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Sidewall

Medium:
Machine-printed
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Made in:
USA
Date:
1948–56
Credit Line:
Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
Accession Number:
1991-89-251
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Wallcoverings Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-89-251

Dizzy Gillespie at the bandstand, Newport Jazz Festival, RI

Artist:
Lisette Model, 1 Nov 1901 - 30 Mar 1983  Search this
Sitter:
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 34.7 × 26.5 cm (13 11/16 × 10 7/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Rhode Island\Newport\Rhode Island\Newport
Date:
1954
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Human Figures\Musician  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Male  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Grant Fund for Photography
Object number:
NPG.2013.60
Restrictions & Rights:
© Lisette Model Foundation, courtesy howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2013.60

Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn

Artist:
William Paul Gottlieb, 28 Jan 1917 - 23 Apr 2006  Search this
Sitter:
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn, 1915 - 1967  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 33.2 x 26.7 cm (13 1/16 x 10 1/2")
Sheet: 35.3 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1945 (printed 1979)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Music\Sheet music  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn: Male  Search this
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Arranger  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.87
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.87

[To Laurence C. Jones] [typescript letter]

Author:
Jung, J. Porter  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.3".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Typescripts
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Minnesota
Winona (Minn.)
Scope and Contents:
Cover Letter to AC1218-0000013 (Testimony on International Sweethearts of Rhythm from Interstate Orchestra Exchange in Winona, Minnesota); written on February 1, 1940 from L. Porter Jung, manager of Interstate Orchestra Exchange.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000014.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts -- 1940-1950
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref649

[Article from Chicago Defender] [clipping]

Publisher:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, mounted on scrapbook page., 11.3" x 9.7".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Scope and Contents:
Clipping from Chicago Defender, Feb. 3, 1940 and again in Feb. 10, 1940 Photo title: "Sweetheart Saxophonists". Caption: "Here are the Snyder sisters, Lucy and Ernestine, who are sensations in the International Sweethearts of Rhtyhm orchestra, now on a nation-wide tour." Photographer Stamp: Teal photo. Page originally in scrapbook (back side of AC1218-0000018).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000019.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Saxophone  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref654

[Newspaper clippings (3) from Chicago Defender.]

Photographer:
Teal Studio (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Names:
Rothchild, Bernice  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Florida -- 1930-1940 -- Photographs
Scope and Contents:
"Plays Bass" March 23, 1940--photo of Bernice Rothchild playing bass. Photographer stamp: Teal photo. "'Sweethearts' Please Swing Fans in Fla." March 23, 1940. "Sweethearts of Rhythm Score On Annual Tour" Aug. 3, 1940. Page originally in scrapbook (verso of AC1218-0000023).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000024.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Bass violin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950 -- Photomechanical reproductions.
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Photographs -- 1930-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref659

Swinging Rays of Rhythm [single scrapbook page with newspaper clippings on both sides]

Author:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Creator:
Oklahoma Eagle (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.8".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Advertisements
Scope and Contents:
Obverse: Newspaper clippings, undated, advertisements for The Swinging Rays of Rhythm performance at Moana Ballroom.
Verso: Newspaper clippings (2l) about The Swinging Rays of Rhythm. "All Girl Dance Band To Play Dance at the Moana Ballroom", Oklahoma Eagle, August 30, 1941. "Part of Famous Band" Chicago Defender, Sept. 20, 1941 (photo of Sammy Lee, Myrtle and Estelle, with caption).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000032.tif (AC Scan No.)

AC1218-0000033.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Occupation:
African American musicians  Search this
Topic:
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Advertisements -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref665

Sweethearts [sic] Band Scores, [clipping]

Publisher:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, mounted on scraobook page., 11.6" x 9.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Date:
March 29, 1941
Scope and Contents:
Page originally in scrapbook (backside of AC1218-0000034).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000035.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref667

[Scrapbook page with clippings.]

Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Names:
Cortez, Alma  Search this
Lee (Wong), Willie Mae  Search this
Saine, Helen  Search this
Zorina, Senorita  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.5" x 11.3".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Scope and Contents:
Recto: Newspaper clipping from Pittsburgh Courier, December 21, 1940: "They've a Fan in Every Port...These Sweethearts of Rhythm". Girls pictured, L to R: Alma Cortez, Helen Saine, Irene and Ione (twins), Willie Le Wong (also Willie Mae Wong) and Senorita Zorina.
Verso: Four newspaper clippings from Chicago Defender: "'Sweetheart'" picturing Willie Lee Wong (aka Willie Mae Wong), December 21, 1940, "The 'Sweethearts of Rhythm' After Record," December 28 (21?), 1940, "The Sweethearts of Rhythm In Triumphs," December 28, 1940, "'Sweethearts': The All-Girls Band Set For New Laurels During 1941 Season," January 25, 1941.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000036.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC1218-0000037.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref668
Additional Online Media:

Piney Woods Co-Eds Win Praise as "Sweethearts of Rhythm' of the South" [clipping]

Publisher:
Pittsburgh Courier (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.3" x 9.8".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Date:
[undated, probably ca. 1940]
Scope and Contents:
Side 1: Page originally in scrapbook (other side: AC1218-0000040).
Verso: Newspaper clipping, printed before their music was heard on KGFJ's "Gold Hour", with photo of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and a caption describing their diversity: "a Chinese saxophone player, a Hawaiian trumpet player..." , undated.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000039.tif (AC Scan No. side 1.)

AC1218-0000040.tif (AC Scan No., verso)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref670
Additional Online Media:

International Sweethearts Making Sensational Hit On Midwest Tour. [Newspaper clipping]

Author:
Thompson, John  Search this
Creator:
Atlanta Daily World (newspaper)  Search this
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Names:
Bronze Play Girls (musical group  Search this
Audley, Virginia  Search this
Bailey, Bernice  Search this
Blueitt, Estella  Search this
Carter, Lillian R.  Search this
Dunn, Thelma  Search this
Jones, Helen  Search this
Moore, Elenor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 14.8" x 11.7" (12" x 10 on other side?).)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Scope and Contents:
Side 1: "Piney Woods Band Turns 'Em Away," Atlanta Daily World, by John Thompson. "''Bronze Play Girls" [another all-female band] Here Monday For Benefit Dance,'" Friday, November 21, 1941 (newspaper heading not shown). Clippings mounted on scrapbook page.
Verso: "Famed All-Girls' Band Visits in Chicago," clipping from Chicago Defender, Saturday, November 22, 1941. Photo depicts: Virginia Audley, Bernice Bailey, Elenor Moore, Thelma Dunn (standing L to R) and Helen Jones--misprint? (actual name written in pencil), Estella Blueitt, Lillian Carter (seated left to right).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000041.tif (AC Scan No., side 1)

AC1218-0000042.tif (AC Scan No., side 2)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Reproductions
Newspaper clippings
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref671
Additional Online Media:

[Four newspaper clippings on scrapbook page.]

Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.4" (?) x 10".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Newspaper clippings
Clippings
Scope and Contents:
"Here's How The Bands Finished Popularity Race," Chicago Defender, December 7, 1940 (Sweethearts ranked 11 with 60,700 votes) . "'Sweethearts': That Is What Bookies Call Famous 'Sweethearts of Rhythm,'" Chicago Defender, December 12, 1940. "'Sweethearts': It's Those 'Sweethearts of Rhythm' An All-Girl Band Again," Chicago Defender, Jan. 11, 1941, by Marian Robinson "To Our 'Sweetheart' Fans from Coast to Coast," Pittsburgh Courier, January 4, 1941--Sweethearts wishing a Happy New Year, with booking information on bottom of clip. Page originally in scrapbook (attached to other pages, which do not open successfully).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000043.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref672

[Five newspaper clippings on scrapbook page.]

Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Names:
Braddy, Pauline  Search this
Sims, J.B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.3" x 9.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Scope and Contents:
"'Round the Blocks' with J. B. Sims," The Weekly Review, Birmingham, Alabama--about Piney Woods in general and mentions Sweethearts. "Sweethearts of Rhythm Score Hit in Florida," Chicago Defender, January 18, 1941. "Drummer Gal," Pittsburgh Courier, January 25, 1941, showing photo of Pauline Braddy. "Route of the Sweethearts of Rhythm," Pittsburgh Courier, February 8, 1941--tour schedule. "'Sweethearts of Rhythm' Pause After Long Trip," Chicago Defender, March 3, 1941 (took a break after "the death of one of their members, Mrs. Lucy Adams") . Page originally in scrapbook (other side: AC1218-0000045).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000044.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref673

[Newspaper clippings on scrapbook page.]

Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.6" x 9.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Scope and Contents:
Clippings mounted on scrapbook page. "Sweethearts of Rhythm to Play for Florida's Sugar Cane Ball," Pittsburgh Courier, January 25, 1941. "The 'Sweethearts of Rhythm' Take Florida," Chicago Defender, February 8, 1941. "The Sensation of Swing's Main Stem," The Chicago Defender, February 8, 1941; photo included of the Sweethearts sitting on the floor. Page originally from scrapbook (other side: AC1218-0000044).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000045.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Women and Jazz: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, 1937-1949", from March 25, 2011 through May 31, 2011. Craig Orr, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref674

Thurs. / Sept. 19th / SOUTHERN CLUB / EMPORIA, VA. / Amusement Enterprises Presents / America's Greatest Female Band / The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. [black and white poster with three images, halftone reproductions of photographs]

Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Photographer:
Teal Studio (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Rice, Johnnie Mae  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper,., 11.7" x 10.1".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Photographs
Halftones
Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents:
Recto: Undated. Related Versions: AC1218-0000023, AC1218-0000027, AC1218-0000030, AC1218-0000031. Mounted on scrapbook page.
Verso: Two Newspaper clippings from The Louisville Defender, June 22, 1940. "Sweethearts of Rhythm" and "'Sweetheart' Swing Pianist"---photo of Miss Johnnie Mae Rice (publicity photo in folder 2). Photographer stamp: Teal photo.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000046.tif (AC Scan No.: recto)

AC1218-0000047.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Women and Jazz: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, 1937-1949", from March 25, 2011 through May 31, 2011. Craig Orr, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
African American musicians  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Reproductions
Halftones
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref675
Additional Online Media:

[Program for Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10-3/4" x 17".)
Container:
Box 54
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Concert programs
Date:
[1949.]
Scope and Contents:
Program notes are surrounded by a montage of performance photographs.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000055.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Reproductions
Concert programs
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2799

Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection

Collector:
Kovan, Florice Whyte  Search this
Author:
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Packages
Diaries
Place:
Racine (Wis.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Scope and Contents:
Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and leisure activities while on the road, including swimming, horseback riding, etc. Packaged hotel soap bars collected by Betty Hansen during the bands' touring documents their itinerary, as do picture postcards written by Alice Smaus Jacoby.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Unmounted snapshots

Series 2: Scrapbooks

Series 3: Alice Smaus Jacoby's postcards

Series 4: Packaged soap samples

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

Series 6: Framed Portrait Photoprints

Series 7: Oversized Photoprints

The scrapbook pages are arranged in original order, apparently partly chronological, but series 1 snapshots are in topical order.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded 1942 in Racine, Wis., by Virgil Whyte, his "all-girl" band was composed of young Racine women. Whyte was instructor, manager, and the initial leader on drums; later his sister Alice took over as drummer. After initial success in Racine and elsewhere in Wisconsin, the band began to accept engagements in other parts of the country, eventually touring the U.S. The band's success drew other acts and performers, including Jill Fontaine and the Wilford Mae Trio, Sam Hearn (known as "Schlepperman"), the Woodson Sisters, and Paul La Verre and Bro. They did U.S.O. tours, entertaining servicemen.

The principal donor, a free-lance researcher and writer, is the daughter of Virgil Whyte.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Florice Kovan, 1993.
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:
Travel photography -- 1940-1950 -- U.S.  Search this
Barracks -- 1940-1950  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Horseback riding -- 1940-1950  Search this
Tap dancers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Comedians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Band music -- 1940-1950  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Musicians  Search this
Horses -- 1940-1950  Search this
Women musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
Beaches -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming pools -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz -- 1940-1950  Search this
Portraits -- Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap -- Packaged
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Packages
Diaries
Citation:
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0503
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Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0503
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Billie Holiday -- NYC [photoprint, black-and-white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Holliday singing into microphone with smoke swirling around her. Title below image, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044503.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Smoke  Search this
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref81

Sarah Vaughan -- NYC [photoprint, black-and-white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Vaughan sitting on bench, singing from sheet music. Title below image, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044505.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref98

[Dinah Washington singing into microphone] [photoprint, black-and-white

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 9, Folder 1
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[1950?]
Scope and Contents:
Title below image at left, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044506.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Women in jazz  Search this
Microphones  Search this
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref99
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