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Bobby Short Papers, 1908-2006

view Bobby Short Papers, 1908-2006 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Short, Bobby
Creator:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Putney, Charles
Scavullo
Hildegarde 1906-2005
Mercer, Mabel 1900-1984
Carlyle Hotel New York, New York
Photographer:
Bull, Clarence Sinclair 1896-1979
Horst, Horst P (Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann) 1906-1999
Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964
Author:
Minnelli, Liza
Subject:
Calloway, Cab 1907-
Carter, Jimmy 1924-
Channing, Carol
Ertegun, Ahmet
Ford, Gerald R. 1913-2006
Hampton, Lionel
Martin, Mary 1913-
Poitier, Sidney
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998
Washington, Fredi (Fredericka Carolyn)
Physical description:
13.6 cu. ft. : 35 boxes
Type:
Business records
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Concert programs
Contracts
Music
Passports
Photographs
Posters
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1908
1908-2005
1908-2006
20th century
Notes:
Pianist, singer, and musical entertainer.
Summary:
This collection consists of personal materials reltaing to Short's childhood, family and friends, as well as business materials relating to his career as a performer, and includes correspondence, including letters from entertainers such as Liza Minelli, Charles Putney, and Hildegarde; photographs; contracts, including contracts with the Carlyle Hotel, and other business papers, including some relating to a concert with Mabel Mercer; publicity materials; concert programs; musical materials including sheet music, lyrics, and recordings; research and writings, including a partial script for a play; awards and honors; and art works owned by Short.
Photographs: Include works by Carl Van Vechten, Horst, Hurrell, and Scavullo, and portraits by Clarence Sinclair Bull. Subjects include Fredi Washington, Frank Sinatra, Claudette Colbert, Ahmet Ertegun, Carol Channing, Mary Martin, Sidney Poitier, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Pres. and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, Pres. and Mrs. Gerald Ford, many others.
Cite as:
Bobby Short Papers, 1908-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American entertainers
Celebrities
Entertainment
Musicians
Music
Nightclubs
Popular music
Vaudeville
Pianists
Local number:
2006.3048 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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