Willie Smith Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, event programs, photographs, and music manuscripts documenting Smith's career as a jazz musician and arranger.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Unarranged.
Arrangement
Divided into 2 series: (1) Music manuscripts, 1945-1947; (2) Ephemera and photographs, 1945-1987.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
A leading alto saxophonist and arranger of the swing period. Born in Charleston, S.C.; performed with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (1929-1942) and Harry James Orchestra (1944-1964). He also performed briefly with Duke Ellington, 1951-1953.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Archives Center staff.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Fischella Smith, 1990, August 14.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Willie Smith Collection, 1945-1958, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
The Willie Smith Collection was donated to the Archives Center on January 31, 1990 by Fischella Smith.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sheet music -- Manuscripts -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs -- 1940-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1940-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lunceford, Jimmie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harry James Orchestra Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Harry, 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives