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Frank Zappa

Artist:
George Rodríguez, born 11 Aug 1937  Search this
Sitter:
Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 Dec 1940 - 4 Dec 1993  Search this
Roy Estrada, born 1943  Search this
Henry Vestine, 25 Dec 1944 - 20 Oct 1997  Search this
Ray Collins, 19 Nov 1936 - 24 Dec 2012  Search this
Jimmy Carl Black, 1 Feb 1938 - 1 Nov 2008  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 33.4 × 28 cm (13 1/8 × 11")
Sheet: 35.4 × 28 cm (13 15/16 × 11")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\West Hollywood
Date:
c. 1966
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Male  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Rock  Search this
Frank Vincent Zappa: Grammy  Search this
Roy Estrada: Male  Search this
Roy Estrada: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Roy Estrada: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Henry Vestine: Male  Search this
Henry Vestine: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
Ray Collins: Male  Search this
Ray Collins: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Jimmy Carl Black: Male  Search this
Jimmy Carl Black: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Percussionist\Drummer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2015.54
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
©1992 George Rodríguez
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4232ae36f-4b66-4cb6-b0cb-760d3a3dab85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.54

Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection

Collector:
Gregory, Thelma  Search this
Morris, Gregory  Search this
Names:
Copasetic Club  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (3 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
1965-1969
Summary:
Collection consists of two newsclippings, and an advertising yearbook documenting Strayhorn's career as Duke Ellington's chief arranger, co-composer, lyricist, and emergency fill-in at the piano.
Scope and Contents:
The Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection consists of two newsclippings, and an advertising yearbook documenting Strayhorn's career as Duke Ellington's chief arranger, co-composer, lyricist, and emergency fill-in at the piano. The newsclippings document the collaborative relationship that existed between Ellington and Strayhorn. The advertising yearbook was published as a tribute to Strayhorn after his death. It includes numerous commentaries to Billy Strayhorn by some of the period's leading jazz musicians.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Billy Strayhorn, composer and pianist, was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 19, 1915. He joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1939 after a brief period working as the pianist for the Mercer Ellington Orchestra. For nearly three decades Strayhorn served as associate arranger and second pianist for Duke Ellington. Billy Strayhorn remained with the Ellington Orchestra until his death on May 31, 1967.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Gregory & Thelma Morris, May 17, 1991.
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  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970
Clippings
Citation:
Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection, 1965-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0383
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Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep815c7a2bc-5f80-4e1e-b07b-aa8f6c7a13ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0383

Untitled (Sikolo Brathwaite, Orange Portrait)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Sikolo Brathwaite, American  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968; printed 2020
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black power  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc464a06-5751-403d-8cf7-68139d226cca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.5
Online Media:

John Coltrane Music Manuscript

Creator:
Guernsey's New York, New York  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
Summary:
The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.
Scope and Contents:
The music manuscript is the original 1964 manuscript of A Love Supreme, a work that exalts the greatness, power, and love of God. The collection includes handwritten music, doodles, lyrics, and notes. A Love Supreme is thought to be one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
Biographical / Historical:
John Coltrane was born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Surrounded and influenced by music from a young age, Coltrane trained in Philadelphia at Granoff Studios and the Ornstein School of Music. He went on to play in the U.S. Navy Band when he was called to military service during World War II.

When the war was over, Coltrane played with the likes of Jimmy Heath, the Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson Band, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958, he joined the Miles Davis Quintet and became famous for his three-on-one chord approach and "sheets of sound," a method of playing multiple notes a one time.

Coltrane formed his own quartet by 1960 with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. It was with this group that he created his famous A Love Supreme, a work that discusses the greatness, power, and love of God. Coltrane believed that everyone should contribute positively to the world, and his way of doing so was creating positive thought patterns through his music.

Coltrane accumulated much recognition throughout his career, including a posthumous 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance for "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, he was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp. He also has a street named on the Universal Studios lot in his honor. Coltrane's former home has been turned into a National Historic Landmark to commemorate his influence on American culture.

Coltrane died of liver disease in July 1967. His music is still heard today in various avenues of popular culture, including movies and television shows. Coltrane and his wife Alice had one child, Ravi, a prominent jazz saxophonist.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William Claxton Photographs, 1955-1960 (NMAH.AC.0695)

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series, 1981-1982 (NMAH.AC.0899)
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction, 2005.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original manuscript available by special request.
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:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1960-1970
Citation:
John Coltrane Music Manuscript, 1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0903
See more items in:
John Coltrane Music Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d2244bb0-0169-47c3-a1a4-8e1f22dca5b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0903
Online Media:

Poster for the film Space is the Place

Published by:
North American Star System Production, American  Search this
Subject of:
Sun Ra, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
The Sun Ra Arkestra, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 7/8 × 17 3/16 in. (53 × 43.7 cm)
Type:
posters
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.26.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5006c3d7c-62e7-425f-b2fa-972dd24d41af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.26.36
Online Media:

Hallelujah Chorus

Written by:
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Ray Charles, American, 1930 - 2004  Search this
Owned by:
Ralph Joseph Gleason, American, 1917 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
toner on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 x 8 1/2 in. (35.6 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
essays
treatments (documents)
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.68.1.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd514b06727-33fb-41fc-951d-6114ade801f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.68.1.3

[Ellington band member holding a trumpet : black-and-white photoprint.]

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., approx. 9-1/2" x 7-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Profile view; the man wears a cap.
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No. 1,Folder 25.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000027.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:
Trumpet  Search this
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
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89a4d81a0-bdce-44fb-96f0-583d821f4b08
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53250

[Duke Ellington with group of Indian musicians, India : black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 6-1/2" x 9-3/4".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No. 4, Folder 24.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000049.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:
Musicians -- India  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  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
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.32: International Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8572f7876-11ec-4a23-90c5-0cac233ff66a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53267

[Duke Ellington and Paul Gonsalves with hookah and drinking tea in Ctesiphon, Iraq : black-and-white photoprint]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Gonsalves, Paul  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (item, 5" x 7", Ink / Silver gelatin on paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Iraq
Date:
[1963.]
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Arrangement:
Box No. 4.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000050.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:
Hookahs  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  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
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / International Tours, USIS Middle East Concert Tour
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81db0faac-e651-41a1-9ea0-2925c39d3450
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53268

[Duke Ellington with a big smile, conducting while seated at the piano, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, California, Sept 1970, taken by Margot E. Page from Mill Valley, California [black-and-white photoprint.]

Photographer:
Page, Margo E.  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- 1960-1970
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No.4, Folder 5.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000063.tif (AC Scan No.)

95-9939 (SI Neg.)
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 / 7.7.29: In Concert
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep808eb65a7-c3c2-4592-855c-e622dee2466b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53281

[Duke Ellington Orchestra during an international concert performance; "Photo SAM. H.M. Beyrouth",1963?

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (item, 7-1/8" x 9-1/2", Silver gelatin on paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Arrangement:
Box No.4.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000071.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
Concerts  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
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep840d16fb9-235d-43c9-9d0e-ed5a88962da8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53289

Jacket made by Joe Emsley and worn by Miles Davis

Created by:
Joe Emsley, American  Search this
Worn by:
Miles Davis, American, 1926 - 1991  Search this
Medium:
velvet, silk and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 28 1/2 × 26 × 10 1/2 in. (72.4 × 66 × 26.7 cm)
H x W (Flat): 28 1/2 × 17 in. (72.4 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
jackets
Place made:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.97.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5849824a1-2d36-4c36-a825-2929a299f050
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.97.4
Online Media:

Untitled

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 16 7/16 × 25 1/16 in. (41.8 × 63.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 24 × 30 3/16 in. (61 × 76.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1965-1971; printed later
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.37
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd533c78a26-9807-4573-b5b0-42e9a6adbbee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.118.37
Online Media:

Untitled (Man smoking in a Ballroom)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1965; printed 2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black power  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560ab38eb-eb95-4e2d-8b4d-cc4fb54ba6f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.1
Online Media:

Untitled (Original AJASS Members l to r: Robert Gumbs, Frank Adu, Elombe Brath (seated), Kwame Brathwaite, Ernest Baxter & Chris Hall)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Robert Gumbs, American  Search this
Frank Adu, American, 1937 - 2018  Search this
Elombe Brath, American, 1936 - 2014  Search this
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Ernest Baxter, American  Search this
Christopher Hall, American  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Patrice Émery Lumumba, Congolese, 1925 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1965; printed 2018
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black power  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd519152124-d6ec-4497-98ca-93655b71a76e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.11
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Untitled (Earrings display at African Market, Harlem)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Patrice Émery Lumumba, Congolese, 1925 - 1961  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
Carlos Cooks, Dominican American, 1913 - 1966  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 × 30 in. (50.8 × 76.2 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1967; printed 2019
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black power  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5426cdc5a-be66-4409-920a-71356908b8bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.12
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Untitled (Sikolo Brathwaite at AJASS studios)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Sikolo Brathwaite, American  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968; printed 2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Black power  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f652fb48-ed7e-4767-825a-b703cfa8fa73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.2
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Untitled (Naturally '68 photo shoot in the Apollo Theater featuring Grandassa models and founding AJASS members Kletus Smith, Frank Adu, Bob Gumbs, Elombe Brath and Ernest Baxter)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Kletus Smith, American  Search this
Frank Adu, American, 1937 - 2018  Search this
Robert Gumbs, American  Search this
Elombe Brath, American, 1936 - 2014  Search this
Ernest Baxter, American  Search this
Sikolo Brathwaite, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Patrice Émery Lumumba, Congolese, 1925 - 1961  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
Apollo Theater, American, founded 1934  Search this
Christopher Hall, American  Search this
Robert Harris, American, born 1929  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968; printed 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Black power  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hair  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58674ede1-ac95-4d51-8b14-73c228966dc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.3
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"Lady Day" necklace

Created by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
silver and glass
Dimensions:
Archives: 7.8Feet (0.1Meters)
H x W x D (Lady Day necklace): 7 1/16 × 4 1/8 × 1 3/16 in. (18 × 10.5 × 3 cm)
Type:
necklaces
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Russell
Object number:
A2018.110.1.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Art Smith
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Art Smith Archive
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e1c934e-4d19-4c0a-aaea-ad0ef91f0f00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2018.110.1.3
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Tito Puente Papers

Creator:
Puente, Tito  Search this
Puente, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Passports
Photographs
Date:
1962-2001, undated
Summary:
The collection consists of photographs and personal papers documenting the career of Latin Jazz musican Tito Puente.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists primarily of photographs. The locations and dates of most of the photographs are unknown and include Puente in concert and with Celia Cruz. Some of the photographs are portraits of Puente as a young performer. Personal papers consist of a cancelled United States passport and a radio license issued in Venezuela in 1965. There is a calendar published by Latin Percussion, Incorporated with photographs of several jazz musicians, including Puente in 1969 and 1970. The materials are arranged by type.
Arrangement:
The materials are arranged in five folders.
Biographical / Historical:
Tito Puente (1923-2000) was a New York born jazz, mambo and salsa percussionist, nicknamed "King of the Timbales." During his career, Puente recorded 120 albums, composed more than 450 songs, and has been credited with some 2,000 arrangements. His contributions to Latin jazz earned him the title "El Rey del Timbal" (The King of the Timbal) and "King of Latin Music" along with numerous honors, including five Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Library of Congress Living Legend award. Puente was featured in the films The Mambo Kings in 1992 and Calle 54 in 2000. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990.
Related Materials:
The materials in this collection complement the Goya Foods Incorporated Collection, Paquito D'Rivera Papers, Chico O'Farrill Papers, Mongo Santamaria Papers and Latino Music Collection.
Separated Materials:
Several artifacts were donated to the Museum's Division of Culture and the Arts t including a sequined jacket worn by Puente when he won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance. See accession number 1996.0304.
Provenance:
Tito Puente's widow, Margaret Puente, donated this collection in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
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:
Mambos (Music)  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Salsa -- (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Passports
Photographs -- 1960-1970
Citation:
Tito Puente Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0894
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Tito Puente Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81b16323a-3ffb-4476-9fea-0a812c67c400
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0894
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