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[Lester Young, undated.] [Black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Names:
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Fishman, Charles  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/2" x 2-1/2".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Subject appears to be sleeping in an airplane seat. Photographer unidentified.
Arrangement:
Box No.1.
Local Numbers:
AC0979-0000015.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie / Series 8: Photographs / 8.1: Dizzy Gillespie / Personal and professional photographs of Dizzy Gillespie
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0979-ref1273

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
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Online Media:

Lester Young -- Paris. [Black-and-white photoprint,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 34
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1958
Scope and Contents:
Lester Young is holding his saxophone. Title, date, signature in lower margin.
Local Numbers:
AC0445-0000010.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 directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref50
Online Media:

Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio: #2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Peterson, Oscar 1925-2007  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-3497
Morgan 6
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316428

Lester Young memorial album, / vol. I [sound recording]

Artist:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
196x
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-4166
Epic 3576
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316844

Jazz at the Philharmonic: Crazy Rhythm, Parts 1 & 2, Vol. 3 [sound recording]

Artist:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0126
Disc 2003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_320463

Lester Blows Again/D. B. Blues [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0475
Aladdin 123
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_320765

Tenor Sax [sound recording]

Artist:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Byas, Don  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0626
Savoy S 500
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_320897

Jazz at the Philharmonic: Lester Leaps In, parts 2 & 3 [sound recording]

Artist:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2500
Disc 6026
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323234

Jazz at the Philharmonic, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Producer:
Granz, Norman 1918-2001  Search this
Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
McGhee, Howard 1918-1987  Search this
Physical description:
3 phonograph records : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Local number:
Disc 501
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only. No reproduction allowed.
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_338111

Acetate dubs [sound recording]

Artist:
Lord Invader 1914-1961  Search this
Marsala, Joe 1907-1978  Search this
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Sullivan, Joe 1906-1971  Search this
Condon, Eddie 1905-1973  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0759
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_355193

The Jazz Immortals [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Young, Lee  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Smith, Willie 1897-1973  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
McGhee, Howard 1918-1987  Search this
Killian, Al 1916-1950  Search this
Ross, Arnold 1921-  Search this
Hadnott, Billy  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Piano  Search this
Bass  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Dot 3444
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356247

Pres [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Carlton 402
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358350

The Immortal Lester Young [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Savoy 12068
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359041

Lester leaps in : the life and times of Lester "Pres" Young / Douglas Henry Daniels

Author:
Daniels, Douglas Henry  Search this
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
524 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
CT275.Y685 D36 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633637

You got to be original, man : the music of Lester Young / Frank Büchmann-Møller ; foreword by Lewis Porter

Author:
Büchmann-Møller, Frank  Search this
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959 Discography  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 528 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Jazz--Analysis, appreciation  Search this
Call number:
ML156.7.Y7B8 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413773

A Lester Young reader / edited by Lewis Porter

Author:
Porter, Lewis 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 323 p., 8 p. of plates : ill, music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416573

You just fight for your life : the story of Lester Young / Frank Büchmann-Møller ; foreword by Lewis Porter

Author:
Büchmann-Møller, Frank  Search this
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
CT275.Y685 B9 1990
CT275.Y685B9 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389550

Lester Young / Lewis Porter

Author:
Porter, Lewis 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 190 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
ML419.Y7P7 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275903

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