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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs

Donor:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Names:
Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charley's Place (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1984-1990
Scope and Contents:
Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous written documents related to the photographers' work and association with jazz figures.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Textual Materials Series 2: Photographic negatives and contact sheets Series 3: Photographic Prints (8 x 10) Series 4: Photographic Prints (11 x 14) Series 5: Photographic Prints (16 x 20)
Biographical / Historical:
Married couple Chuck and Pat Bress worked as photographers, both individually and as a team. Also jazz aficionados, they photographed jazz musicians
Provenance:
Collection donated by Pat and Chuck Bress in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Pat and Chuck Bress retain copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Nightclubs  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-1990
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1219
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1219
Additional Online Media:

Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project

Interviewee:
Tizol, Juan  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Williams, Cootie  Search this
Bigard, Barney  Search this
Greer, Sonny  Search this
Hibbler, Al  Search this
Collector:
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Oral history
Audiotapes
Date:
1971-1984
Scope and Contents:
160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.

Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whaley, Cootie Williams, Marshal Royal, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Jones, Quentin Jackson, Barney Bigard, Charlie Barnet, Lawrence Brown, Red Callender, Al Hibbler, Irving Mills, Ray Nance, and Mercer Ellington.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dan Morgenstern, Institute of Jazz Studies, January 3, 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact Archives Center staff for information.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Oral history -- 1970-1990
Audiotapes -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project, 1971-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0327
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0327

Rutgers University Collection of Radio Interviews about Duke Ellington

Collector:
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Oral history
Audiotapes
Date:
1971-1986.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of twenty-five (25) 7-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes of nine (9) radio interviews documenting the career of Duke Ellington as composer and musician.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dan Morgenstern, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, November 7, 1992.
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:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
African American composers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 1970-1990
Oral history -- 1970-1990
Audiotapes -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Rutgers University Collection of Radio Interviews about Duke Ellington, 1971-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0328
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0328

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