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Vivian Carter Mason

(b. 10 February 1900; d. 10 May 1982), activist, clubwoman. In her many roles as a clubwoman, social worker, and social activist, Vivian Carter Mason lived up to her words. ... ...

Mason, Vivian Carter

Mason, Vivian Carter (10 February 1900)   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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950 words
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..., Vivian Carter (b. 10 February 1900 ; d. 10 May 1982 ), activist, clubwoman . In her many roles as a clubwoman, social worker, and social activist, Vivian Carter Mason lived up to her words. The daughter of a Methodist minister, George Cook Carter , and Florence Williams Carter , a music teacher, she credited her parents with instilling values that inspired her social concerns. Vivian Carter Mason fulfilled many roles as a club woman, social worker, and social activist. She is shown here (second row, left) with Mary McLeod Bethune (first row, center),...

Vivian Carter Mason

Vivian Carter Mason  

(b. 10 February 1900; d. 10 May 1982), activist, clubwoman.In her many roles as a clubwoman, social worker, and social activist, Vivian Carter Mason lived up to her words. ...
Ingram, Rosa Lee

Ingram, Rosa Lee (c. 1980)   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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973 words

...Vivian Carter Mason , vice-president of the Congress of American Women, who had gained prominence in the National Council of Negro Women, led a delegation of women to Americus, where they joined members of the CRC, the NAACP, and members of the black press who gathered to observe motions for a new trial. White authorities found the presence of more than two hundred “strangers” unnerving. Not since Reconstruction had the district seen such a powerful demonstration of black citizens’ insistence on full participation in civil affairs. Mason’s statement...

Bethune Museum and Archives

Bethune Museum and Archives   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,013 words

...as president of the National Council of Negro Women ( NCNW ), she accepted an invitation from historian Mary Beard to become a sponsor of the World Center for Women’s Archives. However, during the 1950s and 1960s, Bethune’s successors—Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee , Vivian Carter Mason , and Dorothy I. Height —advocated mainly for the broader category of African American history. Collier-Thomas conceived the idea for a museum and archives during the early 1970s while conducting research for her doctoral dissertation. Searching for materials on the...

Convict in Australian Literature

Convict in Australian Literature   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
4,870 words

...of Roy Bridges, a group of six novels published 1927–33 which offer an interpretation of Tasmanian society from the 1830s to the 1850s, Doris Chadwick 's children's trilogy, John of the ‘Sirius’ ( 1955 ), John of Sydney Cove ( 1957 ) and John and Nanbaree ( 1962 ); and Vivian Stuart 's recent romances. The single-volume novels which encompass the transportation period range from the more ‘respectable’ historical novels such as J. H. M. Abbot 's The Governor's Man ( 1919 ), Castle Vane ( 1920 ), Ensign Calder ( 1922 ) and Sydney Cove ( 1923 ),...

History of Crime and Mystery Writing

History of Crime and Mystery Writing   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
11,870 words

...this series and others through eighty novels. Wells also added to the secondary literature a practical guide for writers, The Technique of the Mystery Story ( 1913 ). Melville Davisson Post , who began a series about the unscrupulous lawyer Randolph Mason with The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason ( 1896 ), anticipated the Golden Age interest in character in his historically based tales of Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries ( 1918 ). The vitality infused into the detective fiction genre during the period when the Golden Age was invented was matched by...

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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...Hotel to accommodate blacks. In the years following World War II, black women began to capitalize on emerging markets in the entertainment industry. In 1946 , Gladys Hampton , the wife of Lionel Hampton , became the first black woman to own a record company, and in 1953 , Vivian Carter was a founding partner in the Chicago-based Vee-Jay Record Company. The participation of black women in new lines of business would continue to increase throughout the last half of the twentieth century. Civil Rights Era and Beyond The civil rights era marked the beginning...

Fiction

Fiction   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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14,182 words
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...1941. Hattendorf, John B. The Boundless Deep…”: The European Conquest of the Oceans, 1450 to 1840; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books, Maps, Charts, Prints, and Manuscripts Relating to Maritime History from the John Carter Brown Library . Providence, R.I.: John Carter Brown Library, 2003. Illustrated catalog for the John Carter Brown Library Exhibition, April–July 2003. Huntress, Keith Gibson . A Checklist of Narratives of Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea to 1860: With Summaries, Notes, and Comments . Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1979. Klein,...

Monuments, Museums, And Public Markers

Monuments, Museums, And Public Markers   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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9,420 words

...University of Alabama a plaque on Foster Auditorium reads: Site of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door / On June 11, 1963 , Governor George C. Wallace fulfilled a pledge to prevent court-ordered desegregation at the University of Alabama by standing in the schoolhouse door…  . Vivian J. Malone and James A. Hood became the first African American students to enroll successfully at the university. The Student Government Association put this plaque up in 1991 , and it is factually accurate, but some students and faculty wanted it changed, noting that it...

United States of America

United States of America   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
45,715 words

... 1994 , with dances by Rob Marshall (who staged some of the numbers for Kiss of the Spider Woman , the 1993 Tony award for Best Musical), but without the distinguished Fosse choreography. A beautiful 1994 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater also appeared with some dances by Sir Kenneth MacMillan , yet minus the glorious work of Agnes de Mille. In a day of widespread notation, recording devices and living resources, it seems appropriate to treat a production's choreography with the same respect...

London

London   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
76,697 words

...Sq. (demolished to make room for the library); Benjamin Disraeli ( Lord Beaconsfield ) ( 1803–81 ), who entered in 1824 and kept nine terms, but removed his name in 1831 . He began his literary career by writing poetry, but made his name with his successful first novel, Vivian Grey ( 1826–7 ); Charles Reade ( 1814–84 ), who entered in 1835 and was called to the Bar in 1842 ; Thomas Hughes ( 1822–96 ), who entered in 1845 and migrated to the Inner Temple in 1848 ; Rider Haggard ( 1856–1925 ), who was called to the Bar in 1884 but left...

Bibliography, Selected

Bibliography, Selected   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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Language reference
Length:
54,714 words

...Fred Hayden The Voyage of the Rattletrap (New York 1897) Carson, Tom Twisted Kicks (Glen Ellen, CA 1981) Carstairs, Paddy The Concrete Kimono (London 1965) —— No Wooden Overcoat (London 1959) Carter, John H. The Log of Commodore Rollingpin (London/New York 1874) Carter, Robert Goldthwaite Four Brothers in Blue (Austin, TX 1978) Carter, Rubin The Sixteenth Round (New York 1974) [Toronto 1991] Cartwright, William The Ordinary (London c. 1635) Caruthers, William A. The Kentuckian in New York (New York 1834) Cary, Henry N. The...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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Current Version:
2012

...the Adolescent in The Burrow Seymour, Lynn (8 Mar. 1939) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1950s Performing arts Dance Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1958 1958 A Commonwealth team, led by Vivian Fuchs, completes the first overland crossing of Antarctica Fuchs, Sir Vivian Ernest (1908–1999) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1950s Exploration Society 1958 1958 Irish dramatist Brendan Behan's play The Hostage is produced in Dublin Behan, Brendan (1923–1964) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1950s...

Chamber music

Chamber music   Reference library

Leonard Burkat and Frank J. Oteri

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
8,899 words

...Alice ( 1995 ), Kitty Brazelton 's Come Spring! ( 1996 ), and the quintets of Gunther Schuller ( 1961 , 1993 ), Jacob Druckman ( 1976 , 1989 ), and Elliott Carter ( 1974 ). Other significant brass works have been written by Tower, Meyer Kupferman , Zhou Long , Melinda Wagner , Eric Ewazen , and Daron Hagen . Composers have also strayed from the standard quintet format: Vivian Fine's 1978 Quartet is scored for two trumpets, horn, and bass trombone while Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes ( 1981 ) is for an amplified sextet of doubled trumpets,...

Sessions, Roger

Sessions, Roger (28 Dec 1896)   Reference library

Andrea Olmstead

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
4,209 words

...Philosophy of Educating Composers and His Approach to Composition in Symphonies No.2 and 8 (diss., U. of Florida, 1982) C.N. Mason : A Comprehensive Analysis of Roger Sessions’ Opera Montezuma (diss., U. of Illinois, Urbana, 1982) A. Porter : “The Magnificent Epic,” New Yorker (8 March 1982), 128–37 R.M. Meckna : The Rise of the American Composer-Critic: Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, Virgil Thomson, and Elliott Carter in the Periodical “Modern Music,” 1924–1946 (diss., U. of California, Santa Barbara, 1984) S. Wheeler : Harmonic Motion in the...

Orchestral music

Orchestral music   Reference library

Rodney H. Mill, Frank J. Oteri, Rodney H. Mill, Susan Feder, Frank J. Oteri, Susan Feder, Frank J. Oteri, and Frank J. Oteri

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
12,981 words

...the latter piece is as glittering as the former is dark. A Symphony of Three Orchestras ( 1976 ) further extends Carter's handling of simultaneous events and spatial relationships. Each orchestra plays four movements, which intersect and lash the others to create a complex collage. The 12 movements have distinct and unique tempos, characters, harmonies, and timbres. Carter has continued to compose orchestral music past his centenary. If Carter's mid-period music presents a stringent complexity, necessitating virtuoso performances in order to be properly...

Bibliographies

Bibliographies   Reference library

D.W. Krummel and Bonna J. Boettcher

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
9,345 words

... (Chicago, 1999) D.M. Hordan : Alfred Reed (Westport, CT, 1999) J.E. Perone : Carole King (Westport, CT, 1999) D.H. Cox : Irwin Bazelon (Westport, CT, 2000) D.L. Hixon : Gian Carlo Menotti (Westport, CT, 2000) J.F. Link : Elliott Carter (New York, 2000) J.E. Perone : Paul Simon (Westport, CT, 2000) J. Cody : Vivian Fine (Westport, CT, 2001) D.J. Hoek : Steve Reich (Westport, CT, 2001) D.W. Music : Christian Hymnody in Twentieth Century Britain and America: an Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT, 2001) M. Robertson and R. Armstrong : Aaron...

Libraries and collections

Libraries and collections   Reference library

Mary Wallace Davidson, D.W. Krummel, and James P. Cassaro

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
45,565 words

...and absorbed into the music library proper. These include about 250 MSS, early imprints, and the works of Mason himself and the organist and pedagogue Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck , from whose son Mason had bought the bulk of the collection in 1852 . Rinck's library is rich in contemporary MS copies acquired from sources close to the composers. Notable among these are 33 recently authenticated early chorale preludes by Bach, the Lowell Mason Codex (no.5056 in Smith's catalog), one of the most important sources of keyboard music of the late 17th and...

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