Materials relating to jazz, including photographs of jazz performers; printed material, including clippings about the jazz promoter Norman Granz, and nine concert programs; and a typescript history of jazz at the Philharmonic.
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura.
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.
Henderson is shown smoking a cigarette, with curling smoke.
Ellington sits in a studio behind a turntable, microphones (one with the letters WIRE) , and other equipment, with the interviewer. Photographer's stamp: Kirk Studio, Indianapolis.
Possibly taken in Chicago because the newspaper on the piano is the Chicago Tribune. Box 2, John Miner Negatives "M to Z" ("Billy Strayhorn" envelope). Made on Kodak Safety Film 470.
Photographer's mark, "Bernard Schreier Le Progres de Lyon" on verso.