevens Irwin 1952

box 18, folder 16

Book: The Story and Music of the Organ by Mangus Organ Corp. 1971

box 18, folder 17

Doctoral Dissertation: The History of the Pipe Organ in Black Churches in the USA, by Wayne 1999

 

Compositions for Organ 1902-2009, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains sheet music written for organ, two of which are written by Don Lee White.
box 19, folder 1

Sheet Music: Organ Sonata #1--Genesis by Don Lee White 2004, Aug. 21

box 19, folder 2

Sheet Music: Sonata for Organ--movement 2 by Don Lee White 2009

box 19, folder 3

Sheet Music for Organ 1902, 1954, 1962, 1973, 1981, n.d.

box 19, folder 4

Sheet Music: Meditation for Organ by George Heussenstann 1982

box 19, folder 5

Sheet Music: Five Spirituals for Organ by Calvin Taylor 1998

box 19, folder 6

Sheet Music: Five Spirituals for Organ by Calvin Taylor 2004

box 19, folder 7

Sheet Music: Five Reharmonized Hymns for Organ by Anthony L.V. Kendrick 2009

box 19, folder 8

Sheet Music: Composition for Organ by Michael Burks n.d.

 

Compositions by DLW 1972-2008, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains sheet music written by Don Lee White for voice and instruments.
box 19, folder 9

Sheet Music: Glorious Things of Thee by Hadyn, arranged by DLW 1972

box 19, folder 10

Sheet Music: Introit and Amen by Don Lee White 1978

box 19, folder 11

Sheet Music: The A.M.E. Hymn by Don Lee White 1979

box 19, folder 12

Sheet Music: Dance Elegy for Bass or Cello by Don Lee White 1982

box 19, folder 13

Sheet Music: Fare Ye Well: 1 arrangement by DLW, 1 by Sam Davis 1982, n.d.

box 19, folder 14

Sheet Music: De Blind Man by Don Lee White 1991

box 19, folder 15

Sheet Music: Blessed Are the Merciful (Coda taken from Psalm 24:3) by Don Lee White 1992

box 19, folder 16

Sheet Music: Terra Beata--Father's World by Don Lee White 2008

box 19, folder 17

Sheet Music: Acts:12 Paraphrases by Don Lee White n.d.

 

Sheet Music 1882-2004, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains sheet music collected by Don Lee White, most of which is sacred/religous in content.
box 19, folder 18

Seven Last Words by S. Mercadante 1882

box 19, folder 19

The Holy City 1892

box 19, folder 20

By The Waters of Babylon by S. Coleridge Taylor 1899

box 19, folder 21

"Hail the Baptist Congress" & "The Beatitudes" by Prof. Thomas W.J. Tobias 1908

box 19, folder 22

The Conversion: A Church Cantata by Harry Alexander Matthews 1909

box 19, folder 23

Juba by R. Nathaniel Dett 1913

box 19, folder 24

Goin' Home by Anton Dvorak, words & adaptation by William Arms Fisher 1922

box 19, folder 25

I'm Goin' Home On De Mornin' Train by Delmore-Storer 1926

box 19, folder 26

Lord, I Want To Be by Stewart Wille 1931

box 19, folder 27

Jamaican Rumba by Arthur Benjamin 1938

box 19, folder 28

De Lam' Done Been Down Here An' Died by J. Rosamond Johnson 1939

box 19, folder 29

Wake Up,Jacob, Day Is A Breakin' by J. Rosamond Johnson 1939

box 19, folder 30

Eight Bible Vignettes for the Piano: Father Abraham by R. Nathaniel Dett 1941

box 19, folder 31

Toilin' By De Light of Mah Lawd by William T. Wilkins 1941

box 19, folder 32

Warsaw Concerto and Theme 1942

box 19, folder 33

Redeemed arranged by Raymond McFeeters 1952

box 19, folder 34

Song for the Valiant by William Grant Still, words by Verna Arvey 1952

box 19, folder 35

Sonata No. 1 by George Walker 1953

box 19, folder 36

To A Brown Girl Dead by Cullen & Bonds 1956

box 19, folder 37

Entrata Festiva Processional & Recessional by Flor Peeters 1959

box 19, folder 38

Deliverance by Frederick Hall 1963

box 19, folder 39

Upon This Rock by John Ness Beck 1967

box 19, folder 40

A Concert of Sacred Music 1968

box 19, folder 41

The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune arr. By R. Vaughan Williams, rescored by Roy Douglass 1969, n.d.

box 19, folder 42

Ye Shall Be Witnesses by Kirk & Widen 1969

box 19, folder 43

Hallelujah, from "Mount of Olives" by Beethoven 1970

box 19, folder 44

Parish Choir Concord Mass Communion Service by George Thompson and Leila R. Williams 1970

box 19, folder 45

Come Thou Font 1971

box 19, folder 46

Old Southern Melody for Voices & Instruments 1972

box 19, folder 47

Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano by George Walker 1972

box 19, folder 48

Christmas--A Medley of Well-Known Carols arranged by Arthur Harris 1973

box 19, folder 49

A Musical Service for Louis: A requiem for Louis Armstrong 1973

box 19, folder 50

Musical Autogram by Eva Jessye 1975

box 19, folder 51

Requiem Mass--Nunes-Garcia by Jose Mauricio Nunes-Garcia and Dominique-Rene de Lerma 1977

box 19, folder 52

Gospel Mass by Robert Ray 1979

box 19, folder 53

This Gospel of the Kingdom! Florence Hadley Austin 1981

box 19, folder 54

Well-Tempered Praise II by Mark Hayes 1983

box 19, folder 55

Fare Ye Well by Wendell Whalum 1987

box 19, folder 56

I Love You More and More and More by Steven Roberts 1987

box 19, folder 57

I must tell Jesus by Ronald L. Stevens 1987

box 19, folder 58

Prayer of Consecration by Ronald L. Stevens 1987

box 19, folder 59

The Challenger Series by Barbara G. Sherrill: Introits & Amens 1989, n.d.

box 19, folder 60

The Messiah (in Chinese) by G.F. Handel 1990

box 19, folder 61

My Lord, What a Mourning by Ralph Simpson 1994

box 19, folder 62

Take and Eat by Gene Grier 1994

box 19, folder 63

Guide My Feet Lord by Carl Harris, Roland M. Carter 1995

box 19, folder 64

Jazz in Gospel: A contemporary praise instrumental by Anthony L.V. Kendrick 1998

box 19, folder 65

He Never Said a Mumblin' Word by William M. Shoenfeld 2004

box 19, folder 66

Ave Maria, Bach/Gourand, arr by Arthur Luck n.d.

box 19, folder 67

Born a King by Peterson n.d.

box 19, folder 68

Canzon Noni Toni by Giovanni Gabrieli, edited by Robert King n.d.

box 19, folder 69

Canzon Septimi Toni by Giovanni Gabrieli n.d.

box 19, folder 70

Come We That Love The Lord n.d.

box 19, folder 71

"Credo" text by WEB Du Bois, music by Margaret Bonds & "Darkwater" n.d.

box 19, folder 72

The Great Redemption n.d.

box 19, folder 73

How Great the Wisdom n.d.

box 19, folder 74

I Will Bless The Lord (Psalm 34:1) by Berkeley n.d.

box 19, folder 75

"Joyful, Joyful" "The Lord is My Light" & "III Credo" n.d.

box 19, folder 76

Lift Every Voice and Sing by Johnson-Carter n.d.

box 20, folder 1

The Lord's Prayer (Basses & Tenor Melody) n.d.

box 20, folder 2

The Lord's Prayer n.d.

box 20, folder 3

The Lord is My Light (Allitsen) n.d.

box 20, folder 4

O Man Rejoice by Eugene W. Hancock n.d.

box 20, folder 5

Praise Him, Lord God Almighty by Dwain C. Calvin n.d.

box 20, folder 6

Six Pieces (Substitute Part) by Johann Pezel, edited by R.D. King n.d.

box 20, folder 7

We Proclaim Christ n.d.

box 20, folder 8

What Kind O' Shoes You Gonna Wear n.d.

box 20, folder 9

Wondrous Cross n.d.

box 20, folder 10

X-mas Fantasy n.d.

 

Sheet Music-Compliations 1882-2004, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains collections of sheet music, some published in books and some compilations made by Don Lee White
box 20, folder 11

Minstrel Songs Old and New 1882

box 20, folder 12

Most Frequently Sung Anthems of the African American Experience 1882-1971, n.d.

box 20, folder 13

Black Binder of Choral Music P-T: P 1892-1998, n.d.

box 20, folder 14

Black Binder of Choral Music P-T: R-S (no Q) 1892-1998, n.d.

box 20, folder 15

Black Binder of Choral Music P-T: T 1892-1998, n.d.

box 20, folder 16

Black Binder of Choral Music U-Z: W (part 1) 1914-1997, n.d.

box 20, folder 17

Black Binder of Choral Music U-Z: W (part 2) 1914-1997, n.d.

box 20, folder 18

Black Binder of Choral Music U-Z: U-V 1914-1997, n.d.

box 20, folder 19

Black Binder of Choral Music U-Z: X, Y, Z 1914-1997, n.d.

box 21, folder 1

Photocopies of Sheet Music-Spiritual 1911-1997, n.d.

box 21, folder 2

Art Songs by African American Composers 1915-2001, n.d.

box 21, folder 3

A Collection of 25 Selected Famous Negro Spirituals 1924

box 21, folder 4

Seventy Negro Spirituals 1926

box 21, folder 5

Praise Songs 1926-1986, n.d.

box 21, folder 6

Envelope of Collection of Gospel Hymns from Hymnals 1927-1982, n.d.

box 21, folder 7

Black Music Binder- Binder R 1935-2006, n.d.

box 21, folder 8

Don Lee White Collection of Choral Music (Spiral Bound) 1941-1958, n.d.

box 21, folder 9

Negro Art Songs compiled by Edgar Rogie Clark 1946

box 21, folder 10

Mid-Year Fifth District Conference Choir Service Music 1965-1971, n.d.

box 21, folder 11

Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers compiled by Willis C. Patterson 1977

box 21, folder 12

Sheet Music by J. Harold Brown (J. Harl Bron) and book "Bron Method Teach Me to Play the 1979, n.d.

box 21, folder 13

The Life of Christ by David T. Clydesdale 1984-1997, n.d.

box 21, folder 14

Mar-Vel Book of Spirituals--Volume 1 1978-1996, n.d.

box 21, folder 15

Etude No.7, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Concert Etude by Daniel Mario Cason II 1987, 1989

box 21, folder 16

Sheet Music for Grant AME's "Festival of Voices" (5/14/89) 1989, n.d.

box 21, folder 17

Sheet Music for Hampton University Minister's Conference 1996

box 21, folder 18

Spirits that Dwell in Deep Woods: 24 Prayer and Praise Hymns of the Black Religious 2004

box 21, folder 19

Assorted Handwritten Sheet Music n.d.

box 21, folder 20

Themes and Words from the Oxford(?) Book of Carols n.d.

 

Reference-Educational 1912-2005, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reference material regarding musical education.
box 22, folder 1

Lecture: Music Performances 1912-1915 1912-1915, 2005

box 22, folder 2

The Teacher on the Podium by John Kinyon 1975

box 22, folder 3

A Syllabus of Symphonic Program Notes btw DLW 1977, Sept.

box 22, folder 4

A Syllabus of Symphonic Program Notes btw DLW 1977, Sept.

box 22, folder 5

A Syllabus of Symphonic Program Notes btw DLW -Original (folder 1) 1977, Sept.

box 22, folder 6

A Syllabus of Symphonic Program Notes btw DLW -Original (folder 2) 1977, Sept.

box 22, folder 7

The Congretional Singing School Manual 1987

box 22, folder 8

Bibliographic References for multiple research topics 2003, n.d.

box 22, folder 8a

Instrumental Conducting Syllabus by Vernon Leidig n.d.

box 22, folder 9

Syllabus-Music 300: Worship & Music n.d.

 

Reference-Spirituals 1801-2010, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reference material about the history of African American spirituals.
box 22, folder 10

African American Spirituals Reference c.1801-1899, 1921-2008, n.d.

box 22, folder 11

Spirituals History & Sing-a-longs c.1971-2003, n.d.

box 22, folder 12

The Negro Spiritual/African American Spiritual Music History (folder 1) 1989-2010, n.d.

box 22, folder 13

The Negro Spiritual/African American Spiritual Music History (folder 2) 1989-2010, n.d.

box 22, folder 14

The Negro Spiritual/African American Spiritual Music History (folder 3) 1989-2010, n.d.

box 22, folder 15

African American Negro Spiritual by Hansonia Caldwell, PhD, 3rd Ed 2003

box 22, folder 16

Focus Groups and Interviews- Negro Spiritual 2005, n.d.

box 22, folder 17

The Bible: A Collection of Sacred Books & pages from "The Negro Trail Blazers" n.d.

box 22, folder 18

The Nature & Influence of Black Music on American Cultural History, and book on churches-- n.d.

 

Reference-General Music & Church 1875-2007, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reference material about music and church music in general.
box 23, folder 1

Drafts and Reference Materials-Re: Music c.1875-1920, 1952, 84, n.d.

box 23, folder 2

Transparencies-Notes-African American Music History 1915-1936, 2003-2004, n.d.

box 23, folder 3

The Choir--Connectional Music Committee handbook 1944

box 23, folder 4

Books for Musical Development of the Undergraduate Level Found in the W.R. Banks Library 1959

box 23, folder 5

Journal of Research in Music Education, Summer 1964 1964

box 23, folder 6

Notes from Hampton University Conference Choir Directors-Organists Guild Workshop 1969-1981, n.d.

box 23, folder 7

Journal of Research in Music Education, Summer 1970 1970

box 23, folder 8

Reference Articles & Pamphlets--Church and Music 1976-1999, n.d.

box 23, folder 9

Reference Material--Music History 1989, n.d.

box 23, folder 10

Workshop Music and Materials 1989-1990, n.d.

box 23, folder 11

Lecture Material--Church Music 1992-2010, n.d.

box 23, folder 11a

Church Workshop Materials AME 1997

box 23, folder 12

AGO exam questions and answers 1998-2000

box 23, folder 13

Walker Temple Workshop materials 2002, March 9

box 23, folder 14

The Raymond Wide Choral Music Series 2004-2005

box 23, folder 15

2006 Scholarship Contest Material 2006

box 23, folder 16

Material about directing church musicians 2007, n.d.

box 23, folder 17

How To Play Gospel Music by Robert Banks n.d.

box 23, folder 18

Musicians Manual--Study Book One n.d.

 

Reference-Books & Journals 1910-2007, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains books, booklets, and periodicals/journals collected by Don Lee White.
box 23, folder 19

Choir Leader periodicals by E.S. Lorenz 1910-1911

box 23, folder 20

Combined Minutes of the General Conferences--African Methodist Episcopal Church 1948-1956

box 23, folder 21

Yearbook: The Panther 1959--Prairie View A&M College of Texas 1959

box 23, folder 22

The Negro: Old & Rare Books (photocopy); Black Bibliophiles-Preservers of Black History 1968, 1982

box 23, folder 23

The Black Church: vol 1, no. 2 & vol 2, no. 1 (journals) 1972

box 23, folder 24

The Black Perspective in Music (journals) 1973-1974

box 24, folder 1

The Black Church vol. 2, no.11 (journal) 1974

box 24, folder 2

Free at Last: Legal Aspects Concerning the Career of Blind Tom Bethune by Arthur R. LaBrew 1976

box 24, folder 3

Yearbooks: Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 1976-1981

box 24, folder 4

Afro-American Music Review edited by Arthur R. LaBrew (journals) 1982-1985

box 24, folder 5

Pastor's Manual of the A.M.E. Church, Vol. II 1985

box 24, folder 6

The Journal of Black Sacred Music 1987-1990

box 24, folder 7

Two Hundred Years of African Methodism 1987

box 24, folder 8

Dissertation: The 19th Century Independent Church Movement As Critique of an Evangelical 1992

box 24, folder 9

The Journal of Christian Education 2002-2004, n.d.

box 24, folder 10

A Decade of Praise by Philip Roh (in Korean) 2005

box 24, folder 11

20th Pastoral Anniversary Tribute to Pastor William S. Epps 2007, Oct.

box 24, folder 12

Dr. A.C.D. Vaughn 50th Anniversary Souvenir Journal 2007

box 24, folder 13

Building Church Music Departments n.d.

box 24, folder 14

Studies in 19th Century Afro American Music by Arthur LaBrew n.d.

box 24, folder 15

Theology No. 80 -- Hurley Books n.d.

box 27, folder 1

The Spirit of Man in Bondage: A Study of the Negro Spiritual by Dois Edward Love 1987

 

Oversized Material 1937-2009, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains oversized phorographs, sheet music, and a poster.
box 25, folder 1

Oversized Photographs 1937-1989, n.d.

box 25, folder 2

dlw Community Choral Poster "Forty Years-To God Be the Glory" 2009, Oct. 18

box 25, folder 3

Sheet Music: "Spiritual Fantasy No. 7 for Cello and Piano" by Frederick Tillis 1983

box 25, folder 4

Sheet Music: "Un Son De Ravir" by Ernest M. Cumbess 1986

box 25, folder 5

Sheet Music: "Done Made My Vow" by Adolphus Hailstork n.d.

box 25, folder 6

Sheet Music: "Done Made My Vow" by Adolphus Hailstork--includes narration n.d.

box 25, folder 7

Sheet Music: "Go Tell it on the Mountain" n.d.

box 25, folder 8

Sheet Music: various art songs by African American composers n.d.

 

Multimedia-Records 1954-1965, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of record albums, some of which are made by Don Lee White's various choral groups.
box 26, folder 1

Broadcast #1 - New Hope Baptist 1954, Nov.

box 26, folder 2

New Hope Baptist Church 1955, April 10

box 26, folder 3

"The Seven Last Words of Christ" Grant AME Choirs 1961

box 26, folder 4

7 Last Words 1961

box 26, folder 5

Messiah 1962 1962

box 26, folder 6

"An Afternoon in June" Adoramus Te Christe, Kyrie Eleison 1962, June 17

box 26, folder 7

The Lord Nelson Mass - Sides 1 & 2 1965, Jan 8

box 26, folder 8

The Lord Nelson Mass - Sides 3 & 4 1965, Jan 8

box 26, folder 9

The Lord Nelson Mass - Side 5 1965, Jan 8

box 26, folder 10

The Combined Choirs of Grant AME Church n.d.

box 26, folder 11

"His Master's Voice" The Hymn of Jesus (Gustav Holst) - Part 1 n.d.

box 26, folder 12

"His Master's Voice" The Hymn of Jesus (Gustav Holst) - Parts 2 & 5 n.d.

box 26, folder 13

"His Master's Voice" The Hymn of Jesus (Gustav Holst) - Parts 3 & 4 n.d.

box 26, folder 14

"Loaf of Bread" (Gale Hunt) n.d.

Note

Record is damaged
box 26, folder 15

Ode to America - Combined Choirs of L.A.C.C. n.d.

box 26, folder 16

Poolenc Organ Concerto n.d.

 

Multimedia-Videotapes 1982-2003, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists mostly of VHS videotapes of various performances, except for the "Grant A.M.E. Choir in St. Louis on Kenneth Billups Television Show" recording which is in 3/4 inch tape format.
box 28, folder 1

Christmas at the Kennedy Center with Leontyne Price 1982

box 28, folder 2

The Magic Flute, Salzburg Festival 1983

box 28, folder 3

Turandot 1984, Jan.

box 28, folder 4

Les Tryones, Part Two. Jessica Norman 1984

box 28, folder 5

A Tribues to Nat Cole 1986

box 28, folder 6

Wagner--Great Performances Part 3 & 4 1986

box 28, folder 7

Olympics-1988-Closing Ceremonies & Review 1988

box 28, folder 8

Battle-Norman Christmas Spiritual 1990

box 28, folder 9

Charles H. Flax Memorial Concert-Hampton Coliseum 1990, June 7

box 28, folder 10

Kathleen Battle at the Metropolitan Museum 1991

box 28, folder 11

Linda Rondstat-Bobby McFerrin, et al. 1991, July

box 28, folder 12

Tragedy to Triumph, The William Seymour Story 1992

box 28, folder 13

Messiah-Grant A.M.E.C. Choir 1992, Dec. 20

box 28, folder 14

1st United Methodist Church Concert, Mesa, AZ 1993, March 27

box 29, folder 1

Revive the Word Reedmer Presbyterian Church, Choral Gifts Ensemble 1996, June 6

box 29, folder 2

Gospel Mass by Robert Ray, Grant A.M.E. Adult Choir 1993, July 25

box 29, folder 3

The Gospel Mass-Robert Ray, The Adult Choir, Grant A.M.E. 1993, July 25

box 29, folder 4

Grant Musical 1994

box 29, folder 5

Kerygma Fest 1994, Oakland, California 1994

box 29, folder 6

Ray Charles-50 Years 1994

box 29, folder 7

Grant A.M.E. Adult and Junior Choir at Liberty Baptist Church 1995

box 29, folder 8

Grant Unity Sunday 1995

box 29, folder 9

Kathleen Battle 1995

box 29, folder 10

Grant A.M.E. Concert 1996

box 29, folder 11

30th Annual Musical-Constance H. Moore Memorial Scholarship Committee 1996, Feb. 18

box 29, folder 12

Sunrise Worship Service - Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church 1996, April 7

box 29, folder 13

Dr. Ronald O. Franklin Music and Worship Workshop VI, 4pm 1996, Oct. 20

box 29, folder 14

A Memorial Tribute for Floyd and Alice Webster, Grant A.M.E. Church 1996, Nov. 24

box 30, folder 1

Dr. Margaret P. Douroux & The Heritage Mass Choir 1997

box 30, folder 2

Grant A.M.E. Church-The Life of Christ, Sunrise Drama and Worship Service 1997, March 30

box 30, folder 3

Oprah-Ellen DeGeneres et. al. 1997, April

box 30, folder 4

Oprah-Ellen DeGeneres 1997, April

box 30, folder 5

Carmen-Met 1997, Dec.

box 30, folder 6

Met Gala 1997, Dec.

box 30, folder 7

Christian Educaiton Meeting-Hour of Power 1998

box 30, folder 8

Jessye Norman: A Holiday Homecoming 1998, Dec. 21

box 30, folder 9

Grant Jr. Choir 1999

box 30, folder 10

Pavarotti--30th Anniversary Gala-Metropolitan Opera 1999, March 31

box 30, folder 11

25th Anniversary Church Music Workshop of America-How to Cope in a Choir 2001

box 30, folder 12

25th Anniversary Church Music Workshop of America-Musicians' Panel 2001

box 30, folder 13

2nd Annual DLW Chorale Scholarship Committee Concert 2003, March 16

box 30, folder 14

2nd Annual DLW Chorale Scholarship Committee Concert 2003, March 16

box 31, folder 1

Carson Community Choral Concert 2003, March 16

box 31, folder 2

Alfred St Baptist Church "A Musical Celebration"-Hylton Memorial Chapel 2003, Nov. 2

box 31, folder 3

300 Women in Unison n.d.

box 31, folder 4

Aida's Brothers and Sisters n.d.

box 31, folder 5

Dr. Bill Carter Memorial Service n.d.

box 31, folder 6

Washington, Duke Ellington n.d.

box 31, folder 7

Ernani-Mitchell-Pavarotti n.d.

box 31, folder 8

Ernai-Conclusion (Part Two) n.d.

box 31, folder 9

Gotterdammerung-Part One-Two n.d.

box 31, folder 10

Gotterdammerung-Part Three (Conclusion) n.d.

box 31, folder 11

History of Gospel Music -TV, Music Only Gospel-Horace Boyer n.d.

box 31, folder 12

Mary Cotton in Concert n.d.

box 31, folder 13

Oscar Hammerstein-Julie Andrews n.d.

box 31, folder 14

Tosca n.d.

box 32, folder 1

Wagner's Ring - Part I n.d.

box 32, folder 2

Wagner's Ring - Part II n.d.

box 32, folder 3

Wagner's Ring - Part III n.d.

box 32, folder 4

Grant A.M.E. Choir in St. Louis on Kenneth Billups Television Show n.d.

 

Multimedia-Reel-to-Reel 1974-1981, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains various Reel-to-Reel recordings.
box 33, folder 1

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 1 n.d.

Note

Playlist: Wings Over Jordan, Come to my Heart-Roberta, Too Close-David Sisters, Steps Right In-Cassette G., Jesus is On the Main Line, Mahalia
box 33, folder 2

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 2 n.d.

Note

Playlist: I'll Make It Home Someday, If God is Dead Sheila (He Lives), Have I Given Anything Today, Come Unto Me, Donald Vail "Choraleers"
box 33, folder 3

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 3 n.d.

Note

Playlist: Look Alive I- Walter Hawkins: Follow Me; Dear Jesus, I Love You; I Love The Lord; Changed (2); Side Two: I Won't Be Satistfied; God Is; I'm Not The Same; Goin' Up Yonder; Look Alive II: Come Here, Good Lord...[See reel for full playlist]
box 33, folder 4

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 4-Cavalleria Rusticana-Mascagni 1980, Feb 23

Note

Richard Woitach, conductor
box 33, folder 5

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 5-Cosi Fan Tutte (radio broadcast) 1980

box 33, folder 6

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 6-Tosca-Shirley Verette 1979, Jan. 6

box 33, folder 7

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 7-Aida-Robert Merrill; Leontyne Price; Milton Cross n.d.

box 33, folder 8

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 8-Aida-Metropolitan Opera; Symphony #8, Beethoven--Leonard 1976, Dec. 25

box 33, folder 9

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 9-Carmen-Marilyn Horne/Henry Lewis 1974, Jan. 16

box 33, folder 10

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 10-Cavalleria Rusticana-Bumbry; Pagliacci; Gudunov (Finale) n.d.

box 33, folder 11

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 11-Pagliacci-Leoncavallo/Cavalleria Rusticana-Mascagni n.d.

Note

James Levine, Conductor; Placido Domingo
box 33, folder 12

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 12-Tannhauser-Wagner n.d.

Note

James Levine, Conductor; Kathleen Battle/Richard Cassilly
box 33, folder 13

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 13-Tannhauser-Wagner 1978, Jan. 21

Note

James Levine, Conductor; Kathleen Battle/James McCracken
box 33, folder 14

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 14- Norma-Bellini 1979, March 17

Note

Peter Maag, Conductor; Shirley Verrett
box 33, folder 15

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 15-Andrea Chenier-Umburto Giordano; Luciano Pavarotti 1996, April 13

Note

Also contains The Rise and the Fall of the City of Mahogany, 1999
box 33, folder 16

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 16-Tosca-Puccini 1980, Jan. 26

Note

Giuseppe Patane, Conductor; Montserrat Caballe/Giuseppe Giacomini
box 33, folder 17

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 17-Metropolitan Opera Gala-"Best of the last ten seasons" 1981, Sept. 26

box 33, folder 18

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 18-Rigoletto-Pavarotti (death of Mrs. Cross); Salome--San Francisco n.d.

box 33, folder 19

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 19-Norma-Bellin; Shirley Verrett 1976, Feb. 25

Note

Also contains Aida, Leontyne Price/Placido Domingo, March 6, 1976
box 33, folder 20

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 21-Don Carlo-Verdi 1978, Feb. 24

Note

James Levine, Conductor; Giuseppe Giacomini/Marilyn Horne
box 34, folder 1

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 22-Der Rosenkavalier--Strauss 1980, Jan 13

Note

Erich Leinsdorf, conductor; Aage Haugland/Agnes Baltsa/Anna Tomowa-Sintow
box 34, folder 2

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 23-Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail-Mozart 1980, April 12

Note

James Levine, conductor; Ara Berberian/Werner Klemperer/Kathleen Battle
box 34, folder 3

Don Lee White Coll. Reel 24-Masked Ball-Verdi 1970

Note

Arroyo; Met
box 34, folder 4

Grant AME Church 5am Easter 1981

Note

Side One: Seven Last Words, Side Two: Virgil Fox
 

Multimedia-Audiocassette 1946-2004, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains audiocassette recordsings of various performances.
box 35, folder 1

11th Annual Scholarship Concert "The Shambrey Chorale" 1985, Oct. 20

box 35, folder 2

Abundant Life Christian Church n.d.

box 35, folder 3

Belvue Presbyterian Church 2004, June

box 35, folder 4

FAME-First A.M.E. n.d.

box 35, folder 5

Joe Westmoreland Funeral Services 2004

box 35, folder 6

Marguerite Chapman n.d.

box 35, folder 7

Peter Roberts-Trinity 2004

box 35, folder 8

Trinity n.d.

box 35, folder 9

United Christ n.d.

box 35, folder 10

Unknown n.d.

box 35, folder 11

The St. Paul Baptist Church Present The Echoes of Eden Choir 1946-1994

Note

2 cassettes. 1: Unreleased Recordings, Echoes of Eden Broadcast 1946-1954; 2: The Best of Echoes of Eden Service in Song 1984-1995
box 35, folder 12

Seventy-First Annual Hampton University Ministers Conference 1985, June

Note

12 cassettes. The messages of Dr. Wallace Charles Smith, Dr. Lawrence E. Gray, Dr. Katie Canon, Dr. Joesph Eaglin, Dr. Charles Green, Dr. William A. Jones, Rev. Charles Quillen, Dr. A. Lewis Patterson, Chroir Directors-Organist Guild Sacred Concert
 

Multimedia-8mm video 2004, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains 8mm videotapes of various performances and services.
box 35, folder 13

Abundant Life Church n.d.

box 35, folder 14

Joe Westmoreland Funeral 2004

box 35, folder 15

Sacred Music-Marguerite Chapman 2004

box 35, folder 16

United Christian Church-Rev. Palmadan Palmer; Trinity-Peter Roberts-Forum 2004, May 29

 

Multimedia-CD 1978-2012, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains audiorecording of various performances, along with a CD of the data found in the series: 3x5 Floppy Disks.
box 35, folder 17

105 Voices of Glory-The Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities National 2009

box 35, folder 18

Combined Choirs of the Grant A.M.E. Church; Don Lee White, Director n.d.

box 35, folder 19

The Combined Choirs of the Grant A.M.E. Church (Master Copy) Don Lee White, Director c.1978

box 35, folder 20

DLW Faith Lutheran Final Concert 2008, Nov.

box 35, folder 21

D.L.W. at W.P.C. Knoxville College Program n.d.

box 35, folder 22

DLW Chorale Las Vegas (Master) n.d.

box 35, folder 23

Gospel USA Artists Favorites Vol 6 n.d.

box 35, folder 24

Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, Don Lee White Organist-Director (Master Copy) n.d.

box 35, folder 25

Images from 2004-2005 2004, Dec. 8-2005, April 4

box 35, folder 26

Messiah-dlw Chorale 2009

box 35, folder 27

National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc.: NANM Sings Spirituals 2006

box 35, folder 39

Don Lee White Files from 3x5 Floppy Disks 2012, Feb. 29

 

Multimedia-DVD 2007-2008

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains videos in DVD format.
box 35, folder 28

The DLW Chorale In Concert: St. Philip's Episcopal Church Centennial 2007

box 35, folder 29

NARAS Negro Spiritual-Concert #1 of 4 2008, Feb. 22

box 35, folder 30

NARAS Negro Spiritual-Interviews #2 of 4 (B roll) 2008, Feb. 22

box 35, folder 31

NARAS Negro Spiritual-Interviews & Stills (B roll) #3 of 4 & #4 of 4 -tied 2008, Feb. 22

box 35, folder 32

NARAS Negro Spiritual-Concert #1 of 2 and #2 of 2-tied 2008, Fe. 23

 

3x5 Floppy Disks 1998-2004, n.d.

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of floppy disks mostly consisting of Microsoft Excel and Works formatted documents.
box 35, folder 33

Black Churches Chronological Listing 1998, June 30

box 35, folder 34

Black Churches Chronological Listing (2) n.d.

box 35, folder 35

Carson Community Chorale (DLW schedule) n.d.

box 35, folder 36

Historic Black Churches n.d.

box 35, folder 37

Legacy form for Don Lee White 2004, Jan 15

box 35, folder 38

Members Data DLW Chorale 2004, Nov. 10