Guide to the Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0384
Creators:
Morton, Azariah
Mount Zion Baptist Church (Newark (N.J.))
Dates:
1990
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan that took place at the Mount Zion Baptist Church located in Newark, New Jersey. A brief biography of Vaughan's music career, photograph, and the order of the funeral service are included in the memorial program.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection consists of a single item.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sarah [Sassy] Vaughan, a leading female jazz vocalist between the 1940s and 1980s, was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1924 and died on April 3, 1990. In 1942 she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and by 1943 was working as a singer and second pianist for Earl Hines band. During her long career Sarah Vaughan performed with such leaders in the field of American jazz like Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Archives Center staff.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Azariah Morton,1991 May 21.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program, 1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jazz musicians -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American singers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Singers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- 1990-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorial service -- 1990-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990 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