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[Older Luther Davis.] [black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Donor:
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Names:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Collection Creator:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Older Luther Davis, undated. Photo damaged on his left earlobe.
Arrangement:
Box No.(Davis Business)
Local Numbers:
AC1148-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
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.
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Luther Davis Papers, 1916-2007, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Luther Davis Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1148-ref1095

[Norman J. Holter : black-and-white photoprint]

Names:
Holter, Norman J.  Search this
Collection Inventor:
Del Mar, Bruce  Search this
Collection Source:
Del Mar Avionics Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (19 cm x 24 cm. (8" x 10" paper?))
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
[undated.]
Scope and Contents:
Subject is seated at a piano. Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC1249-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventors -- 1950-2000  Search this
Piano  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1249-ref645

Dizzy Gillespie [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Donor:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Names:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Collection Donor:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8-7/8" 13-1/4" image on 11" x 14" paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1950-2000
Date:
[ca. 1984-1990]
Scope and Contents:
Gillespie playing trumpet.
Arrangement:
Box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1219-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors," November, 2011-Feb. 29, 2012. David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Trumpet  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1980-1990 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1884-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists.
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1219-ref519

Ernestine Anderson [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Donor:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Names:
Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charlie's Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Anderson, Ernestine, 1928-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Bress, Chuck  Search this
Bress, Pat  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (13-3/4" x 10-1/2" image on 14" x 11" paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1950-2000
Date:
[ca. 1984-1990]
Scope and Contents:
Anderson singing into microphone. Made in either Charlie's Place or Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
Arrangement:
Box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1219-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors," November 11, 2011-Feburary 29, 2012. David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Singers  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1980-1990 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1884-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists.
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1219-ref520

Mr. Lee's Guitar, Downtown D.C. [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Donor:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (11" x 14" sheet.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1950-2000
Date:
[ca. 1980-1985.]
Scope and Contents:
Closeup of guitarist's hands and guitar. The guitar is decorated with slogans and images.
Arrangement:
Box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1155-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors," November 11, 2011-Feb. 29, 2012. David Haberstich, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Photographer retains copyright; contact information on request.
Topic:
Slogans  Search this
Guitar -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1980-1990 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Fernando Sandoval Washington, D.C. Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
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Fernando Sandoval Washington, D.C. Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1155-ref562

The Opener [Curtis Fuller] [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Fuller, Curtis, 1934-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
June 16, 1957
1957
Scope and Contents:
Curtis Fuller at his June 16, 1957 session for "The Opener" at the Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey. Recording session with Mobley, Timmons, Chambers, Taylor. Fuller plays trombone and smoke curls above his head. This photograph became the album's cover image.
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Smoke  Search this
Trombone  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref541

Louis Armstrong [black-and-white photoprint]

Names:
Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised (Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005).  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Collection Creator:
Armstrong, Lucille  Search this
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Commodore Records.  Search this
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Gabler, Milt  Search this
Davis, Sammy, 1925-  Search this
Decca (recording company).  Search this
Granz, Norman  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Kaempfert, Bert, 1923-1980  Search this
Ives, Burl, 1909-  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
Mills Brothers.  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Kelly, Peck, 1898-  Search this
Williams, Cootie  Search this
United Hot Clubs of America.  Search this
Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (Silver gelatin on paper, 8-1/16" x 10")
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Publicity photograph for United Artists Corp. Front contains handwritten note and autograph; note: "From Louis Armstong, to [Milt Gabler?], Commodore Music Shop." Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC0849.0000004.tif (AC Scan, Front)
Exhibitions Note:
Shown in exhibition "Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised," Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Some materials restricted; but most are available for unrestricted research access on site by appointment.

Several items of personal correspondence contained private medical information about living individuals. The originals were removed and will remain sealed until 2030. Copies with the sensitive information redacted are available for research use in the collection.

Access to audio recordings for which no reference copy exists requires special arrangements with the audiovisual archivist. Please ask the reference archivist for additional information.
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:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publicity photographs
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Milt Gabler Papers, 1927-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Milt Gabler Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0849-ref2239

[George Wein (pianist) at La Grande Parade du Jazz] [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Myers, Stephanie  Search this
Donor:
Myers, Stephanie  Search this
Names:
Wein, George  Search this
Collection Donor:
Myers, Stephanie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1984
Local Numbers:
AC0887-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright by photographer. Contact photographer for reproduction permission and to purchase prints.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1980-1990 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0887-ref544

[Four men holding a bottle labeled Suntory Royal [whiskey.] [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Mitchell, Bill  Search this
Collector:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Donor:
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Undated photograph. On back: Bill Mitchell, Photography, E. 106 Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, N.J. 07652, 212-283-4113,201-664-1373.
Arrangement:
Box No.12 (Legal Sized Materials).
Local Numbers:
AC1148-0000010.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
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:
Alcoholic beverages  Search this
Whiskey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Luther Davis Papers, 1916-2007, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Luther Davis Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1148-ref1099

[Ash tray with cigarettes, cigarette holder, cigarette lighter, and hand : black-and-white photoprint,]

Collector:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1990  Search this
Creator:
Lowy Adv. Agency (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
Black-and-white photograph, apparently retouched. "Lowy Adv. Agency, 41, Park Row, New York" on verso.
Arrangement:
Box No. 5.
Local Numbers:
AC1157-0000010.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
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:
Smoking -- 1940-1990  Search this
Cigarettes -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Solomon Adler Papers, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Solomon Adler Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1157-ref715

Frank Sinatra -- NYC [in a New York City recording studio] [black-and-white photoprint,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1956
Scope and Contents:
Title under image, left; signed under image, right.
Local Numbers:
AC0445-0000006.tif (AC Scan)

00044504.tif (AC Scan, duplicate)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 29.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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:
Studios (work spaces)  Search this
Singers  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
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-ref44
Additional Online Media:

Joe Henderson at the Blue Note offices, New York City in October 1963 [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Henderson, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
Henderson is shown smoking a cigarette, with curling smoke.
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Biographical / Historical:
This became the cover image for Henderson's album "Our Thing" (Blue Note).
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Smoking -- 1930-1980  Search this
Cigarettes -- 1950-2000  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref549

[Beatrice Coleman, President of Maidenform, Inc. with the head designer, Ray Pioli, ca.1970?] [black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Maidenform, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Maidenform, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Arrangement:
NMAH Archives Center, Maidenform Collection, 1922-1997, Box 70, Folder 11.
Local Numbers:
AC0585-0000003.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access onsite, by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

The donor has imposed restrictions on reproduction, broadcast or use of the collection for commercial purposes of any kind by third parties. Reproduction, broadcast or other use of the collection for commercial purposes of any kind by third parties is subject to prior written consent. These permissions will be required until July 2047. Please see the repository for further details.
Topic:
Brassieres -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Maidenform Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Maidenform Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0585-ref1403

Navroze Contractor Photographs

Creator:
Contractor, Navroze  Search this
Names:
Keystone Korner (San Francisco, Cal.).  Search this
Bang, Billy (musician)  Search this
Bridgewater, Cecil (musician)  Search this
Hill, Calvin (musician)  Search this
Jarrett, Keith (musician)  Search this
Knepper, Jimmy (musician)  Search this
Mangelsdorf, Albert (musician)  Search this
Moore, Eddie (musician)  Search this
Roach, Max (musician)  Search this
Rollins, Sonny (musician)  Search this
Shaw, Woody (musician)  Search this
White, Michael (musician)  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
California -- San Francisco
Date:
1978-1995
Summary:
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Contents note:
The Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection consists of twenty-three black and white photographic prints depicting jazz drummer Eddie Moore (1940-1989) performing in California and India, musicians who played with Moore, and musicians who performed a 1995 tribute concert to Moore in Oakland, California. In addition there are photographs of Moore=s family that were taken at their Farallones Street home in San Francisco, California.

The collection contains unmounted 16x20 photographic prints. Interesting musicians in this collection include Eddie Moore, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and Woody Shaw. Other photographs of interest are those taken in San Francisco at Keystone Korner, which was one of the most important Awest coast@ jazz venues in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The photographs are organized in alphabetical order by performers last name.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Biographical/Historical note:
Navroze Contractor is a highly acclaimed cinematographer and photographer. He studied painting and photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, cinematography under master director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs, at Rockport, Maine, and video production at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Contractor=s feature film credits include Duvidha (1972, directed by Mani Kaul), 22nd June, 1897 (1979, directed by Nachiket Patwardhan), Percy (1989, directed by Pervez Merwanji), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Love In The Time Of Malaria) (1991, directed by Sanjiv Shah) and Devara Kadu (1992, directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy). In addition to his professional interests, Contractor is an avid aficionado of jazz performed in both the United States and India.
Provenance:
Collection donated by DEN Productions, through Navroze Contractor, February 1, 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0569
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Navroze Contractor Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0569
Additional Online Media:

[ Woman and child, man and woman in costume, camel, and TIMBUKTU sign. Woman in costume is Eartha Kitt.] [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Siegel, Sam  Search this
Donor:
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Names:
Timbuktu (Broadway play)  Search this
Kitt, Eartha  Search this
Collector:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Collection Creator:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Undated photo. On back: Photo by Sam Siegel, Metropolitan Photo Service, Inc., 1501 Broadway, N.Y.C., N.Y. 10036,Tel. 575-5905-6.
Arrangement:
Box No.12 (Legal Sized Materials).
Local Numbers:
AC1148-0000012.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
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.
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Luther Davis Papers, 1916-2007, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Luther Davis Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1148-ref1101

William Claxton Photographs

Creator:
Claxton, William  Search this
Names:
George Williams Brass Band.  Search this
Stan Kenton Band.  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Baker, Halima  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-  Search this
Charles, Roosevelt  Search this
Coleman, Ornette  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Evans, Bill, 1929-1980  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Williams, Cootie  Search this
Williams, Joe, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1955-1960.
Summary:
Photographs consist of 16 x 20 inch silver gelatin; selenium-toned archival photographic prints of jazz musicians performing and recording music throughout the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 16 x 20-inch silver gelatin; selenium- toned archival photographic prints. It is divided into two series.

Series 1, Duke Ellington, 1955-1960, consists of Duke Ellington performing and recording music in Hollywood and Monterey, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, between 1955 and 1960. The photographs are arranged chronologically by date.

Series 2, Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970, consists of photographs of musicians and singers such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Stan Kenton, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gilliespie and Ray Charles. The performers are all photographed with their instruments. Photographs are arranged in chronological order.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Duke Ellington, 1955-1960

Series 2: Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970
Biographical / Historical:
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Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988 (AC0301)

Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993 (AC0445)

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints [copy prints], 1923-1972 (AC389)

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Publicity Photoprints, Interviews and Posters circa 1970-2003 (AC0766)

Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, 1940s-1993 (AC0979)
Provenance:
Collection purchased on March 31, 1999.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Music -- West coast -- 1950-1960  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
William Claxton Photographs, 1951-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0695
See more items in:
William Claxton Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0695
Additional Online Media:

Art Blakey at his January 24, 1962 session for "The American Beat" at the Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1962
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Drums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
See more items in:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref542

Clifford Brown at his August 28, 1053 session for "The Clifford Brown Sextet (Blue Note) at Audio-Video Studios, New York City [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1953
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
See more items in:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref543

Ron Carter at Sam Rivers's May 21, 1965 session for "Contours" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder studio, New Jersey [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Carter, Ron, 1937-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1965
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
See more items in:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref544

Ornette Coleman at his September 9, 1966 session for "The Empty Foxhole" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder studio, New Jersey [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Mosaic Images  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Coleman, Ornette  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16"., 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Coleman playing violin.
Arrangement:
In box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1238-0000001 (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in "The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff," National Museum of American History, April 1-June 30, 2016; David Haberstich, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Violin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
See more items in:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref545

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