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Louis Armstrong

Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Maker:
Delaunay, Charles  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 44.5 cm x 29.2 cm; 17 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
overall: 17 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 43.815 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
print
Place made:
France
Date made:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Chris Gillis
ID Number:
2001.0182.11
Accession number:
2001.0182
Catalog number:
2001.0182.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5a54-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1200795
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Bust of Louis Armstrong

Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Maker:
Dwight, Ed  Search this
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 1/2 in x 15 in x 26 3/4 in; 92.71 cm x 38.1 cm x 67.945 cm
Object Name:
sculpture
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Date made:
1990
Subject:
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Calvin B. and Marilyn B. Gross
ID Number:
1994.0400.02
Catalog number:
1994.0400.02
Accession number:
1994.0400
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3224-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_607628
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Statue of Louis Armstrong

Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
User:
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40 cm x 16 cm x 15 cm; 15 3/4 in x 6 5/16 in x 5 7/8 in
Object Name:
statue
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
ca 1972
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
African American  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
ID Number:
1996.0342.062
Accession number:
1996.0342
Catalog number:
1996.0342.062
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-06f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190830
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Louis Armstrong

Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Maker:
Delaunay, Charles  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.8 cm x 29.5 cm; 17 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in
overall: 17 3/16 in x 11 1/2 in; 43.65625 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
print
Place made:
France
Date made:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Chris Gillis
ID Number:
2001.0182.10
Accession number:
2001.0182
Catalog number:
2001.0182.10
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-0d23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1200794
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Louis Armstrong

Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Maker:
Delaunay, Charles  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 44 cm x 29.5 cm; 17 5/16 in x 11 5/8 in
overall: 17 1/4 in x 11 9/16 in; 43.815 cm x 29.36875 cm
Object Name:
print
Place made:
France
Date made:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Chris Gillis
ID Number:
2001.0182.12
Accession number:
2001.0182
Catalog number:
2001.0182.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-596b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1200796
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Louis Armstrong Button

User:
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 7/8 in; x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
button
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucille Levin
ID Number:
2011.3086.195
Nonaccession number:
2011.3086
Catalog number:
2011.3086.195
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-a187-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1423755
Online Media:

Louis Armstrong Foundation Button

User:
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
button
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucille Levin
ID Number:
2011.3086.150
Nonaccession number:
2011.3086
Catalog number:
2011.3086.150
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6fe4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1423258
Online Media:

Louis Armstrong Statue Fund Button

User:
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
button
Place made:
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucille Levin
ID Number:
2011.3086.151
Nonaccession number:
2011.3086
Catalog number:
2011.3086.151
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-99af-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1423259
Online Media:

Severinsen-Akright B-Flat Trumpet, used by Doc Cheatham

User:
Cheatham, Doc  Search this
Maker:
Severinsen-Akright  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 1/4 in x 5 in x 6 in; 48.895 cm x 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
trumpet
Place made:
United States: California, Oakland
Date made:
1994
Credit Line:
Gift of Amanda N. Cheatham
ID Number:
2002.0218.01
Serial number:
0601
Accession number:
2002.0218
Catalog number:
2002.0218.01
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Trumpets
Jazz
Exhibition:
South Music Lobby
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a761-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1006159
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Trumpet Case, used by Doc Cheatham

Maker:
Yamaha Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 9/16 in x 22 1/2 in x 12 5/8 in; 19.20875 cm x 57.15 cm x 32.0675 cm
Object Name:
case
Date made:
1990s
Credit Line:
Gift of Amanda N. Cheatham
ID Number:
2002.0218.01.01
Catalog number:
2002.0218.01.01
Accession number:
2002.0218
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5364-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1802154
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Louis Armstrong medal, American Negro Commemorative Society series, United States, 1971

Issuing authority:
American Negro Commemorative Society  Search this
Associated person:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Maker:
Franklin Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 3.88 cm; x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
medal
Other Terms:
Medal; Commemorative
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States
Date made:
1971
Credit Line:
American Negro Commemorative Society
ID Number:
NU.71.228.2
Catalog number:
71.228.2
Maker number:
40
Serial number:
3
Accession number:
297421
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-3d25-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_967853
Online Media:

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine Button

User:
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
button
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucille Levin
ID Number:
2011.3086.152
Nonaccession number:
2011.3086
Catalog number:
2011.3086.152
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-99b0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1423261
Online Media:

A Man Called Adam pressbook

Associated Name:
Davis, Sammy  Search this
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 11 in; 30.48 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
pressbook
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0369.04
Accession number:
1986.0369
Catalog number:
1986.0369.04
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Movies
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6860-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_681908
Online Media:

United States Postal Service Commemorative Cachet, presented to Doc Cheatham

Recipient:
Cheatham, Doc  Search this
Depicted:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 14 in x 1 in; 25.4 cm x 35.56 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
plaque
Place made:
United States
Presentation date:
1996
Credit Line:
Gift of Amanda N. Cheatham
ID Number:
2002.0218.03
Accession number:
2002.0218
Catalog number:
2002.0218.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-8ed8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1006210
Online Media:

When the Saints Go Marching In

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Other Terms:
sound recording; Phonorecord; 78 Rpm
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1938
1939
Release date:
1947
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain
ID Number:
1978.0670.208
Accession number:
1978.0670
Label number:
25153
Catalog number:
1978.0670.208
Maker number:
A-572
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1939 exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ca2c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_665505
Online Media:

Trumpets: Armstrong to Eldrige

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0066
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 980f., b&w, an Ernie Smith compilation reel and despite the title the footage is mostly of Armstrong singing and not playing and there is no Edridge.

1. New Orleans, excerpt

Copyright: 1947

Corporate Creator: Embassy/Jules Levy Productions, distributed by Uniated Artists

Producer: Jules Levy

Director: Arthur Lubin

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong All-Stars; personnel: Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Charlie Beale (p), Bud Scott (g), Red Callendar (b), Zutty Singleton, Billie Holiday

Song Title(s): a. "Do You Know What It Means", vocals by Holiday b. "This is Where the Blues Was Born", vocals by Armstrong

2. "Back O' Town Blues"

Descriptive Summary: A concert performance, Armstrong on trumpet and vocals.

3. "Rockin' Chair"

Descriptive Summary: A concert with Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Cozy Cole, Armstrong on trumpet, vocals by Armstrong and Teagarden.

4. Schaefer Beer commercial

5. Tribute

Copyright:

Corporate Creator: USIA

Producer: Sidney J. Stiber Productions, Inc.

Performer(s): narrated by Willis Conover

Song Title(s):

1. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", vocals by Armstrong

2. "Cabaret", vocals by Armstrong

Descriptive Summary: Includes early stills of Armstrong and New Orleans, film clips of New Orleans, Armstrong's transition from jazz musician to entertainer, creation of the All-Stars in the 1940s.

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Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep880cb9c01-d550-4f4a-a650-f13023c7a6b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1432

Trumpet Serenade

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0045
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 540f., b&w

Copyright: 1942

Corporate Creator: Universal Pictures

Producer: Will Cowan

Director: Reginald Le Borg

Performer(s): Harry James and His Music Makers, Helen Forrest, Grace McDonald, the Jivin' Jacks and Jills

Song Title(s):

1. "Ciribiribin"

2. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"

3. Unidentified instrumental

4. "You Made Me Love You"

5. "He's 1-A in the Army and He's A-1 in My Heart", vocals by Forrest

6. Unidentified instrumental, The Jivin' Jacks and Jills

7. "The Flight of the Bumble Bee"

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Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d8ae992b-5bfc-4d72-a013-a3af78d2fb1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1366

Louis Armstrong medal, American Arts Commemorative Series, United States, 1982

Associated Name:
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Obverse designer:
Mercanti, John M.  Search this
Reverse designer:
Mercanti, John M.  Search this
Manufacturer:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 32.2 mm; x 1 1/4 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1982
Credit Line:
Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM
ID Number:
1984.0649.0016
Catalog number:
1984.0649.0016
84.26.016
Accession number:
1984.0649
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3421-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1116327

Sweet As a Song; The Trumpet Player's Lament

Recording artist:
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.0384
Catalog number:
1988.0698.0384
Accession number:
1988.0698
Collector/donor number:
A384
Maker number:
1653
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-150a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1055477

Cootie Williams, His Hot Trumpet and Orchestra

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0146
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 142f., b&w

Copyright: 1943

Corporate Creator: Columbia Pictures, "Film Vodvil" Series 1, Number 2

Director: Harry Foster

Performer(s): Cootie Williams and His Orchestra, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Laurel Watson

Song Title(s):

1. "I Love My Baby, But My Baby Don't Love Me [Things Ain't What They Used to Be], vocals by Vinson

2. "Giddap Mule", vocals by Watson

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84643c220-359e-4221-9e9a-f3171c6e8054
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1705

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