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Tad Hershorn Collection

Creator:
Hershorn, Tad  Search this
Names:
Granz, Norman  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Concert programs
Programs
Photographs
Typescripts
Date:
1956-1991.
Scope and Contents note:
Materials relating to jazz, including photographs of jazz performers; printed material, including clippings about the jazz promoter Norman Granz, and nine concert programs; and a typescript history of jazz at the Philharmonic.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Tad Hershorn. ,Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library.
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 -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Jazz -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Concert programs
Programs -- Concerts
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Typescripts
Citation:
Tad Hershorn Collection, 1956-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0680
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0680
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Charlie Ventura Collection

Donor:
DePasquale, Dolores  Search this
Creator:
Ventura, Charlie, 1916-1992  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Letters (correspondence)
Awards
Articles
Correspondence
Audiocassettes
Videocassettes
Photographs
Date:
19XX
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura. It includes letters, photographs, business records such as contracts, printed materials such as magazine and newspaper articles, awards, and audiovisual materials including videocassettes and cassette tapes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Chalie Ventura was a jazz saxophonist.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2013 by Dolores DePasquale.
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:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Awards
Articles -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Audiocassettes
Videocassettes
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Charlie ventura Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1308
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Charlie Ventura Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1308
Online Media:

Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints

Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1953-1966
1953-1966
Summary:
Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.
Scope and Contents:
Twenty-five silver gelatin photographic prints (on fiber-based paper, 20" x 16") from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists. Descriptions of prints supplied by the donor, Michael Cuscuna.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Photoprints, 1953-1966
Biographical / Historical:
Wolff (born 1907 or 1908 in Berlin, Germany, died March 8, 1971 in New York City) was a record company executive, photographer and record producer. After a career as a commercial photographer in Germany, Wolff emigrated to the United States in 1939. In New York his childhood friend Alfred Lion, had co-founded Blue Note Records in the same year, and Wolff joined Lion in running the company. During Lion's war service, Wolff worked for Milt Gabler at the Commodore Music Store, and together they maintained the company's catalog until Lion was discharged. Until Lion retired in 1967, Wolff concentrated on the financial affairs of the business and only supervised occasional recording sessions produced during his visits to Europe. For the last four years of his life, when Blue Note was no longer an independent label, Wolff shared production responsibilities with pianist and arranger Duke Pearson. Wolff took photographs during the recordings sessions, usually shot during session rehearsals, throughout the period of Lion's involvement in Blue Note Records. They were used on publicity material and LP album sleeves, and have continued to be used in CD reissue booklets. [Redacted from Wikipedia entry.]
Provenance:
Gift of Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Images, June 3, 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Michael Cuscuna retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1238
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1238
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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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
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.
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Curtis Fuller at his June 16, 1957 session for "The Opener" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, N.J. This became the album's cover image. (Missing)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref541

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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1962
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Art Blakey at his January 24, 1962 session for "The African Beat" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1953
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Clifford Brown at his August 28, 1953 session for "The Clifford Brown Sextet (Blue Note) at Audio-Visual Studios, New York City
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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1965
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Ron Carter at Sam Rivers's May 21, 1965 session for "Contours" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Coleman playing violin.
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Ornette Coleman at his Sept. 9, 1966 session for "The Empty Foxhole" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref545

John Coltrane and Lee Morgan at Coltrane's September 15, 1957 session for "Blue Train" (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
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Morgan, Lee  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 35.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1957
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Trombone  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
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Lee Morgan at John Coltrane's September 15, 1957 session for "Blue Train" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, N.J.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref546

J.J. Johnson and Miles Davis at Davis's session of April 20, 1953 for "The Miles Davis All-Stars" (Blue Note) at WOR 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
Davis, Miles  Search this
Johnson, J.J., 1924-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.5 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1957
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / J.J. Johnson and Miles Davis at Davis's session of April 20, 1953 for "The Miles Davis All Stars" (Blue Note) at WOR Studios, New York City.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref547

Dexter Gordon and Freddie Hubbard at Gordon's May 6, 1961 session for "Doin' All Right" (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
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Hubbard, Freddie, 1938-  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1961
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Trumpet  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Saxophone  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 / Series 1: Photoprints / Dexter Gordon and Freddie Hubbard at Gordon's May 6, 1961 session for "Don' All Right" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref548

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, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
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.
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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 / Series 1: Photoprints / Joe Henderson at the Blue Note offices, New York City in October 1963. This became the cover image for his album "Our Thing" (Blue Note).
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref549

Hank Mobley and Pepper Adams at Mobley's October 20, 1957 session for "Poppin" (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
Adams, Pepper  Search this
Mobley, Hank  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1957
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Saxophone  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 / Series 1: Photoprints / Hank Mobley and Pepper Adams at Mobley's Oct. 20, 1957 session for "Poppin" (Blue Note) at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, N.J.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref550

Alfred Lion and Thelonious Monk at Monk's May 30, 1952 session for "Genius of Modern Music" (Blue Note) at WOR 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
Lion, Alfred  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 36.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1952
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Alfred Lion and Thelonious Monk at Monk's May 30, 1952 session for "Genius of Modern Music" (Blue Note) at WOR Studios, New York City.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref551

Horace Silver at the November 23, 1955 session for "The Jazz Messengers at Cafe Bohemia (Blue Note) [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
Cafe Bohemia  Search this
Silver, Horace, 1928-2014  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (paper 20" x 16".; Silver gelatin on paper, 35.5 x 36.0 cm. on)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Date:
1955
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright held by Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Records.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Piano  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
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints / Series 1: Photoprints / Horace Silver at the November 23, 1955 session for "The Jazz Messengers at Café Bohemia (Blue Note) (Missing)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1238-ref552

[Billy Strayhorn playing piano in a home,] May 26th, 1952 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Miner, John  Search this
Collector:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Tribune Company  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/4" x 2-1/2".)
Culture:
African Americans -- 1950-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Scope and Contents:
Possibly taken in Chicago because the newspaper on the piano is the Chicago Tribune. Box 2, John Miner Negatives "M to Z" ("Billy Strayhorn" envelope). Made on Kodak Safety Film 470.
Local Numbers:
AC1323-0000012.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Occupation:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.2: Artist Files Photographs / Strayhorn, Billy
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews

Interviewee:
Sun Ra  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987  Search this
Wells, Ronnie  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Towers, Jack  Search this
Venuti, Joe, 1903-1978  Search this
Pullen, Don, 1941-  Search this
Roney, Wallace  Search this
Pizzarelli, Bucky, 1926-  Search this
Pizzarelli, John, 1960-  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shepp, Archie, 1937-  Search this
Sanders, Pharaoh  Search this
Grant, Felix, 1918-1993  Search this
Scott, Jimmy  Search this
McPhail, Jimmy  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
McFerrin, Bobby  Search this
Krall, Diana  Search this
O'Connell, Helen  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Metheny, Pat  Search this
McShann, Jay  Search this
Horn, Shirley, 1934-  Search this
Hinton, Milt, 1910-  Search this
Hill, Andrew, 1937-  Search this
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-  Search this
Keane, Helen  Search this
Kaminsky, Max, 1908-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Humes, Helen, 1913-1981  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Harris, Eddie, 1934-  Search this
Heath, Jimmy, 1926-  Search this
Frishberg, Dave  Search this
Ennis, Ethel  Search this
Farmer, Art, 1928-  Search this
Flanagan, Tommy, 1930-  Search this
Hampton, Slide  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
Daniels, Billy  Search this
Davison, Bill  Search this
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Crouch, Stanley, 1945-  Search this
Conyers, John, 1929-  Search this
Cruz, Celia, 1920-  Search this
Byard, Jaki  Search this
Brown, Ruth  Search this
Carter, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Byron, Don  Search this
Betts, Keter, 1928-  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Bowie, Lester, 1941-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000  Search this
Adderly, Nat, 1931-  Search this
Bailey, Benny, 1925-  Search this
Collector:
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1940s-2005
Summary:
Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was formed by W. Royal Stokes in the course of his professional work as a music and arts critic. It is composed primarily of publicity portraits of musical performers, both single acts and groups. The emphasis is on jazz musicians and singers, although many rock stars and groups, and other popular musical performers are included. Even a few classical musicians are represented. The pictures are primarily mass-produced black and white publicity photographs distributed to newspapers, writers, etc., by agents for entertainment personalities. Some prints were made from the original negatives, while others clearly were made from copy negatives after typography was stripped together with a print and re-photographed. However, there are some rarer original photographs included in the collection, such as personal color snapshots, higher quality prints by art photographers, etc. Nearly all the prints are unmounted, and are 8 x 10 inches or smaller in size. The bulk of the photographs date from circa 1970 to 2000, however, a number of the earlier photographs are included as well as slightly later examples.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into nine series.

Series 1, Photographs of Musicians and Ensembles, circa 1970-2000; undated

Subseries 1.1, Musicians and Ensembles

Subseries 1.2, Recording Company Photographs

Subseries 1.3, Unidentified Musicians

Series 2, Photographs of Performances, 1987-2002; undated

Subseries 2.1, Music Festivals, 1987-2002; undated

Subseries 2.2, Concerts, Music Clubs and Other Venues, 1920s-1940s and circa 1980s-1990s; undated

Series 3, Formal and Informal Groups, circa 1980s-2000; undated

Series 4, Photographs of Musicians in Films, Radio, Television and Theater, 1940s-2000; undated Series 5, Photographs of Subjects and Products related to Musicians and Music, 1970-2000; undated

Series 6, Photographs of Non-Musicians, circa 1980s-2000; undated

Series 7, Interviews with Musicians, 1970-2003

Series 8, Audiovisual Materials, 1970-2003

Subseries 8.1, Audio Recordings - Audiocassettes

Subseries 8.2, Audio Recordings-Audiotapes

Series 9, Posters, 1976-1990; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Washington, D.C., W. Royal Stokes served in the Army and then embarked on an academic career, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts University, Brock University and the University of Colorado. He left the academic profession in 1969 and become a writer, broadcaster and lecturer, journalist, and critic and authority on jazz music. A follower of jazz since his teens in the 1940s, Stokes has written about music for such publications as Down Beat, Jazz Times, and the Washington Post, and hosted the public radio shows "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say . . ." and "Since Minton's". Today he is the editor of the quarterly Jazz Notes, and is the author of The Jazz Scene: An Informal History From New Orleans to 1990 and Swing Era New York: The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson.. He is also the author of Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). Dr. Stokes lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of Ameican History:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988 (AC0301)

Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints [copyprints], 1923-1972

Jazz Oral History Collection, 1988-1990

Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, 1910s-1970s (mostly 1930s-1960s)

Jeffrey Kliman Photographs

Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987, 2005

Chico O'Farrill Papers

Paquito D'Rivera Papers, 1989-2000.

Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts, undated

Tito Puente Papers, 1962-1965.

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz Radio Series, 1981-1982

Mongo Santamaria Papers, 1965-2001

Ramsey Lewis Collection, 1950-2007

Earl Newman Collection of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters, 1963-2009

James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs, 1995-2003

Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, 1953-1966

Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, circa 1920s-2006

Jazz Oral History Program Collection, 1992-2009

Leslie Schinella Collection of Gene Krupa Materials
Provenance:
Donated by W. Royal Stokes to the Archives Center in 2001.
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:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Portraits -- Musicians  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Publicity photographs
Citation:
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Jazz Musicians' Photographs, ca. 1970-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0766
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0766
Online Media:

Alan Strauber Photoprints

Photographer:
Strauber, Alan  Search this
Names:
Brown, Jerry, 1942-  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Diddley, Bo, 1928-2008  Search this
Duke, David  Search this
Franklin, Aretha  Search this
Winfield, Dave  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Ellis Island (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
ca. 1990-1999.
Summary:
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.
Scope and Contents:
These prints are all on fiber-based paper, unmounted. The subjects include jazz, blues, and zydeco musicians, politicians, and baseball players in action. All prints copyright 1994 by Alan Strauber, except as otherwise noted, and signed and dated on verso. All are 8" x 10" except for the 11" x 14" prints in box 2.

The majority of the photographs depict musicians in concert, but additional subjects include professional baseball players, politicians like Jerry Brown, and built structures in the American South and at Ellis Island.
Subjects include Marie Laveau's tomb, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Michel Doucette, George Porter, Aretha Franklin, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Johnny Copland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "Snooks" Eaglin, Robert Ward, Bo Diddley, Don Byron, Cajun dancers, David Duke, Jerry Brown, Boozoo Chavis, Terrence Simien, Chubby Carrier, C. J. Chevier, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Kenny Burrell, Robben Ford, Kenny Neal, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, a Mardi Gras "Indian," Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and Robert "Junior" Lockwood; Ellis Island; and "Little Wimp's Barbecue House."
Arrangement:
1 series.

Arranged topically.
Biographical / Historical:
Alan Strauber is a photojournalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Gannett Suburban Newspapers, Downbeat Magazine, and AKC Gazette, among others. His work is in the collections of Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel), the Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale, Mississippi), and the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, N.Y.). Among his special photographic interests are the photography of jazz musicians, professional baseball, and politicians; examples are contained in this collection. His e-mail address is meandgi@sabbatai.com

He is also a poet and art critic. An article by Mr. Strauber, "Art entices eyes, ears at Whitney Museum" from the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, April 11, 2002, is posted on the World Wide Web at http://cityguide.pojonews.com/fe/DayTrips/stories/dt_whitney_museum.asp.

Mr. Strauber is mentioned in on a genealogical site listing his family background, posted in the "Phair Family Circle" at http://www.geocities.com/hmshultz/phair.html.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Alan Strauber, 1994, December 21.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Alan Staruber retains copyright. At the time of donation, the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History obtained standard museum rights from the photographer to exhibit these photographs, lend them to other qualified museums, and publish them in its own publication program. These rights do not entitle the Archives Center to provide reproduction permission to third parties, which must contact the photographer for further information.
Topic:
Baseball players -- 1990-2000  Search this
Baseball -- 1990-2000  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Zydeco musicians  Search this
Musicians, Cajun  Search this
Blues musicians  Search this
Jazz -- 1990-2000  Search this
Carnival -- 1990-2000 -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Alan Strauber Photoprints, 1990-1994, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0517
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Alan Strauber Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0517

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert #4 [N.Y.C., perhaps] [black-and-white photoprint]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., approx. 8" x 6".)
Container:
Box 16 (Series 7), Folder 4
Box 17 (Series 7), Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1968 - 1968
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No. 7, Folder 10.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000029.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, File 7.7.44
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref19688
Online Media:

[Harry Carney, John Sanders, Britt Woodman : black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Carney, Harry  Search this
Sanders, John  Search this
Woodman, Britt  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 5" x 7".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Arrangement:
Box No. 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000025.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.6: Band Members
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53248

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