Dexter Gordon Collection circa 1940-1996 (bulk 1960-1988)


Dexter Gordon Collection circa 1940-1996 (bulk 1960-1988)

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and actor. The collection contains materials documenting his life and work, including biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings, business papers, scripts, awards, and honors. The collection also contains music composed by Gordon and others, including manuscript, holograph manuscript, printed, and photocopied scores, lead sheets, parts, and fragments of pieces. Many of the items are annotated.

approximately 7,550 items; 30 containers; 14 linear feet



SNAC Resource ID: 6357889

Library of Congress. Music Division

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