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Abraham, Alton. Collection of Sun Ra

Alton Abraham (1927-1999), entrepreneur and hospital technician, was a longtime friend and business associate of Sun Ra (1914-1993), the influential jazz composer and musician. Alton Abraham collected manuscripts, business records, printed ephemera, artifacts, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other documents of his work with Sun Ra. The collection contains textual, graphic, and audio-visual records of the work of Sun

Feeney, Jim. Collection

During the 1990's, James "Jim" Feeney worked for Robert Koester, owner of Chicago's Delmark Records and the Jazz Record Mart. The Jim Feeney Collection consists of sheet music and monographs documenting the work of jazz performers Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Henry "Red" Allen.

Jacobs, Phoebe. Papers

Phoebe Jacobs, Executive Vice President of The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. The Phoebe Jacobs Papers contain correspondence, announcements, brochures, advertisements, articles, event ephemera, and press kits.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Crilly, Edgar. Collection

Edgar Crilly, former board member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Edgar Crilly Collection contains photographs, publications, newspaper articles, correspondence, drawings, and event ephemera.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. DeMicheal, Don. Papers

Don DeMicheal, vibraphonist, music journalist, and critic. The Don DeMicheal Papers contain articles, book reviews, and liner notes written by DeMicheal as well as catalogs and discographies, jazz periodicals, a record journal, and other publications.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Martin, Terry. Papers

Terry Martin, professor, jazz author, critic, and collector. Terry Martin is a Professor in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago. He has been involved in the Chicago jazz scene for over five decades, including as a board member and committee chair of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, participation in the Association for the Advancement of Creative

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Oral Histories

The Jazz Institute of Chicago Oral Histories contains drafts, transcripts and audio and video recordings of interviews with Chicago jazz musicians. There is also an interview with jazz historian and collector John Steiner.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Records

The Jazz Institute of Chicago is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to help preserve the history of jazz in Chicago. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Records contain administrative material, publications, photographs, audio-visual material, articles, ephemera, and audio material which document the institution's events, board meetings, and involvement in the Chicago jazz community.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Sheet Music. Collection

The Jazz Institute of Chicago Sheet Music Collection contains two handwritten arrangements by Prince Shell.

Jazz Textile. Collection

The Jazz Textile Collection contains t-shirts promoting jazz-related events and organizations. The t-shirts date from around the mid-1990s through 2001.

Koester, Bob. Collection

Bob Koester, record collector, owner of Delmark Records and Jazz Record Mart in Chicago. The Bob Koester Collection includes issues of Jazz Report and Music Memories and Jazz Report.

Lang, Harvey. Collection

Harvey Lang, drummer. Lang started playing the drums at age three and played for over sixty years, primarily in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Disneyworld in Orlando. He played for a long list of performers including Wayne Newton, Herbie Fields, Ginny and the Gallions, Lee Caron, Frank Sinatra, Bubba Kolb, Louis Prima, and Clark Terry. The Harvey Lang Collection includes lists

Printed label (gray on black) for a 1940s-era phonograph record titled "Lovin's Been Here and Gone to Mecca Flats" by Jimmie Blythe.

Rompon, Peter. Collection

Peter Rompon, jazz collector. The Peter Rompon Collection consists of periodicals, catalogs, discographies and record lists. There are also handwritten music and arrangements, songbooks, and fake books.

University of Chicago. Library. Chicago Jazz Archive. Exhibits. Records

The University of Chicago Library Chicago Jazz Archive Exhibits Records contain publicity material, photocopies, brochures, announcements, articles, and ephemera related to Chicago Jazz Archive-produced exhibits, primarily "From Dreamland to Showcase: Jazz in Chicago, 1912-1996" and “Jazz-The Chicago Scene: The Art of Stephen Longstreet.”