7.5 linear feet.
Collection includes personal correspondence, research for his book "Art Songs by Black American Composers," planning related to the 1985 Black American Music Symposium he organized and work related to his involvement in the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program.
Music professor at the University of Michigan School of Music, 1968-1999, and first African-American faculty member at the School, also associate dean of academic affairs from 1979 to 1998. Patterson was a professional opera singer, and briefly directed the University of Michigan Glee Club. He wrote on African-American art-songs, and organized a Black American Music symposium in Ann Arbor in 1985. Founded "Our Own Thing," a local chorale that gave free music lessons and opportunities for disadvantaged children.
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Finding aid in the library.