The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan that took place at the Mount Zion Baptist Church located in Newark, New Jersey. A brief biography of Vaughan's music career, photograph, and the order of the funeral service are included in the memorial program.
The collection consists of a single item.
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah Lois Vaughan was born to Asbury "Jake" and Ada Vaughan on March 27, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1942, she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and by 1943 was working as a singer and second pianist for the Earl Hines band. She was a leading female jazz vocalist between the 1940s and 1980s. During her long career she performed with such leaders in the field of American jazz like Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Vaughn died on April 3, 1990 at the age of sixty-six in California.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Bobby Tucker Papers NMAH.AC.1141
Benny Carter Collection NMAH.AC.0757
WANN Radio Station Records NMAH.AC.0800
Earl Newman Collection of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters NMAH.AC.1207
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection NMAH.AC.0445
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers NMAH.AC.0900
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Jazz Musicians' Photographs NMAH.AC.0766
Ella Fitzgerald Papers NMAH.AC.0584
Duncan Schiedt Photograph Collection NMAH.AC.1323
Collection donated by Azariah Morton,1991 May 21.
Collection is open for research.
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.