Marguerite Sanford Warner Papers

Marguerite Sanford Warner (1890-1978) devoted her life to music within the Cleveland, Ohio, African-American community. During her career she gave private lessons in both piano and organ, served as the regular organist for at least five churches in Cleveland, Ohio, including the Antioch Baptist Church from 1934-1944 and 1950-1971, served on the faculty of the Sutphen School of Music at the Phillis Wheatley Association from the 1950s through the 1970s, and made guest appearances throughout the Cleveland area. The collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia including programs, certificates and newsletters. The collection pertains primarily to Warner’s musical career and involvement in the African-American community in Cleveland, particularly through the Antioch Baptist Church and Sutphen School of Music.