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Guide to the Kerrigan Black Papers, 1963-1993
M0752  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Black, Kerrigan. Papers.,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1993
    Collection number: M0752
    Creator: Black, Kerrigan
    Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: A musician and composer whose one-man shows delighted and edified thousands of school children in the Bay Area. In the mid-1980s he developed an original one-man show called "Tryin' to get home" which was based on African American songs. Mr. Black was born in Chicago, received a BA from Stanford in 1975 and an MA in folklore from U.C. Berkeley. Includes compositions, files, photographs, sound recordings including an interview with Studs Terkel, video recordings, newsclippings, and biographical information including material from Black Gay Men United. Also included is a video, "To Marlon with love," 1992, a tribute to Marlon Riggs which includes some clips of Black talking and singing one of his songs.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Purchased, 1995.

    Preferred Citation:

    Papers. M0752. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    A musician and composer whose one-man shows delighted and edified thousands of school children in the Bay Area. In the mid-1980s he developed an original one-man show called "Tryin' to get home" which was based on African American songs. Mr. Black was born in Chicago, received a BA from Stanford in 1975 and an MA in folklore from U.C. Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Includes compositions, files, photographs, sound recordings including an interview with Studs Terkel, video recordings, newsclippings, and biographical information including material from Black Gay Men United. Also included is a video, "To Marlon with love," 1992, a tribute to Marlon Riggs which includes some clips of Black talking and singing one of his songs.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Riggs, Marlon.
    Black Gay Men United.
    African Americans--Music.
    Gay musicians.
    Afro-American musicians.
    Terkel, Studs.
    The Kerrigan Black Show. Tryin' to get home.