- 1923 - 1989
- Majority of material found within 1950 - 1969
Scope and Contents
This collection contains reference files, publications, newspaper clippings, and correspondence documenting Smith's career as a jazz critic and scholar. The bulk of the materials span the 1950s to late 1960s. There are individual files on Ma Rainey, Pee Wee Russell, and Folkways Records. Also included are seven CDs with an interview of Jack Teagarden, four audiocassettes, notebooks, and reference index cards. The photographs include personal family photographs, the Jean Goldette orchestra, Pee Wee Russell, and copies of modern artwork included for jazz articles.
2.59 cubic feet
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use.
Language of Materials
- Kristiana Weseloh
Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository
185 University Avenue
John Cotton Dana Library
Newark New Jersey 07102 United States