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Roland Hayes Papers

 Collection — Container: MS 5064
Call Number: MS 5064
Abstract This collection contains nine letters dating from 1922-1971 that document Roland Hayes’s (1887-1977) friendship and business relationship with Kate Seaman and several other correspondents. Hayes was one of the first African-American singers to gain national and international fame, specializing in classical songs as well African- American spirituals. Topics include his public performances and plans for production and distribution of recordings. Also included are two photographs.
Dates: 1922-1971