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Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center  Search this
Producer:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Dept. of Public Programs  Search this
America's Jazz Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Funder:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Interviewee:
Adams, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Aguabella, Francisco, 1925-  Search this
Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 1929-  Search this
Alvarado, Alfredo  Search this
Anderson, Chris, 1926-  Search this
Armenteros, Chocolate, 1928-  Search this
Armstrong, Howard, 1909-  Search this
Ashby, Harold  Search this
Atkins, Clarence, 1921-  Search this
Avakian, George, 1919-  Search this
Baker, David, 1931-  Search this
Bank, Danny, 1922-  Search this
Barker, Danny, 1909-  Search this
Barker, Louise, 1913-  Search this
Barron, Kenny  Search this
Bass, Fontella  Search this
Bates, Peg Leg, 1907-  Search this
Bauza, Mario, 1911-  Search this
Belli, Remo  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Benson, George, 1943-  Search this
Berger, Ed  Search this
Bert, Eddie, 1922-  Search this
Betts, Keter, 1928-  Search this
Bey, Chief (James), 1913-  Search this
Bishop, Walter, 1927-  Search this
Brooks, Cecil  Search this
Brown, Oscar, Jr., 1926-  Search this
Brown, Velzoe, 1910-  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Bryant, Ardie, 1929-  Search this
Bryant, Clora  Search this
Bryant, Ray, 1931-  Search this
Bufalino, Brenda, 1937-  Search this
Bunnett, Jane  Search this
Burns, Ralph, 1922-  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Butts, Jimmy, 1917-  Search this
Byrd, Charlie, 1925-  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Carbonell, Luis  Search this
Carrington, Terri Lyne  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-1997  Search this
Carter, Ron, 1937-  Search this
Casey, Al, 1915-  Search this
Cheatham, Doc, 1905-1997  Search this
Cheatham, Jeannie, 1917-  Search this
Cheatham, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Claxton, William  Search this
Cobb, Jimmy, 1929-  Search this
Cohen, Martin, 1939-  Search this
Collins, John, 1913-  Search this
Columbus, Chris, 1902-  Search this
Conover, Willis, 1920-  Search this
Costello, Diosa  Search this
Cruz, Alfredo  Search this
Cruz, Celia, 1920-  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-  Search this
DeJohnette, Jack  Search this
Dejan, Harold, 1909-  Search this
Del Puerto, Carlos, 1951-  Search this
Di Novi, Gene, 1928-  Search this
Diaz Ayala, Cristobal  Search this
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Dudley, Bessie, 1902-  Search this
Edison, Harry, 1915-  Search this
Egũes, Richard, 1923-2006  Search this
Farmer, Art, 1928-  Search this
Favors, Malachi  Search this
Fernandez, Rosita, 1918-2006  Search this
Fernandez, Ruth  Search this
Finegan, Bill, 1917-  Search this
Flynn, Frank (Marimba player)  Search this
Foster, Frank, 1928-  Search this
Fournier, Vernel, 1928-  Search this
Freeman, Von, 1922-  Search this
Fuller, Curtis, 1934-  Search this
Fuller, Gil, 1920-  Search this
Gensel, John  Search this
Gilbert, Peggy  Search this
Golson, Benny  Search this
Gonzalez, Celina  Search this
Goodson, Sadie, 1904-  Search this
Green, Urbie  Search this
Guerrero, Felix, 1916-2001  Search this
Guines, Tata  Search this
Hamilton, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Hampton, Slide  Search this
Harris, Joe  Search this
Harrison, Nelson  Search this
Haynes, Roy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Jimmy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Hemphill, Julius, 1938-  Search this
Henderson, Bill, 1930-  Search this
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-  Search this
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Hill, Roger, 1928-  Search this
Hinton, Milt, 1910-  Search this
Holman, Bill, 1927-  Search this
Horn, Shirley, 1934-  Search this
Humphries, Roger  Search this
Hutcherson, Bobby  Search this
Jarvis, Jane, 1915-  Search this
Jimenez, Flaco  Search this
Johnson, J.J., 1924-  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Jones, Hank, 1918-2010  Search this
Jones, Jonah  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Jordan, Kidd, 1935-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Keepnews, Orrin, 1923-  Search this
Kimball, Narvin, 1909-  Search this
Klein, Manny, 1908-  Search this
Konitz, Lee  Search this
Lateef, Yusef, 1920-  Search this
Laws, Hubert  Search this
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-  Search this
LeRoy Neiman  Search this
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Levy, John, 1912-2012  Search this
Lewis, Edna, 1907-  Search this
Lewis, Ramsey  Search this
Liebman, Dave  Search this
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -  Search this
Liston, Melba  Search this
Livelli, VIncent  Search this
Longoria, Valerio, 1924-200  Search this
Lopez, Israel, 1918-  Search this
Lucie, Lawrence, 1907-  Search this
Lutcher, Nellie, 1912-  Search this
Lynton, Charles, 1904-  Search this
Mandel, Johnny  Search this
Manning, Frank, 1914-  Search this
Marsalis, Delfeayo  Search this
Marsalis, Ellis  Search this
Marsalis, Jason  Search this
McGettigan, Betty  Search this
McIntosh, Tom, 1927-  Search this
McKibbon, Al, 1919-  Search this
McKusick, Hal, 1924-  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
Mendoza, Lydia  Search this
Miller, Eric  Search this
Miller, Norma, 1919-  Search this
Mondello, Toots, 1911-  Search this
Moody, James, 1925-  Search this
Morgenstern, Dan  Search this
Murray, Albert, 1916-  Search this
Myers, Amina  Search this
Nicholas, Fayard, 1918-  Search this
Nicholas, Harold, 1924-  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
O'Brien, Peter F.  Search this
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Owens, Jimmy, 1943-  Search this
Palmier, Remo, 1923-  Search this
Peraza, Armando, 1924-  Search this
Perez, Graciela  Search this
Peterson, Oscar, 1925-  Search this
Puente, Tito  Search this
Pullen, Don, 1941-  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Ray, Carline, 1925-  Search this
Reed, Leonard, 1907-  Search this
Richards, Red, 1912-  Search this
Rivers, Sam  Search this
Robinson, Charles  Search this
Robinson, Les, 1912-  Search this
Rogers, Shorty, 1924-  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Ross, Annie, 1930-  Search this
Royal, Marshall, 1912-  Search this
Rugolo, Pete, 1915-  Search this
Russell, George, 1923-2009  Search this
Rutherford, Rudy  Search this
Sager, Jane, 1914-  Search this
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-  Search this
Scott, Jimmy  Search this
Settle, Cucell, 1914-  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Slyde, Jimmy, 1927-  Search this
Smith, Hale G.  Search this
Smith, Johnny  Search this
Stoll, Jerry, 1923-  Search this
Taylor, Arthur, 1929-  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Teagarden, Norma, 1911-  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Thielemans, Toots  Search this
Tinney, Al, 1921-  Search this
Toro, Yomo  Search this
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008  Search this
Tyner, McCoy  Search this
Valdes, Bebo, 1918-  Search this
Valdez, Carlos, 1926-  Search this
Valdez, Chucho, 1941-  Search this
Valentin, Val, 1920-  Search this
Valeria, Chuy  Search this
Van Gelder, Rudy  Search this
Van Lake, Turk, 1918-  Search this
Viola, Al, 1919-  Search this
Walton, Cedar, 1934-  Search this
Wein, George  Search this
Wess, Frank, 1922-  Search this
Weston, Randy, 1926-  Search this
White, Andrew, 1942-  Search this
Wilder, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Willcox, Spiegle, 1902-  Search this
Williams, Claude, 1908-  Search this
Williams, John, 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Gerald, 1918-  Search this
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-  Search this
Wofford, Mike  Search this
Woods, Phil  Search this
Ybarra, Eva  Search this
Yoshida, George, 1922-  Search this
Young, Al (Saxophinist)  Search this
Young, Lee, 1917-  Search this
Young, Webster, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Lida  Search this
Bluiett, Hamiett  Search this
Brower, William  Search this
Brown, Anthony  Search this
Burstein, Julie  Search this
Carner, Gary  Search this
Cole, Tom  Search this
Coleman, Steve  Search this
Corporan, Hector  Search this
Crease, Bob  Search this
Dantzler, Russ  Search this
Elie, Lolis  Search this
Fernandez, Raul  Search this
Fochios, Steve  Search this
Frank, Rusty  Search this
Geremia, Paul, 1944-  Search this
Haddix, Chuck  Search this
Harris, Barry  Search this
Holley, Eugene  Search this
Jackson, Reuben  Search this
Jenkins, Willard  Search this
Kimery, Kennith  Search this
Kirchner, Bill  Search this
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Lopez, Rene  Search this
McDaniel, Ted  Search this
McDonough, John  Search this
Murphy, Molly  Search this
Newton, James  Search this
O'Meally, Bob  Search this
Ouelette, Dan  Search this
Pelote, Vincent  Search this
Placksin, Sally  Search this
Porter, Lewis  Search this
Pullman, Peter  Search this
Ritz, David  Search this
Rodrique, Jessie  Search this
Schoenberg, Loren  Search this
Schwartz, Scott  Search this
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Sneed, Ann  Search this
Stitt, Katea  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tucker, Sherrie  Search this
Watson, Matt  Search this
White, Michael  Search this
Whitfield, Weslia  Search this
Willard, Patricia  Search this
Williams, James  Search this
Wong, Herb  Search this
Yamazaki, Paul  Search this
Zimmerman, James  Search this
Extent:
39 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history
Audiotapes
Interviews
Date:
1992-2012
Scope and Contents:
Audiotapes, CDs and digital files: an ongoing project to interview and preserve the memories of people important in the jazz world, including jazz musicians, singers, dancers, producers, arrangers, and others. A list of interviewees and interviewers follows.

The following is a list of the individuals who conducted the interviews.

1. Brown, Anthony

2. Baker, Lida

3. Burstein, Julie

Interviewer

2. Bluiett, Hamiet
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, DAT and CD Original Interview Recordings, 1992-2012

Series 2, Cassette Reference and Master Interview Tapes, 1992-2012

Series 3, Audio CD Reference Copies, 2000-2012

Series 4, Video/CD, 1994-2012

Series 5, Transcripts and Abstracts, 1992-2014

Series 6, Supplemental Documentation, 1992-2012
Biographical / Historical:
The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a project of "America's Jazz Heritage, A Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution" initiative was created in 1992. More than 150 in-depth oral history interviews were conducted from 1992 through 2002. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History in 2000. Now part of the National Museum of American History's American Music History Initiatives, the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program continues to conduct interviews as funding is available.

The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program was established to document significant jazz musicians, performers, producers, and business associates in their own words and voices. Program staff contacted and worked with potential interviewees to arrange for interviews. Each interview was conducted by a jazz authority and was recorded on digital audiotape by a professional audio engineer. The interviews averaged 6 hours in length and covered a wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music, generally, and jazz specifically, as well as experiences in the jazz music world, including relationships to musicians. The original DAT interview tapes were then dubbed to audiocassettes and CD to create protection and access copies. More recent interviews have been recorded using fully digital technology and the interviews are preserved and made availbel as digital files.

A number of the interviews were conducted as part of the Ella Fitzgerald Oral History Project of the Jazz Oral History Program. Funded by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, these interviews focus on the life and work of Ella Fitzgerald. The National Endowments for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program continues to support new interviews with NEA Jazz Masters.

For more information about jazz concerts, education, collections, Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Jazz Master orchestra, visit Smithsonian Jazz.
Provenance:
The interviews were made for the Smithsonian Institution under the auspices of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program supported by America's Jazz Heritage, funded by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program. Additional interviews were conducted with support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use reference copies.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Release forms exist for most interviews.
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Citation:
[Interviewee name] Interview, Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, 1992-2014, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0808
See more items in:
Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0808
Additional Online Media:

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series

Creator:
Young, Martha  Search this
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-  Search this
Teagarden, Norma, 1911-  Search this
Rushen, Patrice  Search this
Purim, Flora, 1942-  Search this
Parker, Chan  Search this
McRae, Carmen, 1922-  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -  Search this
Maria, Tania, 1948-  Search this
Kral, Roy, 1921  Search this
Lieb, Sandra  Search this
Keane, Helen  Search this
KJAZ radio station (San Francisco, California)  Search this
Jones, Etta, 1928-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Humes, Helen, 1913-1981  Search this
Donald, Barbara, 1942-  Search this
Escovedo, Sheila  Search this
Dearie, Blossom, 1926-  Search this
Dodgion, Dottie, 1925-  Search this
Carter, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Coltrane, Alice, 1937-  Search this
Brackeen, Joanne, 1938-  Search this
Bloom, Jane Ira  Search this
Carroll, Barbara, 1925-  Search this
Cain, Jackie, 1928-  Search this
Anderson, Ernestine, 1928-  Search this
Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 1929-  Search this
Donor:
Wells, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Oral history
Audiotapes
Date:
1981-1982.
Scope and Contents:
Thirty-four tapes of radio shows Wells did on radio station KJAZ in San Francisco on the subject of women in jazz. Some of the sessions featured interviews, while others featured recorded music. The performers and interviewees are listed below.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Film director and producer, Wells was once a disc jockey on radio station KJAZ in San Francisco.
Provenance:
Donated by Audrey Wells to the Archives Center in 2005.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio programs, Musical  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series, 1981-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0899
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0899

Productions, 1991-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Subject:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Date:
1991
1991-2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-062
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251632

Productions, 1988-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Subject:
Bruno, Jimmy  Search this
Farmer, Art  Search this
Norvo, Red 1908-1999  Search this
Wilber, Bob  Search this
Williams, Joe 1918-  Search this
Hunter, Alberta  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Videotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1988
1988-2000
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Music--Performance  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-216
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259120

Productions, 1994-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Subject:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Public Radio International  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Date:
1994
1994-2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-181
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_260922

Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program

Donor:
Morton, Azariah  Search this
Author:
Mount Zion Baptist Church (Newark (N.J.))  Search this
Names:
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Date:
1990
Summary:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan that took place at the Mount Zion Baptist Church located in Newark, New Jersey. A brief biography of Vaughan's music career, photograph, and the order of the funeral service are included in the memorial program.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of a single item.
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah [Sassy] Vaughan, a leading female jazz vocalist between the 1940s and 1980s, was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1924 and died on April 3, 1990. In 1942 she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and by 1943 was working as a singer and second pianist for Earl Hines band. During her long career Sarah Vaughan performed with such leaders in the field of American jazz like Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Azariah Morton,1991 May 21.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
African American singers  Search this
Singers  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- 1990-2000  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Memorial service -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Citation:
Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program, 1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0384
See more items in:
Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0384
Additional Online Media:

Alan Strauber Photoprints

Photographer:
Strauber, Alan  Search this
Names:
Brown, Jerry, 1942-  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Diddley, Bo, 1928-2008  Search this
Duke, David  Search this
Franklin, Aretha  Search this
Winfield, Dave  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Ellis Island (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
ca. 1990-1999.
Summary:
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.
Scope and Contents:
These prints are all on fiber-based paper, unmounted. The subjects include jazz, blues, and zydeco musicians, politicians, and baseball players in action. All prints copyright 1994 by Alan Strauber, except as otherwise noted, and signed and dated on verso. All are 8" x 10" except for the 11" x 14" prints in box 2.

The majority of the photographs depict musicians in concert, but additional subjects include professional baseball players, politicians like Jerry Brown, and built structures in the American South and at Ellis Island.
Subjects include Marie Laveau's tomb, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Michel Doucette, George Porter, Aretha Franklin, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Johnny Copland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "Snooks" Eaglin, Robert Ward, Bo Diddley, Don Byron, Cajun dancers, David Duke, Jerry Brown, Boozoo Chavis, Terrence Simien, Chubby Carrier, C. J. Chevier, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Kenny Burrell, Robben Ford, Kenny Neal, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, a Mardi Gras "Indian," Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and Robert "Junior" Lockwood; Ellis Island; and "Little Wimp's Barbecue House."
Arrangement:
1 series.

Arranged topically.
Biographical / Historical:
Alan Strauber is a photojournalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Gannett Suburban Newspapers, Downbeat Magazine, and AKC Gazette, among others. His work is in the collections of Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel), the Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale, Mississippi), and the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, N.Y.). Among his special photographic interests are the photography of jazz musicians, professional baseball, and politicians; examples are contained in this collection. His e-mail address is meandgi@sabbatai.com

He is also a poet and art critic. An article by Mr. Strauber, "Art entices eyes, ears at Whitney Museum" from the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, April 11, 2002, is posted on the World Wide Web at http://cityguide.pojonews.com/fe/DayTrips/stories/dt_whitney_museum.asp.

Mr. Strauber is mentioned in on a genealogical site listing his family background, posted in the "Phair Family Circle" at http://www.geocities.com/hmshultz/phair.html.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Alan Strauber, 1994, December 21.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Alan Staruber retains copyright. At the time of donation, the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History obtained standard museum rights from the photographer to exhibit these photographs, lend them to other qualified museums, and publish them in its own publication program. These rights do not entitle the Archives Center to provide reproduction permission to third parties, which must contact the photographer for further information.
Topic:
Baseball players -- 1990-2000  Search this
Baseball -- 1990-2000  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Zydeco musicians  Search this
Musicians, Cajun  Search this
Blues musicians  Search this
Jazz -- 1990-2000  Search this
Carnival -- 1990-2000 -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Alan Strauber Photoprints, 1990-1994, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0517
See more items in:
Alan Strauber Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0517

[Dorothy Donegon playing piano : black and white photoprint.]

Photographer:
Kliman, Jeffrey, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Kliman, Jeffrey, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3" x 4".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1996
Scope and Contents:
Dorothy Donegon performing onstage at the "Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival," Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Arrangement:
In Box 4, Folder 1.
Local Numbers:
03062801.tif (AC Scan No.)
General:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with cotton gloves.
Collection Rights:
Jeffrey Kliman retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Women in jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1990-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Jeffrey Kliman Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jeffrey Kliman Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0628-ref583

Jeffrey Kliman Photographs

Creator:
Kliman, Jeffrey, 1942-  Search this
Names:
District Curators Jazz Arts Festival.  Search this
District Curators.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Contact prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000
Date:
1993 - 2001
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals held in Washington, D.C. between 1993 and 1998 and the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Series, 1996-2000. The subjects of the District Curators Festivals include the Steve and Iqua Colson Sextet, Sonny Sharrock Band, Don Bryon Quartet, David Sanchez, David Murray, Danilo Perez Trio, Reggie Workman, Andrew White, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hargrove, Sonny Sumter, and the Roy Haynes Quartet. Subjects of the Kennedy Center's Series include Jerri Allen, Dorothy Donogan, Dottie Dodgion, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Ann Patterson and the all-women band "Maiden Voyage," Roberta Piket, Vanessa Reuben, Jamie Baum, Chris Connor, Claire Dale, Sherrie Maricle and "Diva," and Marian McPartland.

The collection is organized into four series: Series One, District Curators Jazz Arts Festival Contact Sheets (1993-1998); Series Two, District Curators Jazz Arts Festival Prints (1993-1998), and Series Three, Kennedy Center's Women in Jazz Series (1996-2000).

Series 1, Contact Sheets (1993-1998), is comprised of seventy-one 11x14-inch black-and-white contact sheets of 10 photo shoots of the District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals, 1993-1998. The contact sheets provide an overall context for the shoots. Each contact sheet has been numbered by the photographer, indicating its place among the contact sheets for the shoot, e.g., 1/7, 2/7, etc. The contact sheets are arranged chronologically by event date. N.B.: The photographer has numbered the contact sheets for the "Jazz Arts, July 1997" shoot 1/17 through 16/17. The contact sheets for the "Trane was Spiritual, September 1997" shoot are numbered 1/8 through 7/8.

Series 2, Prints (1993-1998, n.d.), is comprised of fifty-one 5x7-inch black-and-white images printed on 8x10-inch paper. The prints in Series Two are largely of frames from the contact sheets in Series One. A small number of prints in this series are not taken from the contact sheets and are undated. Each print in the series has been numbered by the photographer. For each print, the container list gives the photographer's number in brackets as well as the contact sheet from which the image is taken. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series 3, Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Series Contact Sheets (1996-2000), contain fifty-six 8x10-inch black-and-white contact sheets of photo shoots of the Women in Jazz series. The photographs focus on female performers both on and off stage. All contact sheets are arranged chronologically by year.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into four series.

Series 1:District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals Contact Sheets, 1993-1998

Series 2: District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals Prints, 1993-1998

Series 3: Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams "Women in Jazz" Contact Sheets, 1996-2000

Series 4: Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams "Women in Jazz" Exhibition Prints, 1994-2001

Series 5: Kennedy Center Jazz Programming, 1996-2000
Biographical / Historical:
Jeffrey Kliman was born in Everett, Massachusetts, March 5, 1942, son of Harry Kliman, one half of the Herschel & Lewis tap-dancing, roller skating team that worked on Broadway and the "Metro Circuit" between 1930 and 1937. Jeffrey Kliman's mother was Janette "Netty" Harris. Reared in middle-class Massachusetts, Jeffrey encountered an eclectic range of music that included opera -- his grandfather sang in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in the 1920s—the "race music" of Wolfman Jack, and the Symphony Syd Turin gospel radio show where he first heard the music of Dizzy Gillespie. In 1956 he took a job in the record department of Boston's Lechmere Department Store and listened to the music of Count Basie, Gerry Mulligan, Duke Ellington, and Stan Kenton.

Between 1959 and 1963 Kliman attended the University of Massachusetts as a pre-veterinary major. In 1960 he hosted a two-hour jazz radio show for WMUA, the university's radio station. Failing grades forced him to withdraw from the veterinary program. Eventually Kliman completed a degree as a film and TV major. He left for New York City in February, 1964, to begin a career in television advertising. In 1965 he borrowed a 35mm camera and began taking photographs of various musicians who played at the Fillmore. Kliman did free-lance work by night as a photographer for Rolling Stone, Family Circus, and Zigot while he continued to work by day as a producer for Dolphin Productions.

Kliman worked predominantly in advertising until 1986, when he relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, to start a new career as photographer of jazz musicians. "Anytime I saw jazz I would go and shoot -- Left Bank, DC Jazz Curators, street events." Currently he works as a free-lance photographer for Jazz Times and Down Beat. His primary interest is photographing up-and-coming jazz musicians performing in the Baltimore/Washington region.
Provenance:
The first portion of this collection was donated to the Archives Center by Jeffrey Kliman on December 22, 1997.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with cotton gloves.
Rights:
Jeffrey Kliman retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- American -- 1990-2000  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Jazz -- 1990-2000  Search this
Music festivals -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Jeffrey Kliman Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0628
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Jeffrey Kliman Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0628
Additional Online Media:

Jazz journal international

Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1977
2009
1977-2009
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_965385

Program Records, 1985-2000

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Bass, Howard  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Public Programs  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Cultural History  Search this
American Sampler (Program series)  Search this
Communities in Concert (Program series)  Search this
Music of New Mexico Festival (1993: Santa Fe, New Mexico)  Search this
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan)  Search this
Word of Mouth (Program series)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Music
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
North America
Latin America
Chiba-shi (Japan)
Date:
1985
1985-2000
Topic:
African American oral tradition  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Ballads, American  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Folk dancing  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Indian dance  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America--Social life and customs  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Music  Search this
Oral tradition  Search this
Performances  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-088
See more items in:
Program Records 1985-2004, 2012 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299070

Exhibition Records, 1985-2000

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Carr, Carolyn Kinder  Search this
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Van Der Zee, James 1886-1983  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Wharton, Edith 1862-1937  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Hallowell, Sara Tyson  Search this
Zorn, Anders  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
Washington Print Club  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Annie Liebovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorialist Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London 1839-1989 (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions on Time (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II: Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, London (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Image of the Presidency: Photographs by George Tames, 1944-1974 (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the National Portrait Gallery's F. H. Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Passionate Observer: Photography by Carl Van Vechten (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographic Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Points of View: Single Subject/Multiple Artists (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portrait Posters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (August 1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from the Archives of American Art (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
"The Family 1976": Richard Avedon's Photographs for Rolling Stone (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Twentieth Century Self-Protraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Working for Time: The Covers of Robert Vickrey (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1985
1985-2000
Topic:
Cemeteries  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Obituaries  Search this
Photography  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-092
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 2/28/1992 memorandum, Kirby to Bosier-Lyle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1975, 1983-2012 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250839

Dakar '92 [sound recording] : mbalax, jazz & rap

Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
Senegal
Dakar
Date:
1992
[1992?]
1991-2000
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Rap (Music)  Search this
Call number:
disc 138
disc 138
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447847

Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group

Creator:
Hodora, Morris  Search this
Duke Ellington Society  Search this
TDES, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Programs
Date:
1981-1993
Scope and Contents:
Eight conference programs, seventeen videotapes, and eighty-six cassette audio tapes documenting the proceedings of the International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, president and board member of the New York chapter of the Duke Ellington Society (TDES).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Morris Hodora, July 16, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 1980-1990
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Videotapes
Programs -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group Proceedings, 1981-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0385
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0385

Blues up and down : jazz in our time / Tom Piazza

Title:
Jazz in our time
Author:
Piazza, Tom 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 194 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
1999, c1997
1991-2000
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML3507 .P5 1999X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563287

Red Norvo Papers

Donor:
Corlin, Portia Norvo  Search this
Corlin, Portia Norvo  Search this
Creator:
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Awards
Biographies
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Interviews
Date:
1932-1998
Summary:
Correspondence, transcripts of interviews, photographs, a biography, a discography, an award, printed material and other miscellany documenting the life and career of Red Norvo.
Scope and Contents:
The Red Norvo Papers consist of correspondence, transcripts of interviews with Red Norvo, miscellaneous publications (catalogues, monographs, newsletters, pamphlets, programs), periodicals, articles and clippings, photographs, and several miscellaneous documents: various advertisements, a hotel receipt, liner notes, an award from Metronome, a biography prepared by Capitol Records, a Red Norvo discography, a concert engagement advertisement in the form of a postcard, a poster (Benny Goodman), and a Red Norvo concert tour itinerary.
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-1997; Series 2: Red Norvo Interview Transcripts, 1991-1993; Series 3: Miscellaneous Publications; Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents; Series 5: Periodicals, Series 6: Periodical Articles and News Clippings; Series 7: Photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Along with Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo stands as one of the most celebrated and influential figures in the history of Jazz vibraphone. Norvo was born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, Illinois on March 31, 1908. He began studying marimba at an early age and played in a rhumba band in 1925. After a brief stint as a tap dancer and conductor on the Vaudeville circuit, Norvo played xylophone with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. He later married the band's singer, Mildred Bailey, and together they were known as Mr. and Mrs. Swing. From the late 1930's through the early 1940's Norvo lead his own orchestra (with arrangements by Eddie Sauter) and his own sextet.

In 1944 Norvo switched permanently to vibraphone and joined the Benny Goodman Sextet. In 1945 the Red Norvo Selected Sextet (featuring Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie) recorded Hallelujah, Get Happy, Slam Slam Blues, and Congo Blues—an event that many critics regard as helping to commence the bebop era and the establishment of modern jazz. In 1946 Norvo played with Woody Herman's First Herd. But in Norvo's formative years it was the improvisational piano style of Teddy Wilson that most influenced his own style of play. In 1950 Norvo founded the Red Norvo Trio, which included Tal Farlow on guitar and Charles Mingus on bass. Norvo also performed and recorded with a quintet. He settled in Santa Monica, California and became a prolific recording musician with Capitol and other labels. Most of the essential singers of the period either performed or recorded with him: Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee to name a few. Norvo notably backed Sinatra on his Australian tour in 1959 and appeared with him in the 1960 film, Ocean's Eleven. In 1961 Norvo began to suffer hearing loss, a condition which worsened throughout the remainder of his life. In the 1970's he performed mainly in Las Vegas. He died April 6, 1999 in Santa Monica.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Benny Carter Collection (NMAH.AC.0757)

Milt Gabler Papers (NMAH.AC.0849)

Jazz Oral History Program Collection(NMAH.AC.0808)

William Russo Music and Personal Papers(NMAH.AC.0845) Jack Siefert/Woody Herman Collection(NMAH.AC.0659) Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection (NMAH.AC.0491)
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Portia Norvo Corlin on April 1, 2004.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Periodicals  Search this
Vibraphone  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Biographies
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Red Norvo Papers, 1932-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Portia Norvo Corlin.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0858
See more items in:
Red Norvo Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0858

Exhibition Records, 1983, 1992-2006

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery (Traveling exhibition) (2001-2005)  Search this
America's Presidents (Exhibition) (2006- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery (Traveling exhibition) (2002-2005)  Search this
Americans: Paintings and Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery (Exhibition) (2002-2003: London, England)  Search this
Celebrity Caricature in America (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gilbert Stuart (Traveling exhibition) (2004-2005)  Search this
One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs (Traveling exhibition) (2002-2004)  Search this
Portraits in Jazz: Thirty Musicians Who Made a Difference (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery (Traveling exhibition) (2000-2003)  Search this
Portraiture Now (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery (Traveling exhibition) (2003-2005)  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Date:
1983
1983-2006
1983, 1992-2006
Topic:
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-099
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1978-2006 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_270671

Exhibition Records, 1993-2000

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Andy Warhol's Flash - November 22, 1963 (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Drawings by Hugo Gellert (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ernest Hemingway: A Writer in His Time (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hans Namuth: Portraits (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Date:
1993
1993-2000
Topic:
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-105
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1978-2006 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_279685

Productions, 1996-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)  Search this
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)  Search this
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)  Search this
Physical description:
14.14 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (4.14 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Documentary films
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1996
1996-2001
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-211
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247077

Listen to the stories : Nat Hentoff on jazz and country music / Nat Hentoff

Author:
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 220 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
1995
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Country music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686517

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