Adalian, Paul T. Jr.

Paul T. Adalian, Jr. is the Assistant Dean for Information and Instruction at the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is the author of more than 20 articles and has made numerous presentations at national conferences regarding information retrieval and library instruction.

Comprehensive Index to artist and Influence, the Journal of Black American Cultural History, 1981-1999
2000 0-7734-7903-1
Artist and Influence is an annual journal published by the Hatch-Billops Collection in New York. Among other materials, Hatch-Billops houses an archival collection of oral histories of African American and some Asian and Hispanic artists from all fields of the performing, graphic, and spatial arts.

Interviews with Black and Asian filmmakers, actors, musicians, sculptors, photographers, animators, choreographers, singers, and painters, provide new information about the role of minority groups in the development of the American arts. Many of the figures whose words are transcribed were elderly when they were interviewed. Their perceptions shed new light on movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, the role of Black musicians during the Depression, or the resistance of Hollywood filmmakers during the 1930s and 40s to using Black actors and actresses.

This book offers a comprehensive index to material in journal articles and points the way to hitherto unavailable information.