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Basie, Count, 1904-
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.