Query: Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Ken Rattenbury Collection
Creators:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Rattenbury, Ken, 1920-
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 (musician)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
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Dates:
1967-1991
Size:
0.16 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0432
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials collected and created by Ken Rattenbury, professional musician and author.

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in NMAH.AC.0432 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Archives Center Collection of Music Transcriptions of Duke Ellington Compositions
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Mandel, Roberta
Berger, David, 1920-1966
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
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Dates:
undated and 1988-1989.
Size:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0430
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two transcriptions by Strayhorn and Ellington works by Roberta Mandel, David Berger and G. Schirmer.

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in NMAH.AC.0430 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection
Creators:
Gregory, Thelma
Morris, Gregory
Dates:
1965-1969
Size:
3 Items (3 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0383
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of two newsclippings, and an advertising yearbook documenting Strayhorn's career as Duke Ellington's chief arranger, co-composer, lyricist, and emergency fill-in at the piano.

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in NMAH.AC.0383 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
William Russo Music and Personal Papers
Creators:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Claxton, William
Kenton, Stan
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
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Dates:
1920-2002
Size:
87 Cubic feet (188 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0845
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.

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in NMAH.AC.0845 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke Ellington
Creators:
Hasse, John Edward, 1948-
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1988
1990
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original cassettes, open-reel master, and reference cassette audiotapes of two oral history interviews about the life and career of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather's oral history interview has a transcript. In separate interviews jazz critic Leonard Feather and Sam Woodyard discuss their relationships with and knowledge of Ellington and his music.

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in NMAH.AC.0431 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
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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in NMAH.AC.0445 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Duke Ellington Collection
Creators:
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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in NMAH.AC.0301 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
William Claxton Photographs
Creators:
Claxton, William
Dates:
1951-1970
Size:
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0695
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographic prints taken by photographer William Claxton (October 12, 1927-October 11, 2008) of jazz musicians.

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in NMAH.AC.0695 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
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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in NMAH.AC.1222 for Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
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Dates:
undated
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.1 includes black and white silver gelatin negatives. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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