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Creators:
Kovan, Florice Whyte
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Dates:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0503
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and l...

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Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Dates:
[1950?]
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)
Oklahoma Eagle (newspaper)
Piney Woods School
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.8".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Obverse: Newspaper clippings, undated, advertisements for The Swinging Rays of Rhythm performance at Moana Ballroom.

Verso: Newspaper clippings (2l) about The Swinging Rays of Rhythm. "All Girl Dance Band To Play Dance at the Moana Ballroom", Oklahoma Eagle, August 30, 1941. "Part of Famous Band" Chicago Defender, Sept. 20, 1941 (photo of Sammy Lee, Myrtle and Estelle, with caption).

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Creators:
William Morris Agency
Dates:
Ca. 1940
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 10" x 8".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0704
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photograph of Ivie Anderson at microphone in the early 1940s. William Morris Agency imprint in lower right margin.

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Creators:
Wynn, Charles
Macomber, Ken
J.P. Music Co.
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S07
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Illustration: A stereotypical portrayal of an African American jazz conductor and his band with a military airplane above. The lyrics concern the Army career of boxer Joe Louis. Printed in sepia.

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Creators:
Smith, M., New York, N.Y.
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 5" x 7".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Undated photo. Ray Carter, top left; Rosalind "Roz" Cron, bottom left; Willie Mae Wong, bottom middle. Photo by M. Smith, 243-251 W. 125th Street, MO. 2-3168, New York, N.Y. All are in uniform.

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Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Dates:
1949
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (11" x 14".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald at the microphone with three band members behind; photographed at the Downbeat Club in New York, New York. Title below image, left; signed below image at right.

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Creators:
Teal Studio (Houston, Tex.)
Piney Woods School
Chicago Defender (newspaper)
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.9".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

"Plays Bass" March 23, 1940--photo of Bernice Rothchild playing bass. Photographer stamp: Teal photo. "'Sweethearts' Please Swing Fans in Fla." March 23, 1940. "Sweethearts of Rhythm Score On Annual Tour" Aug. 3, 1940. Page originally in scrapbook (verso of AC1218-0000023).

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Creators:
Jung, J. Porter
Piney Woods School
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.3".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Cover Letter to AC1218-0000013 (Testimony on International Sweethearts of Rhythm from Interstate Orchestra Exchange in Winona, Minnesota); written on February 1, 1940 from L. Porter Jung, manager of Interstate Orchestra Exchange.

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Creators:
Pittsburgh Courier (newspaper)
Piney Woods School
Dates:
[undated, probably ca. 1940]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.3" x 9.8".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Side 1: Page originally in scrapbook (other side: AC1218-0000040).

Verso: Newspaper clipping, printed before their music was heard on KGFJ's "Gold Hour", with photo of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and a caption describing their diversity: "a Chinese saxophone player, a Hawaiian trumpet player..." , undated.

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