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Alfred E. Prettyman oral history, 1996 October 11

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[Aviary] Alfred E. Prettyman oral history, 1996 October 11
[Aviary] Alfred E. Prettyman oral history, 1996 October 11

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Oral histories were conducted by archives staff and by student interviewers. Most oral histories in this series include a transcript and an audio recording on cassette. Some files may contain related information about the subject.


  • Creation: 1996 October 11

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 4.87 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Alfred E. Prettyman is a book publisher and college professor. He is the son of Edward Prettyman, a trumpeter and the conductor of the Colored Park Band of Baltimore. Alfred played a large role in changing the content of high school and college textbooks to include African Americans and Native Americans. He is the co-founder of Emerson Hall Publishers and the Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, he discusses his family's activity in the Baltimore music scene, including Edward Prettyman's work with composer and educator A. Jack Thomas.

Physical Description

Poor audio quality and low levels present on source media. Beginning of interview missing.


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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA