Query: Bellson, Louis
Duke Ellington Oral History Project
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.

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0368 for Bellson, Louis
James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs
Creators:
Arkatov, James, 1920-
Dates:
1995-2003
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1229
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains 326 photographs of jazz musicians taken by James Arkatov from 1995 to 2003.

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.1229 for Bellson, Louis
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
More …
Dates:
1940s-2005
Size:
10 Cubic feet (39 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.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0766 for Bellson, Louis
Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Public Programs
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
America's Jazz Heritage
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
More …
Dates:
1992-2014
Size:
39 Cubic feet (56 boxes)
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 …

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0808 for Bellson, Louis
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
More …
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.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.1222 for Bellson, Louis
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
More …
Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
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.

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0491 for Bellson, Louis
Benny Carter Collection
Creators:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from …

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0757 for Bellson, Louis
Bill Holman Collection
Creators:
Holman, Bill, 1927-
Kenton, Stan
Monk, Thelonious
Basie, Count, 1904-
More …
Dates:
1951-2000
Size:
12 Cubic feet (68 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0733
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Bill Holman Collection consists of original music compositions and arrangements, posters, performance contracts and a photograph dating from 1952 to 1999. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Music Manuscripts; and Series 2: Photographs and Business Records.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0733 for Bellson, Louis
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie
Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Fishman, Charles
Dates:
1941-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
20 Cubic feet ( 31 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of noted American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, through a donation from his former manager, Charles Fishman.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0979 for Bellson, Louis
Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke Ellington
Creators:
Hasse, John Edward, 1948-
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1988
1990
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original cassettes, open-reel master, and reference cassette audiotapes of two oral history interviews about the life and career of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather's oral history interview has a transcript. In separate interviews jazz critic Leonard Feather and Sam Woodyard discuss their relationships with and knowledge of Ellington and his music.

Loading...
in NMAH.AC.0431 for Bellson, Louis
16 records — Page 1 of 2