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Celebrate the Soul of American Music

Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Box 89
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1991 June 14
Scope and Contents:
Content: Televised awards ceremony recognizing the contributions of African American musicians and performers. Fitzgerald, one of the honorees, was not able to attend due to poor health. Mel Torme introduced an overview of her work and spoke about their long friendship. Debbie Allen accepted the award for Ella. Dizzy Gillespie, another honoree, spoke after his music was played by Harry "Sweets" Edison.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.

Reference cassettes exist for the following audio discs: AC0584-OD0001 - AC0584-OD0088.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 10: Audiovisual / 10.5: Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8eda78f80-b03e-4f23-9120-0ffa820325a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref1724

[Duke Ellington conducting : black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Bernateau ((Paris, France))  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photoprint, 7 x 5 in (18.10 x 12.6 cm.))
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940-1950?]
Scope and Contents:
Photographed from a low angle, Duke's mouth is wide open and his conducting hand is blurred, against a black background. Glossy print, borderless. Rubber stamp imprint on verso: "(c) by Studio Bernateau / Orange - Tel. 34.04.46 ... / S.P.A.D.E.M. Paris."
Local Numbers:
AC0415-0000004.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 15, unfoldered.
Forms part of:
Ruth Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 9).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
Conducting  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Conductors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a07d6931-983d-4aaf-8748-7856ad952163
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2775

[Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Stevie Wonder, and Lou Rawls black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Rawls, Lou  Search this
Wonder, Stevie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC 02058401.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.4: Ella Fitzgerald with Family, Colleagues, and Friends / Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Cab Calloway and Ella
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84433a75a-ba43-40f9-81e7-50f38b1a0b8c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2793

[Ella Fitzgerald and Norman Granz at microphone : color photoprint.]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Names:
Granz, Norman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, 10-7/8 x 13-3/4")
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
The "ghost" or double image probably occurred because this photograph was taken through a glass window in the recording studio. Photographer unidentified. No marks on verso of print.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000052.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Microphones  Search this
Recording studios  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.4: Ella Fitzgerald with Family, Colleagues, and Friends / With Norman Granz in recording studio
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a131e262-c4bf-4edb-8c88-4ca274c92df2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2796

[Passenger ticket coupon for Ella Fitzgerald]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Creator:
Capital Airlines, Inc. (issuer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, 3-1/2" x 12-1/2")
Container:
Box 44
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Passenger ticket coupon
Tickets
Date:
[issued January 14, 1959.]
Scope and Contents:
Issued by Capital Airlines, Inc. Ticket is blue. Acompanied by a card or tag in green ink.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000053.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Passenger ticket coupon
Tickets
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 5: Business Records / Hotel and Travel Receipts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87865a2ea-4011-4615-93a0-4a734d6c1e8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2797

Northeast Airlines [ticket jacket]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Creator:
Northeast Airlines  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7-1/2" x 3-3/4".)
Container:
Box 44
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Airline ticket jacket
Tickets
Date:
[undated.]
Scope and Contents:
Red, white, and blue, with green ink.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000054.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Airline ticket jacket
Tickets
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 5: Business Records / Hotel and Travel Receipts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e6cda03f-03e3-44c5-b063-ddebaef50786
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2798

[Program for Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10-3/4" x 17".)
Container:
Box 54
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Concert programs
Date:
[1949.]
Scope and Contents:
Program notes are surrounded by a montage of performance photographs.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000055.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Reproductions
Concert programs
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 7: Concert Programs and Announcements / Jazz at the Philharmonic
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8138b6846-9795-4197-b614-996b98c9ead0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2799

Norman Granz' /Jazz at the / Philharmonic / 16th National Tour [program]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Producer:
Granz, Norman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, 12" x 9")
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Programs
Date:
1955
Scope and Contents:
Cover printed in blue, white, and black.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000056.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs -- Concerts
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 7: Concert Programs and Announcements / Jazz at the Philharmonic
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep885144a5c-c5d5-4dac-90f0-0d7d5f29aaf4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2800

[Ella Fitzgerald's American Express Company credit card]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Names:
American Express (New York) -- card issuer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, 2" x 3-1/2")
Container:
Box 61
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Credit cards
Date:
[expired October 1961.]
Scope and Contents:
Blue, purple, and white card.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000057.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Credit cards
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 9: Ephemera / 9.2: Miscellaneous / I.D.s, Passports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a2e830e1-1f35-4a5d-9d81-e520d933b156
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2801

[Ella Fitzgerald's passport.]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6" x 7-1/2".)
Container:
Box 61
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Passports
Scope and Contents:
Open page displays visas from various countries, 1956-1957,
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000058.tif (AC Scan No.: open page)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Passports
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 9: Ephemera / 9.2: Miscellaneous / I.D.s, Passports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89de89fe9-81df-4093-bb6a-ea7a3f413d56
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2802

[Ella Fitzgerald's royalty statement, October 1, 1956-December 31, 1956. Typed on cream-colored paper.]

Author:
Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, Ink on paper., 8-1/2" x 11-1/4")
Container:
Box 44
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Financial statements
Statements
Scope and Contents:
October 1, 1956 - December 31, 1056.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000059.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 1910, "Jazz at the Philharmonic - Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial statements
Statements
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 5: Business Records / Financial Records and Information
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bf8d427d-6cfa-41b3-8fab-5060fd1720ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2803

Jazz Magazine, No. 28, June 1957 [magazine]

Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10-3/4" x 8-1/2".)
Container:
Box 55
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Periodicals
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald on cover. Article on p. 20.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000060.tif (AC Scan No.: cover.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 1910, "Jazz at the Philharmonic - Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Periodicals -- 1940-1970
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Reproductions
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 8: Clippings / 8.1: Magazine Articles / Jazz Magazine
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8189a2e2a-e20c-4f3d-bff8-e2de918e08ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2804

Down Beat. November 28, 1956. [Magazine.]

Names:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, Ink on paper., 11" x 8-1/2")
Container:
Box 55
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Periodicals
Scope and Contents:
Black-and-white portrait of Ella Fitzgerald on yellow field.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000061.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- Periodicals  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Reproductions
Periodicals -- 1940-1970
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 8: Clippings / 8.1: Magazine Articles / Down Beat
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e4645eb0-ed16-4b13-b4e4-d0d9c8b9c109
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2805

[Musicians and others exiting Sabena airplane. Left to right: Stewardess, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Levy, and Paul Smith, [Black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Names:
Sabena Airlines  Search this
Eldridge, Roy  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Levy, Lou  Search this
Smith, Paul  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, Silver gelatin on paper., 7" x 9-1/2")
Container:
Box 14
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1956.]
Scope and Contents:
Photo taken circa 1956.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000062.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Airplanes -- Landing  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.4: Ella Fitzgerald with Family, Colleagues, and Friends / Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Levy, Paul Smith, Roy Eldridge
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f6f7e621-5d54-4fb1-83db-424baccbb8d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2806

[Triple-image (triple-exposure) picture of Ella Fitzgerald in concert, undated.] [Black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, Silver gelatin on paper, 9-1/2" x 11-3/4")
Container:
Box 25
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Multiple exposure
Photographs
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000063.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Concerts  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Multiple exposure
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.1: Ella Fitzgerald Performing Alone / Triptych in white lace dress
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86a24e3b7-02c0-4362-b4c5-bd4b314c7520
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2807

[Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie at "The Penguin Club," Oslo, Norway, February 17, 1956.] [Black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, Silver gelatin on paper., 7" x 5")
Container:
Box 14
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Norway
Oslo (Norway)
Scope and Contents:
Photo taken February 17, 1956, photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC0584-0000064.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 1910, "Jazz at the Philharmonic - Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American singers -- 1950-1960  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.4: Ella Fitzgerald with Family, Colleagues, and Friends / Dizzy Gillespie
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e2cd7483-c14e-4d5d-b48a-6433b8e58130
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2808

Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa751389911-f3d5-474b-82b4-126047b9cc46
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
Online Media:

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Author:
Coffin, Sarah D.  Search this
Harrison, Stephen  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2017
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150115

Crystal Caverns [acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Crystal Caverns (Washington, D.C.).  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 44
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1940
Date:
1932
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 25277
Seven members of orchestra at Crystal Caverns night club.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1930-1940  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Night clubs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b63f8153-2cdb-467b-be1c-2307b64df057
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1122
Online Media:

[Crystal Caverns night club : acetate film photonegative,]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Crystal Caverns (Washington, D.C.).  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 44
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1940
Date:
1932
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 25277
Long view of Crystal Caverns orchestra, with empty tables and chairs in front.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1930-1940  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Night clubs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8919dabe1-eba8-44c1-9557-aa37f81057d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1125
Online Media:

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