2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.

  1. Sharon Preston-Folta collection of Louis Armstrong correspondence, 1946-1973

    36 items. 1 container. .25 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lucille "Sweets" Preston (1921-2020), a dancer at the Cotton Club and member of the vaudeville comedic duo Slim & Sweets, was an intimate partner of jazz legend Louis Armstrong beginning in the early 1950s. This collection consists of 33 letters and 3 photographs, formerly owned by their daughter Sharon Preston-Folta, that document the relationsip between "Satchmo" and Lucille Preston during this period.

  2. Edward Beach collection of jazz photographs and other iconography, 1940-1975

    approximately 150 items. 9 boxes. 5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Edward Beach Collection of Jazz Photographs and Other Iconography consist exclusively of photographs and other iconography, primarily of jazz musicians, but a few notable figures from other musical and artistic disciplines are also represented. Images of particular interest include figures such as Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Aaron Copland, Serge Prokofiev, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Vaslav Nijinsky.