6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979.

  1. Charles Mingus collection, 1925-2015

    approximately 15,000 items. 76 boxes. 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Mingus was a jazz double bassist, band leader, and composer. A prolific recording artist and pioneer in double bass technique, Mingus composed works that often incorporated elements of hard bop and gospel music and featured collective improvisation. The collection includes manuscript and printed music by Mingus; writings; correspondence; business papers; clippings; programs; publicity materials; photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, such as Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, and Miles Davis; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings.

  2. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and Charlie Parker.

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  3. Rose Marie Grentzer and Harold Spivacke Fund collection, 1615-1994

    approximately 305 items. 9 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Rose Marie and Harold Spivacke Fund Collection consists of materials purchased through an endowment that Rose Marie Spivacke established in 1982 at the behest of her husband, Harold Spivacke, who was chief of the Music Division at the Library of Congress from 1937 to 1972. The collection includes music manuscripts, printed scores, correspondence, clippings, and iconography.

  4. 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.

  5. Jerry Valburn collection on Duke Ellington, 1924-1989

    approximately 1,100 items. 17 containers. 11 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Jerry Valburn was an avid collector of sound recordings and other materials related to Duke Ellington. The Jerry Valburn Collection on Duke Ellington consists of printed music, photographs, programs, promotional material, articles, clippings, and other items. These materials trace Duke Ellington's professional career as a bandleader and his rise as a prominent figure in the development of jazz and its history.

  6. Eric Dolphy collection, 1939-1964

    Approximately 250 items. 6 containers. 5.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Eric Dolphy was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. The collection consists of manuscript scores, sketches, parts, and lead sheets for works composed by Dolphy and others.