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Collection Creator:
Garland, Ed  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941  Search this
Darensbourg, Joe, 1906-1985  Search this
Davison, Bill  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Wilson, Buster  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007  Search this
Collection Donor:
Levin, Lucille  Search this
Archival materials
1948 - 2006
Scope and Content Note:
Contains letters, greeting cards, postcards, and handwritten notes both to and from Floyd Levin, as well as communications between jazz artists that Levin collected. The majority of the materials consist of personal letters written to Levin by jazz artists and organizations regarding upcoming festivals and performances, research inquiries from other jazz historians and collectors, including Duncan P. Schiedt, as well as general personal correspondence between the Levins and jazz artists and friends. Also found among the materials are letters relating to personal matters. The materials are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, 1880-2010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
NMAH.AC.1222, Series 2
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Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History