Guide to the Leonard Gaskin Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0900
Creators:
Gaskin, Mary
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
30 Cubic feet
129 boxes, 4 map folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers documenting the life and career of bass player Leonard Gaskin, as well as documenting the numerous other musicians he was associated with in his long career. Gaskin's career encompasses a wide range of musical genres, including gospel, rock, folk, and Caribbean music. The papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries, music manuscripts, scrapbooks, publicity materials, recordings, posters, fliers and handbills.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into nine series.
Series 1: Personal Papers, 1937-2006, undated
Series 2: Diaries and Planners, 1947-2004
Series 3: Business Records, 1939-2000, undated
Series 4: Photographic Materials, 1956-2003, undated
Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1923-2003, undated
Series 6: Music Manuscripts, Published Sheet Music, and Song Folios, 1895-1992, undated
Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials, 1920-2002
Series 8: Organizations and Associations, 1956-2001, undated
Series 9: Publications, 1956-1999

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jack Barral (intern), Dr. Theodore Hudson (volunteer), Lauren Finkle (intern), Caroline Kleiner (intern), Abigail Phelps (intern), Erin Wiebe (intern), Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2019.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Dr. Theodore Hudson
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Leonard and Mary Gaskin, through Poppy Gaskin.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, 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.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Music -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type 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