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Creators:
Green, Freddie, 1911-1987
Dates:
1930-2006
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1453
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Green's life and work, especially his nearly fifty years as rhythm guitarist with Count Basie's orchestra.

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Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.

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Creators:
Holman, Bill, 1927-
Kenton, Stan
Monk, Thelonious
Basie, Count, 1904-
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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.

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Henderson, Horace, 1904-1988
Lewis, Barbara
Lewis, Barry
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952
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Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
22.5 Cubic feet (82 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0797
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fletcher and Horace Henderson Collection contains original scores and band books, loose sheet music, both original and published, from both Fletcher and Horace's libraries, playlists, lyrics, photographs, personal papers and correspondences, newspaper clippings, jazz publications, an oral history manuscript of an interview with Horace, audio ta...

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Tucker, Irma
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008
Eckstine, Billy
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
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Dates:
1883-2007, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1141
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and musical career of Robert "Bobby" Tucker. The collection particularly emphasizes Tucker's close collaboration with Billy Eckstine over a forty-year period from approximately 1949-1990, and includes original orchestrations of arrangements by Tucker and other arrangers, a complete set of commercial recordings by Eckstine for which Tucker served as arranger, and ephemeral material including photographs, concert programs and news clippings.

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O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-
O'Farrill, Lupe
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Dates:
1975 - 1975
1999 - 1999
1949
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0892
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the professional career of Chico O'Farrill, Cuban-born trumpet player, composer and arranger of Afro Cuban, bebop, and other styles of jazz.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1994-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-181
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes and compact discs created during the production of the radio series "Jazz Smithsonian." Hosted by Lena Horne, the series features the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert, performing classic American jazz of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, as well as oral histories of American jazz legends...

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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 Benny Carter's prolific care...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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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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Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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