Guide to the Norfolk & Western Male Chorus Papers, 1937-1939

Summary Information

Title: Norfolk & Western Male Chorus Papers, 1937-1939
Collection: AC.544
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a letter from James T. Williams, Jr. to Mrs. L. Kemp, dated July 8, 1937, concerning scheduling a concert of the Norfolk & Western Male Chorus in Abingdon, Virginia. Also included is a copy of newspaper article Dated April 19, 1939 advertising the chorus's concert in Roanoke, Virginia.

Creator: Norfolk & Western Male Chorus

Biographical/Historical Note

From the clipping, the chorus had presented more than 50 public concerts at colleges such as V.P.I., Emory & Henry, and Radford State Teachers College. The chorus was made up of "colored" males.

Scope and Contents

Included in this collection is a letter about scheduling the Norfolk and Western Male Chorus for a concert in Abingdon, Virginia from James T. Williams, Director of the chorus, dated July 8, 1937. Also is a copy of a newspaper clipping from the Roanoke World-News, dated April 19, 1939 about the chorus's scheduled concert in Roanoke in 1939.


It is in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2000. Accession number is AC.2001.059.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.544: Norfolk & Western Male Chorus Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1937-1939 ACSC_Box 16.10