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  • Coverage is exactly "Mid-Twentieth Century (1925-1975)"

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Headshot labeled "Earl Hines and His Orchestra." Corner labeled "Maurice Chicago"

Position: 205 (108 views)

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Souvenir Program for the 4th Anniversary of Montgomery Hotel and Grill, which, like the Little Harlem Club, was part of the Mongtomery chain of hotels and restaurants. Program features: portraits of manager Leroy Smith and his wife, additional hotel…

Position: 45 (275 views)

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Souvenir Program for the 14th Anniversary of the Little Harlem Club. Features a map of the club's location, labeled "the Gayest Spot in Buffalo." Also features: portraits of Ann Montgomery and Harold Tyler, club staff members, and performing artists,…

Position: 42 (301 views)

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The Nelson Fischer Scrapbook was compiled by Thelma Fischer from 1940-1944 and donated to the Grosvenor Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Nelson Fischer served in United States Army during World War II, and his wife, Thelma composed…

Position: 110 (144 views)

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A guest book owned by the Darwin Martin family, containing many signatures, dated 1907-1930. Includes signatures of Carl Sandburg, p. [19] (page 27 of digital), and Frank Lloyd Wright, p.[24] (page 32 of digital).

Position: 16 (766 views)

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Lily Pons was a French-American operatic soprano and actress. As an opera singer she was particularly associated with the title roles in Lakmé and Lucia di Lammermoor, and frequently performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Position: 455 (57 views)

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Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto known for her rich and vibrant voice. Although she was banned from some stages due to racial discrimination, she performed in Buffalo several times in concerts presented by Zorah Berry. Berry was a…

Position: 540 (48 views)

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The Buffalo Civic Orchestra was organized in 1932 by a group of local musicians who named John Ingram their conductor. They performed a series of "Pop" concerts of audience favorites throughout the 1930s.

Position: 627 (43 views)

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Famed Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Rachmaninoff performed in Buffalo many times. Zorah Berry was a successful impresario who brought renowned musicians and singers to Buffalo during her 40 year career.

Position: 494 (52 views)

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Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century. Buffalo Morning Express drama critic and playwright Marian de Forest managed the Buffalo Musical Foundation and presented this…

Position: 540 (48 views)

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