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Ford, Arnold Josiah, 1877-1935.

Shine On, Eternal Light : hymn

circa 1925-1930


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F853


Creator: Ford, Arnold Josiah, 1877-1935.


Title: Shine On, Eternal Light : a poem in seven stanzas [hymn]


Inclusive Dates: circa 1925-1930


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: This original mimeographed quarto sheet of music is a hymn by Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, "Shine On, Eternal Light," circa 1925-1930.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F853, Arnold Josiah Ford, Shine On, Eternal Light : hymn, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 59, F853: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 2004.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Born in Barbados, Arnold Josiah Ford was one of the first black rabbis in the United States and an early leader of black Judaism in America. He was also the founder of the Beth B'nai Abraham Congregation at 29 West 131st Street in Harlem, New York City.

Ford was a musical director of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and he wrote many of the pieces in The Universal Ethiopian Hymnal.

Sources:

"Arnold Josiah Ford." Religious Leaders of America, 2nd ed. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed November 2009).

"Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association." http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org (accessed November 2009).


Scope and Content Note

This original mimeographed quarto sheet of music is a hymn by Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, "Shine On, Eternal Light," circa 1925-1930. This hymn was written specifically for the Universal Negro Improvement Association and frequently was sung at UNIA meetings.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Universal Negro Improvement Association--20th century--Sources.
Topical Terms
Hymns, English--Texts.
Form/Genre Terms
Hymns.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Shine On, Eternal Light : hymn, circa 1925-1930   [Box 59 F853]