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Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966

Vendor:
Cohasco, Inc
Creator:
Barron, Blue 1912-2005
Cugat, Xavier 1900-1990
Duchin, Eddy 1909-1951
Elman, Ziggy
Fields, Shep
Gabler, Milt
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David) 1909-1986
Heidt, Horace
James, Harry
Jurgens, Dick
Krupa, Gene 1909-1973
Kyser, Kay
Lombardo, Guy
McIntyre, Hal -1959
Mooney, Art
Morrow, Buddy
Stacy, Jess 1904-1995
Timbrell, Tiny 1917-1992
Wilson, Teddy 1912-1986
Glen Gray Band
Subject:
Anthony, Ray 1922-
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Barnet, Charlie
Beneke, Tex
Brown, Les 1912-2001
Brubeck, Dave
Calloway, Cab 1907-
Christy, June 1925-
Cole, Nat King 1917-1965
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Fitzgerald, Ella
Garner, Erroll
Getz, Stan 1927-1991
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993
Gray, Glen 1906-1963
Henderson, Fletcher 1897-1952
Herman, Woody 1913-1987
Jordan, Louis 1908-1975
Kaye, Sammy 1910-1987
Kenton, Stan
Laine, Frankie
Lee, Peggy
Lopez, Vincent 1894-1975
Lunceford, Jimmie
McKinley, Ray
MacRae, Gordon
Martin, Freddy 1906-1983
May, Billy
Mercer, Johnny 1909-1976
Miller, Glenn
Monroe, Vaughn 1911-1973
Mulligan, Gerry
Norvo, Red
Page, Patti
Rich, Buddy
Shaw, Artie 1910-2004
Shore, Dinah 1917-1994
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998
Spivak, Charlie
ValleĢe, Rudy 1901-1986
Vaughan, Sarah 1924-1990
Waring, Fred 1900-1984
Webb, Chick 1909-1939
Weems, Ted
Welk, Lawrence 1903-1992
Whiteman, Paul 1890-1967
Whiting, Margaret
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. : 1 box, 1 oversize folder
Type:
Contracts
Collection descriptions
Ephemera
Handbills
Magazines (periodicals)
Matchcovers
Menus
Motion picture stills
Photographs
Postcards
Posters
Programs
Publicity photographs
Sheet music
Signatures (names)
Tickets
Place:
United States
Date:
1927
1927-1966
20th century
Summary:
The collection consists of some 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades, including: The contents include concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record industry magazines; sheet music; an oversize RKO theatre owner's advertising book for the 1942 sensation "Syncopation," starring Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, et al; and miscellany such as matchbook covers and novelty promotional pieces. There are only a few letters in the collection, which contains materials representing both bands and band members, and individual artists. In many cases, there are only one or a few relevant items. Persons and acts represented include: Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, June Christy, Nat King Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Sammy Kaye, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, Vincent Lopez, Jimmy Lunceford, Gordon MacRae, Freddy Martin, Billy May, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Patti Page, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Spivak, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Fred Waring, Chick Webb, Ted Weems, Lawrence Welk, Paul Whiteman, Margaret Whiting, and Benny Goodman. In other cases, the collection contains an item or items (such as menus) that have been autographed. There are autographs or autographed items by the following: Gene Krupa, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Blue Barron, Eddie Duchin, Shep Fields, Ziggy Elman, Glen Gray Band, Milt Gabler, Horace Heidt, Dick Jurgens, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Hal McIntyre, Art Mooney, Buddy Morrow, Harry James, and "Tiny" Timbrell.
Cite as:
Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Big band music
Jazz
Jazz musicians
Music
Musicians
Popular music
Concerts
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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