Welcome to ADSMM
The African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the CSU Dominguez Hills Music Department, implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library.
CSUDH Archive Collections
The library features sheet music by African Diaspora composers, arrangers, lyricists, or publishers as well as sheet music about the state.
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The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music
An Archive that facilitates research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music.
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Jester Hairston Film Project
A 60-minute film, "Amen - the Life and Work of Jester Hairston".
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Performances
In addition to its archiving activity, the ADSMM seeks to preserve the African Diaspora Sacred Music repertoire through concert performances of the repertoire.
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ADSMM Southern California Database
Extending the Reach is a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Archive/Curricular Resource for the Study of African Diaspora Sacred Music in Southern California.
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ADSMM Musical Legacies
“I Can Tell The World” about the Shambray Chorale Project – Los Angeles African Diaspora Musical Legacies.
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  • Welcome to ADSMM
  • CSUDH Archive Collections
  • The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music
  • Jester Hairston Film Project
  • Performances
  • ADSMM Southern California Database
  • ADSMM Musical Legacies

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Welcome

h caldwell 400The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (ADSMM) Program is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department, implemented in partnership with the University Africana Studies Department and the University Library. The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network and Forum. The ADSMM also presents an African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Performance Program, highlighted by the Annual Living Legends Festival.

Throughout the twentieth century, Los Angeles has been the destination of African Diaspora musicians. Composers, performers, teachers and scholars have traveled various pathways to make Los Angeles either a temporary or a permanent new home, or a brief stop on a professional visit. This flow of African Diaspora musicians has had a significant impact upon both the secular and the sacred musical life of the city. The overall focus of the ADSMM Program is to collect, to preserve through archival acquisition and contemporary performance, and to research the life and work of African Diaspora musicians whose sacred musical art has been created and/or performed in Southern California. Indeed, the Spiritual lives in Southern California! The collection of oral histories is central to the work of the ADSMM program, and special emphasis is given to the preservation of the Spiritual.

Dr. Hansonia Caldwell
Program Director 

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Contact ADSMM

+1 (310) 243-2463

info@adsmm.org

Fax: +1 (310) 649-2758
LaCorte Hall - A343 and ERC F507
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747, USA
CSUDH Music Department
Website: http://www.cla.csudh.edu/music

Archives & Special Collections
Location & Contact

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University Library South
5039 (5th Floor)

California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: +1 (310) 243-3895

Hours by appointment only. Please make sure you call with time in order for the staff to be able to aid you in your search.

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About the ADSMM Archives & Special Collections

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The Archives and Special Collections Department of the University Library houses the Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Book Collections of CSUDH, and maintains the department's digital collection pages.

The Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections serves as the home of the Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive and the African Diaspora of Sacred Music & Musicians Archives.

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ADSMM Lending Library & Legacy Musicians Library
The ADSMM Lending Library is a database of sheet music from the ADSMM Southern California Database at California State Dominguez Hills and the Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive. Funded through an Extending the Reach grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Legacy Musicians Library features sheet music by African Diaspora composers, arrangers, lyricists or publishers as well as sheet music about the state.
csudh logo WhiteThe African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department , implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library . The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network & Forum.

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