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BOX 135, 164-167 Resources on Jazz, Civil Rights, and African American Culture, 1950s-2000s
Printed materials and ephemera related to jazz performers, African American art and culture, and social advocacy groups engaged in any of the following issues: civil rights, African nationalism, human rights abuse and violence (especially in Africa), religious freedom, and other issues. Materials include articles and clippings, essays, programs, fliers, press kits, and other items.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 163/34 African culture
BOX-FOLDER 163/35-37, 164/1-23 Civil Rights
BOX-FOLDER 135/1 Civil rights
Poster to stay execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal
BOX-FOLDER 165/1-5 Dance
Includes: Alvin Ailey
BOX-FOLDER 165/6-9 Education
BOX-FOLDER 165/10-13 Film
BOX-FOLDER 165/14-22, 166/1-25 Jazz
Includes: Connie Crothers, Ray Mantilla, Michael Olatunji, Cecil Taylor
BOX-FOLDER 135/2 Jazz
Posters and souvenir booklet for Mo' Better Blues (film by Spike Lee)
BOX-FOLDER 166/26-29, 167/1 Literature
Includes: Zora Neale Hurston
BOX-FOLDER 167/2-12 Music (non-jazz)
Includes: Boys Choir of Harlem, Juma Santos
BOX-FOLDER 167/13 Religion
BOX-FOLDER 167/14-16 Theater
BOX-FOLDER 167/17-18 Visual arts
BOX 167-170 Programs, 1962-2008
Chiefly programs for Roach's performances as soloist or member of the following groups: Max Roach Quartet, Max Roach Double Quartet, Max Roach Chorus and Orchestra, M'BOOM, So What Brass Quintet, Beijing Trio, and Uptown String Quartet.
Arranged chronologically by date.
BOX-FOLDER 167/19-31 1962-1979
BOX-FOLDER 168/1-17 1980-1993
BOX-FOLDER 169/1-16 1994-2002
BOX-FOLDER 170/1-5 2004-2008 and undated
BOX 48, 135, 170-171 Promotional Materials, 1946-2008
Posters, fliers, press kits, and other materials related to Roach's public appearances as a performer, collaborator, activist, speaker, and honored guest.
Arranged chronologically by date.
BOX-FOLDER 170/6-34 1946-2008 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 171/1-6 1970s-1990s
Press kits
BOX-FOLDER 48/19 1955
BOX-FOLDER 48/20-22 1960s-1990s
BOX-FOLDER 135/3 1972, 1986 and undated
Posters
BOX 35-36, 50, 117-129, 137-139, 177 Biographical Materials, 1880-2000s
Date books and address books, personal documents, biographies, telephone message logs, and other miscellaneous items pertaining to the daily activities of Roach and his family.
Arranged by subject.
Max Roach, 1924-2004
BOX-FOLDER 35/1-6, 50/1-5 Awards and honors, 1959-2002
BOX-FOLDER 117/1-9 Address books, 1972, 1982, and undated
BOX 137-139 Addresses and contact information, undated
Rolodex cards
BOX 177 Addresses and contact information, undated
Chiefly loose business cards
BOX-FOLDER 118/1 Biographies, undated
BOX-FOLDER 118/2 Daily activity lists, 1982
BOX-FOLDER 118/3-8 Datebooks, 1969-1970, 1979-1984
BOX 122 Datebooks, 1977-1982
Loose planner packets
BOX 121 Datebooks, 1985-1988
Loose planner packets
BOX-FOLDER 119/1-6 Datebooks, 1986-1989, 1992-1994
BOX-FOLDER 120/1-5 Datebooks, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
BOX 123 Datebooks, 2002, 2004
Loose planner packets
BOX-FOLDER 124/1 Personal documents and miscellany, 1924-2003
BOX-FOLDER 36/1-2 Scrapbooks, 1948-1980
BOX-FOLDER 124/2-7, 125-126 Telephone message logs and notes, 1970s-2000 and undated
Roach Family, 1880-2002
BOX-FOLDER 127/1-3 Roach, Alphonso, circa 1915-1989
BOX-FOLDER 127/4-5 Roach, Cressie, 1947-1973
BOX-FOLDER 127/6 Roach, Janus Adams, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 127/7 Roach family, 1880-2002
Miscellaneous family members
Abbey Lincoln, 1950s-2000s
BOX-FOLDER 128/1 Abbey Lincoln Inc., 1969-1970
BOX-FOLDER 128/2 Biographies, 1965 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 128/3-7 Clippings, 1950s-2000s
BOX-FOLDER 128/8 Financial and legal documents, 1968-1972
BOX-FOLDER 128/9 Miscellany, 1966-1971 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 128/10 Programs and promotional materials, 1966-1996 and undated
Shannon Gibbons, 1982-1995
BOX-FOLDER 129/1-5 Datebooks, address books, and notebooks, 1983-1995
BOX-FOLDER 129/6 Lyric sheets, undated
BOX-FOLDER 129/7 Promotional materials, clippings, and miscellany, 1982-1985
BOX 50, 171-176 Clippings, 1940s-2000s
Newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as a selection of magazine covers featuring Roach.
Arranged chronologically by decade.
BOX-FOLDER 171/8-23 1940s-1970s
BOX-FOLDER 172/1-22 1970s-1980s
BOX-FOLDER 173/1-26 1980s-1990s
BOX-FOLDER 174/1-23 1990s
BOX-FOLDER 175/1-8 1990s-2000s and undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/6 1980, 1994?, 2000-2001
Includes New York Times crossword puzzles
BOX-FOLDER 175/9-27, 176/1-3 Foreign language clippings, 1950s-2000s
Arranged alphabetically by language
BOX-FOLDER 176/4-18 Magazine covers featuring MR, 1950s-2000s
BOX 180-194 Financial Documents, 1951-2010
Tax returns and related paperwork, royalties, invoices, payroll, banking records, equipment purchases, travel and business expenditures, union dues, and other materials.
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 180/1-57 1951-1964
BOX-FOLDER 181/1-56 1964-1968
BOX-FOLDER 182/1-64 1969-1979
BOX-FOLDER 183/1-39 1980-1982
BOX-FOLDER 184/1-43 1982-1985
BOX-FOLDER 185/1-29 1985-1987
BOX-FOLDER 186/1-32 1988-1990 1988-1990
BOX-FOLDER 187/1-24 1990-1991
BOX-FOLDER 188/1-24 1991-1992
BOX-FOLDER 189/1-25 1992-1993
BOX-FOLDER 190/1-28 1993-1995
BOX-FOLDER 191/1-31 1995-1997
BOX-FOLDER 192/1-35 1997-1999
BOX-FOLDER 193/1-34 1999-2003
BOX-FOLDER 194/1-29 2003-2010 and undated
BOX 48, 50, 130-131, 135, 178-179 Miscellany, 1950s-2000s
Artwork, realia, and assorted materials related to specific persons or subjects, including Abbey Lincoln.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 50/7-9 Artwork and iconography (MR), 1962-1998 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 135/4 Artwork and iconography (MR), undated
"Freedom Now Suite" scrapbook/child drawings
BOX-FOLDER 50/10-12 Artwork and iconography (jazz), 1986-1995 and undated
Includes: Charlie Parker
BOX-FOLDER 50/13 Artwork and iconography (miscellany), 1998 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 130/1-3 Books, circa 1950s
Annotated by MR
BOX 131 Books, 1970s-2000s
Inscribed or dedicated to MR
Includes: Jack DeJohnette, Doug Hammond, Charli Persip, Warren Smith, Ed Thigpen
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