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The National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) was founded in Chicago by a group of African-American professional musicians and composers to advance the education and careers of African-American musicians; there are local branches of NANM in many cities. The collection contains materials about the National Association of Negro Musicians and its history and activities, particularly the primary documents included in A Documentary History of the National Association of Negro Musicians, edited by Doris Evans McGinty.
Columbia College Chicago, "Guide to the Collection of Materials on the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM)" (2020). CBMR Collection Guides / Finding Aids. 29.