C. Gerald Fraser papers, 1954-2015 (bulk 1963-2012)

Fraser, C. Gerald, 1925-2015

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 8.3 cubic feet (1 record center carton, 20 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
    • 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder), and
    • 78 audio recordings
  • OCLC on1021077570
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  • RESTRICTED: Bag's Groove materials in Box 15-20 and Audio 1772A/1-54 are closed until January 1, 2021.
  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: The intellectual copyright related to the unpublished manuscript Bag's Groove, a biography of musician Milt Jackson, is retained by Marion Phyllis Cunningham.


  • Papers, mainly 1963-2012, of C. Gerald Fraser, a newspaper journalist who spent most of his career at the New York Times. The collection contains reporter's notebooks, interviews, research, drafts, and clippings of his work. Stories covered include the Civil Rights Movement; significant African Americans including athletes, jazz musicians, scholars, and actors; the United Nations; and environmental issues. Also contains biographical information, professional correspondence, information on African American organizations, and other writings including research, interviews, and drafts for an unpublished biography on jazz musician Milt Jackson entitled Bag's Groove.


  • Presented by C. Gerald Fraser and Marion Phyllis Cunningham, October 9, 2015.
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