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Willie Smith Collection, 1945-1987

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Composer:
Smith, Willie (musician) 1910-1967
Subject:
James, Harry 1916-
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lunceford, Jimmie
Harry James Orchestra
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Programs
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
1945-1987
20th century
1940-2000
1940-1990
Notes:
A leading alto saxophonist and arranger of the swing period. Born in Charleston, S.C.; performed with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (1929-1942) and Harry James Orchestra (1944-1964). He also performed briefly with Duke Ellington, 1951-1953.
Summary:
Correspondence, event programs, photographs, and music manuscripts documenting Smith's career as a jazz musician and arranger.
Cite as:
Willie Smith Collection, 1945-1958, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Jazz
Jazz musicians
Music
Local number:
1990.3029 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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