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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