Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred H. Bartles Papers

Identifier: MSS.MUS.0001

The Alfred H. Bartles Papers (1874-2015) were donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library from 2008-2015. A native of Tennessee and a former George Peabody College student, Bartles was active in New York, Germany, and Tennessee as a composer, arranger, cellist, pedagogue, and jazz pianist. His varied compositional output illustrates this mixture of influences, and reveals him as one of the first in a generation of composers equally at home in the Classical and jazz genres.

Dates: 1874 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1952 - 2006

Carl Van Vechten Photographic Portrait Collection

Identifier: MSS.1061
Abstract The Carl Van Vechten Photographic Portrait Collection (1933-1955) consists of 33 black and white photographs of notable African American musicians and performers of the day. The subjects of the portraits cut across genres of opera, musical theatre, jazz, folk, and popular song. The collection includes Marian Anderson (sontralto), (Pearl Bailey (jazz and popular singer), Harry Belafonte (popular singer and actor), Margaret Bonds (classical composer), Carol Brice (contralto), Cab Calloway...
Dates: 1933 - 1963

Charles Stewart Jazz Portraits Collection

Identifier: MSS.1073

The Charles Stewart Jazz Portraits Collection consists of five photographs of jazz musicians taken in the 1960s by the African-American photographer Charles “Chuck” Stewart (1927-2017) in New York, including photographs of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Roy Eldridge.

Dates: circa 1960s

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie Collection

Identifier: MSS.1000
Abstract The John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie Collection comprises materials related to the life and professional journey of the renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Dizzy Gillespie. Predominant among these artifacts is a substantial collection of photographs, spanning from the 1930s to the early 2000s, with the major portion dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. These photographs not only provide a comprehensive visual chronicle of Gillespie’s personal life and musical career but also serve...
Dates: circa 1940s-2003

Yusef A. Lateef Collection

Identifier: MSS.1034
Abstract The Yusef A. Lateef Collection consists of scores, correspondence, promotional materials, audio recordings, photographs, and other documents of the composer's life and creative works. The bulk of the materials are related to Lateef's work as a composer, musician and teacher. Most of the recordings in the collection are digitized and available through Vanderbilt's Aviary platform. Among the recordings and printed materials are documents from his fieldwork in Nigeria. Lateef was born in...
Dates: 1950s-2010s

Photographs of Jazz Musicians

Identifier: MSS.1072
Abstract The Photographs of Jazz Musicians collection represents 80 photographs primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. These photographs showcase jazz musicians, bands, and vocalists, including Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Christian, Max Roach, Nat King Cole, Lionel Hampton and others. Through these images, ranging from promotional stills to candid live performance shots and behind-the-scenes captures, we can trace the evolution of jazz music...
Dates: circa 1930s-1940s


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