Midgett (Memry) Papers

Memry Midgette leans on the arm of a chair
Memry Midgett publicity still (Stewart's Art Studio), 1946, Memry Midgett papers, MS 163, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Memry Midgett papers consists of photographs, correspondence, musical programs, and artifacts documenting the musical career and family history of jazz pianist and social worker Memry Florence Midgett (1920-2013).

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Dates: circa 1860s-2013
Bulk Dates: circa 1860s-1945
Collection number: MS 163
Collector: Midgett, Memry, 1920-2013
Collection Size: 2.75 linear feet (10 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Memry Midgett Papers

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