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William "Cat" Anderson Collection

Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Names:
Benny Carter All Stars  Search this
Cat Anderson Quintet  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Lionel Hampton Orchestra  Search this
Mingus Quintet  Search this
Bechet, Sidney (musician)  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Humphrey, Muriel  Search this
Johnson, Lucy Bird  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Tatum, Art, 1910-1956  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs
Recordings
Interviews
Clippings
Audiotapes
Awards
Audiocassettes
Articles
Date:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Scope and Contents note:
Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various university and college jazz bands.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Music

Series 2: Original tapes and recordings

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Cat Anderson (Sept 12, 1916 - April 29, 1981) was one of the premier trumpet players of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Known for his effortless high notes, he was a strong section leader and a great soloist whose style exhibited humor and precision. He grew up in Jenkins= Orphanage in Charleston, SC, received basic music training there, and participated in many of their famous student ensembles. He formed and played with the Cotton Pickers, a group of orphanage teens while still a young man. Before joining Ellington in 1944, he played in several big bands, including Claude Hopkins and Lionel Hampton. Anderson left the Ellington organization from 1947 through 1949 again to lead his own group. From 1959 to1961 and after 1971 Anderson free lanced, working with the Ellington orchestra intermittently. He died in 1981 after receiving honors from the US Air Force, the Prix du Disque de Jazz, and the City of Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials:
Related artifacts include: awards, plaques, mutes, trumpet mouth pieces, and the Jon Williams/Cat Anderson simulator in the Division of Cultural and Community Life. See accession: 1998.3074.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History in January 1998, by Dorothy Anderson, Cat Anderson's widow. It was acquired through negotiations with her, her brother, Mr. John Coffey and her nephew, Andrew Brazington. The materials were picked up from Mr. John Coffey of upper N.W. Washington, DC on January 21, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Band musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs -- 20th century
Recordings
Interviews
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 20th century
Audiotapes -- 1940-1980
Awards
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Articles -- 1940-1980
Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0630
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William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0630
Online Media:

Cool One, The, see also Duke Ellington Collection

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref535

De De Da Da

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref536

Gatherin' In A Clearin' see also Ruth Ellington Collection

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref540

Night Creature, (parts in John Sanders hand; Duke Ellington hand) see also Duke Ellington Collection

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1955
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref562

Duke Ellington and trumpeter Cat Anderson join JET switchboard operator Geneva Patch to determine who bats first in softball game between Duke's men and JET staff [reproduction black and white photograph]

Photographer:
Lanier, William  Search this
Names:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Patch, Geneva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (30" x 20".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1957
Scope and Contents:
Photograph printed in JET magazine.
Local Numbers:
00063001.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Topic:
Softball  Search this
Photography in publicity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 4: Miscellaneous / 4.6: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref525
Online Media:

Happy One, verso Night Creature; verso Cat's Meow

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1956
Scope and Contents:
See also Duke Ellington Collection
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref543

Up and Down, from Such Sweet Thunder) see also Duke Ellington Collection

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1957
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref581

Music

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series contains four flat boxes and one flat oversized box (ca. 2 cu. ft.). Most are Anderson compositions. Among them is an arrangement of Don=t Call Me for Johnny Hodges(?) small group. There are also Anderson arrangements of titles performed by the Ellington organization including Blood Count and pieces from Night Creature, the Far East Suite and the Shakespearean Suite. In a few instances, related materials will be found in the Duke Ellington or Ruth Ellington collections. Titles are arranged in alphabetical order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0630, Series 1
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref526

Accent, see also Ruth Ellington Collection

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref527

Blood Count (Anderson arrangement)

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref528

Boston Hop

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref529

Brown Sugar

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref530

Cat's in the Alley

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1958
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref531

Cat's Meow also known as My Adorable Dee

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref532

Chelsea Bridge

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref533

Confession, A

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref534

Do It Yourself

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1968
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref537

Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (for Johnny Hodges small group)

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1957
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref538

French Spice (Italian arr. By Ed Nuccilli; D. Byrd in upper right)

Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
William "Cat" Anderson Collection / Series 1: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0630-ref539

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