Found 14 collections related to Jazz

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Smith, Jabbo, 1908-1991
Music Division | JPB 97-65
2.11 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
"Jabbo" Smith, born Cladys Smith in 1908 in Pembroke, Georgia, was an African-American jazz trumpeter, trombonist and singer. He died in St. Louis in 1991. The collection consists of autobiographical material; correspondence with Lorraine Gordon... more
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 122
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Composer; cornetist; bandleader and publisher, W.C. Handy's fame rests upon his work as a composer. Handy wrote and published more than 150 songs and arrangements of folksongs, mainly spirituals and blues. The popularity of Handy's songs helped to... more
Sylvern, Henry, 1908-1964
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-40
135 sound discs, analog; 135 sound discs, analog; 56 sound discs, analog 33 rpm, 16 in.; 56 sound discs, analog 33 rpm, 16 in.; 56 sound discs, analog, 12 in.; 56 sound discs, analog, 12 in.; 23 sound discs, analog, 10 in.; 23 sound discs, analog, 10 in.
Henry Sylvern was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and bandleader best known for his work in the United States on radio programs and advertisements. Among the shows that Sylvern worked on were the Du Pont Show of the Week, the Arthur Godfrey... more
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-977
0.25 linear feet (4 reels)
Langston Hughes was a poet, author, playwright, and songwriter. This collection represents the vertical file holdings of the Schomburg as of September 1, 1971, and includes personal and professional material.
Heyward, Sammy, 1904-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 160
Collection reflects Heyward's professional life and activities, particularly his career as a performer; a significant portion of the collection consists of music manuscripts arranged and/or composed by him. Heyward's personal papers contain... more
Dehn, Mura, 1902-1987
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 72
24 document boxes 2,533 items in 327 folders
The Mura Dehn Collection documents Mura Dehn's professional life as dancer, choreographer, scholar and filmmaker, and to a lesser degree, her personal life through notebooks, poetry and... more
Katz, Bernard, 1901-1970
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1620
1.93 linear feet (5 boxes)
The papers, consisting of miscellaneous correspondence received, personal miscellany, notes, essays and autobiographical writings, reflect the career of Bernard Katz as an advertising executive in New York City; and his avocational interests as a... more
Troupe, Quincy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 635
83.51 linear feet (193 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 tubes); 3.51 gigabytes (575 computer files)
Quincy Troupe (born 1939) is a poet, author, and editor, perhaps best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography (1989) with the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His father, Quincy Trouppe, Sr., was an all-star... more
Amram, David
Music Division | JPB 14-29
74.92 linear feet (114 boxes, 33 volumes, 3 oversized folders, 2 tubes)
David Amram (born 1930) is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist active in classical, jazz, and folk music. The David Amram papers, dating from 1937 to 2011, most strongly represent his career path from the 1950s through the... more
Avakian, George
Music Division | JPB 14-28
46.83 linear feet (118 boxes, 6 oversized folders); 112.82 mb (33 computer files)
George Mesrop Avakian (born 1919) is an American music producer, artist manager, writer, and educator best known for his work with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Cage, Alan Hovhaness, Keith Jarrett, Sonny... more
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 781
2.3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Nationally and internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Thomas "Fats" Wright Waller, "Fats" was regarded as a musical genius. The Fats Waller collection is comprised of materials generated and kept by Philip L. Ponce, Inc., Waller's... more
Lucie, Lawrence
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 764
15.7 linear feet (54 boxes)
Lawrence "Larry" Lucie (1907-2009) was a jazz guitarist and music educator. His papers, dating from 1927 to 2004 (bulk 1948-2004), primarily document his pedagogy, his recording and publishing companies, and the career of his wife, guitarist,... more
Rollins, Sonny
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 898
73.43 linear feet (144 boxes, 18 volumes, 18 tubes, 7 oversized folders); 37.13 gigabytes (969 computer files)
Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7th, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. His papers, dating from the 1910s to 2015 (the bulk dates from the 1950s onward), document the musical, personal, and career development of one of... more
Loudon, Dorothy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2005-006
31 linear feet (82 boxes)
Dorothy Loudon (1925-2003) was a singer, comedienne and Tony Award-winning actress, who appeared in supper clubs, television shows, films, summer stock and on Broadway. The bulk of the materials in this collection are from 1940-2003. They... more
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