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

  1. Sharon Preston-Folta collection on Lucille Preston and Louis Armstrong, 1940-2009

    approximately 340 items. 5 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    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 correspondence, photographs, and other materials formerly owned by their daughter Sharon Preston-Folta. The items document both the relationsip between "Satchmo" and Lucille Preston as well as Preston's colleagues in the entertainment industry.

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  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.


    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.

  3. Jerry Marrion collection of performer promotional photographs, 1930s-1940s

    approximately 250 items. 2 containers. 1 linear foot. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Jerry Marrion began working at the Arkota Ballroom in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1969. The venue received and retained publicity photographs of musicians and ensembles who performed there, most of which represent the height of the Big Band era. Marrion saved the photographs in this collection from disposal in 1980 and kept them for more than forty years.

  4. Photographs from the Robert S. Altshuler collection, 1930s-1940s

    1,180 items (photographic prints) : black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. 4 containers. -- Recorded Sound Research Center, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Photographs from the Robert S. Altshuler Collection contains images of performers from the big band era of jazz music, including Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, and Billie Holiday; together with their band members, featured singers, and fans.