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Guide to the Eugene Lerner Josephine Baker collection, 1926-2001
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Description
African American Paris stage performer noted for her comic, yet sensual, dance routines. While she took Europe by storm, racism in her native United States prevented her from being wholly accepted until 1973, just two years before her death. The material was collected by Gene Lerner. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, and publications.
Background
African American Paris stage performer noted for her comic, yet sensual, dance routines. While she took Europe by storm, racism in her native United States prevented her from being wholly accepted until 1973, just two years before her death. The material was collected by Gene Lerner.
Extent
3 linear ft. (6 manuscript boxes, 1 map folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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