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E. Azalia Hackley Collection

The E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts was established in 1943 when original materials were presented to the Detroit Public Library by the Detroit Musicians Association.


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African Americans in the Performing Arts

Our holdings include:

  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Sheet music
  • Biographical files
  • Photographs

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