Guide to Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0569
Creators:
Contractor, Navroze
Dates:
1978-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection consists of twenty-three black and white photographic prints depicting jazz drummer Eddie Moore (1940-1989) performing in California and India, musicians who played with Moore, and musicians who performed a 1995 tribute concert to Moore in Oakland, California. In addition there are photographs of Moore=s family that were taken at their Farallones Street home in San Francisco, California.
The collection contains unmounted 16x20 photographic prints. Interesting musicians in this collection include Eddie Moore, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and Woody Shaw. Other photographs of interest are those taken in San Francisco at Keystone Korner, which was one of the most important Awest coast@ jazz venues in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The photographs are organized in alphabetical order by performers last name.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Navroze Contractor is a highly acclaimed cinematographer and photographer. He studied painting and photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, cinematography under master director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs, at Rockport, Maine, and video production at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Contractor=s feature film credits include Duvidha (1972, directed by Mani Kaul), 22nd June, 1897 (1979, directed by Nachiket Patwardhan), Percy (1989, directed by Pervez Merwanji), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Love In The Time Of Malaria) (1991, directed by Sanjiv Shah) and Devara Kadu (1992, directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy). In addition to his professional interests, Contractor is an avid aficionado of jazz performed in both the United States and India.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by DEN Productions, through Navroze Contractor, February 1, 1997.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Preferred Citation
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Collection donated to National Museum of American History February 1, 1997.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jazz musicians -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California -- San Francisco Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz -- 1970-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rollins, Sonny (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw, Woody (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Eddie (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roach, Max (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, Michael (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hill, Calvin (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bang, Billy (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridgewater, Cecil (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knepper, Jimmy (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mangelsdorf, Albert (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jarrett, Keith (musician) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keystone Korner (San Francisco, Cal.). Corporate 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