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H. Lawrence Freeman papers, 1870-1982, bulk 1890-1954

Series VII: Audio, 1971-1972, undated

Series consists of two interviews with Valdo Freeman from the early 1970s, along with two lacquer disc copies of what is presumed to be Mr. H. Lawrence Freeman playing and/or Valdo's repeat of his father's performance. The titles for the lacquer discs below were taken from a separate container found in the AV series.

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Box 52 Folder 1 Valdo Freeman--Interview--American Music Series, 1971 December 28, 2 open reel audiotapes; 7-inch tapes. 3.75 ips, full track.

Interviewed by Vivian Perlis.


Box 52 Folder 2 Interview with Mr. Valdo Freeman at the Negro Actors' Guild in New York City, 1972 January, 1 open reel audiotapes; Five-inch tape.

On the tape is an interview with Mr. Valdo Freeman at the Negro Actors' Guild in New York City. The interviewer is Cassandra Willis of Jim Hatch's Black drama class at the City College of New York. Later on in the tape, Ida Fields (Mrs. Louis Jordan) enters the conversation. Date is likely January 1972.

Description on box:, which does not correspond with tape content: Originally recorded on a Sony dictaphone with cassette. Mr. H. Lawrence Freeman playing (from record); repeat of father's performance; Mr. Valdo L. Freeman.


Box 52 Folder 3 Presumed to be "Originally recorded on a Sony dictaphone with cassette. Mr. H. Lawrence Freeman playing (from record); repeat of father's performance; Mr. Valdo L. Freeman", undated, 1 phonograph records; 10-inch phono disc

Title information from separate box label. This record was mis-labeled as "Clarissa Aria" from the opera Vendetta by H. Lawrence Freeman. Original format: disc, lacquer


Box 52 Folder 4 Presumed to be "Originally recorded on a Sony dictaphone with cassette. Mr. H. Lawrence Freeman playing (from record); repeat of father's performance; Mr. Valdo L. Freeman", 1 phonograph records; 10-inch phono disc

Title information from separate box label. This recording was mis-labeled as "Amita Aria" from the opera Vendetta by H. Lawrence Freeman. Original format: disc, lacquer