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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford Mr  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑ ) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Online Media:

West End blues / composed by Joe "King" Oliver and Clarence Williams ; transcribed by Randy Sandke ; edited by David N. Baker

Author:
Oliver, King 1885-1938  Search this
Williams, Clarence 1893-1965  Search this
Sandke, Randy  Search this
Baker, David 1931-  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Dapogny, James  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1901-1971  Search this
Hot Five  Search this
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Library of Congress Music Division  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 p.) ; 23 x 31 cm. + 6 parts ; 31 cm
Type:
Scores and parts
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Instrumental ensembles  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
M1366.O53 W47 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745479

In the spirit of swing : the first 25 years of Jazz at Lincoln Center / edited by Wynton Marsalis ; photographs by Frank Stewart

Title:
Jazz at Lincoln Center : 25 years of jazz
Editor:
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Photographer:
Stewart, Frank  Search this
Subject:
Jazz at Lincoln Center (Organization)  Search this
Jazz at Lincoln Center (Organization)  Search this
Physical description:
203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Illustrated works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2012
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090392

Jazz A-B-Z / Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap

Author:
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Rogers, Paul  Search this
Schaap, Phil  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm
Type:
Juvenile poetry
Poetry
Date:
2005
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Children's poetry, American  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797181

Jazz people : Wynton Marsalis vs. James Lincoln Collier

Author:
Collier, James Lincoln 1928-  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Craddock-Willis, Andre  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Trumpet players  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
DT433.2 .T772
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_504307

Wynton Marsalis : Skain's domain : a biography / Leslie Gourse

Title:
Skain's domain
Author:
Gourse, Leslie  Search this
Subject:
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 311 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
CT275.M343 G68 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_591608

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

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

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