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This addendum to the Revella E. Hughes papers consists of correspondence, professional papers, photographs, holograph music manuscripts, notebooks, plaques, certificates, photographs, and audio cassette tapes. Also included are programs and announcements of concerts, recitals, and other musical events in which Miss Hughes participated. The newspaper clippings and programs encompass the range of Miss Hughes' performing career, from 1909, at Hartshorn and Memorial College in Richmond, Virginia, until her final appearances in West Virginia in 1985 and 1986.

Printed and manuscript musical arrangements comprise the bulk of the collection. Correspondence, primarily from 1970 until 1986, includes letters from the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City; her alma mater, Howard University; and Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, which awarded her the honorary doctorate of music, in 1985. Certificates include diplomas and citations for various civic and community activities. Photographs span almost her lifetime, ranging from her early years, to the awarding of her honorary doctorate at the age of ninety years.

To view materials from this collection that are digitized and available online, search the Revella Hughes Papers, 1895-1987 here.


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This collection is related to collection 0410 and can be accessed here: