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African American Studies Critical Guide to OHAM: Women Musicians


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Most material listed in this guide can be accessed through OHAM's finding aids in Archives at Yale. Click above to view the finding aids.

Women Musicians

OHAM’s collection includes numerous women of color musicians from Sippie Wallace and Big Mama Thornton to Tania León. Interviews with women of color can be found in OHAM’s Major Figures in American Music collection, its Duke Ellington collection, and its Connor and Robert Neff Blues collection.  

Benjamin, Sathima Bea
Bloom, Jane Ira
Carrington, Terri Lyne
Cole, Maria
Coleman, Valerie
Davis, Kay
Elliott, Lu
Giddens, Rhiannon
Jones, Bessie
Jordan, Sheila
Larsen, Libby
Hall, Adelaide
León, Tania
MacDowell, Marian
Mitchell, Nicole
Moore, Anita

Norton, June
Price, Florence
Roché, Betty
Sherrill, Joya
Sullivan, Maxine
Williams, Mary Lou 
Waters, Ethel
Z, Pamela


Last updated 1/11/2023