Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1453
Creators:
Green, Freddie, 1911-1987
Dates:
1930-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents Green's life and work, especially his nearly fifty years as rhythm guitarist with Count Basie's orchestra.

Content Description
Content Description
The collection documents Green's life and work, especially his nearly fifty years as rhythm guitarist with Count Basie's orchestra. Included in the papers are compositions, some published, some not, some merely ideas for songs, some sent to Green by others with hopes of their becoming included in the Basie play book. Some compositions are recorded in numerous music composition books. Also included in the collection are photographs, of Green, of his family and friends, and especially of Count Basie and the band on tour and in performance. Audiovisual materials include reel to reel recordings and one audio cassette. Additional materials include a scrapbook of clippings, mostly relating to Basie and his orchestra; letters, mostly of a business nature, 1980s; loose articles and clippings from the 1970s and 1980s; concert programs, including one posthumous one from 2006; awards; and miscellaneous contracts and business records.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Alfred Green, son of Freddie Green, 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Freddie Green Papers, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Articles Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Awards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concerts -- Programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contracts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guitarists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Manuscripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obituaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Basie, Count, 1904-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Count Basie Orchestra 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