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Title
Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle
Additional title: Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams collection of sound recordings
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 writer and public relations executive who worked for the Columbia Broadcasting System for many years, interviews Sam Battle. Battle who was the first black police officer in the city of New York and one of Bert Williams's friends since 1903, shares his memories about Williams, one of the black-featured pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era. He talks about Williams who became one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time, about his personal and professional achievements, and about his friends and family.Part 2. Radio announcement of upcoming programs.Part 3 contains interview with unidentified woman.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20758848
RLIN/OCLC: 915647320
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34ac7de0-b910-0133-f5e1-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Creator Born
  • 1960: Created
  • 2008: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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. http://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 19, 2019. http://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 http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/38853280-b910-0133-c833-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Philip Sterling interviews Sam Battle