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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:
McCarter, Jay
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1940s-1950s.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0541
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of 78 r.p.m. recordings of jazz artists, including many by Duke Ellington, many of them test pressings.

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Dates:
1940 - 1950
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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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:
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

Vaughan sitting on bench, singing from sheet music. Title below image, signed at lower right.

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Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Dates:
1949
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Holliday singing into microphone with smoke swirling around her. Title below image, signed at lower right.

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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:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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