Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection


Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection


39 Cubic feet (56 boxes)

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Related Entities

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Public Programs (corporateBody)

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (corporateBody)

America's Jazz Heritage (corporateBody)

Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service (corporateBody)

National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center (corporateBody)

The Archives Center was created within the National Museum of American History in 1983 to preserve and make available for research historical document and graphic collections in its possession. It serves as the central facility of the Museum responsible for the processing, storage, and servicing of such collections. John A. Fleckner was appointed Archivist, 1983, Senior Archivist, 1984-1989, and Chief Archivist, 1990- . Other staff have included Robert S. Harding, Archiv...

Le Gon, Jeni, 1916-2002 (person)

Dancer, actress, and dance instructor Jeni LeGon was born Jennie Ligon on August 14, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois. Later, in London, she learned that she was descended from General Henry Beauchamp Lygon, the 4th Earl of Beauchamp, through her father, Hector Ligon, a "Geechie" from the Georgia Sea Islands. LeGon grew up with her older sister Mary Belle in Chicago's overcrowded Black Belt. Practicing and performing with other children, LeGon received her first formal training from Mary Bruce's Schoo...