Bill Wielgus: Research Inquiry on Oboist Ernest Washington Simms (1910-1975)

Bill Wielgus writes:

Dear Mr Zick,

I would appreciate your posting this inquiry.

„Contact information is requested for the surviving family of oboist/composer/educator Ernest Washington Simms (1910-1975) for a research project on African-American oboe players.  Mr. Simms attended the Tuskegee Institute, the Berkshire Music Institute at Tanglewood, and the New England Conservatory.  He was the brother of Harry Noble Simms, an educator/musician in New York (1915?-2012), and Robert Simms  an educator in Florida (1927-). He was also the uncle of Leah Simms, the first black woman to serve as a judge in Florida. 
 
Any contact information for surviving relatives is appreciated and can be sent to Bill Wielgus of American University at wwielgus@american.edu“