Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician)) Search this
Scope and Contents:
This series includes approximately fifty images (one flat storage box, one half document box), ranging in size from ca. 3 x 5 to ca. 11 x 14. The majority of the photos are in black and white. There are about five in color plus twelve hand painted photos on a clear film (colored transparencies). The images are grouped in categories and show Cat Anderson with the Ellington organization, other musicians, alone, and among friends, in performance and in candid shots. Notables among these include Louie Bellson, Bennie Carter, Billy Eckstine, George Wein, President and Mrs. Johnson, President and Mrs. Tubman (Liberia), Vice President and Mrs. Humphrey.
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William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.