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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:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1991-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes 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. Each show i...

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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:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Dates:
circa 1984-1990
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1219
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous writte...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
2010
Collection ID:
Accession 10-215
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website for Smithsonian Jazz, as it existed on August 5, 2010. Smithsonian Jazz is a National Museum of American History program preserving and perpetuating jazz as an American national treasure through collections, exhibitions, performances, recordings, publications, oral histories, and educational programs. ...

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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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Creators:
Schiedt, Duncan P.
Dates:
1900-2012, undated
Size:
65 Cubic feet (124 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duncan Schiedt (1921-2014) was a jazz scholar, writer, photographer, film maker, researcher and pianist. He authored four books relating to jazz history. Many of his photographs and articles were featured in magazines, periodicals and documentaries. Schiedt also collected the work of other photographers on the subject of jazz. The collection primarily consists of photographs created by or collected by Mr. Schiedt.

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Creators:
Tizol, Juan
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 ((musician))
Williams, Cootie
Bigard, Barney
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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:
Smithsonian Institution, Press, Editor, Special Projects
Dates:
1971-1995
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Smithsonian career of Martin Williams, a noted jazz critic and essayist. Williams came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1971 as Director of the Jazz and American Culture Program in the Division of Performing Arts. In 1981 he was named Editor, Special Projects, at Smithsonian Institution Press (SIP), and from 19...

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.

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