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The Eileen Southern Collection contains documents and information that was drawn upon by Southern in her published books and articles and in the journal she and her husband, Joseph Southern, published from 1973 until 1990, The Black Perspective in Music. Also included are papers from when she served as Department Chair of the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard, as well as correspondence between W. C. Handy and William Grant Still.
Columbia College Chicago, "Guide to the Eileen Southern Collection" (2020). CBMR Collection Guides / Finding Aids. 36.