Manuscripts/3. Arts and Architecture
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Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Overview "A Note to You" was a classical music radio show broadcasted by WGBH and Northeastern University from Ryder Hall on Northeastern's campus. Roland Nadeau, who also started the Music Department at Northeastern, created the show in the interest of educating children on classical music. Initially, the show was broadcast on WHDH. It grew into a family show where Professor Nadeau would lecture and interview guests and use music to enhance his ideas and moved to WGBH in 1973. Running from 1963-2000,...
Overview In February 1969, Northeastern University's African American students submitted a proposal to establish the Afro-American Institute and a Black Studies Department. Students envisioned that the Afro-American Institute would provide an academic, cultural, and political base for black students on campus. Northeastern University's Board of Trustees approved setting up the Afro-American Institute in the Forsyth Annex and appointed Charles Turner director. At the Norfolk House in John Eliot Square,...
Overview The African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program (AAMARP) began in 1974 when Northeastern University provided studio space to artist Dana Chandler. Established officially in 1977, the program was the first African American artist-in-residence program in the United States, providing studio space on an annually renewable basis to visual artists. The first exhibition by African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program debuted at Boston City Hall in 1977. Between 1978 and 1988, the...
Dates: 1976-2003 (bulk 1977-1988)
Overview Founded in 1973 as the Minnesota Composers Forum, the American Composers Forum (ACF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and assistance of American composers and their music. The American Composers Forum Boston Area Chapter (ACF-BAC) was founded in 1996, and changed its name in 2003 to the American Composers Forum New England (ACFNE). ACFNE was dedicated to supporting composers in the New England area and developing new markets for their music through grants and performance...
Dates: 1967-2008 (bulk 1995-2008)
Overview The Boston Opera House (BOH) was the local citadel for lyrical drama for nearly 50 years. It cost Eben D. Jordan $700,000 to build in 1909. Most contemporary singers of note, including Enrico Caruso and Kirsten Flagstad, sang on the Opera House stage. In September 1957, the Boston City Building Department declared the BOH unsafe, and it was sold three weeks later by the Opera Holding Company to the S. & A. Allen Construction Company for $135,000. The Charlestown-based construction company...
Overview The Boston Photo Collaborative was founded in 1991 to address the lack of darkroom facilities in Boston, bring photography into the community, and improve access to the arts. Later, the Boston Photo Collaborative offered inner-city teens training and employment as photographers until it closed in 2007.
Overview Charles Bruce was born in 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bruce worked at the Boston Navy Yard (then the Charlestown Navy Yard) until 1933. Little is known about Bruce's training or instruction in photography. In 1908, Bruce married Goldie Glover Bruce, with whom he had three children. Bruce was also a Master Mason with the Prince Hall Masons of Cambridge, Massachusetts, receiving his certificate in August, 1912. Bruce died in 1975.
Dates: 1884-1928, 2009 (bulk ca. 1910)
Overview Dana C. Chandler, Jr., noted African American artist, activist, and educator, was born in Lynn, Mass. in 1941. He was educated in Boston Public Schools, and earned a B.S. in Teacher Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. Chandler participated in the black integrationist movement since his high school years. Chandler joined the black nationalist movement in the 1960s, after witnessing police brutality against a group of peaceful welfare protestors. Chandler has used his art to educate...
Dates: 1973-1991 (bulk 1977-1979)
Overview Daniel McNichol served as Deputy Director for Public Affairs and spokesperson for the Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts from 1993-2000. In 2000, he left the position to publish numerous articles and books about the project. The Big Dig project revitalized the Central Artery by replacing the elevated Interstate 93 with the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel and adding the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. In addition, Interstate 90 was extended to Logan International Airport...
Dates: 1764-2008 (bulk 1989-2008)
Overview Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1812 and served three terms. In 1827 he was elected senator from Massachusetts. Webster made a failed run for the presidency in 1836. In 1841 President William Henry Harrison named Webster secretary of state. He resigned in 1843, but President Millard Fillmore re-appointed him in 1850 and Webster served until his death in 1852.