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Alberta Hunter photograph collection

Author: Alberta Hunter; James C Campbell; Terry Hourigan; H Golden; Morgan & Marvin Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: 1900-1984.
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : English
Publication:Papers
Database:WorldCat
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The Alberta Hunter photograph collection documents her personal life and professional career.
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Genre/Form: Group portraits
Publicity photographs
Portrait photographs
Snapshots
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Albumen prints
Photomechanical prints
Silver gelatin prints
Named Person: Alberta Hunter; Marian Anderson; Robert Altman; Louis Armstrong; Lovie Austin; Pearl Bailey; Eubie Blake; Yul Brynner; Gerald Cook; Edith Day; Una Mae Carlisle; Sammy David; Jean DuShon; Mae Gaddy; Adelaide Hall; Lena Horne; Mahalia Jackson; Katherine Handy Lewis; Nobel Sissle; Paul Robeson; Arthur Prysock; Lottie Tyler; Leslie Uggams; Fredi Washington; Ethel Waters; Edith Wilson
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alberta Hunter; James C Campbell; Terry Hourigan; H Golden; Morgan & Marvin Smith (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 79103817
In: Hunter, Alberta
Notes: Title devised by cataloger.
Additional collection photographs remain in a Alberta's personal scrapbooks, and are housed in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division.
Collection contains photographs by James C. Campbell, Terry Hourigan, and others.
Description: 1002 items (1.9 lin. ft., 7 boxes) 812 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 51 x 51 cm. or smaller. 182 photographic prints : col. ; 50 x 40 cm. or smaller. 7 photographic prints : albumen ; 16 x 11 cm. or smaller. 1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm.

Abstract:

The Alberta Hunter photograph collection documents her personal life and professional career.

Personal photographs consist of portraits and snapshots of Alberta, family, friends and acquaintances. Documentation of Alberta's private include photographs of her travels to Greece and Jerusalem during her later years (1970s). Photographs of friends include a box of portraits and publicity shots of well known entertainers, many of which are inscribed to Alberta. Snapshots of Alberta and friends document her 83rd birthday celebration, a birthday celebration for Lena Horne, and other activities. A number of snapshots include Marian Anderson, Lottie Tyler, and John Payne and other African-Americans residing in Europe in the 1920s.

Singing career photographs document Alberta in "Show Boat" with Paul Robeson, Edith Day, and others at the Theatre Royale, Drury Lane. Images also capture Alberta during a NBC radio broadcast (1937). U.S.O. tours include Europe, China, Egypt, Guam, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Mynamar (Burma), and Turkey. U.S.O. works capture Alberta involved in daily camp activities with U.S.O. troops, camp shows, and Alberta during a number of performances. U.S.O. photographs document historic sites in the various regions where Alberta was stationed. Included also are images of Alberta at the "Cookry" in Greenwhich Village, New York.

Alberta's recording career is documented by photographs taken during a recording session for the film "Remember My Name" produced by Robert Altman. Other images capture Alberta during rehearsals and a television performance. Later singing career photographs include a performances in the United States and abroad, as well as a number of special events. Notably among these are a "Salute to Black Broadway," and the "Kennedy Center Awards," (1978).

Nursing career photographs include graduation class portraits and several photographs of Alberta at Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Roosevelt Island (N.Y.C.), where she worked as a practical nurse. There is an overlap between personal and singing career photographs, as a number of Alberta's professional acquaintances became personal friends.

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