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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:
9.65 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1970-2003
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
See more items in:
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:

Exhibition Records, 1920-1976, 1991, 1996, 2000-2001

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Marzio, Peter C  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Printing and Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Henry R. Luce Hall of News Reporting  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
300 Years of American Papermaking (Exhibition) (1990-1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rube Goldberg: Comic Art and Invention (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Digilab (Exhibition) (1999-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Date:
1920
1920-2001
1920-1976, 1991, 1996, 2000-2001
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-004
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2008 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398731

Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera

Collector:
Udkoff, Robert, 1918- (businessman)  Search this
Names:
Swedish Music Academy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Extent:
1.33 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Clippings
Programs
Correspondence
Television scripts
Date:
1924-1990
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, event programs, periodicals, cassette audio tapes, correspondence, TV program scripts and pamphlets documenting Duke Ellington's career as a musician, 1924-1974, and his legacy after his death.
Arrangement:
Divided into five series.

Series 1; Photographs, 1964-1968

Series 2: Publications, 1944-1990

Series 3: Memorabilia, 1965-1981

Series 4: Correspondence and sketches, 1958-1990

Series 5; Cassette audio tapes, 1924-1933
Biographical / Historical:
Businessman and Ellington enthusiast, Robert Udkoff was born in Chicago and first heard Duke Ellington perform at Chicago's Oriental Theater in 1928. In 1932 he established a cordial relationship with Ellington that lasted until Ellington's death in 1974.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert Udkoff, 1991, January 29.
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:
Periodicals  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 1920-1940
Photographs -- 1960-1970
Clippings
Programs
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Television scripts
Citation:
Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, 1924-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0388
See more items in:
Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0388
Online Media:

Folder 15

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-098, Smithsonian Associates, Audiotapes
See more items in:
Audiotapes
Audiotapes / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-098-refidd1e2457

Exhibition Records, 1920-2008

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hawkins, Elliott  Search this
Liebhold, Peter  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
29.64 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Posters
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videodiscs
Compact discs
Date:
1920
1920-2008
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00239
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2008 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_260653

Exhibition Records, circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Subject:
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Mattson, Marie  Search this
Allison, David K. 1950-  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
30.22 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Maps
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1921
1921-1990
circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated
Topic:
Information science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00291
See more items in:
Exhibition Records circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_223013

Papers of Peace Corps Volunteers, 1920-1984

Subject:
Viola, Herman Joseph 1938-  Search this
Ballendorf, Dirk  Search this
Riesenberg, Saul H  Search this
Peace Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
25 linear feet (45 boxes)
Type:
Diaries
Collection descriptions
Letters
Manuscripts
Printed material
Processed materials
Audiotapes
Administrative records
Photographs
Place:
Dahomey
Turkey
Burkina Faso
Chad
Swaziland
Cameroon
Date:
1920
1920-1984
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Dance  Search this
Dress  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Industry  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Body scarification  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
In some cases, copyright or literary property rights have been retained by the donor
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87790

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