Guide to the Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1219
Creators:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Dates:
1984-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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 written documents related to the photographers' work and association with jazz figures.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into five series.
Series 1: Textual Materials Series 2: Photographic negatives and contact sheets Series 3: Photographic Prints (8 x 10) Series 4: Photographic Prints (11 x 14) Series 5: Photographic Prints (16 x 20)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Married couple Chuck and Pat Bress worked as photographers, both individually and as a team. Also jazz aficionados, they photographed jazz musicians

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Archives Center staff, 2019.
Author
Archives Center staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Pat and Chuck Bress in 2011.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Pat and Chuck Bress retain copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nightclubs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charley's Place (Washington, D.C.) 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