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Claxton, William  Search this
George Williams Brass Band.  Search this
Stan Kenton Band.  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Baker, Halima  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-  Search this
Charles, Roosevelt  Search this
Coleman, Ornette  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Evans, Bill, 1929-1980  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Williams, Cootie  Search this
Williams, Joe, 1918-  Search this
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs consist of 16 x 20 inch silver gelatin; selenium-toned archival photographic prints of jazz musicians performing and recording music throughout the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 16 x 20-inch silver gelatin; selenium- toned archival photographic prints. It is divided into two series. Series 1, Duke Ellington, 1955-1960, consists of Duke Ellington performing and recording music in Hollywood and Monterey, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, between 1955 and 1960. The photographs are arranged chronologically by date. Series 2, Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970, consists of photographs of musicians and singers such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Stan Kenton, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gilliespie and Ray Charles. The performers are all photographed with their instruments. Photographs are arranged in chronological order.
The collection is divided into two series. Series 1: Duke Ellington, 1955-1960 Series 2: Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988 (AC0301) Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993 (AC0445) Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints [copy prints], 1923-1972 (AC389) W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Publicity Photoprints, Interviews and Posters circa 1970-2003 (AC0766) Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, 1940s-1993 (AC0979)
Collection purchased on March 31, 1999.
Collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Musicians -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Music -- West coast -- 1950-1960  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
William Claxton Photographs, 1951-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History