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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford Mr  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑ ) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Online Media:

Max Roach -- NYC [black-and-white photoprint,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Roach is shown playing the drums in a recording studio. Title, signature, date in lower margin.
Arrangement:
Box No. 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0445-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
Drums  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 1: 11" x 14" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref43
Online Media:

Navroze Contractor Photographs

Creator:
Contractor, Navroze  Search this
Names:
Keystone Korner (San Francisco, Cal.).  Search this
Bang, Billy (musician)  Search this
Bridgewater, Cecil (musician)  Search this
Hill, Calvin (musician)  Search this
Jarrett, Keith (musician)  Search this
Knepper, Jimmy (musician)  Search this
Mangelsdorf, Albert (musician)  Search this
Moore, Eddie (musician)  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Rollins, Sonny (musician)  Search this
Shaw, Woody (musician)  Search this
White, Michael (musician)  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- San Francisco
Date:
1978-1995
Summary:
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Contents note:
The Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection consists of twenty-three black and white photographic prints depicting jazz drummer Eddie Moore (1940-1989) performing in California and India, musicians who played with Moore, and musicians who performed a 1995 tribute concert to Moore in Oakland, California. In addition there are photographs of Moore=s family that were taken at their Farallones Street home in San Francisco, California.

The collection contains unmounted 16x20 photographic prints. Interesting musicians in this collection include Eddie Moore, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and Woody Shaw. Other photographs of interest are those taken in San Francisco at Keystone Korner, which was one of the most important Awest coast@ jazz venues in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The photographs are organized in alphabetical order by performers last name.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Biographical/Historical note:
Navroze Contractor is a highly acclaimed cinematographer and photographer. He studied painting and photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, cinematography under master director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs, at Rockport, Maine, and video production at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Contractor=s feature film credits include Duvidha (1972, directed by Mani Kaul), 22nd June, 1897 (1979, directed by Nachiket Patwardhan), Percy (1989, directed by Pervez Merwanji), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Love In The Time Of Malaria) (1991, directed by Sanjiv Shah) and Devara Kadu (1992, directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy). In addition to his professional interests, Contractor is an avid aficionado of jazz performed in both the United States and India.
Provenance:
Collection donated by DEN Productions, through Navroze Contractor, February 1, 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0569
See more items in:
Navroze Contractor Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0569
Online Media:

Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Taitt, George  Search this
Thompson, Lucky 1924-2005  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Blakey, Art 1919-1990  Search this
Smith, Billy  Search this
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Ramey, Gene  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0635
Blue Note 1511
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314797

Brilliance [sound recording]

Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Jones, Thad  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1975
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0809
Milestone 47023
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314951

The Fabulous Bird [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Callender, Red  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
195x
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Jazztone 1214
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356207

Study In Brown [sound recording]

Performer:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
EmArcy 36037
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358149

Jazz At Massey Hall [sound recording]

Performer:
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Powell, Bud  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Mingus, Charles 1922-1979  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Bass  Search this
Drum  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Local number:
Fantasy 6003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358472

Freedom Now Suite [sound recording]

Performer:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Liner notes:
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Columbia 36390
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358821

Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street [sound recording]

Performer:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Mercury 36070
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358843

Pioneers of African-American cinema / Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood

Commentator:
Musser, Charles  Search this
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma 1970-  Search this
Wood, Bret  Search this
Berry, Torriano  Search this
Mashon, Mike  Search this
Composer:
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid  Search this
Sosin, Donald  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Matsumura, Makia  Search this
Gal, Rob  Search this
Waymon, Sam  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Porter, Lew 1892-1956  Search this
Contributor:
Combs, Rhea L.  Search this
Elliott, Mary N.  Search this
Film director:
David, C. N.  Search this
Gant, Harry A. 1881-1967  Search this
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961  Search this
Gist, James  Search this
Calnek, Roy  Search this
Perugini, Frank  Search this
Filmmaker:
Jones, Solomon Sir 1869-1936  Search this
Hurston, Zora Neale  Search this
Screenwriter:
Thompson, True T.  Search this
Starkman, David -1947  Search this
Actor:
Williams, Spencer 1893-1969  Search this
Maurice, Richard D.  Search this
Gist, Eloyce 1892-1974  Search this
Preer, Evelyn  Search this
Edwards, Mattie 1866-1944  Search this
Montgomery, Frank 1870-1944  Search this
Chenault, Lawrence 1877-  Search this
Brooks, Clarence  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Gilbert, Mercedes  Search this
Russell, Julia Theresa  Search this
Rodgers, Marshall -1934  Search this
Alexander, Chester A.  Search this
Cornick, Walter  Search this
Robinson, Madame  Search this
Johnson, Lillian  Search this
Mayo, Stella active 1923-1924  Search this
Maxwell, M. C. active 1920-1925  Search this
Criner, Lawrence 1898-1965  Search this
Boyd, Kathryn (Actress)  Search this
Reynolds, Steve (Actor)  Search this
Gilpin, Charles S (Charles Sidney) 1878-1930  Search this
Henderson, Harry  Search this
McCormack, Pearl  Search this
Johnstone, Norman  Search this
Pettus, William E.  Search this
Fields, Sammie  Search this
Brooks, Eunice  Search this
Moore, Charles R. 1893-1947  Search this
Randol, George  Search this
Comathiere, A. B.  Search this
Mahon, Carl  Search this
Calloway, Starr  Search this
Russell, Alice B.  Search this
Cato, Minto 1900-1979  Search this
Bowman, Laura 1881-1957  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Newsome, Carman  Search this
Lewis, Lucille  Search this
Guy, Barrington  Search this
Brooks, Lucius  Search this
Young, Artie  Search this
Caviness, Cathryn  Search this
Riley, Juanita  Search this
Hardeman, Reather  Search this
Jones, Jas. B (James B.)  Search this
Film producer:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Kahn, Richard C. 1897-1960  Search this
Cinematographer:
Bowser, Pearl 1931-  Search this
Performer:
Jeffries, Herb  Search this
Everett, Francine 1920-1999  Search this
Boykin, David (Saxophonist)  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Moore, Tim 1887-1958  Search this
Trible, Andrew  Search this
Davis, Amon  Search this
Martin, Sara 1884-1955  Search this
Four Tones (Musical group)  Search this
Interviewee:
Moses, Lucia Lynn 1908-  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Moses, Julia  Search this
Author:
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Body and soul  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Conquest  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Jeff Ballinger's woman  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Arthur, T. S (Timothy Shay) 1809-1885 Ten nights in a bar-room, and what I saw there  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Pratt, William W Ten nights in a bar-room  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Chesnutt, Charles W (Charles Waddell) 1858-1932 House behind the cedars  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset) 1874-1965 Rain  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Stribling, T. S (Thomas Sigismund) 1881-1965 Birthright  Search this
Screen Snapshots, Inc  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Production company:
Amegro Films (Firm)  Search this
Colored Players Film Corporation  Search this
Dixie Comedies  Search this
Ebony Film Corp.  Search this
Lincoln Motion Picture Company  Search this
Micheaux Film Corporation  Search this
Norman Film Manufacturing Company  Search this
Norman Studios  Search this
Torriano Film Productions  Search this
Film distributor:
Kino Lorber, Inc.  Search this
Kino Classics (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
5 videodiscs (approximately 1276 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Type:
Drama
Comedy films
Independent films
Slapstick comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Race films
Short films
Silent films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
video 001493
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082560

Sit down and listen : the story of Max Roach Charles Fox

Author:
Fox, Charles 1921-1991-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML3556 .R38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000000

Talking jazz [sound recording] : an oral history / by Ben Sidran

Author:
Sidran, Ben  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Cherry, Don  Search this
Rodney, Red  Search this
Hubbard, Freddie  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Woods, Phil  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
McLean, Jackie  Search this
Griffin, Johnny 1928-2008  Search this
Morgan, Frank 1933-2007  Search this
Rouse, Charlie  Search this
Murray, David 1955-  Search this
Blythe, Arthur  Search this
Lacy, Steve  Search this
Marsalis, Branford  Search this
Brecker, Michael  Search this
Washington, Grover Jr. 1943-1999  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito 1948-  Search this
Adams, Pepper 1930-1986  Search this
Shepp, Archie  Search this
Hancock, Herbie 1940-  Search this
Jarrett, Keith  Search this
Tyner, McCoy  Search this
Brown, Charles 1922-1999  Search this
McShann, Jay  Search this
John Dr. 1941-  Search this
Silver, Horace 1928-  Search this
McCann, Les 1935-  Search this
Sample, Joe  Search this
Pullen, Don  Search this
Harris, Barry 1929-  Search this
Petrucciani, Michel 1962-1999  Search this
Blakey, Art 1919-1990  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Lewis, Mel 1929-1990  Search this
Williams, Tony 1945-1997  Search this
Motian, Paul  Search this
Gadd, Steve  Search this
Davis, Richard 1930-  Search this
Miller, Marcus 1959-  Search this
Hendricks, Jon 1921-  Search this
Carter, Betty 1930-1998  Search this
McFerrin, Bobby  Search this
Nordine, Ken  Search this
Frishberg, Dave  Search this
Fagen, Donald 1948-  Search this
Allison, Mose  Search this
Benson, George 1943-  Search this
Scofield, John  Search this
Khan, Steve  Search this
Coryell, Larry  Search this
Remler, Emily  Search this
Eubanks, Kevin  Search this
Evans, Gil 1912-1988  Search this
Bley, Carla  Search this
Fischer, Clare  Search this
Gordon, Max 1903-1989  Search this
Van Gelder, Rudy  Search this
Physical description:
24 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (79 p. : ill. ; 13 cm.)
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006
P2006
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
ML395 .S53 2006
disc 000664
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_937985

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