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Morse, Trudy 1
Szwed, John F., 1936- 1
Taylor, Cecil, 1929-2018 1
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Identifier: IJS-0217

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The John Szwed collection of audio interviews and research files on Sun Ra for Space is the Place contains correspondence, press clippings, periodicals, transcribed interviews, and ninety cassette tapes. The bulk of the collection contains research related to the life and music of Sun Ra, with additional writings related to music and mysticism. The tapes contain interviews by Szwed and others (1971-1993).

Identifier: IJS-0248

Scope and Contents: The collection comprises print and audiovisual materials. The print materials related to Sun Ra are primarily performance programs and newspaper articles from his late era tours. There is a binder of photocopied newspaper clippings from 1986-1989. Also included are tribute concert materials, biographical materials, and obituaries from 1994-1998.The print materials related to Cecil Taylor include concert promotional materials, programs, and ticket stubs. There is also...