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Miller, Glenn

Collection Creator:
Garland, Ed  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941  Search this
Darensbourg, Joe, 1906-1985  Search this
Davison, Bill  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Wilson, Buster  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007  Search this
Collection Donor:
Levin, Lucille  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940 - 2000
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, 1880-2010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection / Series 5: Artists Files / 5.1: General Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1222-ref1021

Jazz and Big Band Collection

Creator:
Morrow, Buddy  Search this
Mooney, Art  Search this
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992  Search this
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995  Search this
Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986  Search this
Glen Gray Band  Search this
Gabler, Milt  Search this
Fields, Shep  Search this
Dick Jurgens  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Horace Heidt  Search this
Lombardo, Guy  Search this
Kay Kyser  Search this
Duchin, Eddy, 1909-1951  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
McIntyre, Hal, -1959  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Barron, Blue, 1912-2005  Search this
Elman, Ziggy  Search this
Cohasco, Inc.  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-1990  Search this
Names:
Anthony, Ray, 1922-  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Barnet, Charlie  Search this
Beneke, Tex  Search this
Brown, Les, 1912-2001  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Christy, June, 1925-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Frankie Laine  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Gray, Glen, 1906-1963  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Kaye, Sammy, 1910-1987  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Lee, Peggy  Search this
Lopez, Vincent, 1894-1975  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
MacRae, Gordon  Search this
Martin, Freddy, 1906-1983  Search this
May, Billy  Search this
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Norvo, Red  Search this
Page, Patti  Search this
Ray McKinley  Search this
Rich, Buddy  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Spivak, Charlie  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Waring, Fred, 1900-1984  Search this
Webb, Chick, 1909-1939  Search this
Weems, Ted  Search this
Welk, Lawrence, 1903-1992  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Date:
1927 - 1966
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record industry magazines; sheet music; an oversize RKO theatre owners' advertising book for the 1942 sensation "Syncopation," starring Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, et al; and miscellany such as matchbook covers and novelty promotional pieces. There are just a few letters in the collection. The collection contains materials representing both bands and band members, and individual artists. In many cases, there are only one or a few relevant items. Persons and acts represented include: Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, June Christy, Nat King Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Sammy Kaye, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, Vincent Lopez, Jimmy Lunceford, Gordon MacRae, Freddy Martin, Billy May, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Patti Page, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Spivak, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Fred Waring, Chick Webb, Ted Weems, Lawrence Welk, Paul Whiteman, Margaret Whiting, and Benny Goodman. In other cases, the collection contains an item or items (such as menus) that have been autographed. The collection contains autographs or autographed items for the following: Gene Krupa, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Blue Barron, Eddie Duchin, Shep Fields, Ziggy Elman, Glen Gray Band, Milt Gabler, Horace Heidt, Dick Jurgens, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Hal McIntyre, Art Mooney, Buddy Morrow, Harry James and "Tiny" Timbrell.
Arrangement:
: 1 series.
Provenance:
Cohasco, Inc.,Purchase.,2016,ACNMAH 1388; Nonacc. No. pending.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs -- Concerts
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Citation:
Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1388
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1388
Online Media:

Marvelous Miller Moods, Vol. II

Recording artist:
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Manufacturer:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
1957
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.05313
Catalog number:
1996.3034.05313
Label number:
EPA 2-1494
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a1fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1017180
Online Media:

"Moonlight Cocktail"

Depicted (sitter):
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Maker:
Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 23.1775 cm
Object Name:
Sheet Music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1942
1941
Credit Line:
Gift of Roger B. White
ID Number:
1985.0874.12
Accession number:
1985.0874
Catalog number:
1985.0874.12
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2adb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1331213

"Moonlight Serenade"

Depicted (sitter):
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Maker:
Robbins Music Corporation  Search this
Robbins Music Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Sheet Music
Object Type:
Sheet Music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1939
ID Number:
1984.0551.19
Accession number:
1984.0551
Catalog number:
1984.0551.19
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f650-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_680820

Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera

Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Names:
Dorsey, Jimmy, Orchestra  Search this
McKinley, Ray, Orchestra  Search this
Miller, Glenn, Orchestra  Search this
Extent:
19.5 Cubic feet (56 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Ephemera
Music
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Date:
1945-1994
Scope and Contents:
The Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera consists of music, scores, sideman books, photographs, correspondence, news clippings and magazine articles, business records, awards, audio and videotapes, 45 rpm commercial recordings, and miscellaneous biographical notes. The records date from the the late nineteenth century to 1996 and document the professional music career and personal life of Ray McKinley (drummer, band leader, and vocalist). The collection is organized into three series; Series 1: Music ca. 1942-1990, Series 2: Ephemera ca. 1870-1996, and Series 3: Miscellaneous ca. 1943-1993. Materials in each series are arranged either alphabetically by music title or chronologically by date.

The following reference abbreviations are used in the container list to facilitate cross-referencing of materials in different subseries:

see: look for this title or material in the following location sa: see also: additional or related material is available in the following location aka: also known as OS: oversize score OP: oversize photograph
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Music

Series 2: Ephemera

Series 3: Audio Visual Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Ray McKinley was born on June 18, 1910 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Flora Newell McKinley and Raymond Harris McKinley, Sr. McKinley, Jr. entertained himself at an early age by "drumming" on whatever was available, and he received his first drum set at age nine from a family friend. His performing career had begun even earlier, at age six, with a snare drum solo for several thousand at the Elks Circus in the North Fort Worth Coliseum. At twelve he started playing professionally with local bands and orchestras. In an April, 1986 article in Modern Drummer, McKinley commented, "I wasn't that terrific, but everyone thought I was" (see Subseries 2B: Newsclippings and Magazine Articles). Whether deserved or not, his reputation was good enough that when the Jimmy Joy Orchestra came to town and was strapped for a substitute drummer, twelve-year-old McKinley got the job.

McKinley left town for the first time on a tour with the Duncan-Marin band in 1926. While performing in a Chicago nightclub, he was caught in the crossfire of a gang shoot-out and shot in the leg. During his convalescence, he wandered the clubs and listened in on sets. He met "Benny Pollack, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and others" (Ray McKinley, see Subseries 2F: Biographical Materials). He left the Duncan-Marin group in 1927 for the Beasley Smith orchestra, and joined the Tracy-Brown Orchestra in 1929. He played with Milt Shaw's Detroiters for a time in 1930, followed by a stint with Dave Bernie's band. With Bernie, he made two trips to England, "where he acquired a set of neckties and a Southern accent" (McKinley, Biographical Materials).

Glenn Miller asked McKinley to join him in Smith Ballew's band in 1932, and Miller later placed McKinley and four others with the Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra. When the Dorseys split, McKinley stayed with Jimmy Dorsey, although he was heavily recruited by other band leaders, including Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. He became known as a vocalist as well as drummer in Jimmy Dorsey's band, and had Bing Crosby name him "one of the ten best vocalists in the country" (All-American Band Leaders, July, 1942). In 1939, at the suggestion of booking agent Willard Alexander, McKinley joined forces with Will Bradley (formerly Wilber Schwitsenberg) to form the "Will Bradley Orchestra featuring Ray McKinley." With McKinley on vocals and drums, the band's several hits included Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar, Down the Road Apiece and Celery Stalks at Midnight. McKinley left in 1942 to form his own group, The Ray McKinley Orchestra. The band was very well-recieved, but broke up after only 8 months due to external factors including the outbreak of the second World War. McKinley placed many of his players with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra just before he was drafted.

McKinley's old association with Glenn Miller paid off when Glenn took him on for his famous Army Air Force Band. McKinley says that Glenn Miller's band "was one of the two best musical organizations I had anything to do with as a player" (Modern Drummer). The Glenn Miller Band was sent to England in June, 1944. After Miller disappeared in 1944, McKinley fronted the band until its return to the United States in 1945. At this point, McKinley handed the reins to Tex Benecke and formed a new Ray McKinley Orchestra.

McKinley's new orchestra enjoyed great success, partially due to its young talent, including that of arrangers Eddie Sauter and Deane Kincaide. McKinley's showmanship and skills as leader, vocalist, and drummer also earned the band many fans. Some of their hits included Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume, You Came a Long Way From St. Louis, and Arizay. Unfortunately, the group's inception coincided with the end of the big band era. McKinley adjusted the size and style of the band in attempts to satisfy public demand, but he finally disbanded the group when he suffered an attack of amoebic dysentery in 1951.

After his recovery, McKinley freelanced with different bands and in radio and television, mostly accepting appearances that kept him near his home in Connecticut. His last extended stint with any band came in 1956, when Willard Alexander persuaded the Glenn Miller Estate to sponsor a New Glenn Miller Orchestra with McKinley as its leader. The band played arrangements of old Miller favorites from the original music as well as more contemporary hits. This orchestra, like McKinley's earlier ones, was very successful, performing on television and travelling all over the world. In 1966, McKinley tired of the road and "retired". For the next thirty years, McKinley again stayed close to home, playing "gigs" with various bands, working as a musical consultant for Walt Disney World in 1971, and doing some television and recordings.

McKinley is remembered as a loving family man, screwball showman, and dedicated musician. In January, 1950,InternationalMusician said that McKinley was "known in the trade as a 'drummer's drummer'--just about the highest accolade one can receive." Many of his fellow musicians attest that his clean, energetic style of drumming provided the drive behind many of the bands he played with, while his technical skill and sense of humor produced the exciting solos that made him popular with the public. According to drummer Cliff Leeman, "Unlike many of the highly technical, showman drummers, McKinley combined elements of showmanship and thoughtful, feeling performance. He never ignored his timekeeping duties" (Modern Drummer, 1986). Both on the drums and as band leader, McKinley was a bit of a clown. For instance, the "vocal" in Celery Stalks at Midnight originated when McKinley, for no particular reason, "instead of playing a two bar solo on the drums...just yelled out, 'Celery Stalks along the highway!'" (McKinley, Big Band Jump Newsletter). Still, despite his antics and the fun he obviously had while on the stand, McKinley was deadly serious about music. His thoughts on drumming are evidence of this: "Once you have the techniques down and combine them with an inherent sense of rhythim--I believe you have to be born with it--you're well on your way to becoming a good drummer. If you don't have that bone-deep rhythmic sense, or 'feel', you should be doing something else. That may sound autocratic. But that's the way it is, as far as I'm concerned"( ModernDrummer).

McKinley was married in 1937 but divorced by 1942. He then married ballet dancer Gretchen Havemann in 1943, a few months into his tenure with the Glenn Miller Band. On April 7, 1949, they had daughter for whom Gretchen coined the name Jawn. A loving, happy couple, he and Gretchen celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1993. In 1983, he and Gretchen began spending half of their year in a home in Florida and half in Canada. He died in 1995.
Separated Materials:
Ray McKinley drumset and two band stands are located in the Division of Music History.
Provenance:
Donated by Gretchen McKinley and Jawn McKinley Neville on February 2, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Topic:
Big band music -- 1940-2000  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Music -- 1940-2000
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0635
See more items in:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0635
Online Media:

Jazz and Big Band Collection

Creator:
Morrow, Buddy  Search this
Mooney, Art  Search this
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992  Search this
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995  Search this
Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986  Search this
Glen Gray Band  Search this
Gabler, Milt  Search this
Fields, Shep  Search this
Dick Jurgens  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Horace Heidt  Search this
Lombardo, Guy  Search this
Kay Kyser  Search this
Duchin, Eddy, 1909-1951  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
McIntyre, Hal, -1959  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Barron, Blue, 1912-2005  Search this
Elman, Ziggy  Search this
Cohasco, Inc.  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-1990  Search this
Names:
Anthony, Ray, 1922-  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Barnet, Charlie  Search this
Beneke, Tex  Search this
Brown, Les, 1912-2001  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Christy, June, 1925-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Frankie Laine  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Gray, Glen, 1906-1963  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Kaye, Sammy, 1910-1987  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Lee, Peggy  Search this
Lopez, Vincent, 1894-1975  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
MacRae, Gordon  Search this
Martin, Freddy, 1906-1983  Search this
May, Billy  Search this
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Norvo, Red  Search this
Page, Patti  Search this
Ray McKinley  Search this
Rich, Buddy  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Spivak, Charlie  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Waring, Fred, 1900-1984  Search this
Webb, Chick, 1909-1939  Search this
Weems, Ted  Search this
Welk, Lawrence, 1903-1992  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Date:
1927 - 1966
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record industry magazines; sheet music; an oversize RKO theatre owners' advertising book for the 1942 sensation "Syncopation," starring Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, et al; and miscellany such as matchbook covers and novelty promotional pieces. There are just a few letters in the collection. The collection contains materials representing both bands and band members, and individual artists. In many cases, there are only one or a few relevant items. Persons and acts represented include: Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, June Christy, Nat King Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Sammy Kaye, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, Vincent Lopez, Jimmy Lunceford, Gordon MacRae, Freddy Martin, Billy May, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Patti Page, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Spivak, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Fred Waring, Chick Webb, Ted Weems, Lawrence Welk, Paul Whiteman, Margaret Whiting, and Benny Goodman. In other cases, the collection contains an item or items (such as menus) that have been autographed. The collection contains autographs or autographed items for the following: Gene Krupa, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Blue Barron, Eddie Duchin, Shep Fields, Ziggy Elman, Glen Gray Band, Milt Gabler, Horace Heidt, Dick Jurgens, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Hal McIntyre, Art Mooney, Buddy Morrow, Harry James and "Tiny" Timbrell.
Arrangement:
: 1 series.
Provenance:
Cohasco, Inc.,Purchase.,2016,ACNMAH 1388; Nonacc. No. pending.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs -- Concerts
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Citation:
Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah
Online Media:

Big Band

Artist:
LeRoy Neiman, 8 Jun 1921 - 20 Jun 2012  Search this
Sitter:
Billie Holiday, 7 Apr 1915 - 17 Jul 1959  Search this
Louis Armstrong, 4 Aug 1901 - 6 Jul 1971  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald, 25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996  Search this
Lionel Hampton, 20 Apr 1908 - 31 Aug 2002  Search this
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909 - 13 Jun 1986  Search this
Gerry Mulligan, 6 Apr 1927 - 19 Jan 1996  Search this
Charlie Parker, 29 Aug 1920 - 12 Mar 1955  Search this
John William Coltrane, 23 Sep 1926 - 17 Jul 1967  Search this
Lester Willis Young, 27 Aug 1909 - 15 Mar 1959  Search this
Charles Mingus, 22 Apr 1922 - 5 Jan 1979  Search this
Miles Dewey Davis, 25 May 1926 - 28 Sep 1991  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993  Search this
Wynton Marsalis, born 18 Oct 1961  Search this
Gene Krupa, 15 Jan 1909 - 16 Oct 1973  Search this
Glenn Miller, 1900 - 1944  Search this
J. J. Johnson, 1924 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 22.9 × 33cm (9 × 13")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2005
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone  Search this
Music\Sheet music  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Bass  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet  Search this
Music\Music stand  Search this
Billie Holiday: Female  Search this
Billie Holiday: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald: Female  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Charles Mingus: Male  Search this
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Charles Mingus: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Charlie Parker: Male  Search this
Charlie Parker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Charlie Parker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Charlie Parker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
John William Coltrane: Male  Search this
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Benny Goodman: Male  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinet  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Male  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Wynton Marsalis: Male  Search this
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Miles Dewey Davis: Male  Search this
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Miles Dewey Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Male  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Lester Willis Young: Male  Search this
Lester Willis Young: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Lester Willis Young: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Male  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Gerry Mulligan: Male  Search this
Gerry Mulligan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Gene Krupa: Male  Search this
Gene Krupa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Gene Krupa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Drummer  Search this
Glenn Miller: Male  Search this
Glenn Miller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Glenn Miller: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandleader  Search this
J. J. Johnson: Male  Search this
J. J. Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
J. J. Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
J. J. Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Arranger  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
DC360038
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c6c62d47-f691-490c-bfcd-0efc782f446d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC360038

32c Glenn Miller single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3098
Depicts:
Glenn Miller, American, 1904 - 1944  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 11, 1996
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1998.2010.390
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8888f6de2-7162-49cb-8a38-b243c616c205
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2010.390

Miller, Glenn (also in over-size box)

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder P
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.18: Ephemera / Subseries 11.2, Dance Bands and Orchestras / Dance Bands and Orchestras / Miscellaneous Bandleaders
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1065

Miller, Glenn

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder BBB-###CCC
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1944
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.2: Dance Bands and Orchestras
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref158

A - M

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
43 Items
Container:
Box 15, Folder BBB
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "In the Mood" and "Moonlight Cocktail."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.2: Dance Bands and Orchestras / Miller, Glenn
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref159

O - Y and folio

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
24 Items
Container:
Box 15, Folder CCC
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "Serenade in Blue" and "Wham."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment / 11.2: Dance Bands and Orchestras / Miller, Glenn
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref161

Miller, Glenn

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures / Images of Personalities
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-motion-ref800

H-1218, Miller Glenn Orchestra, movie still " Wives,"

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P.  Search this
Container:
Box 56
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.1: Historical Photographs and Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref2389

Miller, Glenn

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P.  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920s-1942
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.2: Artist Files Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref701

"Moonlight Cocktail"

Depicted (sitter):
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Lyricist:
Gannon, Kim  Search this
Maker:
Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Music  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.178
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.178
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-294e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464935

Glenn Miller Story, The

Referenced:
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Maker:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material; pattern)
paper (overall material; pattern)
ink (overall material; pattern)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1954
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Bryan Sorens
ID Number:
1981.1003.106
Maker number:
DL79123
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-eb09-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_669789

Major Glenn Miller

Recording artist:
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Maker:
Armed Forces Radio Service  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in; 40.64 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center
ID Number:
1980.0692.045
Maker number:
SSL-613
SSL-614
Accession number:
1980.0692
Catalog number:
1980.0692.045
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-db0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_670565

[Dorsey Bros. Orchestra with Bob Crosby and Kay Weber : black-and-white photoprint,]

Creator:
Rockwell-O'Keefe, Inc. (photographers?)  Search this
Names:
Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised (Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005).  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Crosby, Bob  Search this
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver Gelatin on paper., 8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Fall, 1934
Scope and Contents:
With handwritten note on face: "To Mae, than whom there is none finer--affectionately, Raymond." On verso, another handwritten note with names of musicians in image: Don Matteson--bone, McKinley--drums, 'Skeats' [Herfunts?]--tenor sax, Bob Crosby--boy singer(?), George Thow--trumpet, Jack Stacy--tenor sax, Glenn Miller--bone, Kay Weber--girl singer, Bobby Van Epps--piano, Delmar Kaplan--bass, Jimmy Dorsey--alto sax, 'Roc' Hillman--guitar, Tommy Dorsey--bone & leader. Other handwritten note on verso reads "Taken in an N.B.C.studio in the fall of 1934"; also: "Dorsey Bros. Orch. With Bob Crosby & Kay Weber," and "Rockwell-O'Keefe, Inc. RKO Building Rockefeller Center, New York."
Local Numbers:
AC0635.0000001.tif (AC Scan, Front)
Exhibitions Note:
Shown in exhibition "Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised," Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Topic:
Orchestras -- 1930-1940  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 2: Ephemera / 2.1: Photographs / Pre-war Bands #1-14
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1720

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