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BOX 38-39, 50, 71-72 MAPCASE 6 Publicity and Programs, 1940-1979, undated
This series is divided into two file groups. Publicity is made up of Charles Mingus’s and Debut Records musicians’ biographies and album advertisements as well as posters from Mingus’s performances at jazz festivals in the United States and around the world. The Programs are from Mingus’s performances or performances of his music by others, primarily from the 1970s.
Arranged alphabetically by artist or festival name and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 38/20 Ailey, Alvin, 1972 October-November
Three broadsides for "Mingus Dances," Joffrey Ballet, New York City, City Center
BOX-FOLDER 71/13 Curson, Ted, undated
BOX-FOLDER 71/14 Dolphy, Eric, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 71/15 Knepper, Jimmy, circa 1977-1978
Mingus, Charles, circa 1960-1978
BOX-FOLDER 71/16 1960s
BOX-FOLDER 71/17 1971-1972
BOX-FOLDER 71/18 1973-1974
MAPCASE-DRAWER 6/11 1975 March 20
Teatro Turreno Unmbria Jazz poster
BOX-FOLDER 71/19 1976
BOX-FOLDER 50/8 1976 May
Poster for tenth Berkeley Jazz Festival at the University of California, Berkeley
BOX-FOLDER 71/20 1977
BOX-FOLDER 71/21 1978
BOX-FOLDER 39/7 Undated
Newspaper advertisement mock-up for unidentified Mingus album with edits
BOX-FOLDER 71/22 Undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/7 Mingus, Charles III. Exhibit at New York Six Gallery, 1965 December 11
Poster for one-man show
BOX-FOLDER 71/23 Newport Jazz Festival, 1962-1976
MAPCASE-DRAWER 6/11 Newport Jazz Festival, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 71/24 Pullen, Don, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/1 Shaw, Artie, 1940s
BOX-FOLDER 72/2 Tap Happening, 1966-1969
BOX-FOLDER 72/3 Miscellaneous, undated
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 72/4 1957-1964
BOX-FOLDER 72/5 1970-1971
BOX-FOLDER 72/6 1972
BOX-FOLDER 72/7 1974-1975
BOX-FOLDER 72/8 1976
BOX-FOLDER 72/9 1977
BOX-FOLDER 72/10 1978-1979
BOX-FOLDER 72/11 undated
BOX 34, 39-40 Iconography, circa 1940-2015
Photographs of Charles Mingus, his family, friends, and colleagues comprise the majority of the Iconography Series. The first subseries of photographs and negatives are of Charles Mingus alone, with other musicians, or with his family. The photographs of other musicians are candid images or headshots of jazz musicians that include Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, and Artie Shaw, among others, as well as negatives and photo-postcards. There is one piece of artwork in this subseries, the painting “Space Soul” by Elliott Cola. Cola’s music is located in the “Music by Others” subseries of the Music Series.
Cover Art contains artwork for several Mingus albums, among them Tijuana Moods, Changes One and Two, and Mingus at Monterey. There is also cover art for albums by Debut Records artists Jimmy Knepper, Thad Jones, and Max Roach.
Arranged alphabetically.
Photographs and Artwork, circa 1940-1990
Charles Mingus, alone and with family, friends
BOX-FOLDER 72/12 Charles Mingus, alone, 1940s-1978
BOX-FOLDER 39/6 Charles Mingus, composing at home in Manhattan, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 40/1 Charles Mingus, with Dannie Richmond, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 40/2 Charles Mingus, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/9 Charles Mingus playing bass, undated
BOX-FOLDER 75/1 Charles Mingus, photograph button, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/13 Charles Mingus, with others, 1940s-1978
BOX-FOLDER 72/15 Friends and family, circa late 1940s-1960s
BOX-FOLDER 72/16 Friends and family, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/14 Susan "Sue" Graham Mingus, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/17 Carney, Harry and Cootie Williams, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/18 Davis, Miles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/19 Dolphy, Eric, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/20 Ellington, Duke and unidentified, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/21 Ferguson, Maynard, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/22 Jones, Thad, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/23 Pettiford, Oscar, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/24 Richmond, Dannie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/1 Roach, Max, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/2 Shaw, Artie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/3 Silver, Horace, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/4 Sinatra, Frank, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/5 Winding, Kai, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/6 Multiple musicians, 1976
Photographed by H. L. Lindenmaier
Photo-postcards of Art Blakey; Anthony Braxton; Stanley Clarke; Joseph Jarman; Charles Mingus; Sam Rivers; Alan Silva; Anthony Williams
BOX-FOLDER 73/7 Unidentified, undated
One photograph; one headshot of Art Davis? Paul Jeffrey?
BOX-FOLDER 73/9 Photograph negatives, undated
BOX-FOLDER 73/10 Slides, 1965-1967
BOX-FOLDER 40/12 "Space Soul," undated
By Elliott Cola
BOX-FOLDER 73/8 Travel, circa 1950s-1970s
Photographs and photo-postcards
Cover Art, 1954-2015
BOX-FOLDER 40/3 Autobiography in Jazz, 1955
Musicians: various
BOX-FOLDER 39/2 Blue Moods, 1955
Musician: Miles Davis
BOX-FOLDER 73/11 Changes One and Two, circa 1973-1974
Musician: Charles Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 40/4 Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups, 2015
Musicians: Mingus Dynasty
BOX-FOLDER 40/5 Cunningbird, 1977
Musicians: Jimmy Knepper Quintet
BOX-FOLDER 40/6 Epitaph, 1990
Musician: Charles Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 40/7 The Fabulous Thad Jones, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 40/8 Jimmy Knepper in L. A., 1978
Musicians: Jimmy Knepper Quintet
BOX-FOLDER 40/9 The John LaPorta Quintet with Louis Mucci, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 39/3 Manhattan Monodrama, 1957
Musician: Alonzo Levister
BOX-FOLDER 40/10 The Max Roach Quintet Featuring Hank Mobley, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 40/11 Mingus at Monterey, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 39/5 More Than a Fake Book, 1991
Book cover art
Musician: Charles Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 39/4 New Piano Expressions, 1955
Musician: John Dennis
BOX-FOLDER 39/1 Three Moods, 1955
Musician: John LaPorta
BOX-FOLDER 40/13 Tijuana Moods: The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, 1958
BOX 34, 41 Awards, 1970-1978
A small number of Charles Mingus's awards and nominations, most received during his lifetime, comprise the Awards series. Those represented in the collection include his Grammy nomination for Let My Children Hear Music and the Newport Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Award. The only posthumous award in this series is the document establishing October 22 as “Charles Mingus Day” in the District of Columbia.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 41/1 American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers: The ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 1970 December 10
BOX-FOLDER 34/1 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: 15th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination, 1973
Note: Let My Children Hear Music nominated for Best Album Notes (non-Classical)
BOX-FOLDER 41/3 Newport Jazz Festival: Hall of Fame Award, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 34/2 University of California, Berkeley Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Award, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 41/2 District of Columbia: Charles Mingus Day, 1979 October 22

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