Dick Sudhalter papers, artifacts, and audio recordings
- circa 1920s-2008
Scope and Contents
The Dick Sudhalter papers, artifacts, and audio recordings comprises research files, professional papers, and notated music. The research files generally pertain to Sudhalter’s books, particularly Bix: Man and Legend; Lost Chords: White Musicians and Their Contribution to Jazz, 1915-1945; and Stardust Melody. The professional papers contain materials related to Sudhalter’s career as a performer, writer, and educator, and detail some of the controversies regarding his writings. The music within this collection is comprised mainly of photocopies of notated music from Paul Whiteman and Hoagy Carmichael. This collection also includes three boxes of open-reel tapes.
17.2 cubic feet
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is partially open for use. The audiovisual media in the collection are currently open for visual inspection only. Access copies for listening and/or viewing may be created on request, if possible. Contact the Institute for details or to make a request.
Language of Materials
Box 1: Research files on Jess Stacey, Paul Whiteman, Jack Teagarden, Adrian Rollini, folders entitled “Riverboats” and “Record Labels”, and Artie Shaw Box 2: Research files on Paul Whiteman Box 3: Research files on Jean-Claude Baker, press photos, “British Band”, and “Scholl Letters” Box 4: Folder entitled “Jewish Museum”, tour arrangements from “Allied Touring” (circa 1990s), “Town Hall Concert”, and “London CD” Box 5: Photographs from boxes 1 and 14 Box 6: Research files on New Orleans Creoles, Old Dixieland Jazz Band, New York Post correspondence, assorted articles authored by Sudhalter Box 7: Files on Vintage Jazz at Vineyard Theater concert series, jazz writings Box 8: Files on Vintage Jazz at Vineyard Theater concert series and recordings Box 9: Files on Vintage Jazz at Vineyard Theater concert series and recordings, research files on Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holiday, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Jabbo Smith, Will Grant Still, Fats Waller, Hazel Scott, Ethel Waters, and Lester Young Box 10: Bix Beiderbecke material (book draft?), Sy Johnson arrangements for Dick Sudhalter Box 11: Bix Beiderbecke research and book correspondence, files on Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman Box 12: Bix Beiderbecke research and book correspondence Box 13: Bix Beiderbecke research and book correspondence with co-author Philip R. Evans Box 14: Lost Chords related correspondence and reviews Box 15: Hoagy Carmichael research files, Dorsey Brothers research files, New York Jazz, and Miff Mole Box 16: Research files on New Orleans Box 17: Research files on Teddi King, Jack Purvis, and jimmy McPartland, and Rosy McHargue Box 18: 18-20 are research files specifically related to “Lost Chords and white jazz misc.”; papers related to Bobby Hackett and “guitarists” Box 19: Research files related to Benny Goodman, Don Goldie, Swingin’ the Dream, and white jazz misc Box 20: Research files on the California Ramblers and Chicago jazz Box 21: Files related to Sudhalter’s music career in the 1990s, materials from Challenge records regarding publication of recordings from Vintage Jazz at Vineyard Theater, research files on Willard Robinson Box 22: Personal correspondence with friends and colleagues circa 1980-90 Box 23: Papers related to Sudhalter’s career as an educator, annotated photocopies of Jim Maxwell sheet music, papers related to Sudhalter’s collaboration with Ruth Warrick Box 24: Files from Sudhalter’s 1997 tour of Italy, files specifically on race related to Lost Chords Box 25: Files related to Lost Chords’ editing, research, photos, and funding Box 26: [may not be in original order among boxes] Research files on Henry Red Allen, Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie. Box 27: Miscellaneous research files, folder on Bunny Berigan related to Sudhalter’s liner notes on Bunny Berigan: Giants of Jazz, files related to other proposed books Box 28: Copy of Starduster: The life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael Box 29: Copy of Lost Chords Box 30: Copy of Lost Chords (continued) Box 31: Paul Whiteman sheet music Box 32: Willard Robinson and Hoagy Carmichael sheet music Box 33: Hoagy Carmichael sheet music Box 34: Hoagy Carmichael sheet music Box 35: Hoagy Carmichael sheet music Box 37: Hoagy Carmichael sheet music Box 38: Papers from projects and research related to Cole Porter, miscellaneous email, correspondence, miscellaneous research files
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