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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

Braxton, Anthony. Collection

Anthony Braxton, music professor, composer, and jazz musician. The Anthony Braxton Collection contains concert and lecture ephemera as well as a score titled L/C-J-637 (for orchestra).

Bronzeville Artifacts Grand Theatre tickets, 1950s

Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each. Artifact.

Campbell, Wilbur and Valarie. Collection

Wilbur and Valarie Campbell. Wilbur Campbell, Chicago drummer; Valarie Campbell, wife and jewelry maker. The Wilbur and Valarie Campbell Collection contains correspondence, articles, artifacts, photographs, publications, posters, audio-visual material, and event ephemera.

Clark, E. Payson., Jr. Papers

E. Payson Clark, Jr., jazz collector, lawyer, and archivist. The E. Payson Clark, Jr. Papers contain correspondence, photographs, jazz publications, catalogs, discographies and record lists, jazz festival programs and pins, concert and event mailings, and newspapers.

Deems, Barrett. Papers

Barrett Deems, drummer. The Barrett Deems Papers contain articles, correspondence, photographs, obituaries and funeral programs, concert and event ephemera, publications, organization newsletters, and a poster.

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.

Grzeca, Dan. Collection

Dan Grzeca artist, painter, and printmaker. The Dan Grzeca Collection contains posters, programs, and print works for various concerts and venues.

Hilliard, Thomas. Papers

Thomas Hilliard, saxophone, clarinet, and flute teacher. The Thomas Hilliard Papers contain printed music and jazz pedagogical instruction books.

Howell, Standley. Collection

Standley Howell, jazz collector. The Standley Howell Collection contains a copy of the book Glenn Miller’s Method of Orchestral Arranging, piano instruction books, music scores, and sheet music.

Jackson, Franz. Papers

Franz Jackson, jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, vocalist. The Franz Jackson Papers contain correspondence, newspaper articles, publications, brochures, programs, and photographs documenting his performances, recordings, and life as a prominent jazz musician.

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.

James, Stafford. Collection

Stafford James, bassist and composer. James' career started in the 1970s and he plays classical and jazz music. He is unique because he plays the melodies, thereby making the bass the lead instrument. The Stafford James papers contain compact discs, press kits, and scores.

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. Figi, Jamil. Papers

Jamil Figi, American jazz critic. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Jamil Figi Papers contain Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) newsletters, concert and event fliers and programs, photographs, and ephemera. These papers document Figi's work with the AACM and his advocacy and promotion of jazz performers.

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Granato, Jimmy. Collection

James "Jimmy" Granato, clarinetist, jazz musician, composer. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Jimmy Granato Collection contains photographs, newspaper articles, sheet music, and fake books.

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 Piano Song Sheet. Collection

The Jazz Piano Song Sheet Collection contains printed sheet music and books ranging from 1885-1967 and includes showtunes, fox trots, waltzes, and jazz, arranged alphabetically by title. The inventory contains the song title, lyricist(s), composer(s), publisher, and date.

Jazz Serial Publications. Collection

The Jazz Serial Publications contains magazines, newspapers, journals, newsletters, and other publications of music, jazz, blues, and Chicago. Publications are primarily from the United States but also Australia and Japan.

Jazz Sheet Music. Collection

The Jazz Sheet Music Collection contains printed music and is arranged alphabetically by title. Each piece is documented with some or all of the following: lyricist, composer/arranger, publisher, and date.

Jazz Subject Files. Collection

The Jazz Subject Files Collection documents primarily jazz in Chicago, from the 1990s through the present. The collection is compiled by the Chicago Jazz Archive and contains articles, programs, ticket stubs, calendars, fliers, postcards, photographs, posters, buttons, and other ephemera about musicians, festivals, concerts, performances, venues, organizations, record companies, radio stations, television, film, and other events related to Chicago jazz.