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Ramsey Lewis Collection, 1950-2007

Donor:
Lewis, Ramsey
Creator:
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Subject:
Bennett, Tony 1926-
Cole, Nat King 1917-1965
Lewis, Jerry 1926-
Poitier, Sidney
Robinson, Jackie
Taylor, Billy
Wilson, Nancy 1937-
Wonder, Stevie
Physical description:
3.45 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Correspondence
Awards
Diplomas
Medals
Menus
Programs
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
1945-2007
1950-2007
20th century
1950-2000
2000-2010
Notes:
Born in 1935. Lewis is a jazz pianist and radio talk show host. He formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio with Isaac Holt and Eldee Young. He was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007.
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of Ramsey Lewis, Jr., pianist and later the host of a popular syndicated radio talk show. The papers include press clippings relating to Lewis's appearances, CD releases, photographs from his early life and career, correspondence, programs and menus from social and fund raising events, awards, honorary degrees and diplomas, and a medal. Many of the photographs feature other famous persons such as Sidney Poitier, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis, Jackie Robinson, Billy Taylor and Stevie Wonder.
Cite as:
Ramsey Lewis Collection, 1950-2007, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American entertainers
Jazz
Music
Musicians
Popular music
Pianists
African American musicians
Local number:
2008.3027 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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