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BOX 1 Correspondence, 1946-1973
This series consists chiefly of autograph letters to Lucille Preston from Louis Armstrong, Joe Glaser, and David Gold. Armstong's personal letters to Preston are at times crude and demeaning towards women.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Slim and Lucille Preston, 1946 January 29
Typescript; 5 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Slim Preston, 1946 August 6
Typescript; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1954 November 11
Typescript; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1954 November 13
Typescript; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1958 October 23
Telegram; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1959 October 19
Manuscript; 3 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1960 June 24
Telegram; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, circa 1961
Postcard
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1965 November 27
Manuscript; 12 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, Lucille Woods, and Sharon Preston, 1965 December 20
3 postcards
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1965 December 20
Manuscript; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille Preston, 1967 August 31
Manuscript; 6 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Armstrong, Louis, to Lucille and Sharon Preston, 1968 June 12
Manuscript; 4 pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 C. S. McCleallan and Co., to Lucille Preston, 1967 August 02
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 C. S. McCleallan and Co., to Lucile Preston, 1970 August 04
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1950 November 30
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1955 December 24
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1963 December 16
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to S. Preston, 1964 December 21
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1965 December 20
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1966 April 14
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1966 December 13
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe to Lucille and Sharon Preston, 1967 June 20
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1967 December 6
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1968 August 6
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1968 December 4
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Glaser, Joe, to Lucille Preston, 1968 December 31
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Gold, David, to Lucille Preston, 1973 April 02
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Gold, David, to Lucille Preston, 1961 April 03
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Gold, David, to Lucille Preston, 1966 September 27
Typescript; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Gold, David, to Lucille Preston, 1967 August 10
Typescript; 1 page
BOX 1-5 Photographs, 1940-1950 and undated
This series primarily contains 8 x 10 inch, black-and-white publicity photographs of musicians, actors, dancers, comedians, ventriloquists, contortionists, and other novelty acts with whom the Prestons performed in the 1940s, largely on the Chitlin' Circuit. Many photographs are inscribed, and the dates below are those noted in the inscriptions. Locations in the inscriptions include Abe and Pappy's Clubs in Houston and Dallas; Club Three Sixes and Club Plantation in Detroit; the Apollo Theater, 400 Club, Cafe Zanzibar, and Ubangi Club in New York City; and Club DeLisa in Chicago. A few photographs include addresses and phone numbers on the reverse. Photographers are listed when known. Management company information is sometimes noted at the bottom of the photographs and includes Associated Booking Corporation (Joe Glaser), the William Morris Agency, Shaw Artists Corporation, the Gale Agency, Nat Nazarro Management, Rentie Booking Agency, General Artists Corporation, Jolly Joyce Agency, Louise Crane, Universal Attractions, Dick Richards, Phil Tyrrell Music and Entertainment, Consolidated Radio Artists, Harry Green, Ferguson Brothers Agency, Mike Falk Agency, and Barney Young. There is also a small photograph collage assembled by Armstrong as a gift to Lucille Preston.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Acasta, Viola, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Allan, Grace, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Allen, Henry "Red", undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Alexander, Irvin, and Von, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Anderson, Ivie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/5, 2/6 Armstrong, Louis, alone, 1946 and undated
Candid montage by Lew Nathan
BOX-FOLDER 2/7, 5/1 Armstrong, Louis, with others, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Auld, George, undated
By Bruno
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Aunt Jemima (Therese Gardella), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Bailey, Pearl, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Baker, Ann, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Bankhead, Tallulah, undated
By Cecil Layne
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Barnett?, Mickey, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Bates, Freddye, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Bea and Windy, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Bellson, Louie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Bibeau and Suarez, undated
Alternate name: Mary Suarez Baird
Alternate name: Lon Bibeau, also known as Lon Fontaine and Alonzo Reed
By James Kollár, Radio City, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Big Time Crip (and Winifred), 1945
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Billy and Eddie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Bradley, Johnnie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Bradshaw, Tiny, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Brooks, Apus and Estrellita Bernier, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Brown, Les, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Brown, Ruth, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Brown, Winni, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/33 Bryant, Willie undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Bryant, Willie and his orchestra, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 Buddie and Dick, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Buck and Bubbles (Ford L. "Buck" Washington and John William Sublett), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Buckner, Milt, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Byrne, Jimmy, undated
By Bloom, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 The Cats and the Fiddle, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 The Calypso Boys and China Doll, undated
By Sam Manley
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Camero, Cándido, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Canfield and Lewis (James "Spizzy" Canfield and Willie Lewis), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Carol, Judy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Carter, Sonny, 1947-1948
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Cecil Young Quartet, undated
By Kaminske, Seattle
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Chandler, Karen, undated
By Murray Norman, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/38 Chuck and Chuckles (LeRoy Myers and James Walker), undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/39 Clarence Robinson's Tropicana Revue, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/40 Coco, Steve, and Eddy, 1944
By Maurice, Chicago
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