We are delighted to announce that “Ulysses Kay: Twentieth Century Composer” is now available for viewing: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/kay
Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) wrote more than one hundred forty compositions in a wide range of forms – five operas, over two dozen large orchestral works, more than fifty voice or choral compositions, over twenty chamber works, a ballet, and numerous other compositions for voice, solo instruments or dancer, film, and television.
The Kay family gave the papers of Barbara and Ulysses Kay to Columbia in 2009, and they have since been cataloged. The finding aid for the collection is available through:
Also included in the online exhibition is material relating to Barbara Kay’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, when she participated in the Mississippi Freedom Rides, the New Jersey Englewood Movement, and the "March Against Fear."