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Deborra Richardson

Curator Emerita

Master of Library Science (B. M., MLS)

Bachelor of Music

Research Specialties: 

African American Music Collections, Archival Administration.


Current Projects:

  • African American Museum concepts
  • The arts as a revitalization tool

Past Projects:

  • Duke Ellington collection
  • Ellington's female vocalists
  • Ulysses Kay
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association


Ulysses Kay: A Bio-bibliography. Compiler. Greenwood Press, 1994.

The work includes a biography, bibliography, discography, and list of works and performances, celebrating the achievements of one the most prominent 20th century African American composers.