Yuri Vermenich Collection on Jazz Ephemera, 1962-1987  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Vermenich, Yuri T.
Yuri Vermenich Collection on Jazz Ephemera
1962-1987 (inclusive)
1 cubic feet
Collection Number
Vermenich is a Russian jazz historian. The collection consists of fifteen signed photographs and nine letters from American jazz musicians, and seven books about jazz that he translated to Russian.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 208-885-0845
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.

English , Russian.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Yuri T. Vermenich is a Russian jazz historian and teacher, born in Voronezh in 1934. A radio engineer by profession, he graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1957. With no special musical education, he first made the acquaintance of jazz music after World War II in 1946 and grew interested in it. He was president of the Voronezh Jazz Club that organized jazz festivals and concerts, a member of the Council of Russian Jazz Federation and of the Russian Union of Professional Writers, and a teacher at Voronezh City Musical College. He was a judge at many jazz festivals, authored several articles in Russian newspapers and abroad, and translated to Russian over 30 books about jazz, including Leonard Feather's The Book of Jazz.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 15 signed photographs and 9 letters (box 1). The signatures on the photographs are by Pearl Bailey; Dave Brubeck, 1987; Skitch Henderson; Ted Heath; Elliot Lawrence; Billy Strayhorn; Andy Kirk, 1962; George Shearing; Gerry Mulligan; Red Norvo (2 photos); J. J. Johnson; Bob Wilber, 1975; Kai Winding (2 photos) and the letters are from Andy Kirk, 1962; Billy Strayhorn; Ted Heath, 1962; Skitch Henderson, 1962; Elliot Lawrence, 1963; Leonard Feather, 1963, 1964 (3 letters); Benny Goodman, 1962.

It also includes seven books about jazz that he translated to Russian (boxes 1 and 2).

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

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

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Preferred Citation

Yuri Vermenich Collection on Jazz Ephemera, IJC MG 11, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Container list.

Location of Collection

Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr. Vermenich in 2001.

Processing Note

Processed in 2013.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Jazz--History--20th century--Sources

Personal Names

  • Vermenich, Yuri--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Vermenich, Yuri (donor)