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Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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Creators:
Bukowski, Henry S., 1922-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
ca. 1930s-1940s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0678
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs and postcards of entertainers, mostly jazz musicians and leaders of dance bands, etc., and related memorabilia.

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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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Edelson, Rachel Goodman
Division of Musical History, NMAH
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Dates:
circa 1964
Size:
1 Item (1 oversize file folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0381
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A poster documenting Goodman's 1964 tour to Japan and the published sheet music for Brahms's QUINTET FOR CLARINET IN A and SONATA FOR CLARINET IN B.

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Creators:
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

Correspondence, event programs, photographs, and music manuscripts documenting Smith's career as a jazz musician and arranger.

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Creators:
Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)
Driggs, Frank, 1930-
Oliver, Sy
Dates:
circa 1929-1954
Size:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 320 titles of Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.

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Carter, Benny, 1907-1997
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:
Herman, Woodrow Charles "Woody", -1987
Siefert, Jack William, 1918-
Dates:
1913-1990.
Size:
16 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0659
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sound recordings, business records, photographs, correspondence, and concert posters documenting the career of Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman.

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Creators:
Schillinger, Leslie
Dates:
1945-1970.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of printed materials relating to Gene Krupa and other big band musicians and band leaders, including Guy Lombardo and Benny Goodman.

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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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