Query: Conover, Willis, 1920-
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
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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 …

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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
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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Sandra and Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements in Advertising
Creators:
Baden, Gary
Baden, Sandra
Dates:
circa 1897-1979
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0611
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An extensive collection of magazine advertisements featuring celebrities from entertainment, sports, royalty, and the arts.

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Alexander Wetmore Papers
Creators:
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Dates:
circa 1848-1983 and undated
Size:
116.34 cu. ft. (206 document boxes) (10 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (29 3x5 boxes) (13 5x8 boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Alexander Wetmore were received in the Smithsonian Archives in several different accessions between 1978 and 1987. The Archives would like to thank Mrs. Beatrice T. Wetmore for her help in transferring her husband's papers to the Archives. We also appreciate the assistance of the staff of the Division of …

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Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
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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Imogen Cunningham papers
Creators:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Dates:
1903-1991
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cunnimog
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career.

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Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Creators:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries
Dates:
1858-1969
bulk 1919-1968
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franrehg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records measure 21.8 linear feet and are dated 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). The records consist mainly of business correspondence with collectors, artists, museums and arts organizations, colleagues, and others. A small amount of Frank K. M. Rehns personal correspondence and a few stray personal papers of individual artists are interfiled. Also included are financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting most of the history of a highly regarded New York City art gallery devoted to American painting.

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American Federation of Arts records
Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
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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Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Creators:
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004
Dates:
1923–1992
Size:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.

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