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James Black collection

 Collection — Folder: S3235
Identifier: S3235

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of several photographs and three newspaper clippings regarding Professor Black.

Item Listing:

n.d. - 4 cyanotypes of an artist gentleman in his home and studios (James, Frank or Charles Black?)

n.d. - 1 portrait of Professor James Black

n.d. - 1 photograph of Professor Black in his home in Indianapolis

n.d. - 3 photographs of Charles Holman Black’s home in Paris

n.d. - 1 studio photographs with gold toning of Charles Holman Black

10 July 1910 - newspaper article of an interview with Professor Black on his 91st birthday - Indianapolis Star

25 July 1910 - 2 obituary articles from the Indianapolis News and the Indianapolis Star


  • 1910 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

James Black was a noted music teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Putney, Vermont on July 7, 1819. He was the director of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York for a time, and he studied voice with Signor De Begnis. He first came to Indianapolis in 1867, staying only a year, but returned in 1876 and remained until his death on July 24, 1910. His son, Charles Holman Black, was a famous salon singer in Paris, France.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Albion College in 2000/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2001 by Susan King. EAD finding aid created in 2001 by Susan King. EAD finding aid revised in 2005/05 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/13 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.