Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MSS 143
Overview: The collection is comprised of recorded interviews with and/or about Benny Goodman, compiled by D. Russell Connor.
Call Number: OHIII
Scope and Contents: The Duke Ellington Oral History is comprises ninety-two interviews with and about Ellington, one of America's greatest composers. Included among the interviewees are musicians, family members, friends, and colleagues.
Dates: 1939-1987, bulk 1977-1987
Call Number: YCAL MSS 262
Overview: The Stephen Longstreet Collection consists of four types of material: a heavily illustrated typescript of an undated and unpublished book project; 130 drawings in various formats and media; seven collages; and a small group of ephemeral items. The focus of the collection is Longstreet's observation of jazz culture, particularly as it engaged African Americans. He lived in cities on all three American coasts, as well as major cities in Europe, where he recorded scenes and people in local clubs,...
Call Number: OHV
Scope and Contents: Major Figures in American Music is the core unit of Oral History of American Music. It consists of over 1000 interviews with composers, performers, and other significant musicians. The first subjects were those most fragile in terms of age and health, such as Eubie Blake, Nadia Boulanger, Aaron Copland, Harry Partch, Charles Seeger, Claire Reis, and Virgil Thomson. Among other senior composers interviewed during the OHAM's first decade were John Cage, Lou Harrison, Ernst Krenek, Leo Ornstein,...
Dates: 1930-2021, bulk 1970-2021
Call Number: MSS 59
Overview: The Papers document the latter part of Slam Stewart’s career, during his appointment at SUNY Binghamton. Stewart gave many concerts and lectures during this time – locally, nationally and internationally. He also played in many jazz festivals. The collection includes photographs, music, correspondence, and sound recordings from this time, and highlights the collegial nature of Stewart’s career. Fellow musicians such as Peter Appleyard, Jack Martin (a.k.a., “Ludwig Sigmund von Christ”), Bucky...
Dates: 1938-1988, bulk 1960-1988