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Creators:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Dates:
circa 1984-1990
Size:
2 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1219
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous writte...

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Creators:
Tizol, Juan
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 ((musician))
Williams, Cootie
Bigard, Barney
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Dates:
1971-1984
Size:
4.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whale...

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. There are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Basie, Count, 1904-
Davis, Miles
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Schiedt, Duncan P.
Dates:
1900-2012, undated
Size:
65 cubic feet (124 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duncan Schiedt (1921-2014) was a jazz scholar, writer, photographer, film maker, researcher and pianist. He authored four books relating to jazz history. Many of his photographs and articles were featured in magazines, periodicals and documentaries. Schiedt also collected the work of other photographers on the subject of jazz.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
2010
Collection ID:
Accession 10-215
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website for Smithsonian Jazz, as it existed on August 5, 2010. Smithsonian Jazz is a National Museum of American History program preserving and perpetuating jazz as an American national treasure through collections, exhibitions, performances, recordings, publications, oral histories, and educational programs. ...

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Creators:
Hasse, John Edward, 1948-
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1988-1990
Size:
0.4 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original cassettes, open-reel master, and reference cassette audiotapes of two oral history interviews about the life and career of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather's oral history interview has a transcript. In separate interviews jazz critic Leonard Feather and Sam Woodyard discuss their relationships with and knowledge of Ellington and his music.

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Creators:
Stewart, Charles, 1927-
Dates:
1964 - 1971
Size:
0.15 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1321
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of twenty-five inkjet prints from original film negatives of John Coltrane and others. The majority of the photographs were taken by Stewart during the December 10, 1964 recording of Coltrane's biggest hit, "A Love Supreme". Some of the images include Coltrane's wife, Alice Coltrane, and others include musicians Pharoah Sand...

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Creators:
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
Dates:
1971-1986.
Size:
1.5 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of twenty-five (25) 7-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes of nine (9) radio interviews documenting the career of Duke Ellington as composer and musician.

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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