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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs, and some recordings of his performances.

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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.

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Creators:
Albertson, Chris
Barnet, Charlie, 1913-1991
Bigard, Barney, 1906-1980
Briggs, Arthur, 1901-1991
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Dates:
1971-1984
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whale...

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Creators:
Newman, Earl
Dates:
1963-2009
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (12 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1207
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection contains sixty-two posters commemorating the Monterey Jazz Festival, created, designed, and signed by Earl Newman.

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Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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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.

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Creators:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)
Dates:
1945-1994
Size:
19.5 Cubic feet (56 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0635
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera consists of music, scores, sideman books, photographs, correspondence, news clippings and magazine articles, business records, awards, audio and videotapes, 45 rpm commercial recordings, and miscellaneous biographical notes. The records date from the the late nineteenth century to 1996 and document the profession...

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Mooney, Art
Morrow, Buddy
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992
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Dates:
1930-1975
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1388
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record i...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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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.

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Creators:
Driggs, Frank, 1930-
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1923-1972
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0389
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of 157 8" x 10" black-and-white photographic copy prints of photographs in Frank Driggs's collection: Duke Ellington and his orchestra. Some copy prints have Smithsonian negative numbers.

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Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
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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