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Guide to the Julius Hemphill Papers MSS.542

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Collection processed by Item-level description created by Marty Ehrlich. File-level inventory created by Brian Fairley.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 31, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2020 accretion and materials cleaned due to mold damage Updated by Lyric Evans-Hunter to reflect the digitization of video materials  , September 2020 , March 2022

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials created and collected by Julius Hemphill from the mid-1960s to 1995 documenting Hemphill's career as a jazz composer and saxophonist. Materials in this collection include personal correspondence, original writings, ephemera, and manuscript music in various formats and stages of completion, including composition notebooks, scores, and parts to compositions. The manuscript music consists of compositions by Hemphill in his hand, compositions prepared by professional copyists, and arrangements and re-compositions of works by Hemphill of other composers. The collection also includes audio and video recordings of Hemphill's concert recordings and rehearsals on audiocassette, reel-to-reel tapes, optical discs, VHS cassettes, and other formats. The audio recordings also include interviews of Hemphill from radio broadcasts.


Collection is arranged in alphabetical order.