Credo Reference provides an online reference collection of over 617 reference books. This collection includes various dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as a broad range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art geography and law to technology.
Full text collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. The core content includes: Africana, which presents an account of the African and African American experience in five volumes, the Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, 2nd ed., and the African American National Biography.
Exhibit - Adams Library, Level 3
African-American Women Classical Composers
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– African American Women Classical Composers –
The theme of this month’s exhibit at James P. Adams Library, developed from materials in our collections and from openly accessible materials from around the web, emphasizes creating increased awareness of the works of a select group of African-American women composers both contemporary, living composers as well as those of the recent past.
Curated by Christopher Cassaday (BA/English ’18; URI, MLIS ’22)
with contributions by Isaiah Hopper (BA/Music ’21)
and with support from Prof. Patricia (Tish) Brennan, Department of Reference & Research Support, James P. Adams Library, Library Liaison, Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance
“For over one hundred years, black women have expressed themselves through musical composition creating a variety of both vocal and instrumental original works. They have composed solo songs, choral works, varied chamber works, symphonies, and operas.” [Green, Mildred Denby (2006) “Composers” in Black women in America (2nd edition) Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.