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Frank Neely Bruce
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT 06459-3208)

Music of the Minstrel Show in Nineteenth Century America

To collect, classify, and evaluate from the point of view of musical style copies of minstrel show songs in selected music libraries and theatre libraries. Study would result in; materials for a course in the history of minstrel show; future concert performances and recordings of representative minstrel show songs; and an extensive essay on the music of the minstrel show which would be a central chapter in a book of essays on topics in 19th century American music.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

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Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 7/31/1977