Rousseau Family Papers

The Rousseau family band poses with their musical instruments
Portrait of the Rousseau Family with musical instruments, Los Angeles, California, 1924, Rousseau family papers, MS 44, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Rousseau family was a family musical ensemble consisting of husband and wife, Walter H. and Margaret Rousseau, and their seven children: Anna E. Rousseau, James L. Rousseau, Charles P. Rousseau, Milton T. Rousseau, Margaret Rousseau, and Green M. Rousseau. Beginning the 1910s, the family began performing at church and vaudeville theater venues throughout California, including a four month long performance at the Panama-California International Exposition in San Diego, California in 1915-1916. The Rousseau family papers include photographs, correspondence, and contracts that document the musical performances and business activities of the Rousseau family.

Dates: 1904-1958
Collection number: MS 44
Creator: Rousseau family.
Collection Size: .1 linear feet (1 box)

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