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The Chantels

The Chantels were the second African-American girl group to enjoy nationwide success in the United States, preceded by the Bobbettes. The group was established in the early 1950s by Arlene Smith, Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Jackie Landry Jackson, and Lois Harris.

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Archival Resources

Artist files on the Chantels are contained in:

Cancelled checks from Stamford Productions to individual members of the Chantels are located in the Alan Freed Collection:

Audio recordings on Arlene Smith can be found in:

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