1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Preston-Folta, Sharon, 1955-.

  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.


    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.