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Oral history interview with George Herms

Interviewee:
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Asher, Betty  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Extent:
8 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (60 min.), analog)
162 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Date:
1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Herms conducted 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar. 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Herms discusses the development of his ideas and art. He recalls individuals and events associated with avant-garde art activity in California from the 1950s to present (1990s). He recalls Philip Lamantia, Charlie Parker, Wallace Berman, Robert Alexander, Ferus Gallery, Walter Hopps, Edward Kienholz, Virginia Dwan, Betty Asher, Michael McClure, and Diane di Prima, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
George Herms (1935- ) is an assemblage and collage artist of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. Central participant in the West Coast Beat culture.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1959 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Beat generation  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.herms93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99005d1ed-2303-4050-88fa-446901b6559d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herms93
Online Media:

Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  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  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, 1924-2007  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
Summary:
Jazz club photographs by noted Jazz photographer Herman Leonard.
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 (1923‑2010) 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 to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
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
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f9017-2701-439c-ac51-9916f1092b09
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
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Charlie Parker -- Birdland [New York City] [Photoprint, black and white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Birdland (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Parker playing saxophone, dramatically photographed from a low angle. Title, signature, date in lower margin.
Arrangement:
Box No. 1
Local Numbers:
AC0445-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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 to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Saxophone  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 1: 11" x 14" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84b7b92c5-77a7-430c-aace-36a59cde4c36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref38
Online Media:

The Bird : the Savoy recordings (master takes). Vol. 1

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1976
Contents:
Tiny's tempo (2:48) --I'll always love you just the same (2:55) --Romance without finance (2:58) --Red Cross (3:04) -- Warming up a riff (2:32) --Billie's bounce (3:08) --Now's the time (3:14) --Thriving on a riff (2:53) --Meandering (3:16) -- Ko Ko (2:53) --Donna Lee (2:32) --Chasin' the bird (2:43) -- Cheryl (2:57) --Buzzy (2:29)
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0766

Savoy.2201
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Savoy 1976
General:
Recorded 1944-1947. Jazz music. Analog recording. Program notes in leaflet. Savoy Jazz: ZDS 2201. Performer(s): Charlie Parker, alto sax; with various artists.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0766
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52aeb6294-74b5-4ca3-9e6c-d78ba6f4c866
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16496

The Bebop Era

Performer:
Gayles, Joe  Search this
Eager, Allen  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Jones, Jimmy, 1918-  Search this
Jacquet, Illinois  Search this
Johnson, J. J., 1924-  Search this
Thompson, Sir Charles, 1918-2016  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Thompson, Lucky, 1924-2005  Search this
Lawson, Robert  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Powell, Bud  Search this
Navarro, Fats, 1923-1950  Search this
Clarke, Kenny, 1914-1985  Search this
Ventura, Charlie, 1916-1992  Search this
Candoli, Conte, 1927-  Search this
McKenna, Dan  Search this
Basie, Count, 1904-1984  Search this
Ammons, Gene  Search this
Auld, George  Search this
Moody, James, 1925-2010  Search this
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Bailey, Ernest  Search this
Nicholas, Big Nick, 1922-1997  Search this
Carroll, Joe, 1919-1981  Search this
Metronome All Stars  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1968
Contents:
Side 1. Allen's Alley / Coleman Hawkins' 52nd Street All Stars --Mutton leg / Illinois Jacquet and his orchestra -- Boppin' the blues / Lucky Thompson and his lucky 7 -- Epistrophy. 52nd Street theme. Oop-bop sh-bam. Royal roost / Lenny Clark and his 52nd Street Boys --Ha / Charlie Ventura and his orchestra --Side 2. Overtime / Metronome All Stars --Rat race / Count Basie and his sextet --Ow! Oop-pop-a-da. Stay on it. Cool breeze. Jump did-ke Ba / Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra
Track Information:
101 Allen's Alley / Allen Eager, Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Jones.

102 Mutton Leg / Illinois Jacquet, J.J Johnson, Sir Charles Thompson.

103 Boppin' the Blues / Benny Carter, Lucky Thompson, Robert Lawson.

201 Overtime / Metronome All Stars, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie.

105 52nd Street Theme / Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Kenny Clarke.

106 Oop-Bop Sh-Bam / Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Kenny Clarke.

107 Royal Roost / Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Kenny Clarke.

108 Ha / Charlie Ventura, Conte Candoli, Dan McKenna.

202 Victory Ball / Metronome All Stars, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie.

203 Rat Race / Count Basie, Gene Ammons, George Auld.

204 Ow! / Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Milt Jackson.

205 Oop-Pop-A-Da / Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Milt Jackson.

206 Stay On It / Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Milt Jackson.

207 Cool Breeze / Dizzy Gillespie, Ernest Bailey, Big Nick Nicholas.

208 Jump Did-Le Ba / Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Carroll, Joe Gayles.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0773

RCA Victor.519
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
RCA Victor 1968
General:
notes by Don Heckman on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0773
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e7e985c5-ab7d-42a7-a0a3-30745a654a72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16503

Charlie Parker's Story, Vol. 1

Performer:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
196x
Contents:
An Oscar for Treadwell --Mohawk --Leap frog --Begin the beguine --Au privave --She rote --Celerity [sic, Celebrity] -- Ballade --Oh, lady be good --Funky blues --Dearly beloved -- Jam blues --What is this thing called love.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2611

Verve.8000
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Verve 196x
General:
Jazz ensembles, featuring Charlie Parker, saxophone.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2611
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5992305e1-bf2d-4031-be70-0137189790c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17397

Leap Frog/Relaxing With Lee

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
broken--Leap Frog/Relaxing With Lee
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2692

Mercury.11076
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Mercury
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2692
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk574fcb199-7d88-49ee-9bc8-27fafcd6b468
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23626

Parker's Mood/Barbados

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2709

Savoy.936
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Savoy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2709
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5dfad5868-f4e6-494e-9c6a-bdcf2187a326
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23642

Constellation/Ah-Leu-Cha

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2710

Savoy.939
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Savoy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2710
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50f6fe857-41f1-4713-a71d-34463412d1fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23643

Mohawk/An Oscar For Treadwell

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2733

Mercury.11082
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Mercury
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2733
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5fd3f9df4-6742-4ae1-a259-a8922d42d4d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23662

Bloomdido/Melancholy Baby

Artist:
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2734

Mercury.11058
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Mercury
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2734
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5dd9596ac-1924-42c0-80f6-555b2ebf8b83
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23663

William Claxton Photographs

Creator:
Claxton, William  Search this
Names:
George Williams Brass Band.  Search this
Stan Kenton Band.  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Baker, Halima  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004  Search this
Charles, Roosevelt  Search this
Coleman, Ornette  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Evans, Bill, 1929-1980  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Williams, Cootie, 1911-1985  Search this
Williams, Joe, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1951-1970
Summary:
Photographic prints taken by photographer William Claxton (October 12, 1927-October 11, 2008) of jazz musicians.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of twenty-eight photographic prints processed in 1999 by a professional laboratory for photographer William Claxton. The prints document jazz artists in recording sessions and performing throughout the United States. It is divided into two series: Series 1, Duke Ellington, 1955-1960, and Series 2, Other Artists, 1955-1970.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Duke Ellington, 1955-1960

Series 2: Other Artists, 1951-1970
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duke Ellington Collection, NMAH.AC.0301

William H. Quealy Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings, NMAH.AC.0296

Duke Ellington Oral History Project, NMAH.AC.0368

Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection, NMAH.AC.0383

Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera and Related Audio-visual Materials, NMAH.AC.0386

Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, NMAH.AC.0388

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints, NMAH.AC.0389

New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society Collection, NMAH.AC.O390

Felix Grant Collection, NMAH.AC.0410

Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington, NMAH.AC.0422

Archives Center Collection of Music Transcriptions of Duke Ellington Compositions, Carter Harman NMAH.AC.0430

Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke Ellington, NMAH.AC.0431

Herman Leonard Photoprints, NMAH.AC.0445

Don Brown Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings, NMAH.AC.0472

Betty McGettigan Collection of Duke Ellington Memorabilia, NMAH.AC.0494

Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, NMAH.AC.0502

Jay McCarter Phonograph Record Collection, NMAH.AC.0541

Tom Whaley Collection, NMAH.AC.0652

Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0704

Andrew Homzy Collection of Duke Ellington Stock Arrangements, NMAH.AC.0740

John Gensel Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0763

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Publicity Photoprints, Interviews and Posters, NMAH.AC.0766 Milt Gabler Papers, NMAH.AC.0849

Paquito D'Rivera Music Manuscripts and Photograph, NMAH.AC.0891

Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, NMAH.AC.0979

Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, NMAH.AC.1222

Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.1240

James Moody Papers, NMAH.AC.1405
Provenance:
The National Museum of American History purchased the collection on March 31, 1999.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Music -- West coast -- 1950-1960  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
William Claxton Photographs, 1951-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0695
See more items in:
William Claxton Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f806c04e-a0d9-46c4-8765-417e8e2084e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0695
Online Media:

Latin jazz [sound recording] : La combinación perfecta

Title:
Combinacíon perfecta
Author:
Machito  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Pozo, Chano  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Puente, Tito 1923-2000  Search this
Shearing, George  Search this
Santamaria, Mongo  Search this
Tjader, Cal  Search this
Almario, Justo  Search this
Acuña, Alex  Search this
Gonzalez, Jerry 1949-  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito 1948-  Search this
Sandoval, Arturo  Search this
Sanchez, David saxophonist  Search this
Valdés, Chuco  Search this
Afro-Cubans (Musical group)  Search this
Stan Kenton Orchestra  Search this
George Shearing Quintet  Search this
Grupo Irakere  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
2002
1947
P2002
Topic:
Latin jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
disc 000390
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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The color of jazz : race and representation in American culture, 1945-1966 / by Jon Seebart Panish

Title:
Race and representation in American culture, 1945-1966
Author:
Panish, Jon Seebart  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 315 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Music--History and criticism  Search this
Music--Social aspects  Search this
American literature--White authors--History and criticism  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
ML3508 .P19 1995a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494005

The bebop revolution in words and music / edited by Dave Oliphant ; with an introduction by Richard Lawn

Author:
Oliphant, Dave  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955 Congresses  Search this
Physical description:
227 p. : ill., music, ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Bop (Music)--History and criticism--Congresses  Search this
Bop (Music)--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487619

Bird : the legend of Charlie Parker / by Robert George Reisner

Author:
Reisner, Robert George  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
1975, c1962
Call number:
ML419.P4 R4 1975X
ML419.P4R4 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_49379

Yardbird suite : a compendium of the music and life of Charlie Parker / Lawrence O. Koch

Author:
Koch, Lawrence O  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
336 p. : music ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
ML419.P4 K76 1988
ML419.P4K76 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374029

Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker / Gary Giddins

Author:
Giddins, Gary  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
ML419.P4 G5 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_320295

Bird : the life and music of Charlie Parker / Chuck Haddix

Author:
Haddix, Chuck  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020447

Bird : the legend of Charlie Parker / by Robert George Reisner

Author:
Reisner, Robert George  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_939655

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