Query: Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Annie Leibovitz Color Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, [color photoprint]
Creators:
American Express (New York)
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-
Dates:
1988.
Size:
1 Item (1 folder, 15" x 12," in mat with Mylar overlay, 21-3/8" x 18-1/8")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0588
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Image shows Ella Fitzgerald in red dress and hat with fur (designed by Don Loper), posed with a Mercedez-Benz automobile. The picture was created for an American Express Card advertisement, ca. 1987, part of a popular "portraits" campaign for American Express, for which the photographer won the Clio Award and the …

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Eric Miller Collection
Creators:
Miller, Eric
Dates:
1953-1983.
Size:
1 Item (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0587
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Seven concert programs from performances by Ella Fitzgerald.

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Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series
Creators:
Young, Martha
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981
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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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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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Creators:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Dates:
1948-1993
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jazz club photographs by noted Jazz photographer Herman Leonard.

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Ray Brown Papers
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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William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Creators:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 (musician)
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various …

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Jazz and Big Band Collection
Creators:
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 industry magazines; sheet music …

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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.

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