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Creators:
Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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Adams, Joe, 1922-
Morehead, Howard, 1926-2003
Dates:
1948-1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0908
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting the career of Joe Adams, a Los Angeles radio announcer and movie and television actor, who later became Ray Charles's manager.

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1828-1980
Size:
79 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S03
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 3: African-American Music, contains circa 7,800 pieces of sheet music and folios dating from the 1820s to the 1980s; most of the material dates from after 1890. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Greenlee, Marcia (oral historian)
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1989- 1993
Size:
15 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0368
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-nine oral history interviews created by the Archives Center with Duke Ellington's music and business associates. The interviews cover a range of topics including Ellington as a musician, the significance of race in Ellington's work and life, Ellington and the economics of the music business, Ellington as international cultural figure, and Ellington and the historical record.

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Creators:
Brown, Naomi Huber
Dates:
1960-1963.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0429
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the preparation and management of Duke Ellington's 1963 tour of Asia.

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Creators:
Grant, Felix, 1918-1993
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1935-1985
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0410
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of 128 albums featuring the music of Duke Ellington, spanning some 50 years of Ellington-based releases.

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Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1948-1993
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gi...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Dept. of Public Programs
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
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Dates:
1992-2012
Size:
39 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0808
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audiotapes, CDs and digital files: an ongoing project to interview and preserve the memories of people important in the jazz world, including jazz musicians, singers, dancers, producers, arrangers, and others. A list of interviewees and interviewers follows. The following is a list of the individuals who conducted the interviews. 1. Brown, Anthon...

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Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
ca. 1970-2000.
Size:
9.65 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.