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Frederick Hall papers

Identifier: aarl094-001

Scope and Contents

Highlights of the Frederick Hall collection in the Auburn Avenue Research Library Archives Division are 228 testimonials and correspondence dating from 1939 to 1950. Also included is one scrapbook of clippings, programs, flyers and other materials documenting Dr. Hall's tenure at Dillard University.


  • Majority of material found within 1939 - 1975

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Frederick Hall, organist and choral director, developed choruses in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Hall received a B .A. from Morehouse College in 1921 and a Bachelor's degree from Chicago Musical College in 1924. Dr. Hall also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London 1933-1935. He obtained a M.A. in 1929 followed by a Doctoral degree in Music Education in 1952 from Columbia University Teachers College. Hall became a well known composer of choral music and spiritual arrangements. "Dry Bones, " "The Crucifixion," "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" and his oratorio, "Deliverance," were widely performed. Dr. Hall was also a well known educator of music, he taught at Jackson State, Clark College, Alabama A & M and Dillard University. While at Dillard, Dr. Hall led a quartet known as the Frederick Hall Quartet which later became famous as the Delta Rhythm Boys.


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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303