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Ramsey Lewis Collection

Creator:
Lewis, Ramsey  Search this
Ramsey Lewis Trio  Search this
Names:
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Lewis, Jerry, 1926-  Search this
Poitier, Sidney  Search this
Robinson, Jackie  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-  Search this
Wonder, Stevie  Search this
Extent:
3.45 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Menus
Programs
Clippings
Correspondence
Compact discs
Diplomas
Awards
Medals
Date:
1945-2009, undated
Summary:
Collection includes press clippings, awards, honorary degrees, and photographs of Ramsey Lewis Jr., renowned jazz pianist. The majority of the collection is press clippings relating to Lewis's social appearances, performances, and CD releases from the early 1990s-2007.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life and career of Ramsey Lewis Jr., famous jazz pianist, and later, host of a popular syndicated radio talk show and television program. Though the majority of the collection consists of press clippings relating to Lewis's social appearances, performances, and CD releases from the early 1990s to the present, it also includes photographs from his early life and career, as well as selected correspondence tied heavily to events mentioned in the press clippings and a very small amount of personal materials. The collection contains programs and menus from social and fundraising galas, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, slides, awards, honorary degrees and diplomas, and a medal. Those interested in Ramsey Lewis, as well as the social scene of Chicago in the 1990s, will find this collection useful.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1, Professional Materials, 1993-2007, undated

Series 2, Personal Materials, 1950-1994, undated

Series 3, Awards, Honors, and Honorary Degrees, 1989-2009, undated

Series 4, Photographic Materials, 1945-2007, undated

Subseries 5, Scrapbooks, 1972-1982, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr., an American jazz composer and pianist, was born in Chicago, Illinois to Ramsey Lewis Sr. and Pauline Lewis on May 27, 1935. His musical training began at the age of four with piano lessons. Lewis has achieved much success as a musician, as well as, a radio and television talk show host. In addition, he has organized and served for a number of educational programs in an effort to promote jazz. He has received recognition and numerous awards for his work.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

John and Devra Hall Levy Papers, (NMAH.AC.1221)

W. Royal Stokes Collection, of Music Publicity Photoprints, Interviews and Posters, (NMAH.AC.0766)

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, (NMAH.AC.0808)

Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, (NMAH.AC.1219)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Ramsey Lewis Jr. in March 2008.
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 -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 2000-2010
Menus
Programs
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Compact discs
Diplomas
Awards
Medals
Citation:
Ramsey Lewis Collection, 1945-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1126
See more items in:
Ramsey Lewis Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86f2210fb-08ad-47dc-a34b-7a0db876d368
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1126
Online Media:

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Lorre, Peter  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986  Search this
Martin, Dean 1917-1995  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926-  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975  Search this
Nelson, Harriet  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Thomas, Danny  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980  Search this
Goff, Norris  Search this
Emery, John  Search this
Liss, Ronald  Search this
Shirley, Alfred  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team)  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548043

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Lorre, Peter  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926-  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975  Search this
Nelson, Harriet  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Thomas, Danny  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980  Search this
Goff, Norris  Search this
Emery, John  Search this
Liss, Ronald  Search this
Shirley, Alfred  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team)  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000114
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548044

Inventing Jerry Lewis / Frank Krutnik

Author:
Krutnik, Frank 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Jerry 1926- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
x, 317 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Call number:
CT275.L6647 K78 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593529

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