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Creators:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971
Dates:
1953-1966
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1238
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.

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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:
Quealy, William H., Judge
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1970.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 9 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0296
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Eight commercial 33-1/3 r.p.m. recordings of music produced by Duke Ellington, with album covers autographed by Ellington to Judge Quealy; and a Christmas card from Ellington addressed to Judge Quealy.

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Creators:
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999
Dates:
1932-1998
Size:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0858
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, transcripts of interviews, photographs, a biography, a discography, an award, printed material and other miscellany documenting the life and career of Red Norvo.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1790-1980s
Size:
260 Cubic feet (approximately 1244 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily published sheet music, plus some related ephemera. Originally included 781 boxes of American sheet music and assorted clippings, articles, photographs, etc.; also 93 boxes of 33-1/3 RPM phonograph records, 30 boxes of 45 RPM records, and 20 boxes of 78 RPM records

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Creators:
Young, Martha
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-
Wells, Audrey
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Dates:
1981-1982
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0899
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-four tapes of radio shows Wells did on radio station KJAZ in San Francisco on the subject of women in jazz. Some of the sessions featured interviews, while others featured recorded music. The performers and interviewees are listed below.

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Creators:
Campbell, Jean H.
Dates:
1861 - 1861
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1372
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains three scrapbooks filled with Civil War propaganda primarily from the North's perspective. The scrapbooks include illustrated envelopes as well as clippings from envelopes, magazines, and almanacs.

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Creators:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014
Dates:
1900-2012, undated
Size:
65 Cubic feet (124 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duncan Schiedt (1921-2014) was a jazz scholar, writer, photographer, film maker, researcher and pianist. He authored four books relating to jazz history. Many of his photographs and articles were featured in magazines, periodicals and documentaries. Schiedt also collected the work of other photographers on the subject of jazz. The collection primarily consists of photographs created by or collected by Mr. Schiedt.

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Creators:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
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Dates:
1931-1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0456
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Music collected by the Reverend Mr. Eugene D. Smallwood, gospel musician, choir leader, and owner of a music publishing company.

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Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A photograph, letters written, and pieces of music by African American composer William Christopher "W.C." Handy (1873-1958) sometimes called the "Father of the Blues".