Leonard Feather Papers, circa 1900-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Feather, Leonard, 1914-1994
Title
Leonard Feather Papers
Dates
circa 1900-1999 (inclusive)
1935-1990 (bulk)
Quantity
approximately 129 cubic feet
Collection Number
IJC MG 2
Summary
Leonard Feather was a British journalist, jazz critic, producer, composer, and pianist. The collection contains his personal papers.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Leonard Geoffrey Feather was born in Hampstead, London, in 1914. He relocated to New York City in 1939. Journalist, producer, and composer, Mr. Feather is best known as a jazz critic. He wrote several books about jazz, including Inside Be-Bop (1949), the Encyclopedia of Jazz (1960), and the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, co-written with Ira Gitler, which was published posthumously, in 1999. His compositions include songs such as "Evil Gal Blues," "Blowtop Blues," "Mighty Like the Blues," and "How Blue Can You Get." Leonard created the "Blindfold Test" for Metronome magazine and later for DownBeat magazine. The test also became a segment of Feather's radio show "Platterbrains." It consisted of artists listening to a recording, without knowledge of the performer and then offering an opinion, this process often resulting in surprising results. He moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and critiqued jazz for the Los Angeles Times until his death. Mr. Feather died in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1994. For further information, see The Leonard Feather Scrapbooks, a website created by his daughter Lorraine Feather.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Leonard Feather papers span the years circa 1900–1999, with the bulk of the materials dating 1935–1990.

Included among the papers are photographs, negatives, scrapbooks and photo albums, pamphlets, notebooks, sketches, scores, soundsheets, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts (including those for books, articles, liner notes, and radio and television productions), promotional materials, research materials, travel and teaching notes, royalty statements and other financial papers, lists of Mr. Feather's personal collections (audio cassettes, records, and video tapes), ephemera, and papers related to Mr. Feather's last illness and documents gathered after his death.

The arrangement and labeling of Mr. Feather's personal and working files have been maintained.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

This manuscript group is part of the International Jazz Collections-IJC.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

The Leonard Feather's blindfold tests, scrapbooks, and photographs have been digitized.

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permissions for use.

Preferred Citation

Leonard Feather Papers, IJC MG 2, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Personal FilesReturn to Top

3.0 cubic feet
Container(s) Description
Subseries 1: Photographs and Memorabilia
Box Folder
1
Family photo album. [c1914, 1929-1930]
1
Family photo album. [1920s]
1
Family photo album. Locations include Shoreham, Hampstead, Dinard, Biarritz, Margate, Russell Brothers shop in Dudley, Kodak buildings in Kingsway, S.S. Arabic at Liverpool docks, Le Zoute, view of the city from the Selfridges roof garden, and others. [c1926-1930]
1
The Progress Book depicting Leonard Feather's life from birth to age 21, covering the years 1914-1935. Includes photographs and a lock of hair
2
Photo album. White Star Cruises. S.S. Homeric. Summer Cruise to the Mediterranean, Spain, Portugal, North Africa and Balearic Islands, 1933. Includes passenger list, entertainment programme, menu
2
Photo album. White Star Line Cruise. On Board R.M.S. Homeric. August 4-18, 1934
3
Photo album. Locations include Paris during a performance of The Cotton Club of New York at the Bal du Moulin Rouge and visit to the Glasgow Empire Exhibition (May 1938). Entourage includes Joseph Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Teddy Hill, Benny Carter, and others. [c1937-1941]
Subseries 2: Daily Planners
Box Folder
4
Weekly Planner. 1946
4
Daily Planners. 1939-1959 (20 items). Missing 1942
5
Daily Planners. 1960-1979 (21 items)
6
Daily and Weekly Planners. 1980-1994 (16 items) -- a six-ring binder with index of events. 1969-1990 -- four spiral notebooks. [1990s?] -- seven sheets of scores: Blue funk/Pin, Newport/You will know, four untitled, and Blues [c1954]
6
Itemized Year Book, Day by Day. 1935-1987
Subseries 3: Memoirs
Box Folder
7
Photos of Lorraine Feather (2) -- personalized envelopes (26) -- mail stamped envelopes (2) -- passports (6) -- US resident alien's card, 1945 -- stamps (4) -- visiting cards as representative of the Los Angeles Times (12) -- membership cards: Musicians' Union Local 47 (2), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and 1993 Democratic National Committee -- lifetime member: Society for the Advancement of Modern American Music, Artists' Bar of the Hunt Club on the Monterey County Fairgrounds, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-NAACP, and American Society of Music Arrangers -- Los Angeles Times employee ID card, 1966 -- RCA credit card -- a metal badge of the Soviet Union -- a bracelet
8 1
Memoirs. Include photograph and pencil sketch. 1937-1991
8 2
Controversy. 1936-1992
8 3
Esquire: Dixieland vs. Bebop. 1947-1961
8 4
International. 1964, 1974
8 5
Clippings. 1937-1985
8 6
Permissions. 1985-1986
8 7
Race. 1974-1985
8 8
[Music Theory]. 1959, undated
8 9
[Manuscripts, Miscellaneous]. 1914-1991
8 10
[Travel Writings]. 1939-1941
8 11
Women. 1986
8 12
News clippings. 1943-1994
8 13
News clippings related to Leonard Feather. 1948-1961
8 14
News clippings, duplicates. 1960-1993
8 15
Playboy booklet, Playboy history. 1953
8 16
Playboy booklet, misc. 1957-1991
8 17
Personal. Includes letters from Jane and Lorraine Feather, Carel Lee Rovig, marriage certificate, a sketch by Schwalbach, etc. 1930-1992
22 1-3
News clippings (oversize). [1914], 1944-1994, undated
101
School certificate. Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board. July 1930
Subseries 4: Condolence Letters
Box Folder
8 18
Cards and letters to Jane and Leonard Feather. December [1993?]-August 1994
8 19
Leonard Feather [last illness]. August-September 22, 1994
8 20-21
Letters and messages [condolence and Jane Feather get-well]. September 22-December 1994
8 22-24
Cards [condolence and Jane Feather get-well]. September-December 1994
8 25
Memorial celebration and memorials. September-November 1994
8 26
Clippings, misc. May-November 1994
22 3
News clippings (oversize). 1994
Subseries 5: Donations to the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Box Folder
67
Photographs, inventories, and correspondence. 1995-1999

Series 2:  Working FilesReturn to Top

17.0 cubic feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Writing Files
Box Folder
9 1
A
1968-1984
9 2
Akiyoshi-Tabackin
1974-1986
9 3
Allen, Steve
1959-1986
9 4
American News
1993-1994
9 5
American Song Fest
1973-1974
9 6-8
Armstrong, Louis
1933-1987, undated
9 9
Articles, (by L. F.)
1962-1993
9 10
Associated Booking Corp.
1967 and undated
9 11
Atlantic Records
1961-1976
9 12
Australia
1979-1980
9 13
Auto-Stereo Equip.
1968 and undated
9 14
Balliett, Whitney
1958
9 15
Basie
1956-1989
9 16-17
Basie Cruises
1967-1973
9 18
Bebop Book (Inside Bebop)
1948-1977
9 19-20
Berklee
1971-1990
9 21
BE through BL
1970-1983
9 22
Birdland
1977
9 23
Black Music
1964-1993
9 24
Blindfold Test
1951-1998
9 25
Blue Note Records and Horace Silver Project
1952-1987
9 26
Book of Jazz
1975-1976
9 27
BO through BR
1954-1983
9 28
Bossa Nova
1962-1963
9 29
Brazil '78
1949-1985
9 30
BU
1941-1984
9 31
C
1944-1969
9 32
Calendar
1958-1959
9 33
Cal State Northridge Class
1977
9 34
Camden Records
1957
10 1
Carte Blanche
1963-1969
10 2
Carter, Benny
1976-1993
10 3
CE through CR
1938-1988
10 4
Colorado Conference
1987-1993
10 5
Columbia
1959-1992
10 6
Concerts
1958-1992
10 7
Contemporary Keyboard
1978-1979[?]
10 8
Correspondence, Misc.
1946-1994
10 9
Crosby, Bing
1975-1976
10 10
Cruise '77/'78
1974-1978
10 11
Cruise Oct. '81, Island Princess
1981-1982
10 12
1984 Cruises Pacific Princess and Norway
1984-1985
10 13
Cruises Norway
1983-1994
10 14-15
Cruises
1985-1987
10 16
Cruises Exprinter
1973-1991
10 17
Cunard
1987-1990
10 18
D
1940s-1991
10 19
Davis, Miles
1959-1991
10 20
DE through DR
1956-1979
10 21
DR through DU
1940s, 1948, undated
10 22
DownBeat
1943-1984
10 23
E through EF
1947-1982
10 24
EF through EU
1950-1982
10 25
Ellington, Clippings
c1940s-1992
10 26
Ellington, Conferences, Newsletters, and Societies
1958-1993
10 27
Ellington, Letters
1963-1984
11 1
Ellington, Miscellaneous
1963-1986
11 2
Ellington, School
1980-1987
11 3
Ellington, Smithsonian Interview
June 10, 1990
11 4
Ellington, Writings of Leonard Feather
1964-1994
11 5-6
Encyclopedia of Jazz
1955-1984
11 7
Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies
1968-1976
11 8-9
Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, Miscellaneous
1963-1985
11 10
Encyclopedia of Jazz Photos
c1975-1980
11 11
Encyclopedia of Jazz '80s
1977-1983, undated
11 12
Encyclopedia of Jazz Tour
1957-1960
11 13
Entertainment Weekly
1993-1994
11 14
Esquire Records
1936-1976, undated
11 15
Europe
c1967-1968
11 16
European Tour
1972
11 17
Falk, Baldhard [Dr. Baldhard G. Falk]
1969-1974
11 18
F through FI
1957-1977
11 19-23
Feather, Leonard, Clippings
1969-1971, 1973-1974, undated
11 24
Feather, Leonard, Scrapbook
1980-1981
12 1
Festivals
1976-1994
12 2
FI through FU
1965-1984, undated
12 3-4
Film Lists, [1953-1962, dates of film]
c1969-1984, undated
12 5-7
Fitzgerald, Ella
1983-1998
12 8
G
1952-1972
12 9
GE through GL
1948-1991
12 10-11
German Correspondence
1972-1976
12 12
Gillespie, Dizzy
1946-1993
12 13
Gleason, Ralph
1958-1973, undated
12 14
GO through GU
1962-1986
12 15
Granz, JATP, Verve
1956-1970
12 16
H
1948-1985
12 17
Havana Trip
1977
12 18
HEA through HEN
1946-1985
12 19
Herman, Woody
1946-1994
12 20
Holiday, Billie
1954-1986
12 21
HI through HU
1967-1985
12 22-24
Horizon
1956-1986
12 25
International
1960-1987
13 1
International Association of Jazz Educators (I.A.J.E.)
1963-1993
13 2
Israel
1982
13 3
J
1945-1989
13 4
Japan
1964-1979
13 5
Jazz Express
1992-1994
13 6
"The Jazz Show"
1967-1998
13 7
"Jazz Suite"
1967-1968
13 8
Jazz Times
1994, undated
13 9
Jazziz Magazine
1990-1993
13 10
K
1938-1985
13 11
Kansas City
1979, 1985
13 12
KBCA
1969-1977
13 13
Kenton, Stan
1950-1994
13 14
KFI
1973-1975
13 15
KKGO
1982-1987
13 16
KNOB
1962-1964
13 17
KUSC
1977-1983
13 18
L
1949-1985, undated
13 19
L.A.J.S. N.A.J. [Los Angeles Jazz Society, National Academy of Jazz]
1985-1995
13 20-21
L.A. Times
1965-1994
13 22-23
L.A. Times Features Record/Book Reviews and News Items
1976-1994, undated
13 24
Lectures (Past) Correspondence
1965-1993
13 25-27
Life with Feather Correspondence
1961-1986
13 28
Liner Notes
13 29
Lorimar
1987-1989
14 1
Loyola-Marymount U.
1971-1975
14 2
LP Ideas
195[?]- 1963, undated
14 3
M
1940-1992, undated
14 4
Mainstream Records
1987-1991, undated
14 5
Mc
1948-1991, undated
14 6
MCA
1973-1987, undated
14 7
MCA: Art Tatum/James P. Johnson
1979
14 8
MCA: Carmen McRae
1976, undated
14 9
MCA: Count Basie
1976-1977
14 10
MCA: Guitar Album Budgets and Contracts
1975-1977, undated
14 11
MCA: Impulse
1976-1981
14 12-16
MCA: Impulse Liner Notes
1976-1981
14 17
MCA: Jazztime USA
1976-1977
14 18
MCA Lists (includes Feather On Jazz)
1963-1979
14 19
MCA: Music Copyright File
1940-1955, undated
14 20
MCA: Sammy Davis, Jr.
1962[?]-1976, undated
14 21-22
ME through MU
1952-1994, undated
14 23
Melody Maker
1955-1982
14 24
Metronome
1943-1951, undated
14 25
MGM, Verve
1949-1972, 1999
14 26
Miller, [Glenn]
1944-1971
14 27
Miller, [Glenn], "Moonlight Serenade"
undated
14 28-30
Mills [Music, Inc.]
1962-1971, undated
14 31
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1936-1994, undated
15 1
Montreal [Festival International de Jazz de Montreal]
1986-1993, undated
15 2
Moscow, Idaho
1987-1993
15 3
Musica Jazz
1983-1994
15 4
NAACP
1950-1986
15 5
NEA/Jazz Fellowship
1983-1993
15 6
New Orleans
1964-1977
15 7
Newport
1961-1972, undated
15 8
NTSU [North Texas State University]
1950s-1982
15 9
O through OH
1960-1964, undated
15 10
Olympics [Olympic Jazz Festival, Olympic Gala]
1983-1984
15 11
P
1948-1982, undated
15 12
Parker, Charlie
1947-1991
15 13
"A Passion for Jazz"
1977-1979, undated
15 14
Penthouse
1970-1974, undated
15 15
Pianocorder
1983, 1986
15 16
Platterbrains
1942-1961
15 17
Playboy Fest
1956-1994, undated
15 18
[Political Issues, Race Relations]
1961-1975, undated
15 19
Productions in Tempo
1984-1985, undated
15 20
Proeschel, [Diana C.]
1983-1985
15 21
R
1948-1973, undated
15 22
RCA
1987-1989, undated
15 23
RCA LP Projects
1946-1978
15 24
Recording Projects, Miscellaneous
1979-1987, undated
15 25
Rolling Stone
1975-1977
15 26
S
1941-1994, undated
15 27
Shearing, George
1948-1987
15 28
Skylark TV
1982-1984
15 29
[Stein and Day Publishers, "From Satchmo to Miles"]
1969-1973
15 30
Summer Jazz Clinics
1964-1969
15 31
Swing Journal
1976-1992
15 32
T
1947-1994, undated
16 1
Thiele, Bob
1969-1975, undated
16 2
TV and Radio
1957-1989
16 3
U
1947-1984
16 4-5
UCLA, Lectures/UCLA
1966-1991, undated
16 6
U.C. Riv. Misc. [Univ. of California, Riverside]
1970-1986, undated
16 7
United Artists Rec.
1962-1969, undated
16 8
V
1942-1973, undated
16 9
Vee Jay Memos and Correspondence
1964-1966
16 10
Video
1980s-1990
16 11
Voice of America
1966-1968
16 12
W
1931-1982
16 13
Warner New Media
1989-1990
16 14
George Wein Festivals
1966-1968
16 15-16
Women's Jazz Festival
1977-1987
16 17
World Jazz Assn.
1975-1976, undated
16 18
Young, Lester
16 19
Decade-end jazz questionnaire
1979?
16 20
L.F. Penthouse jazz questionnaire
1972-1973
16 21
Friends of Duke Ellington letters. Ellington Gala Honoring Leonard Feather
1980
22 4-9
Writing Files, A-G (oversize)
1943-1993
23 1-6
Writing Files, H-Z (oversize)
1945-1992
Subseries 2: Encyclopedia of Jazz
Box Folder
16 22-26
Questionnaires, A-C
1975, undated
17 1-16
Questionnaires, F-Z
1974-1975
17 17
[Manuscripts, working papers]
1960s [to 1966], undated
17 18-20
Lists: Master, weekly [Bios]
1992-1995
17 21
Miscellaneous Info.
1959-1960, 1965-1969, undated
17 22
Printed Bios
1992
17 23-24
[Biographical Material, Questionnaires A-Z]
c1991-1994
18 1
Bios: Hard copy only
c1991-1994, undated
18 2
Bios. Canada
1991-1993, undated
18 3
Bios: 24, 150 words each
undated (1960s)
18 4-18
Bios A-Z
Early 1960s
19 1
Bios [Misc.] A-Z
Early 1960s
19 2
UK Bios/Frankie Nemko
c1991-1992, undated
23 7
Encyclopedia of Jazz (oversize)
1960-1991, undated
Subseries 3: Books, Press
Box Folder
19 3
Articles
1991-1994
19 4
[Leonard Feather, vitae and promotion]
c1940s-1994
19 5
Books by Leonard Feather
c1949-1980s
19 6
Books sold, ordered
1977-1993
19 7
Da Capo Press
1983-1998
19 8
Oxford University Press
1959-1999, undated
23 7
Books, Press (oversize)
[199_?]
Subseries 4: Royalties
Box Folder
19 9
ABC-Dunhill
1965-1979
19 10-11
ASCAP/Feather to 89
1945-1990
19 12-13
ASCAP Model thru 89
1958-1989
19 14
Atlantic
1948-1991
19 15
Bethlehem [Music Corp.]
1959-1962
19 16
BMG thru 1989
1979-1989
19 17
BMI/Jane Feather, USA
1953-1992
19 18
BMI/Modern, USA
1946-1990
19 19
BMI/Jane Feather, Foreign
1958-1992
19 20
BMI/Modern, Foreign
1958-1991
20 1
Canada thru 1989
1971-1989
20 2
Capitol Royalties
1954-1991
20 3
CBS/Sony
thru 1989, 1958-1989
20 4
Continental [Records]
1946-1962, undated
20 5
Decca Royalties
1949-1970
20 6
Japanese Royalties, Misc.
1957-1976
20 7
Kendor Music, Inc.
1976-1988, undated [late 1970s?]
20 8
Liberty [Records, Inc.]
1968-1971
20 9
London Gramphone Royalties
1948-1973
20 10
MCA Artist Royalties
1944-1992
20 11
MCA Royalties
1970-1989
20 12
MCPS [Mech-Copyright Prot. Soc.] Inquiry Forms
1947-1978
20 13
MCPS [Royalty] Statements to Leonard Feather
1966-1992
20 14
MCPS [Royalty] Statements to M.A [Music Co.] [and Model Music Co.]
1971-1992
20 15
Mercury Royalty Statements to M.A. [Modern Age]
1948-1964
20 16
MGM Royalties to L.F.
1949-1974
20 17
MGM Royalty Statement to M.A. and Model
1947-1980
20 18
RCA and Camden to L.F.
1954-1979
21 1
Royalty Statements Sent Out by M. Age to Other Composers
1954-1991
21 2
Savoy Royalties
1948-1982, undated
21 3
Tape Royalties, Misc. [Ampex, Modern Age, Model Music]
1965-1979
21 4
Verve-JATP Records
1954-1967
21 5
ASCAP Publisher Registration Cards [Comp. Index, A-Z]
c1940s-1980s, undated
24
Royalties (oversize)
1952-1964
25
Royalties (oversize)
1977-1991
Subseries 5: Audio Cassette Collection, List
Box Folder
21 6
[Leonard Feather] Audio cassettes, A-Z
1960-1992, undated
Subseries 6: Record Collection, List
Box Folder
21 7-12
Leonard Feather Personal Recordings, A-Z
[1950s?]
Subseries 7: Video Tape Collection, List
Box Folder
21 13
[Leonard Feather] Video tapes
1990-1993?
Subseries 8: Songs and Interpreters, Index
Box Folder
Unboxed (Rear of the collection)
Five steel index card cabinet (six drawers) containing reference of songs and recording artists, in alphabetical order by songs

Series 3:  Scrapbooks and EphemeraReturn to Top

14.6 cubic feet

The Leonard Feather scrapbooks include his letters to editors, articles, interviews and reviews, as well as published responses to these writings (as in readers’ letters to the editor commenting on Feather’s work). Also included are reviews of his books and records. One scrapbook is dedicated to Feather's “Blindfold Test” from Metronome and DownBeat magazines, December 1946-January 1952.

See Alternative Forms Available.

There are also three additional albums. Two of these contain jazz ephemera: programs, flyers, booklets and the like. Many of these jazz programs (i.e., the musical performances) were produced by Feather. A third contains letters to Leonard Feather from several jazz artists.

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
26
September 1931-October 1935 and September 1937-June 1938
27
July 1935-January 1937 and February 1939-February 1942
28
October 1937-May 1939
29
1942 and January 1943-March 1946
30
March 1946-November 1947 and October 1947-July 1949
31
July 1949-May 1951 and July 1956-April 1958
32
June 1951-July 1956
33
October 1959-June 1961 and June 1961-August 1962
34
March 1958-September 1959 and September 1962-December 1963
35
November 1963-February 1965 and February 1965-March 1966
36
April 1966-July 1967
37
June 1967-August 1969
38
November 1970-November 1971
39
August 1969-November 1970
40
December 1971-December 1972
41
January 1973-April 1974
42
April 1974-May 1976
43
May 1976-June 1978
44
June 1978-August 1979
45
August 1979-December 1980
46
December 1980-April 1982
47
April 1982-August 1983
48
August 1983-March 1984
49
April 1984-December 1984
50
December 1984-August 1985 and August 1985-May 1986
51
April 1986-May 1987
52
June-November 1987 and November 1987-November 1988
53
November 1988-January 1990
54
January 1990-December 1991
55
January 1992-September 1994
56
1940-1945 and December 1946-January 1952
57
Jazz ephemera and letters to Leonard Feather

Series 4:  Jazz PhotographsReturn to Top

2.6 cubic feet
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
58-62
Photos digitized
63
Framed photos not digitized: Ella Fitzgerald (signed) -- Feather with unidentified man. "Happy 55th Year in Music" -- Feather, Dizzy Gillespie, and others
64
Framed photos not digitized: The Pointer Sisters (signed) -- Feather with unidentified couple
65
Photos not digitized: Kathy Griggs -- Leonard Feather, George Chisholm, Buddy Tate, Benny Carter, and others. Denver, 1986. Framed: Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro (signed) -- Count Basie (signed) -- Leonard Feather and unidentified persons (2 photos. See LF.IV.0479)

Series 5:  Printed ScoresReturn to Top

0.4 cubic foot
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
66
The Leonard Feather jazz series: Dante's inferno; Funkville, U.S.A.; Heavy hearted blues; The night blooming jazzmen; Rio; Twelve tone blues; Calypsoul; and Yamaha blues. More by Leonard Feather and/or others: Get rich quick -- My place -- Peace of mind -- The lady from Leblon -- Baby, get lost -- Bebop's fables -- Blowtop blues -- Blues before dawn -- Blues on my weary mind -- Evil gal blues -- Green wine -- How blue can you get -- I remember Bird -- I remember Duke -- I shoulda quit when I was ahead -- Jazz club U.S.A. -- Lady in debt -- Lazy lady boogie -- Meet me halfway -- Midnight in the air -- Mighty like the blues -- Mound bayou -- Nobody taught me -- The one that got away -- On the upside looking down -- Panacea -- Salty papa -- She ain't no saint -- Signing off -- You can fool some of the people -- Whisper not -- You could have had me, baby -- You've got a date with the blues. Also: I hate myself ev'ry morning, by Williams -- While we're young, by Engvick -- Among my souvenirs, by Leslie and Nicholls -- Jimmy McHugh song folio -- OO-bla-dee, by Williams and Orent -- Be-bop piano solo series -- Zonky, by Razaf and Waller -- My fate is in your hands, by Razaf and Waller -- Grab him, by Razaf and Finke -- Black and blue, by Razaf and Waller (Connie's Hot chocolates) -- Saratoga, by Mercer and Arlen -- Say si si, by Stillman and Luban -- Sentimental journey, by Green, Brown, and Homer -- A stranger in town, by Torme -- Swinging on a star, by Burke and Heusen -- Tangerine, by Mercer and Schertzinger -- That ole devil called love, by Roberts and Fisher -- There is no greater love, by Symes and Jones -- Trouble in mind, by Jones -- 12th street rag, by Bowman -- Walkin' by the river, by Sour and Carlisle -- When the moon comes over the mountain, by Smith, Johnson, and Woods -- Anna, by Engvick -- Baby, please stop and think about me, by Ellington and Gordon -- Blue champagne, by Watts and Ryerson -- Every day, by Chatman -- Guess I'll go back home, by Robison and Mayer -- Here's that rainy day, by Burke and Heusen (Carnival in Flanders) -- Hey naughty papa, by Wilson -- John Henry Blues, by Handy -- Try this over on your piano, by Handy -- Shoeboot's serenade, by Handy -- Just like a melody out of the sky, by Donaldson -- I'll see you in my dreams, by Kahn and Jones -- I'm gonna laugh you out of my life, by Coleman and McCarthy -- My babe, by Dixon and Stone

Series 6:  Audiocassette TapesReturn to Top

2.0 cubic feet

This series contains master audiocassette tapes. Part of these tapes have been digitized. Below is a list of user digital copies of the audiocassette tapes. This is not a complete description of the content of the tapes, but rather a preliminary overview.

Content Master User Digital Copy Box/CD
Pepper Adams with B.Potts. Big Band at Frankie Condon's Supper Club (Rockville, MD), October 11, 1979 cassette 1 8/1
Ernestine Anderson -- R. Kellaway -- Chick Corea -- Dick Cathcart. Interview, August 26, 1987 cassette 2 8/2
Ron Anderson vocalizing. Day of Performance, Delicate Condition cassette 3 8/3
B. Ranford. Blindfold Test cassette 4 8/4
Chet Baker. Interview, November 30, 1984 cassette 5 8/5
Edwin Bayard. Tenor, Soprano sax (gig), January 10, 1992 cassette 6 8/6
Louie Bellson -- Neil Swainson. Interview cassette 7 8/7
Tony Bennett. Interview, September 1975 cassette 8 8/8
Tony Bennett -- L. Ritenour. Interview, March 6, 1990 cassette 9 8/9
Tony Bennett -- Miriam Klein. Interview, March 1978 cassette 10 8/10
George Benson. Interview, January 10, 1978 cassette 11 8/11
Eubie Blake. Birthday Party, February 7, 1977 cassette 12 8/12
Joanne Brackeen. Interview cassette 13 8/13
Brazil. Interview cassette 14 8/14
Michael Brecker. Interview cassette 15 8/15
Gail Buckley. Interview, June 28, 1986 cassette 16 8/16
Leu Camacho. Miles Interview, September 15, 1971 cassette 17 8/17
Benny Carter -- McCoy Tyner. Interviews, July 23 and August 15, 1987 cassette 18 8/18
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham. Interview, November 16, 1986 cassette 19 8/19
Audree Coke. Interview cassette 20 8/20
Kenny Coleman. Interview, December 30, 1986 cassette 21 8/21
John Colianni -- Tony Williams. Interview, November 12, 1986 cassette 22 8/22
B. Collette -- Llew Matthews. Museum Concert, June 1, 1980 cassette 23 8/23
Alice Coltrane -- Mary Fettig. Interview, May 1985 cassette 24 8/24
Conference on World Affairs (Boulder, CO). Civil Rights Panel cassette 25 8/25
Conference on World Affairs. (Boulder, CO). Colorado Public Radio. Reporter Peter Jones, March 3, 1994 (air date) cassette 26 8/26
Conference on World Affairs. English Language cassette 27 8/27
Bill Cosby. Interview, August 14, 1979 cassette 28 8/28
Bill Cosby. Interview, March 2, 1990 cassette 29 8/29
Bing Crosby. Interview, March 18, 1976 cassette 30 8/30
Eddie Daniels -- Joe Sardaro, February 1, 1987 cassette 31 8/31
Miles Davis. Small Machine Interview cassette 32 8/32
Miles Davis at Malibu -- Faddis Interview, March 31, 1984 cassette 33 8/33
Miles Davis. Interview On Phone, August 1971 cassette 34 8/34
Miles Davis. Interview, December 1, 1980 cassette 35 8/35
Miles Davis. Interview, September 11, 1971 cassette 36 8/36
Miles Davis and Cicely. Interview, August 1982 cassette 37 8/37
Leviev-Walker, December 30, 1982 -- Miles Davis, February 22,1983 -- Kenny Burrell cassette 38 8/38
Sammy Davis Jr. Interview, June 4, 1976 cassette 39 8/39
Amy Duncan's Brass Tacks cassette 40 8/40
Eddie Durham -- Maynard Ferguson. Interview, 1984 cassette 41 8/41
Sweets Edison's 68th birthday, October 10, 1983 -- Zoot and Louise, September 7, 1983 cassette 42 8/42
April Ellington. Interview cassette 43 8/43
Duke Ellington and Strayhorn. Lush Life, January 1964 cassette 44 8/44
Friends of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather Tribute, January 3, 1981 cassette 45 8/45
Mercer Ellington. Bermuda, May 30, 1974 cassette 46 8/46
Mercer Ellington. Interview cassette 47 8/47
Mercer Ellington. Interview, April 26, 1987 cassette 48 8/48
Jack Elliott -- Luther Henderson -- Dave Liebman. Blindfold Test, April 9, 1984 cassette 49 8/49
Mike Fahn and others. Le Café cassette 50 8/50
Mike Fahn -- Billie Holiday. Signing off cassette 51 8/51
Leonard Feather. Lecture Athenaeum Library (LaJolla, CA), May 16, 1992 cassette 52 8/52
Ella Fitzgerald. Interview, 1983, 1989 cassette 53-55 8/53-55
Red Foxx. Interview cassette 56 8/56
Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Interviews with Arnold Rampersad, biographer of Langston Hughes and with Mel Torme cassette 57 8/57
Dave Frishberg. Interview, October 31, 1983 cassette 58 8/58
Full Swing. Radio Interview (Monterey) with Lorraine Feather. PBJ, 1985 cassette 59 8/59
The Leonard Feather Show. Terry Gibbs -- Shorty Rogers. Radio Show and Interview, May 4, 1986 cassette 60 8/60
Dizzy Gillespie. Interview, May 27, 1990 cassette 61 8/61
Dizzy Gillespie -- Cavett, 1995 -- Bobbi Humphrey, December 2, 1973 cassette 62 8/62
Dizzy Gillespie -- Zawinul. Interview, January 6, 1990 cassette 63 8/63
Dizzy Gillespie -- Miles Davis. Interview, September 10-11, 1971 cassette 64 8/64
Stephane Grappelli. Album, November 29, 1980 cassette 65 8/65
Stephane Grappelli. KBCA Interview, March 14, 1976 cassette 66 8/66
Dave Grusin. Interview cassette 67 8/67
Fred Hall's Swing Thing with Leonard Feather cassette 68 8/68
Jim Hall. Interview, September 12, 1990 cassette 69 8/69
Scott Hamilton. Blindfold Test, January 8, 1988 cassette 70 8/70
Lionel Hampton. Phone Interview, August 15, 1986 cassette 71 8/71
Lionel Hampton -- Joe Sample. DNE Interview cassette 72 8/72
Herbie Hancock, September 17, 1985 -- Randy Weston. Interview cassette 73 8/73
Havana Concert. Random discussion, speech, May 18, 1977 cassette 74 8/74
Milt Hinton. Interview, March 17, 1985 cassette 75 8/75
Art Hodes. Concert at Southeastern Community College (West Burlington, IA), April 28, 1985 cassette 76 8/76
Billie Holiday. Signing Off cassette 77 8/77
Billie Holiday Story (Andy Potter) cassette 78 8/78
Billie Holiday Tribute, April 1986 cassette 79 8/79
Paul Horn. Rudy Vallee One Man Concert. Interview, 1978 cassette 80 8/80
Lena Horne. Interview, March 2, 1978 cassette 81 8/81
Lena Horne. Pantages Theatre: Interview, December 9, 1982 cassette 82 8/82
Dick Hyman cassette 83 8/83
Michael Jackson May 15, 1987 -- Frank Capp, March 5, 1986 cassette 84 8/84
Milt Jackson. Interview (No Blindfold Test), August 14, 1984 cassette 85 8/85
Ahmad Jamal -- O.C. Smith. Interview, November 29, 1987 cassette 86 8/86
Jazz Bird, July 31, 1988 cassette 87 8/87
Quincy Jones. Interview, December 17, 1987 cassette 88-89 9/88-89
Thad Jones -- Mel Lewis. Rotterdam Interview, May 29, 1978 cassette 90 9/90
Keep The Dream Alive. Interviews with Tom Scott, Larry Carlton, Bill Henderson, Billy Eckstein, Kenny Rankin, Carmen McRae, Della Reese, Michael McIntosh, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan cassette 91 9/91
Roger Kellaway, December 28, 1988 -- Red Rodney, January 9, 1989 cassette 92 9/92
How blue can you get? Music and Lyrics by Leonard Feather recorded by B.B. King. cassette 93 9/93
Andrei Kitaev. Trio Live, December 1987 cassette 94 9/94
Irene Kral Trio and Harold Vick Quintet cassette 95 9/95
Lester. Blindfold Test cassette 96 9/96
Mel Lewis. Interview cassette 97 9/97
Melba Liston. Kansas City Interview, March 24, 1979 cassette 98 9/98
Mundell Lowe. Interview, July 10, 1984 cassette 99 9/99
Adam Makowicz Trio Live from Mount Gretna (PA) Festival cassette 100 9/100
Adam Makowicz -- Lionel Hampton. Interview cassette 101 9/101
Henry Mancini. Interview, September 30, 1976 cassette 102 9/102
Albert Mangelsdorff. Interview cassette 103 9/103
Herbie Mann. Interview cassette 104 9/104
Son Manning Jazz Show. Inside Leonard Feather, May 4, 1983 cassette 105 9/105
Dr. Mark. Blindfold Test, January 7, 1988 cassette 106 9/106
Branford Marsalis. Interview, April 30, 1984 cassette 107 9/107
Branford Marsalis,November 29, 1986 -- Annie Ross, November 30, 1986 cassette 108 9/108
Ellis Marsalis, February 14, 1990 -- Maynard Ferguson cassette 109 9/109
Wynton Marsalis, November 23, 1986 -- Ernestine Anderson. Interview cassette 110 9/110
Dorothy Hart -- Sam Marx. Interview cassette 111 9/111
David Matthews, May 2, 1987 -- John Heard -- African Sunrise, April 3, 1985 cassette 112 9/112
Rob McConnell. Blindfold Test, January 10, 1984 -- John Hammond, July 5, 1983 cassette 113 9/113
Marian McPartland. Interview KCRW, March 7, 1989 cassette 114 9/114
Marian McPartland. Interview, January 17, 1988 cassette 115 9/115
Marian McPartland. Leonard Feather Guest, NPR, c1988 cassette 116 9/116
Mike Melvoin -- Sue Raney. Interview, February 7, 1984 cassette 117 9/117
Irving Mills. Interview cassette 118 9/118
Joni Mitchell cassette 119 9/119
Monk Montgomery. Interview, January 8, 1987 cassette 120 9/120
Billy Moore. Interview, October 27, 1985 cassette 121 9/121
Dudley Moore. Interview cassette 122 9/122
Dan Morgenstern. Leonard Feather Tribute, September 15, 1991 cassette 123 9/123
Gerry Mulligan -- Oscar Brown. Blindfold Test cassette 124 9/124
Red Norvo cassette 125 9/125
Leonard Feather. Regent Sea, September 27, 1987 -- Red Norvo, October 11, 1987 cassette 126 9/126
Charlie Parker. Interview cassette 127 9/127
Ann Patterson. Interview, June 3, 1986 cassette 128 9/128
Art Pepper, January 24, 1978 -- Patrice Rushen, November 27, 1977 cassette 129 9/129
Oscar Peterson. Interview, November 6, 1986 cassette 130 9/130
Mel Powell. Interview, October 18, 1986 cassette 131 9/131
Mel Powell. Preforming at UCLA, February 2, 1988 cassette 132 9/132
Buddy Rich. Tirade cassette 133 9/133
Sonny Rollins. Interview cassette 134 9/134
Linda Ronstadt -- Bob Krasnow -- Shadow Fax, February 8, 1984 cassette 135 9/135
Jimmy/Stacy Rowles. Interview, October 19, 1986 -- Leonard Feather Show. Rowleses. Blindfold, October 26,1986 cassette 136 9/136
Lalo Schifrin. Blindfold Test -- Adam Platt cassette 137 9/137
Tony Scott. Zurich Big Band cassette 138 9/138
Doc Severinsen, September 30, 1986 -- Ritenour/Dave Grusin. Interview, August 20, 1986 cassette 139 9/139
George Shearing. Interview, 1988 cassette 140 9/140
George and Ellie Shearing sing Happy Birthday, September 13, 1980 cassette 141 9/141
George Shearing, May 14, 1986 -- Bob Haggart cassette 142 9/142
Cybill Shepherd In Concert (Jackson, MS), April 18, 1980 cassette 143 9/143
Bobby Short. Phone Interview, August 8, 1987 cassette 144 9/144
Bobby Short. Moments Like This, 1982 cassette 145 9/145
Wayne Shorter -- B.B. King. Blindfold Test, February 18, 1982 cassette 146 9/146
Ben Sidran. Interview/music cassette 147 9/147
Andy Simpkins. Interview cassette 148 9/148
Kate Smith, December 30, 1977 -- Johnny Hodges cassette 149 9/149
Alexander Stellio. Franco-Creole Bigunes from Martinique cassette 150 9/150
For Leonard Feather: Lightnin' Hopkins Obit. -- Mildred Bailey Tibute -- Thelonious Monk Obit. Excerpts from NPR's All Things Considered cassette 151 9/151
Art Tatum. Interview by Leonard Feather from Café Society, 1950? cassette 152 9/152
Billy Taylor. Solo cassette 153 9/153
The Leonard Feather Show. Castaway, January 1985 cassette 154 9/154
The Leonard Feather Show. Ellington's Birthday Celebration Pt. 1, April 28, 1984 cassette 155 9/155
The Leonard Feather Show. Ellington's Birthday Celebration Pt. 2, May 5, 1984 cassette 156 9/156
The Leonard Feather Show. Guest Louie Bellson, April 14, 1985 cassette 157-158 9/157-158
The Leonard Feather Show. Guest Bob Udkoff, July 28, 1984 cassette 159 9/159
The Leonard Feather Show. Mel Torme, April 28, 1985 cassette 160 9/160
The Leonard Feather Show. Mel Torme as Guest on Duke Ellington's Birthday, April 28, 1985 cassette 161 9/161
The Leonard Feather Show. Pierce, Collette, Fostina, August 3, 1980 cassette 162 9/162
The Leonard Feather Show. Mel Torme Interview, April 29, 1985 cassette 163 9/163
The Leonard Feather Show. Terry Gibbs and Shorty Rogers II, May 11, 1986 cassette 164 9/164
The Leonard Feather Show. Bill Watrous, November 8 and December 13, 1987 cassette 165 9/165
The Leonard Feather Show. Ellington with Bob Udkoff cassette 166 9/166
The Leonard Feather Show. Interview with Stacy Rowles, November 22 and 29, 1987 cassette 167 9/167
Toots Thielman. Interview, September 28, 1990 cassette 168 9/168
Cal Tjader. Interview cassette 169 9/169
Giovanni Tommaso Quintet. Via G.T. cassette 170 9/170
Tomorrow Show with Leonard Feather. Granz, G. Benson, O. Peterson, April 28, 1978 cassette 171 9/171
Toshiko -- Barbara McNair. Interview, September 1977 cassette 172 9/172
Toshiko -- Lee Ritenour. Interview, January 1978 cassette 173 9/173
Harold Vick Quintet cassette 174 9/174
Bill Watrous -- Pat Williams. Interview, 1986 cassette 175 9/175
LaRue Brown Watson. Interview, March 19, 1980 cassette 176 7/176
George Wein -- Pointer Sisters. Interview cassette 177 7/177
White House Jazz. Nelson cassette 178 7/178
White House. President Carter. Live Performance, June 18, 1978 cassette 179 7/179
Cootie Williams -- D. Ellington. Blues with Duke cassette 180 7/180
Joe Williams. Interview, January 26, 1985 cassette 181 7/181
Flip Wilson. Interview cassette 182 7/182
Phil Woods. Blindfold Test cassette 183 7/183
Phil Woods. Interview and Blindfold Test, August 1978 -- Merv Griffin, October 7, 1976 cassette 184 7/184
Zawinul and Shorter. Interview, February 1985 cassette 185 7/185
Ruth Etting. Interview, September 3, 1978 cassette 186 7/186

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
68
Cassettes 1-36 (See User Digital Copy)
69
Cassettes 37-71 (See User Digital Copy)
70
Cassettes 72-107 (See User Digital Copy)
71
Cassettes 108-143 (See User Digital Copy)
72
Cassettes 144-179 (See User Digital Copy)
73
Cassettes 180-186 (See User Digital Copy)
74-78
Cassettes not digitized

Series 7:  Open Reel TapesReturn to Top

9.0 cubic feet

This series contains master open reel tapes. Part of these tapes have been digitized. Below is a list of user digital copies of the open reel tapes. This is not a complete description of the content of the tapes, but rather a preliminary overview.

See Alternative Forms Available.

Content Master User Digital Copy Box/CD
Basin Street, January 1956 reel 1 6/1
Booker -- Norvo reel 2 6/2
Buddy DeFranco reel 3 6/3
Victor Feldman (Blindfold Test), June 1961 reel 4 6/4
Bill Henderson -- L. Alexandria -- L. Feather, October 1963 reel 5 6/5
Party '55: D. Hyman -- J. Shulman -- D. Amram --B. Carroll reel 6 6/6
Party at 340: B. Short -- S. Allen -- H. and T. Scott -- Billie Holiday, November 1956 reel 7 6/7
Party at 340: H. Merrill -- L. Feather -- T. Scott -- Billie Holiday, November 1956 reel 8 6/8
Party for "Book of Jazz," November 1957 reel 9 6/9
Party for "Book of Jazz": D. Gillespie -- Osie, November 1957 reel 10 6/10
Party for "Book of Jazz": S. Rollins -- McPartland -- Hampton, November 1957 reel 11 6/11
Party: H. Scott -- D. Hyman -- W. Mitchell, November 1950 reel 12 6/12
Speculation: Berwick -- Ellis -- Feather -- Hayes -- Wilson, June 1965 reel 13 6/13
Adderley -- Godfrey -- Hirt (Blindfold Test), 1961 reel 14 6/14
Annual Jazz Festival, Tallin, USSR reel 15 6/15
Arthur Godfrey Time, November 1960 reel 16 6/16
Art Blakey (Blindfold Test) reel 17 6/17
Beryl Booker -- B. Mizzy -- M. Neal -- O. Pettiford -- Leonard and Jane Feather (Party at Sheridan Square), November 1948 reel 18 6/18
Oscar Brown (Blindfold Test), June 1962 reel 19 6/19
Barbara Carroll -- G. Shearing -- O. Pettiford --K.Clarke -- Jacquet -- Sarah -- C. Ventura -- Bird, December 1948 reel 20 6/20
Ray Charles (Interview), December 1965 reel 21-21 6/21-22
Miles Davis, April 1961 reel 23 6/23
Demos of L. Feather Songs (News Game), July 1958 reel 24 6/24
Dimensions, CBS, April 1964 reel 25 6/25
Art Farmer (Blindfold Test) reel 26 6/26
Dave Garroway (Blindfold Test), June 1955 reel 27 6/27
L. Feather (in Russian) reel 28 6/28
L. Feather (Jazz File) reel 29 6/29
Victor Feldman reel 30 6/30
Victor Feldman (Interview) reel 31 6/31
Dizzy Gillespie (Interview), May 1961 reel 32 6/32
Norman Granz reel 33 6/33
Gumina -- J. Ludwig -- B. DeFranco -- D. Gordon (Blindfold Test), 1965 reel 34 6/34
Phineas NewBorn reel 35 6/35
Oscar Peterson -- A. Previn (Interview, jokes) reel 36 6/36
Dick Hyman, September 1950 reel 37 6/37
Mahalia Jackson (Interview), August 1962 reel 38 6/38
Jazz Club USA, 1951 reel 39 6/39
Jazz File reel 40 6/40
Jazz on the Air Fran Mott, WOSC reel 41 6/41
Jazz Show (Eckstein and Jazz), May 1971 reel 42 6/42
Quincy Jones, October 1960 reel 43 6/43
Quincy Jones -- D. Elliot -- Bags -- G. Russell (Blindfold Test), October 1960 reel 44 6/44
Quincy Jones -- Kenton, July 1963 reel 45 6/45
Platterbrains: L. Ferraday -- J. Desmond -- Wicks -- G. Frazier reel 46 6/46
Platterbrains: M. Torme -- T. Richards -- V. Wicks -- G. Frazier reel 47 6/47
Play Boy -- Miles Davis -- Ellington (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 48 6/48
Ben Pollack -- L. Feather reel 49 6/49
Ben Pollack (Blindfold Test), November 1962 reel 50 6/50
Herbie Mann reel 51 6/51
Shelly Manne reel 52 6/52
Joe Morello (Blindfold Test), October 1960 reel 53 6/53
H. Mancini (Interview) reel 54 6/54
Kirk Roland -- K. Boswell (Blindfold Test) reel 55 6/55
Sonny Rollins -- McCoy Tyner -- Ron Carter reel 56 6/56
Stuff Smith (Interview) reel 57 6/57
Sunday Breakfast Show reel 58 6/58
Art Tatum reel 59 6/59
Cal Tjader -- C. Fischer -- V. Guaraldi (Blindfold Test), March 1962 reel 60 6/60
Variety, 1955 reel 61 6/61
Yuri Vikharieff (Leningrad), June 1963 reel 62 6/62
Ben Webster -- Danish Audio Rehearsal reel 63 6/63
Joe Williams (Blindfold Test), February [1961?] reel 64 6/64
MaryLou Williams reel 65 6/65
Lester Young -- O. Peterson (Blindfold Test) reel 66 6/66
George Shearing rehearsal followed by Cannonball and John Levy, January 1962 reel 67 6/67
George Shearing (Interview), October 1966 reel 68 6/68
Stan Kenton -- McCann (Blindfold Test), January 1961 reel 69 6/69
Stan Kenton -- B. Holiday? (Blindfold Test), May 1966 reel 70 6/70
Eubie Blake reel 71 6/71
Louis Armstrong (Satchmo) -- George Shearing Radio Show, April 1965 reel 72 6/72
Ornette Coleman reel 73 6/73
Russian Jazz, 1963 reel 74-75 6/74-75
Satires: B. Holiday Interview -- P.Lee -- Teagarten -- A. Dean reel 76 6/76
Seminar: Jazz as Recorded Art, 1972 reel 77 6/77
Kirby Stone, April 1950 reel 78 6/78
Mildred Mayne demo reel 79 6/79
Samuel Hayakawa -- M. Jackson -- J. Williams --F. Strozier (Blindfold Test), [1967?] reel 80 6/80
John Hammond -- L. Feather, August 1972 reel 81 6/81
Esquire Award Concert, 1945 reel 82 6/82
Billy Eckstein reel 83 6/83
Frank Cook -- J. and S. Otis (Blindfold Test) reel 84 7/84
Jon Hendricks -- Monica Zetterlund (Blindfold Test) reel 85 7/85
Gennady Goldstain --Nosov -- Neplok -- Crabar --Rollins -- Lewis reel 86 7/86
Holmes reel 87 7/87
L. Feather: NAACP Spots reel 88 7/88
Paul Desmond (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 89 7/89
Ronnie Ross (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 89 7/90
Johnny Mandel (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 89 7/91
Duke Elllington (Blindfold Test), November 1953 reel 90 7/92
Dizzy Gillespie (Blindfold Test), November 1958 reel 91 7/93
Ben Webster (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 92 7/94
Erroll Garner (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 92 7/95
George Shearing (Blindfold Test), 1958 reel 92 7/96
Benny Goodman (Blindfold Test) reel 93 7/97
Varsity Magazine Show -- King Cole Trio Time, April 1948 reel 94 7/98

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
79
Reels 1-12 (See User Digital Copy)
80
Reels 13-34 (See User Digital Copy)
81
Reels 35-54 (See User Digital Copy)
82
Reels 55-74 (See User Digital Copy)
83
Reels 75-94 (See User Digital Copy)
84-87
Reels not digitized (Access restricted for technical reasons)

Series 8:  RecordsReturn to Top

1.3 cubic foot

This series contains master records. Part of these records have been digitized. Below is a list of user digital copies of the records. This is not a complete description of the content of the records, but rather a preliminary overview.

Title (Author/Interpreter, Date) Master User Digital Copy Box/CD
Age of romance -- I came to the city (Alan Dean) disc 1 4/1
The heart you stole from me (Alan Dean) disc 2-3 4/2
Ours (Alan Dean) disc 2-3 4/3
Don't hold it against me -- Overwork blues (Ann Cornell) disc 4 4/4
Aguas de marco (Antonio Carlos Jobim) disc 5 4/5
The bossa nova (Leonard Feather/Arthur Godfrey) disc 6 4/6
Once in the morning -- Nothing happens (Barbara Carroll) disc 7 4/7
Work song -- My analyst says I love you (Barbara Carroll) disc 8 4/8
Where were you -- You'd better go now (Beryl Booker) disc 9 4/9
Signing off (Billie Holiday) disc 10 4/10
Signing off (Leonard Feather/Bob Grabeau) disc 11 4/11
I'm the lonesomest gal in town -- Water water (Carel Lee Feather, 10-1941) disc 12 4/12
The heart you stole from me (Charlie Barnet and his orchestra, vocal: Bob Carroll-- Maxine Sullivan) disc 13 4/13
Battle of blues (Dizzy Gillespie and The Cool Jazzmen) -- Music to love by disc 14 4/14
Blues for the chicks -- Moving day blues (Doc Pomus) disc 15 4/15
Where were you, Leonard Feather (Doris Drew) disc 16 4/16
I came to the city (Dreamers) disc 17 4/17
Mighty like the blues (Duke Ellington Octet, 7-1960) disc 18 4/18
You didn't want me baby (Elaine Brent) disc 19 4/19
No more dreams -- The little green light (Helen Merrill) disc 20-21 4/20-21
Nobody taught me (Leonard Feather) disc 22 4/21
The little green light (Jackie Paris) -- Where were you (Beryl Booker) disc 23 4/22
Evil gal's daughter (Joan Shaw) disc 24-25 4/23
Get out of my sight -- Me and my wig (Joe Thomas) disc 26 4/24
Jealous blues -- Way downtown at the bottom of the hill (Johnny Davis) disc 27-30 4/25
I'm looking at you dear -- Yak! Yak! (Johnny King with Budd Johnson's All Stars) disc 31 4/26
Don't pin me down (Feather/Joyce Collins) disc 32-36 4/27
I'll be a long time gone (Feather and Jerry Gladston/Joyce Collins) disc 37-38 4/28
Blues in our flat -- Lost in a fog, (Feather and Adrian, 11-1942) disc 39 4/29
Strictly from dixie blues (Feather/Helena Horne, 9-1941) -- Unlucky woman (Carol Lee and Feather/Linda Keene, 11-1941) disc 40 4/30
You could have had me baby (Lou Rawls, 6-1973) disc 41 4/31
I remember Bird (Feather/Monique and Louis Aldebert) disc 42 4/32
Ours -- You've got a date with the blues (Mary Osborne) disc 43-44 4/33
Down beat (Ralph Marterie, Mercury) disc 45 4/34
Signing off (Feather and Russell/Sarah Vaughan) disc 46 4/35
I'm hungry -- I'm jealous of my baby (Sonny Parker) disc 47 4/36
Muddy Gutter (Sonny Parker) disc 48-49 4/37
Pastoral (Tony Pastor, 1-1940) disc 50 4/38
Blues at dawn (Langston Hughes and Feather) disc 51 4/39
Esquire jump (Feather) disc 52 4/40
Evil gal blues (Feather) disc 53 4/41
Evil gal's daughter blues disc 54 4/42
Haunted (Feather and Andy Razaf) disc 55-56 4/43
I never knew a love like this (Feather) disc 57 4/44
I'd rather have a memory than a dream (Feather and Jessyca Russell) disc 58-59 4/45
Intime -- Natural affection disc 60-62 4/46-47
The kissing chain disc 63 4/48
Lonely night without you (Langston Hughes and Feather) disc 64-65 4/49
Love is a word for the blues (Feather and Milt Raskin) disc 66-68 4/50
The more the merrier disc 69 4/51
Mound bayou (Feather-Andy Razaf/ Helena Horne with Henry Levine's Orchestra "Strictly from dixie," 8-1941) -- The heart you stole from me (Maxine Sullivan on the "Flow Gently Sweet Music," 11-1940) disc 70 4/52
Passing by disc 71 4/53
Regardless (Langston Hughes and Feather) disc 72-74 4/54
Rio bossa nova blues disc 75-76 4/55
Salty papa blues (Feather) disc 77 4/56
Signing on signing off disc 78 4/57
Snafu disc 79-80 4/58
Space reflex disc 81 4/59
That's all there is (Feather and Jessyca Russell) disc 82-84 4/60
There's this about you (Feather and Bobby Troup) disc 85-87 4/61
Time for love -- Anyone else but you disc 88 4/62
Way downtown at the bottom of the hill (J. and Feather) disc 89 4/63
What's my line -- Your life begins to be worthwhile disc 90 4/64
A whole lot of woman (Feather and Jerry Gladstone) disc 91-92 4/65
You can't tell the difference (Feather and Ruth Freed) disc 93-95 4/66
You're an angel disc 96-97 4/67
You're crying (Quincy Jones and Feather) disc 98 4/68
You've got a date with the blues (Feather) disc 99-100 4/69
Richest guy in the graveyard -- Disciples of the lord (Valli Ford) disc 101 4/70
You didn't want me baby -- Cool as a cucumber (Valli Ford) disc 102 4/71
You took my man (Wini Beatty) disc 103 4/72
You've got a date with the blues (Feather/Woody Herman) disc 104-105 4/73
Unlucky woman (Carel Lee Feather) -- With effects disc 106 4/74
I'll be seeing you (Albert "Bud" Johnson) -- Blues in C disc 107 5/1
Ornithology (Benny Harris, Buddy DeFranco, J.J. Johnson -- Bud Johnson and Bar Chase Ensemble) disc 108 5/2
Perdido (Buddy DeFranco) -- All the things you are (Barbara Carroll) disc 109 5/3
Paul Whiteman Show "Stairway to the Stars." Always be sharp (Buddy Weed Trio, 12-8-1946) -- Moldy fig stomp (Chubby Jackson and His Moldy Figs) disc 110 5/4
Foolish things -- Sweet Lorraine -- Improvisation blues -- Don't blame me (Feather, 7-29-1946) disc 111 5/5
Honeysuckle rose -- Honeysuckle goose disc 112 5/6-7
I got rhythm (Leonard Feather's orchestra) disc 113 5/8
Like old -- Like rose (Ed Sullivan, 9-25-1959) disc 114 5/9
Not for air play (Marilyn Moore) disc 115 5/10
Shithouse serenade (J. C. Heard) disc 116 5/11
Dinah's farewell blues (Dinah Shore, 9-30-1940) -- Chamber Music Society. Mighty like the blues (8-4-1940) disc 117 5/12
Black, brown, beige (Duke Ellington) disc 118-119 5/13-14
The deep south (Duke Ellington. Introduction by L. Feather) disc 120 5/15
I want to be a rugcutter -- Blue with Duke (Cootie Williams with Duke Ellington Band. Dedicated and signed by Duke) disc 121 5/16
Lady be good -- Subtle slough (Duke Ellington, 6-6-1943) disc 122 5/17
On becoming a square (Duke Ellington) disc 123 5/18
Strayhorn's dirge -- Strayhorn's stomp disc 124 5/19
You will never know -- Tonight I shall sleep (Duke Ellington, 6-6-1943) disc 125 5/20
Blue skies -- I wonder why (Duke Ellington and Orchestra, 11-27-1943) disc 126 5/21
Dat's in there (Duke Ellington and Orchestra, vocal: Betty Roche, 9-23-1943) disc 127 5/22
Design for jivin' (arr: Jimmy Hamilton. Duke Ellington and Orchestra, 9-23-1943) disc 128 5/23
If you please -- Baby please stop (Duke Ellington and Orchestra, 9-12-1943) disc 129 5/24
Solid ole man -- Go away blues (Duke Ellington and Orchestra, 7-3-1943) disc 130 5/25
Somebody loves me (arr: Strayhorn. Duke Ellington and Lawrence Brown, 8-1-1943) -- I don't stand a ghost of a chance (arr: Jimmy Hamilton. Duke Ellington and Orchestra, 7-18-1943) disc 131 5/26
Wait for me Mary (arr: Strayhorn. Duke Ellington and Tricky Sam, 7-16-1943)-- Do nothing till you hear from me (Duke Ellington with Al Hibbler, 8-1-1943) disc 132 5/27
Creole love call (Duke Ellington with Beverly White, Wallace Jones, and Harry Carney, 6-13-1943) -- Ain't misbehaving -- Theme ending (Duke Ellington, 6-13-1943) disc 133 5/28
Easy street -- Love like this can't last -- It don't mean a thing (Duke Ellington Orchestra) disc 134 5/29
An unbooted character -- Three cent stomp (Duke Ellington's Orchestra, 5-1943) disc 135 5/30
Brazillai Lew -- My dream of tomorrow (Duke Ellington's Orchestra, 4-16-1943) disc 136 5/31
Have you changed -- I don't want to set the world on fire (arr: Strayhorn. Duke Ellington's Orchestra, vocal: Herbie Jeffries) disc 137 5/32
Rose of rio grande (Duke Ellington's Orchestra) disc 138 5/33
52nd street theme (Earl Powell) -- Blues in C (J. J. Johnson, Cecil Payne, Bud Powell) disc 139 5/34
Indiana (J. J. Johnson) -- Perdido (Buddy DeFranco) disc 140 5/35
Flow gently sweet rhythm -- Polonaise, Chopin (arr. by Leonard Feather, John Kirby and Orchestra. Dedicated and signed by Kirby, 12-8-1940) disc 141 5/36
The home of music (Levy's). Souvenir of Duke's visit to England disc 142 5/37
Signing off (Sarah Vaughan, 12-16-1948) disc 143 5/38
Basin street (1-16-1944) disc 144 5/39
Chamber Music Society. The blues (6-21-1940)-- Mighty like blues (8-4-1940) disc 145 5/40
Esquire all-american jazz broadcast. Orson Welles introduces Leonard Feather awarding prizes to Duke, Woody, King Cole (1-16-1946) -- Long long journey (Feather, piano with Woody Herman Orchestra, 1-1946) disc 146 5/41
Leonard Feather interview (1-16-1944) disc 147 5/42
We the people (Louis Armstrong and Leonard Feather, 5-28-1946) disc 148-149 5/43-44
The Mildred Bailey show (12-29-1944). I can't give you anything but love (Tatum) -- Invitation to a trance -- From rocking horse to rocking chair -- Confessing -- Tea for two disc 150-152 5/45-46
Tonight Feather jazz show (12-20-1955) disc 153-154 5/47-49
Leonard Feather and the Platterbrains (with Cootie Williams, George Simon, Joe Sullivan, Bob Bach, Barry Ulanov, 11-14-1942) -- (with Jack Teagarden, Wingie Manone, Anita Boyer, Bernie Mann, 12-9-1944) disc 155-159 5/50-55
WMGM Dedication. Gone with the wind (Feather, piano, 9-22-1948) disc 160 5/56
Ornithology (Bud Powell, Lee Konitz, Chuck Wayne, Budd Johnson) disc 161-162 5/57-58

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
88
Discs 1-53 (See User Digital Copy)
89
Discs 54-106 (See User Digital Copy)
90
Discs 107-134 (See User Digital Copy)
91
Discs 135-162 (See User Digital Copy)
116
Discs not digitized

Series 9:  FilmsReturn to Top

5.0 cubic feet

This series contains master films. Part of these films have been digitized. Below is a list of user digital copies of the films. This is not a complete description of the content of the films, but rather a preliminary overview.

Content film User Digital Copy Box/DVD
The Subject is Jazz. Blues. Special guests: Leonard Feather and Jimmy Rushing. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Paul Quinichette (sax) film 1 5/1
The Subject is Jazz. Swing. Special Guest: John Hammond. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Buck Clayton, Carl Severinsen, Carl Pool (trumpets), Benny Morton, Jimmy Cleveland (trombones), Tony Scott, Sid Cooper, Ben Webster, Paul Quinichette (reeds) film 2 5/1
The Subject is Jazz. Bop. Special guest: Julian Adderley. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Julian Adderley (sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) film 3 5/2
The Subject is Jazz. Cool. Special guest: Lee Konitz. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Warne Marsh (tenor sax) Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibes) film 4 5/4
The Subject is Jazz. What is jazz? Special guest: Duke Ellington. Billy Taylor (piano), Osie Johnson (drums), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Tony Scott (clarinet), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone). 1958 film 5 5/4
The Subject is Jazz. Early Jazz. Special guest: Wilbur de Paris. Billy Taylor (piano), Wilbert Kirk (drums), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Wilbur de Paris (trombone), Sidney de Paris (trumpet), Omer Simeon (clarinet) film 6 5/5
The Subject is Jazz. Jazz and other arts. Special guests: Dr. Harold Taylor, Langston Hughes, Al Minns. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Tony Scott (clarinet-sax), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) film 7 5/6
The Subject is Jazz. Jazz Today. Billy Taylor (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Earl May (bass), Tony Scott (clarinet-sax), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) film 8 5/6
The Subject is Jazz. Performance. Billy Taylor (piano), Osie Johnson (drums), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Tony Scott (clarinet), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) ) film 9 5/7
The Subject is Jazz. Ragtime. Special guests: Dr. Marshall Stearns and Willie (The Lion) Smith. Billy Taylor (piano), Osie Johnson (drums), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Tony Scott (clarinet and sax), Yank Lawson (trumpet), Will Bradley (trombone) film 10 5/7
The Subject is Jazz. The Future of Jazz. Special guests: Dr. Robert Pace and George Russell. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Tony Scott (clarinet-sax), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone). 1958 film 11 5/8
The Subject is Jazz. Jazz and Classical Music. Special guest: Aaron Copland. Billy Taylor (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Earl May (bass), Tony Scott (clarinet-sax), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) film 12 5/8
The Subject is Jazz. The International Significance of Jazz. Special guests: Willis Conover and Toshiko. Billy Taylor (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ed Thigpen (drums), Rolf Kuhn (clarinet), Carl Severinsen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Bobby Jaspar (tenor sax and flute) film 13 5/9
Jazz Scene USA. The Cannonball Adderley Sextet film [?] 5/3
Jazz Scene USA. Jazz Crusaders. 1966 film 14 5/10
Jazz Scene USA. Jimmy Smith trio film 15 5/11
Jazz Scene USA. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra film 16 5/12
Jazz Scene USA. The Cal Tjader quintet film 17 5/13
Jazz Scene USA. The Phineas Newborn, Jr. Trio. 1962 film 18 5/14
Jazz Scene USA. Vi Redd septet film 19 5/15
Jazz Scene USA. Adderley, Lateef, Zawinul. 1962 film 27 5/27
Feather On Jazz. Blues Revisited. Featured: Nellie Lutcher, Charlie Shavers, Count Basie. 1967 film 30 5/5
Feather On Jazz. The Blues. Featured: Duke Ellington, Jimmy Rushing, King Cole Trio film 29 5/5
Feather On Jazz. Jazz and the Feminine Sound. Featured: Chubby Kemp, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee. 1967 film 31 5/15
Feather On Jazz. A Study in Saxes. Featured: Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Hodges. 1967 (Archives Center, NMAH. Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection) film 23, 32 5/18
Feather On Jazz. The Sound of Percussion. Featured: Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa (Archives Center, NMAH. Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection) film 33 5/18
Feather On Jazz. Bop Singing. Featured: Gene Krupa and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra (Archives Center, NMAH. Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection) film [?] 5/18
Feather On Jazz. Vibraphone Virtuosi. Featured: Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs. 1967 (Archives Center, NMAH. Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection) film 34 5/18
Feather On Jazz. A Study in Saxes. Featured: Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Hodges. 1967 film 23, 32 5/19
Feather On Jazz. Early West Coast Jazz. Featured: Nat King Cole, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and his Orchestra film 24 5/19
Feather On Jazz. Jazz in the Concert Hall. Featured: Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday film 24, 35 5/19
Feather On Jazz. The Duke Ellington Story. Featured: Kay Davis, Johnny Hodges, Sonny Greer. 1967 film 45 5/19
Feather On Jazz. Dixieland. Featured: Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, The Firehouse Five Plus Two. 1967 film 36 5/20
Feather On Jazz. Goodman Alumni. Featured: Harry James, Lionel Hampton film 37 5/20
Feather On Jazz. Harlem. Featured: Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Billie Holiday film 38-39 5/20
Feather On Jazz. Jazz in the Concert Hall. Featured: Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday film 24 5/20
Feather On Jazz. 52nd Street. Featured: Red Norvo, Maxine Sullivan film 40 5/22
Feather On Jazz. Goodman and Basie. Featured: Benny Goodman, Count Basie, June Christy film 41 5/22
Feather On Jazz. Harlem. Featured: Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Billie Holiday, June Christy film 38-39 5/22
Feather On Jazz. Kenton's Girls. Featured: Anita O'Day, June Christy film 42 5/22
Feather On Jazz. Male Singers. Featured: Louis Armstrong, King Cole Trio film 43 5/22
Feather On Jazz. New Orleans. Featured: Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden film 44 5/22
Feather On Jazz. The Duke Ellington Story. Featured: Kay Davis, Johnny Hodges, Sonny Greer. 1967 film 45 5/22
Feather On Jazz. The Nat Cole Story. Featured: Nat King Cole film 46 5/23
Feather On Jazz. Voices in Harmony. Featured: The Mills Brothers, Frank Sinatra, The Hi-Lo's film 47 5/23
Feather On Jazz. Young Men with a Horn. Featured: Ziggy Elman, Louis Armstrong, Harry James film 48 5/23
Feather On Jazz. Keyboard Studies. Featured: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton film 49 5/24
Feather On Jazz. The Growth of the Big Bands. Featured: Charlie Barnet, Harry James, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra film 50 5/24
Timex All-Star Jazz Show, November 10, 1958. Featured: Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Chico Hamilton, Les Brown, Lance O'Brien, Anita O'Day, and others film [?] 5/21
Timex All-Star Jazz Show. The Golden Age of Jazz, January 7, 1959. Featured: Jackie Gleason, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and others film [?] 5/21
Jazz Casual. The John Coltrane quartet: John Coltrane (sax), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), McCoy Tyner (piano). Produced by Ralph J. Gleason film 21 5/16
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker [Hot House?] film [?] 5/2
Hot House. Feather, Gillespie, Parker. 1952 film 51 5/29
Joe Williams film 52 5/29
Duke Ellington at the White House film 25 5/25
Theater For a Story. The Sound of Miles Davis. Miles Davis Sextet: Miles Davis (trumpet), Julian Adderly (alto sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Wynton Kelly (piano), Jimmy Cobb (drums). film 22 5/17
Lena Horne. Boogie-Woogie Dream film 20 5/15
Bessie Smith. St. Louis Blues film 26 5/26
Heisman Trophy: The Possible Dream (college football) film 28 5/28

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
Unboxed (Cage, Southwest shelves)
Films 1-20, 25-27
92 (Cage, Southwest shelves)
Films 21-24, 28
93 (Cage, Southwest shelves)
Films 29-52

Series 10:  VideotapesReturn to Top

6.0 cubic feet

Peter A. Haggart produced an annotated list of the Leonard Feather video collection, in 2004. A copy of the list is in box 94.

This is not a complete description of the content of the videos, but rather a preliminary overview.

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
94
1992 Conference on World Affairs: Jazz Plenary -- Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) and Ekaya, "A Brother With Perfect Timing" -- African Portraits: Hannibal Lokembe -- Jazz in Exile and After Hours -- Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers -- Alberta Hunter: "Blues in der Cookery" -- Alberta Hunter: Jazz at the Smithsonian -- Alberta Hunter: "My Castle's Rockin'" -- All Star Swing Festival -- American Masters: Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing -- America's Music: This is the Blues (See: The Evolutionary Spiral) -- Angela Carole Brown -- Anita O'Day, Live at Ronnie Scott's -- Art Blakey -- Art Blakey, The Jazz Messenger -- The Art Ensemble of Chicago -- Art Farmer: Jazz at the Smithsonian -- Barry Harris, Pianist and Teacher: Passing it on -- Barrey Kessel: Jazz Guitar Improvisation -- B.B. King: Let the Good Times Roll -- BeBop and Swing Guitar: Emily Rember -- Benny Carter -- Benny Carter Project -- Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs -- Bessie's Blues: A tribute to Bessie Smith -- The Bill Cosby Show featuring B. B. King -- Bill Evans: Jazz Pianist on the Creative Process and Self-Teaching -- Billie Holiday: Lady Day -- Birdland: Shows 1, 2, 5 -- Bix, an Interpretation of a Legend -- Blues on Central Avenue -- The Bob Crosby Golden Anniversary Tribute
95
Bobby Short and Friends -- Bobby Short at the Café Carlyle. The Great Saloon Singer of Manhattan -- Bobby Laurence: The Jazz Hoofer -- Born To Swing (See: New Orleans) -- Brazilian Nights and a Lady -- Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concert -- Cab Calloway and His Orchestra -- Cal Tjader Quintet -- Cannonball Adderly Sextet -- Carmen McRae -- At The Catfish Hotel -- Celebrating A Jazz Master: Thelonious Sphere Monk -- Charles Mingus Epitaph -- Chet Baker: Live at Ronnie Scott's -- Chick Corea: Electric Workshop -- Confessin' The Blues, The Music of Jay McShann -- The Cosmic Eye, 1985 -- Count Basie, Singin' The Blues -- David Friesen and Uve Kropinski -- Diane Schur and the Count Basie Orchestra -- Dig (See: The Hole) -- Different Drummer: Elvin Jones -- Diva… -- Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo -- A Duke Named Ellington -- Echoes of Ellington -- Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson: On Stage at Wolf Trap -- Eric Marienthal: Modern Sax -- The Evolutionary Spiral -- Fats Waller -- Fats Waller: This Joint is Jumpin' -- First Person: An Interview with Leonard Feather -- Frank Morgan Quartet -- Frank Sinatra
96
George Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland -- Gibson Concert of Jazz -- Gidon Kremer: Homage a Piazzolla -- Gil Evans and His Orchestra -- A Glad Day in Harlem -- Great Performances: Battle and Marsalis, Baroque Duet -- GRP All Stars (See: The String Trio of New York. Built by Hand) -- The Harper Brothers: Blues Artistry -- Harvest Jazz -- The Hat (See: The Hole) -- Herbie Hancock Trio -- Herbie Hancock Trio: Hurricane -- Here's to the Lady: A Salute to Billie Holiday -- History of Jazz: Tenor Titans -- The Hole – Implosions -- Jammin' The Blues (See: Song of the Spirit: The Story of Lester Young) -- Jane Jarvis- Jazz Pianist -- Japan Jazz -- Jazz Alive -- Jazz: America's Music -- Jazz City USA -- Jazz Festival '88 -- Jazz Counterpoint: Dick Hyman -- Jazz Counterpoint: Ellis Marsalis -- Jazz Counterpoint: Monty Alexander -- Jazz Counterpoint: Teddy Wilson -- Jazz Counterpoint: Tommy Flanagan -- Jazz in America -- Jazz in America: Dream Band; Jazz in America: Jerry Mulligan; Jazz in America: Max Roach -- Jazz in Exile (See: After Hours) -- Jazz in Review: A Tribute to Red Callender -- Jazz is my Native Language: A portrait of Tashiko Akiyashi -- The Jazz Life: Art Blakey -- Jazz on a Summer's Day -- Jazz on Film -- Jazz Profiles: Joe Williams
97
Jim Hall: Instructional Guitar -- Jimmy Cobb: So Nobody Else Can Hear -- Joe Williams: A Song is Born -- Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions -- Jump The Blues Away -- The Kenton Discussions : Back to Balboa Highlights -- Konitz: Portrait of an Artist as Saxophonist -- L.A. Jazz Society: A Tribute to Gerald Wiggins -- L.A. Jazz Society: A Tribute and Awards Concert, 1994 -- Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday -- Latin Jazz -- The Leaders: Jazz in Paris -- Leonard Feather Legal Deposition -- Leningradsky Band -- The Long Night of Lady Day -- Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra -- Louis Jordan -- Mabel Mercer: A Singer's Singer -- The Making of a Jazz Album -- The Many Faces of Bird -- Meet the Band Leaders -- Memories of the Duke -- Mike Mainieri -- Miles Davis -- Miles Davis at Montreux -- Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis – Mingus -- The Modern Jazz Quartet -- Monk in Oslo: The Theolonious Monk Quartet -- Mr. Drums: Buddy Rick and His Band -- New Orleans
98
Newport Jazz '89 -- New Visions: Eno -- Of Men and Demons -- Olympic Gala: Olympic Jazz All Stars -- One Night With Blue Note -- Ornette Coleman Trio -- Pat Metheny -- Phil Woods in Concert -- Playboy Jazz Festival -- Reed Royalty -- Red Norvo -- Rhythmstick -- Ron Carter and Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil -- San Francisco Blues Festival (See: Jump the Blues Away) -- Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One -- Sarah Vaughan: Live from Monterey (See also: Sippy Wallace) -- Sass and Brass with Sarah Vaughan (See: Sippy Wallace) – Satchmo -- The Search for Robert Johnson -- Sentimental Swing: The Music of Tommy Dorsey -- Shirley Horn: Light Out of Darkness -- Sinatra: Portrait of an Album -- Sippy Wallace -- Smithsonian Jazz Series: Bob Wilber… (See: America's Music: This is the Blues) -- Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian -- Song of the Spirit: The Story of Lester Young -- The Song X Sessions -- Sony Rollins: Saxophone Colossus -- Sophisticated Ladies -- The South Bank Show: John Lee Hooker -- Spike Robinson Interview -- Stephane Grappelli: Live in San Francisco -- Stephanie Haynes: All That Jazz With a View -- Steve Lacy: Lift The Bandstand
99
Steve Smith -- The String Trio of New York: Built By Hand -- Sunday morning. CBS -- Sweet Love, Bitter -- Swing: The Best of the Big Bands -- Talmadge Farlow -- Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story -- Tito Puente -- Trendsetter: Conversation with Creed Taylor and Ross Porter Trumpet Kings -- Tuck and Patti: Time After Time -- Vintage Getz -- Voyage To Next -- Wayne and the Lido Jazz All Stars -- Wild Women Don't Have The Blues -- Woody Herman -- Woody Herman and the Ultimate Herd -- Woody Herman and the Famous Alumni Orchestras -- Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie: An All Star Tribute to the Jazz Master -- Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing -- Zap Mama: Sabsylma -- Zoot Sims Quartet -- Film Classics. The Big Bands: Count Basie (1964), Lionel Hampton (1965), Duke Ellington (1965) -- Big Bands: Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Henry James -- Chico Freeman Live at Ronnie Scott's -- Chuck Corea Hosts Piano Legends -- Meet the Dixieland Bands. Jack Teagarden and The Bobcats

Series 11:  ArtifactsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries 1: Clothing
1.0 cubic foot
Box Folder
100 (offsite-vault)
Trench coat by London Towne with detachable brown fur lining -- Tuxedo jacket and pants "C & R Clothiers"
101 (offsite-vault)
A handkerchief -- a pair of black leather gloves -- two "North King" hats by J.J. Seifter and Sons, NYC
Subseries 2: Plaques and Awards
4.8 cubic feet
Box Folder
102
Hollywood Bowl. Battle of the Bands. Los Angeles County Dept. Parks Recreation. April 9, 1978 -- Musicians' Union Local 47 of Southern California. Undated -- School certificate (from Series 1.3)
103
Los Angeles Jazz Society. January 20, 1991 -- National Association of Jazz Educators-NAJE. Anaheim, California. 1986 -- Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Undated -- North Texas State University. Jazz Lab Bands. Denton, Texas. 1978 -- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers-ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award to the Los Angeles Times in recognition of Feather's article "Memories of Billie Holiday." December 16, 1986
104
Leonard Feather/Los Angeles Times. Pax -- Participant First Bossa Nova Concert at Carnegie Hall. The Brazilian Consul General of New York. November 21, 1962 -- North Texas State University. Lab Bands. Denton, Texas. 1972 -- Los Angeles Jazz Society. September 11, 1988 -- Concord Records to Feather as annotator on the album "Top Drawer." 1984 -- Marlena Shaw. The Jazz Community. April 1991
105
To Jane Feather, from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. 1995 -- Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. In Memoriam. February 25, 1995 -- National Association of Jazz Educators-NAJE. January 10-13, 1985 -- National Academy of Jazz. George Rappaport, President. Undated -- Framed letter from Tom Bradley, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. November 25, 1975
106
Corporation For Public Broadcasting. KUSC-FM. "The Leonard Feather Show-Crosby Tribute." 1978 -- Parisian Room. Cardella DiMilo. 1976 -- Leukemia Radiothon. February 16-17, 1974 -- 1976 American Song Festival Judge
107
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers-ASCAP. 1998 Pop Music Awards. "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" -- The International Jazz Hall Of Fame. Awarded posthumously. November 20, 1997
108
County of Los Angeles. Edmund D. Edelman, Chairman Board of Supervisors. Undated -- City of Los Angeles, California. Resolution to remember Ms. Billie Holiday. April 4, 1986 -- Letter to Esquire Magazine. February 14, 1947 -- City of Los Angeles. Performing Arts Honor Awards Committee. June 30, 1974 -- City of Los Angeles. Proclamation "Leonard Feather Day." January 20, 1991 -- City of Los Angeles. Resolution. January 18, 1991 -- City of Los Angeles. Certificate of Tribute. September 11, 1988 -- City of Los Angeles. Commendation. October, 1983 -- BMI. Citation of Achievement for the song "Standing Outside a Broken..." to Jane Feather and to Modern Age Music Company. 1997 (two certificates. Includes program "Pop Awards 1998") -- Men of Achievement 1973. Cambridge, England. April 1974 -- Greater Los Angeles Press Club. Undated -- San Fernando Valley Arts Council. July 12, 1991
109
DownBeat. 1983 International Critics Poll Lifetime Achievement Award -- [Golden] disc award. The Pointer Sisters. 1973 Blue Thumb Records -- Harvard University. Artist in Residence during 1975-76. 1977 -- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers-ASCAP. Model Music Co. membership. January 29, 1959 -- My Excellence Award. James D. Donovan. Undated -- To Jane Feather. The Idaho Society. University of Idaho Foundation. 1998
Unboxed (on top of box 108)
City of Los Angeles, California. Resolution. Leonard Feather. January 2, 1981
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous
3.0 cubic feet
Box Folder
110
Painting by Mel Powell -- Postal stamps Duke Ellington (Unesco, 1969 and US, 1986) -- Leaflet about the new edition of the Encyclopedia of Jazz -- Photo of a billboard presenting "Sinatra a man alone"
111
Typewriter
Unboxed (offsite-vault)
Travel kit -- Garment bag -- Bag (Hazel)

Series 12:  Published MaterialsReturn to Top

approx. 59.0 cubic feet
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
112-116
Commercially released records (78s, 45s, LPs)
CD box 1-CD box 106
CDs, in alphabetical order by artists
Unboxed
Books and magazines, organized by author and title, respectively

Series 13:  Addition of 2017, Photographs, 1942-1988,   (bulk 1972-1982) Return to Top

2.0 cubic feet, (2 boxes)

The photographs, collected by Leonard Feather were given by his daughter Lorraine Feather after his death, depict artists of the 20th century. Most of the photographs were sent to Leonard by the artists he worked with. They are headshots or group shots taken by professionals. Some group photographs include the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Early Hines band and Dizzy Gillespie’s band. Some were taken by Leonard at various events such as the Lionel Hampton concert at the White House. Other events included the Kool Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz Festival. Other materials include letters about the photographs either sent to Leonard or sent by him, newspaper clippings, and a music score. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by last name. Other folders separated by the donor have been preserved.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
117 1
A
Includes artists Edie Adams, Ernie Adams, Cannonball Adderly, Louis Armstrong with Lionel Hampton
117 2
B
Includes artists Jean Bach, Dave Barbour, Charlie Barnett, Billy Bauer, The Blossoms, and Don Byron.
117 3
C
Includes artists George Cables, Red Callender, Cab Calloway, Judy Carmichael, Betty Carter, Benny Carter, Ron Carter, Janis Carter, Ray Charles, Teddy Charles, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, Billy Childs, Pete Christlieb, June Christy, Stanley Clark, Jones Claud, Jimmy Cleveland, Rosemary Clooney, Nat “King” Cole, Natalie Cole, Ornette Coleman, Buddy Colette, John Colianni, Alice Coltrane, Chick Corea, Buch Clayton, Count Basie, Stanley Cowell, Ann Cowell, Bing Crosby, Buch Clayton, and Count Basie.
117 3
C
Includes artists George Cables, Red Callender, Cab Calloway, Judy Carmichael, Betty Carter, Benny Carter, Ron Carter, Janis Carter, Ray Charles, Teddy Charles, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, Billy Childs, Pete Christlieb, June Christy, Stanley Clark, Jones Claud, Jimmy Cleveland, Rosemary Clooney, Nat “King” Cole, Natalie Cole, Ornette Coleman, Buddy Colette, John Colianni, Alice Coltrane, Chick Corea, Buch Clayton, Count Basie, Stanley Cowell, Ann Cowell, Bing Crosby, Buch Clayton, and Count Basie.
117 4
D
Includes artists Damita Jo, the Dandridge Sisters, Joe Darensbourg, Richard Davis, Sammy Davis, Wild Bill Davison, Blossom Dearie, Buddy De Franco, Jack Dejohnette, Al DiMeola, Bob Dorough, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Kitty Doswell, Paquito D’Riuera, Urszula Dudziak, Urbaniak Dudziak, George Duke, and Rudolph Dunbar.
117 5
Miles Davis
Photographs of artist Miles Davis.
117 6
E
Includes artists Ray Eberle, Billy Eckstine, Sweets Edison, Roy Eldridge, Mercedes Ellington, Mercer Ellington, Don Ellis, Pee Wee Erwin, Kevin Eubanks, Bill Evans, Gil Evans. Photograph of Mercer Ellington was cut out to only portray him.
117 7
Duke Ellington
Photographs of Duke Ellington and the Ellington Orchestra.
117 8
F
Includes artists Tal Farlow, Art Farmer, Joe Farrell, Maynard Ferguson, Tommy Flanagan, Sonny Fortune, Pete Fountain, Panama Francis, Aretha Franklin, Michael Franks, and Bud Freeman.
117 9
Ella Fitzgerald
Includes photographs of Ella Fitzgerald. Some include her with Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder.
117 10
Leonard Feather
117 11
Leonard and Jane Feather
117 12
G
Includes artists Jan Garbarek, Red Garland, Errol Garner, Dave Garroway, Gloria Gaynor, Bobbie Gentry, Stan Getz, Dick Gibson, Terry Gibbs, Jane Gilbert, Gilberto Gil, Joao Gilberto, Egberto Gismonti, Netii Glynn, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Guarnieri, Tommy Gumina, and several photographs with unidentified people. There are a few damaged photographs that are stuck together.
117 13
Dizzy Gillespie
117 14
H
Includes artists Edmond Hall, Henry Hall, John Hammond, Johnny Hammond, John Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, John Harmon, Eddie Harris, Jeanne Hayard, Lennie Hayton with Julie Andrews, Gerald Hayes, Don Haynes, Percy Heath, Neal Hefti, Eddie Henderson, Bill Henderson, Joe Henderson, Fletcher Henderson, Judith Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Gloria Hendry, Miranda Hentoff, Woody Herman, Fred Hersch, The Hi-Lo’s, Earl Hines, Milt Hinton, Hiroshima, Dave Holland, Red Holloway, Paul Horn (some negatives), Freddy Hubbard, Helen Humes, Bobbi Humphrey, Craig and Chris Hundley, Bobby Hutcherson, Dick Hyman, and various unidentified artists.
117 15
G/H Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with Bobby Hackett, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Billie Holliday and an unidentified woman.
117 16
Billie Holiday
Includes photographs of Billie Holiday with various people such as Carl Drinkard, Leonard Feather, Duke Ellington, Louis Mckay, and other people in various different locations.
Oversized Photograph Cabinet J
Billie Holiday and Louis McKay
Oversized Photograph of Billie Holliday and Louis McKay separated.
Box Folder
117 17
J/K
Includes artists Peter Ind, Chubby Jackson, Milt Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Bob James, Elta James, Keith Jarrett, D. Jawes, Budd Johnson, Ken Johnson, J.J. Johnson, Winnie Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Claude Jones, Elvin Jones, Hank Jones, Harold Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, Stanley Jordan, Maiva Josie, Melba Joyce, B.B. King, and J.M. Kucera.
117 18
I/J Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with Illinois Jacquet, Conrad Janis, Carl Jefferson, Harry James, J.J. Johnson, women of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Lovis Jordan, and various other people.
117 19
L
Includes artists Willy Langert, Cleo Laine, Yusef Lateef, Hubert Laws, Yank Lawson, Peggy Lee, Michel Legrand, Jack Lesberg, Milcho Liviev, John Lewis, Ramsey Lewis, Melba Liston, Charles Lloyd, Mundell Lowe, Carmen Lundy, Jimmy Lyons, and Humphrey Lyttelton.
117 20
K/L Photographs with Leonard Feather
Photographs of Leonard Feather with Stan Kenton, B.B. King, Gene Krupa, Cleo Lane, Peggy Lee, Howard Lucraft, and Jimmie Lunceford.
117 21
M/N
Includes artists Marian McPartland, Jay McShann, Joe Newman, James Newton, Red Nichols, Ray Noble, and Laura Nyro.
117 22
M/N Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with Rich Matteson, Bob Macdonald, Shelly Mann, Louise McCarroll, Marian McPartland, Carmen McRae, Monte Ray, Phil Moore, Romano Mussolini, Oliver Nelson, and Fayard Nicholas.
117 23
Glenn Miller
Photographs of Glenn Miller.
117 24
O
Includes artists Father O’Conner, Anita O’Day, Ruth Olay, Kid Ory, Mary Osborne, Johnny Otis, and Jimmy Owens.
117 25
P
Includes artists Joe Pass, Ann Patterson, Freda Payne, Gary Peacock, Bernard Peiffer, Art Pepper, Oscar Peterson, Oscar Pettiford, Michel Petrucciani, Esther Phillips, “Flip” Phillips, Ray Pizzi, Jean-Luc Ponty, Arthur Prysock, and Flora Purin.
117 26
Charlie Parker
Photographs of Charlie Parker and group photo of various unidentified people.
117 27
O/P/Q artists with Leonard Feather
Photographs of Charlie Parker and group photo of various unidentified people.
117 28
Q/R
Includes artists Oscar Rabin, Boyd Raeburn, Sue Raney, Tom Ranier, Lou Rawls, Andy Razaf, Steve Reich, Della Reese, Lisa Rich, Doug Richardson, Sonny Rollins, Aldemaro Romero, Patrice Rushen, Terje Rypdal, Rare Silk, and various unidentified artists.
117 29
S
Includes artists Pharaoh Sanders, Lalo Schifrin, John Scofield, Tom Scott, Toni Lee Scott, Bola Sete, Bud Shank, Ed Shaughnessy, Artie Shaw, Marlena Shaw, George Shearing, Jack Sheldon, Bobby Shew, Arkady Shilkloper, Bobby Short, Ben Sidran, Horace Silver, John Simmons, Nina Simone, Andy Simpkins, Nicolas Slonimsky, Jimmy Smith, O.C. Smith, Frank Sinatra, Libby Jo Snyder, Joe South, The Sound of Feeling, Soul Cadets, The Sound of Synanon, Muggsy Spanier, Kay Starr, Dakota Staton, Fred Stone, Billy Strayhorn, Ira Sullivan, Maxine Sullivan, Bill Summers, Sun Ra, Jill Swartz, The Swingle Singers, Gabor Szabo, Muggy Spanier, and various unidentified artists.
117 30
R/S Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with artists, Artie Shaw, Nina Sheldon, Conrad Silvert, Gale Stinson, Howard Rumsey, Sonny Stitt, Eddie South, and Cybill Shepherd.
117 31
Soviet Photographs
Not alphabetized by artist last name. These photographs were mostly taken by Leonard Feather. Some photographs are of music artists and others are from touring around Moscow of the Soviet Union. The folder includes a letter from Moscatelli Nello to Leonard Feather. Artists from the Soviet Union (Russia) Adolph Satownsky, T. Kuchalieft, A. Ilaskkovich, Dmitri Kolesnich, Alexander Pitskikov, Andrei Egorav, Roman Kuntzman, Alexei Kuznetzov, Igor Brill, Victor Edanshnikov, Boris Frumkin, Gheorghij Garanjan, Nikolai Levinowskij, Victor Dnoskin, and various unidentified others.
117 32
T
Includes artists Lew Tabackin, Buddy Tate, Grady Tate, Gene Taylor, Billy Taylor, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Teagaudeu, Buddy Terry, Clark Terry, Leon Thomas, Pat Thomas, Bob Thiele, Ed Thigpen, Big Mama Thornton, Cal Tjader, Mel Torme, John Tropea, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Turner, Stanley Turrentine, and McCoy Tyner.
117 33
U/V
Includes artists Lesli Uggams, Michael Urbaniak, Oscar Valdambrini, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Tommy Vig, Charlie Ventura, Joe Venuti, and Eraldo Vojonte.
117 34
T/U/V Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with Leiu Tabackin, Billy Taylor, Deems Taylor, E.J. Thigpen, Urbaniak, and unidentified persons. Includes negatives.
117 35
W/X/Y/Z
Includes artists Collin Walcott, Fats Waller, Cedar Walton, Geo Wallington, Walter Wanderly, Guy Warren, Dinah Washington, Grover Washington Jr., Spider Webb, Kazumi Watanabee, Eberhard Weber, Ben Webster, Geo Wein, Sio Weiss, Maxine Weldon, Kenny Wheeler, Michael White, Lenny White, Al Williams, J.J. Wiggins, Gerald Wiggins, Bob Wilber, Cootie Williams, Joe Williams, Marian Williams, Mary Lou Williams, Pat Williams, Roger Williams, Viola Wills, Teddy Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Gerald Wilson, Len Winchester, Kai Winding, Diane Witherspoon, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mike Wofford, Pat Yankee, Lester Young, Snooky Young, Trummy Young, Chester Zardis, Joe Zawinul, Denny Zeitlin, Si Zentner, Monica Zetterlund, and various unidentified people.
117 36
W/X/Y/Z Photographs with Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather with Randy Wood, Geo Wein, Mary Lou Williams (1st Blindfold Test), Teddy Wilson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lee Young, Dr. Herb Wong, Ethel Waters, Monica Zetterlund. Includes negatives.
117 37
White House Photographs
Includes photographs mostly taken by Leonard Feather during Jazz Festivals at the White House. There are also a couple photographs taken by other photographers. Attending the two festivals were President Reagan in 1981 and President Jimmy Carter in 1978. One photograph of Leonard Feather and former President Jimmy Carter is signed by Jimmy Carter.
1978 and 1981
117 38
Photographs of Unidentified Jazz Artists.
117 39
Leonard Feather with Unidentified People
117 40
Correspondence
Letters to and from Leonard Feather most often dealing with photographs.
circa 1968-1984
117 41
Newspapers
Newspaper including "The Leonard Feather Story” and clippings with various jazz artists.
117 42
Miscellaneous Documents
This folder includes a copy of a letter signed by several jazz artists, and a score sheet titled “Midnight in the Air.”
118
Langston Hughes Books
Books from Leonard Feather’s personal library primarily authored by Langston Hughes. Some contain inscriptions with the author’s signature.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jazz musicians--United States--Archives
  • Jazz--History--20th century--Sources
  • Music critics--United States--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Feather, Leonard, 1914-1994--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Feather, Jane (donor)
    • Feather, Lorraine (donor)