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Title
Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle
Names
Sterling, Dorothy, 1913-2008 (Donor)
Battle, Samuel J., 1883-1966 (Interviewee)
Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989 (Interviewer)
Collection

Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960-07-20
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3967
Topics
Battle, Samuel J., 1883-1966
Williams, Bert, 1874-1922
African American entertainers
African American police -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger.
Content: Interviews by Philip Sterling, conducted 1959-1962 for his biographical book on the African American entertainer Bert Williams, that never was completed.
Venue: Recorded New York 1960 July 20
Additional physical form: Archival original (1 audio tape reel ; analog, mono ; 7 in) available in *LT-7-A 3967.
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 45 minutes) ; analog, mono ; 7 in.
Description
Part 1. Philip Sterling, the long-time writer and public relations executive for the Columbia Broadcasting System, interviews the first Black New York City police officer and close friend to Bert Williams Sam Battle. The interview covers Battle's personal and professional achievements and memories of Williams, one of the Vaudeville era's pre-eminent Black entertainers. Part 2. Radio announcement of upcoming programs. Part 3. Interview with an unidentified woman.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20758848
RLIN/OCLC: 915647320
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34ac7de0-b910-0133-f5e1-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Creator Born
  • 1960: 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 Sam Battle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/38853280-b910-0133-c833-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/38853280-b910-0133-c833-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1960). Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/38853280-b910-0133-c833-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle