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Title
Philip Sterling interviews [Carl] Van Vechten
Names
Sterling, Dorothy, 1913-2008 (Donor)
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 (Interviewee)
Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989 (Interviewer)
Collection

Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1959-09-10
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3966
Topics
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Williams, Bert, 1874-1922
African American entertainers
African American actors
Authors
Photographers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger.
Content: Very poor sound quality of the interview.
Venue: Recorded New York 1959 September 10
Additional physical form: Archival original (1 audiotape reel ; analog, mono ; 7 in) available in *LT-7-A 3966.
Acquisition: Gift; Dorothy Sterling; 1991.
Content: Forms part of the Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams, *T-Mss 1991-026.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 66 minutes) : analog, mono ; 7 in.
Description
Philip Sterling, the long-time writer and public relations executive who worked for the Columbia Broadcasting System, interviews the American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten. Van Vechten was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and, by the turn of the 20th century, encountered notable Black entertainers, including Bert Williams and his artistic partner George Walker. During the interview, Van Vechten recalls Williams and Walker, their roles in the history of African American musical theater, and his essay titled "The Negro Theatre" (1920), which analyzes Williams's success on Broadway. Philip Sterling conducted interviews between 1959-1962 for his biographical book on the African American entertainer Bert Williams, which he did not complete.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20777194
RLIN/OCLC: 918948780
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 17fb34c0-b916-0133-eed9-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Creator Born
  • 1959: Created
  • 2008: Creator Died
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Philip Sterling interviews [Carl] Van Vechten" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1959. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1b6e5b20-b916-0133-cff8-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Philip Sterling interviews [Carl] Van Vechten" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1b6e5b20-b916-0133-cff8-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1959). Philip Sterling interviews [Carl] Van Vechten Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1b6e5b20-b916-0133-cff8-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Philip Sterling interviews [Carl] Van Vechten