Charles Walton Papers

Charles Walton Papers, 1928-2005
Dates: 1928-2005
Size: 28 linear feet (36 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 1996/05
Provenance: Donation of Charles Walton in 1996. Additional donations made by Lorraine Walton in 2009, 2010.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Charles Walton Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Celeste Day Moore, Mapping the Stacks, University of Chicago
Supervised by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Research Collection

Biographical Note

Charles Walton was a jazz drummer, music educator and author of “Bronzeville Conversations,” a research and oral history project that documented the jazz and blues world in Black Chicago. Walton was born on July 7, 1925 in Selma, Ala. He moved to Chicago’s South Side as a child and attended Douglas Grammar School and Wendell Phillips High School. Following high school, Walton joined the United States Navy and later attended Kentucky State College and Maryland State College before completing his formal education at Roosevelt University, where he received a bachelor of arts and master of arts in music education.

Walton learned how to play drums following his military service and later performed with a number of Chicago bands, including the Johnnie Pate Trio and Duke Groner’s band, and he also served as a “session man” for blues and R&B recordings, including those of Chess Records. Walton began teaching at Malcolm X College in 1970, where he was associate professor of music until his retirement in 1989. At Malcolm X and with the Chicago Community Music Foundation, he worked with young people and musicians to organize jazz bands and provide educational opportunities. As a musician, Walton was a member of the all African American Local 208 of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) for over 50 years. During this time, he was active in the merger of Locals 10 and 208 that integrated the white and black locals in Chicago and was elected to the board of trustees for Local 10-208. As Walton wrote in his account of the merger, he was “greatly concerned with the hyphen in A.F.M. Local 10-208.” (Walton, “A Tempo of the Times”) Documenting the history of the musicians’ union was a significant component of the “Bronzeville Conversations” project.

In addition to his work as a musician and educator, over the course of two decades Walton conducted oral history interviews with close to 200 musicians, club owners, politicians, promoters, producers and anyone associated with Bronzeville jazz and blues. His method was to engage interviewees in conversation, which would proceed as a discussion between two people with a vast, shared body of knowledge. In these interviews, Walton interrogated the structure of jazz of Chicago: the economic relations of the music, the race relations, the creation and significance of jazz spaces and clubs like the Sutherland Lounge and the DuSable Hotel, and the interactions among club owners, bookers and the union. He traced a network of individuals and institutions that defined an era during which African American-owned cultural institutions thrived. Although restrictive covenant laws helped to form Bronzeville, it was also the space in which, “partly from necessity and partly by choice,” African Americans in Chicago developed their own churches, businesses and recreation. (Walton, Bronzeville Conversations )

In the early 1990s, the Jazz Institute of Chicago invited Walton to begin writing a column called “Bronzeville Conversations,” and over the years, Walton contributed 53 columns based on his research and interviews. Meanwhile, Walton worked to publish a book based on his lifelong project. Before he could finish the book, Walton died on March 30, 2005 at an AFM conference in New York.

Bibliography:

Barlow, William. Voice Over: The Making of Black Radio . Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Cohodas, Nadine. Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records . New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Demlinger, Sandor and John Steiner. Destination Chicago Jazz . Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Green, Adam. Selling the Race: Culture, Community and Black Chicago, 1940-1955 . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Lewis, George. A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Monson, Ingrid. Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Newman, Mark. Entrepreneurs of Profit and Pride: From Black-Appeal to Radio Soul . New York: Praeger, 1988.

Pruter, Robert. Chicago Soul . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Sengstock, Charles A. Jr. Jazz Music in Chicago’s Early South-Side Theaters. Northbrook, IL: Caterbury Press, 2000.

Spaulding, Norman W. “History of Black Oriented Radio in Chicago, 1929-1963.” PhD diss., University of Illiinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.

Travis, Dempsey J. An Autobiography of Black Jazz . Chicago: Urban Research Institute, 1983.

 

Scope and Content

The Charles Walton Papers have been arranged in seven separate series: Bronzeville Conversations, Interviews, Subject Research Files, Published Essays, Serials, Musical Recordings and Photographs. This is not a traditional personal collection but rather, a research collection about music. The papers are thus arranged according to Walton’s unfinished book, Bronzeville Conversations . The first series includes the components that would have been published and is followed by the evidentiary material that related to this project, as well as components published elsewhere. Related papers at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection include the Timuel D. Black Papers, the Charles A. Davis Papers, Walter Dyett Papers and the Theodore Charles Stone Papers.

Series 1: Bronzeville Conversations, 1936-2005

This series has been arranged in close approximation to Walton’s plans for the writing and publication of Bronzeville Conversations . The arrangement begins with several drafts of Walton’s memoir, which traces his own life, jazz career and his interest in telling Bronzeville’s history. The memoirs would have been part one of the book. This is followed by an early draft of what would have been part two, an edited collection of essays and conversations constructed from interviews and research. This part begins with subject articles on Bronzeville’s history, locations in Bronzeville and jazz clubs. Second are excerpts of conversations, subdivided into two parts—musician and non-musician—in order to aid researchers; however, it should be noted that Walton viewed all participants as equally significant in the creation of Bronzeville’s jazz community. The final components are primary sources and secondary material on the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and Walton’s book section on black radio in Chicago.

Series 2: Interviews, 1970s-1990s

This series includes an inventory of interviews, transcripts of interviews and 343 compact disc (CD) recordings of oral history interviews with 179 subjects. The interviews were originally recorded, from the early 1970s to the early 2000s, on cassettes, minicassettes and VHS tapes. They were often recorded in jazz clubs and crowded spaces, and are not always clear recordings. In addition, the oral history interviews do not define terms, people or places, as they were usually informal and between professional acquaintances. Only a small percentage of the interviews have been transcribed thus far.

The tapes were transferred to more stable formats from fall 2009 to summer 2010, and efforts were made to improve sound quality. Each interviewee has a unique numerical designation (eg, OH 010) but in many cases, there are multiple compact discs. In those cases, each compact disc is foldered separately with a subfolder number. The number of CDs does not necessarily reflect the number of interviews, as some interviews exceeded the capacity of one CD. When dates of interviews were written on the original tape, this has been indicated in the finding aid. In most cases, there are no dates indicated; therefore, the order of the CDs does not represent the order in which interviews were conducted. The keyword descriptions that appear in the list of interviewees were written by Charles Walton.

The transcripts were completed over the course of several years, with some edited by Walton himself and others transcribed beginning in 2009. Both transcripts and interviews are generally arranged alphabetically; however, some later additions are arranged at the end of the list and are not in alphabetical order.

Series 3: Subject Research Files, 1959-1992

This series includes files and notes that appeared throughout Walton’s papers and that likely aided in the creation of Bronzeville Conversations . They have been arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: Published Material, 1980-2003

This series includes published essays by Walton in the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s newsletter Jazzgram and one essay by Gloria Coleman, whose master of arts thesis “The Du Sable Hotel Locale” was based on oral history interviews and conversations with Walton. Copies of Walton’s columns in Jazzgram are arranged chronologically when the date is known and followed by columns published online with no date. Copies of his column were made from originals in Special Collections at the University of Chicago Library.

Series 5: Serials, 1928-1977

This series consists of published serials in Walton’s collection and is arranged chronologically.

Series 6: Music Recordings, 1930s-2000s

This series includes music records and compact discs in Walton’s collection and is arranged chronologically. It includes a rare copy of the Johnnie Pate Trio’s feature LP.

Series 7: Photographs, 1930s-1970s

This series includes over 150 photographs of jazz musicians, performances and clubs ranging in date from the 1930s to the 1960s. This series also includes an album of unidentified photographs. The photograph series follows no arrangement.

Container List

Series 1: Bronzeville Conversations, 1936-2005
Sub-Series 1: Memoirs
Box 1 Folder 1 BC, Memoirs, Biographical Info
Box 1 Folder 2 BC, Memoirs, Drafts of Walton’s memoir
Box 1 Folder 3 BC, Memoirs, “The Beginning”
Sub-Series 2: Bronzeville Conversations drafts
Box 2 Folder 4 BC, Subject Articles, History of Bronzeville
Box 2 Folder 5 BC, Subject Articles, “47th St. and South Park Blvd: Bronzeville’s Downtown”
Box 2 Folder 6 BC, Subject Articles, “The DuSable Hotel”
Box 2 Folder 7 BC, Subject Articles, “The DuSable Hotel and Drexel Square Area”
Box 2 Folder 8 BC, Subject Articles, “Great Lakes Experience: Black Navy Bands in WWII”
Box 2 Folder 9 BC, Subject Articles, “Great Lakes Experience: Center #3”
Box 2 Folder 10 BC, Subject Articles, Policy
Box 2 Folder 11 BC, Subject Articles, “The Sutherland Lounge”
Box 3 Folder 1 Bronzeville Conversations (BC), Musicians, Campbell, Floyd
Box 3 Folder 2 BC, Musicians, Christian, Jodie
Box 3 Folder 3 BC, Musicians, Cole, Freddie
Box 3 Folder 4 BC, Musicians, Fielder, William “Bill”
Box 3 Folder 5 BC, Musicians, Floyd, George
Box 3 Folder 6 BC, Musicians, Fowlks, Billy (Nelson)
Box 3 Folder 7 BC, Musicians, Galloway, Steve
Box 3 Folder 8 BC, Musicians, Gray, Harry
Box 3 Folder 9 BC, Musicians, Groner, Duke
Box 3 Folder 10 BC, Musicians, Hibbler, Albert George
Box 3 Folder 11 BC, Musicians, Hinton, Milt
Box 3 Folder 12 BC, Musicians, Hinton, Milt and Mona
Box 3 Folder 13 BC, Musicians, Kolax, King
Box 3 Folder 14 BC, Musicians, Ogletree, Louis
Box 3 Folder 15 BC, Musicians, Ogletree, Louis (2)
Box 3 Folder 16 BC, Musicians, Orr, Raymond
Box 3 Folder 17 BC, Musicians, Outlaw, Ernest
Box 3 Folder 18 BC, Musicians, Pate, Johnny
Box 3 Folder 19 BC, Musicians, Randall, Willie
Box 3 Folder 20 BC, Musicians, Simmons, Lonnie
Box 3 Folder 21 BC, Musicians, Smith, Floyd
Box 3 Folder 22 BC, Musicians, Terry, Clark and Sykes
Box 3 Folder 23 BC, Musicians, Thompson, Earma and Marshall
Box 3 Folder 24 BC, Musicians, Touff, Cy
Box 3 Folder 25 BC, Musicians, Towles, Nat
Box 3 Folder 26 BC, Musicians, Wilson, Gerald
Box 3 Folder 27 BC, Musicians, Wright, John
Box 3 Folder 28 BC, Musicians, Young, Dave
Box 3 Folder 29 BC, Musicians, Young, Marl
Box 3 Folder 30 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Brown, Sam
Box 3 Folder 31 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Cole, Charlie
Box 3 Folder 32 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Davis, Charles
Box 3 Folder 33 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Flagg, Eddie
Box 3 Folder 34 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Fuller, C.E.
Box 3 Folder 35 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Glanton, Brennan
Box 3 Folder 36 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Korshak, Marshall
Box 3 Folder 37 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Vernell Fournier
Box 3 Folder 38 BC, Non-Musician Interviewees, Yancey, Theresa
Box 4 Folder 1 BC, AFM, “The Tempo of the Times” (1) [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 2 BC, AFM, “The Tempo of the Times” (2) [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 3 BC, AFM, “The Tempo of the Times” (3) [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 4 BC, AFM, Frank, Derrick Jr, “The Move for an Integrated Musicians Union” [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 5 BC, AFM, 10-208 Merger Writeup [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 6 BC, AFM, Merger, Audit Report, 1963
Box 4 Folder 7 BC, AFM, Merger Order, 1964
Box 4 Folder 8 BC, AFM, Merger Order, Locals 10 and 208, 1964
Box 4 Folder 9 BC, AFM, Merger, Committee of Acting Thinking Sidemen (CATS), 1964
Box 4 Folder 10 BC, AFM, Merger, “Food for Thought,” K.F.A. Club, 1966
Box 4 Folder 11 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Initiation Fee Refund, 1966
Box 4 Folder 12 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Harry Gray Case, 1966
Box 4 Folder 13 BC, AFM, Post-Merger Court Cases, 1967-71
Box 4 Folder 14 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Election Ballot, 1977
Box 4 Folder 15 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Musical Services Contract, 1994
Box 4 Folder 16 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Centennial Celebration, 2001
Box 4 Folder 17 BC, AFM, Local 10-208, Membership Directory, 2002-03
Box 4 Folder 18 BC, AFM, Local 10 Activists, writeup by Walton [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 19 BC, AFM, Local 10, Booking Agents in Chicago, 1942
Box 4 Folder 20 BC, AFM, Local 10, “Take Ten: Monthly Newsletter of ’Chicago Musicians for Union Democracy’”, 1962
Box 4 Folder 21 BC, AFM, Local 208 Activists, writeup by Walton [N.D.]
Box 4 Folder 22 BC, AFM, Local 208 History
Box 4 Folder 23 BC, AFM, Local 208, High Low Club Contract, 1936
Box 4 Folder 24 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1938
Box 4 Folder 25 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1940
Box 4 Folder 26 BC, AFM, Local 208, Special Meeting Minutes, 1940
Box 4 Folder 27 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1942
Box 4 Folder 28 BC, AFM, Local 208, Recommendation to Board of Directors, 1947
Box 4 Folder 29 BC, AFM, Local 208, Finance Committee Report, 1947
Box 4 Folder 30 BC, AFM, Local 208, Minutes, 1949
Box 4 Folder 31 BC, AFM, Local 208, Finance Committee Report, 1951
Box 4 Folder 32 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1963
Box 4 Folder 33 BC, AFM, Local 208, President’s Report, 1963
Box 4 Folder 34 BC, AFM, Local 208, Merger Correspondence, 1963
Box 4 Folder 35 BC, AFM, Local 208, Audit Report, 1963
Box 4 Folder 36 BC, AFM, Local 208, Merger Documents, 1963-66
Box 4 Folder 37 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1964
Box 4 Folder 38 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1965
Box 4 Folder 39 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1965
Box 4 Folder 40 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1965
Box 4 Folder 41 BC, AFM, Local 208, Meeting Minutes, 1965
Box 4 Folder 42 BC, AFM, Local 208, Closing Statement of Financial Secretary, 1966
Box 4 Folder 43 BC, AFM, Local 208, Final Membership meeting notice, 1966
Box 5 Folder 1 BC, Black Radio, “All Music History Log” Full Black Radio Study [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 2 BC, Black Radio, Table of Contents
Box 5 Folder 3 BC, Black Radio, Spaulding, Norman
Box 5 Folder 4 BC, Black Radio, Cooper, Gertrude and Jack L.
Box 5 Folder 5 BC, Black Radio, “Al Benson: The Godfather of Chicago Black Radio” [N.D.]
Box 5 Folder 6 BC, Black Radio, Benson, Al
Box 5 Folder 7 BC, Black Radio, Chess, Phil
Box 5 Folder 8 BC, Black Radio, Chess Records
Box 5 Folder 9 BC, Black Radio, Cordell, Lucky
Box 5 Folder 10 BC, Black Radio, Leaner, Ernie (1, 2, 3)
Box 5 Folder 11 BC, Black Radio, Carter, Vivian
Box 5 Folder 12 BC, Black Radio, McCoy, Sid (1)
Box 5 Folder 13 BC, Black Radio, McCoy, Sid (2)
Box 5 Folder 14 BC, Black Radio, Raglin, Al
Box 5 Folder 15 BC, Black Radio, Washington, Bernadine
Box 5 Folder 16 BC, Black Radio, Brown, Oscar Jr (1)
Box 5 Folder 17 BC, Black Radio, Brown, Oscar Jr (2)
Box 5 Folder 18 BC, Black Radio, Davis, Carl
Box 5 Folder 19 BC, Black Radio, White, Granville
Box 5 Folder 20 BC, Black Radio, Canadian Ace- Jive Cadillac
Box 5 Folder 21 BC, Black Radio, Barney, Willie J (Barney’s One Stop)
Box 5 Folder 22 BC, Black Radio, Coopwood, Jessie
Box 5 Folder 23 BC, Black Radio, Pegue, Richard
Box 5 Folder 24 BC, Black Radio, Smith, Larry
Box 5 Folder 25 BC, Black Radio, Ogletree, Louis
Box 5 Folder 26 BC, Black Radio, Dawson-Davis
Box 5 Folder 27 BC, Black Radio, Glanton, Brennan
Box 5 Folder 28 BC, Black Radio, Fielder, Dr. William “Bill”
Box 5 Folder 29 BC, Black Radio, Hinton, Milt
Box 5 Folder 30 BC, Black Radio, MacDonald, J. Fred
Series 2: Interviews, 1960s-1990s
Sub-Series 1: Inventory and Transcripts
Box 6 Folder 1 BC, Interview Inventory
Box 6 Folder 2 BC, Interview Transcripts, Cobb, Kwame Steve
Box 6 Folder 3 BC, Interview Transcripts, Flagg, Eddie
Box 6 Folder 4 BC, Interview Transcripts, Groner, Duke (1)
Box 6 Folder 5 BC, Interview Transcripts, Groner, Duke (2)
Box 6 Folder 6 BC, Interview Transcripts, Johnson, Eddy
Box 6 Folder 7 BC, Interview Transcripts, McCoy, Sid
Box 6 Folder 8 BC, Interview Transcripts, Young, Dave
Box 6 Folder 9 BC, Interview Transcripts, Young, Marl

 

Sub-Series 2: Oral History Recordings
Box Folder Interviewee Subjects Subfolders (#)
Box 7 Folder 1 Adams, Dr. JoJo 2
Box 7 Folder 2 Anderson, Kenneth Local 208 2
Box 7 Folder 3 Anderson, Mary DuSable Hotel restaurant, 3/8/81 1
Box 7 Folder 4 Artus, Josephine Race, DeLisa, ’Smart Affairs’ 2
Box 7 Folder 5 Atkins, C.B. Married to Sarah Vaughan, leased Roberts Motel, worked with Muhammad Ali. Interview subjects: Sarah Vaughan, Muhammad Ali 4
Box 7 Folder 6 Folder Not Utilized N/A N/A
Box 7 Folder 7 Bates, Mrs. (Violet or Viola?) DeLisa chorus line 1
Box 7 Folder 8 Bates, William Lefty Local 208, recording work, DeLisa 3
Box 7 Folder 9 Beebe, Jim Dixieland music, Duke Groner 1
Box 8 Folder 10 Benson, Al black radio and also an audio copy of documentary 5
Box 8 Folder 11 Folder Not Utilized N/A N/A
Box 8 Folder 12 Blue, Sugar Blues 2
Box 8 Folder 13 Bolle, Jim Union merger, CCMF 1
Box 8 Folder 14 Bowden, Lynne 1
Box 8 Folder 15 Bradley, Rolander “Red” Sutherland bartender, Hyde Park 2
Box 8 Folder 16 Brown, Hilliard Jazz history, Charlie Parker, Local 208 officer 2
Box 8 Folder 17 Brown, Oscar Jr. Actor, black radio, race 1
Box 8 Folder 18 Brown, Sam DuSable, Sutherland hotels, pimps 2
Box 8 Folder 19 Burroughs, Margaret DuSable museum, Abraham Lincoln Center 1
Box 8 Folder 20 Burton, John Lawyer, Leonard Chess 1
Box 8 Folder 21 Butler, Roy Musicians 1
Box 8 Folder 22 Cadillac, Dr. Jive H. Washington, A. Benson, promotion 1
Box 9 Folder 23 Campbell, Floyd Rhumboogie Club, Bronzeville history 3
Box 9 Folder 24 Campbell, Wilbur 2
Box 9 Folder 25 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 9 Folder 26 Centano, Bob 1
Box 9 Folder 27 Champion, Tracye History, Charlie Glenn, Rhumboogie 2
Box 9 Folder 28 Chess, Phil Chess Records, 1/16/80 1
Box 9 Folder 29 Childs, Josie Great Lakes 1
Box 9 Folder 30 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 9 Folder 31 Christian, Bobby 1
Box 9 Folder 32 Christian, Jodie DuSable Lounge, Jimmy Reed 2
Box 9 Folder 33 Clair, Bill 2
Box 9 Folder 34 Clair, Bob (Robert) Local 10 history 2
Box 9 Folder 35 Clark, Clifford Local 208, Club DeLisa, Rhumboogie 1
Box 9 Folder 36 Cobb, Kwame Steve 9/1/04 1
Box 9 Folder 37 Coe, Jimmy Indianapolis, Jay McShan, Charlie Parker 1
Box 10 Folder 38 Cole, Charlie DuSable, Pershing hotels 1
Box 10 Folder 39 Cole, Freddie 2002 1
Box 10 Folder 40 Coleman, Gloria Bronzeville history, churches, radio, 5/9/80 7
Box 10 Folder 41 Cooper, Gertrude (Mrs. Jack L.) Jack L. Cooper, Bishop Roberts 2
Box 10 Folder 42 Cooper, Red Local 10-208 Business Agent 2
Box 10 Folder 43 Coopwood, Jesse First black DJ in Gary; 3rd disc recorded on 7/3/1988 3
Box 10 Folder 44 Cordell, Lucky DJ, black radio, Al Benson 3
Box 10 Folder 45 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 10 Folder 46 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 11 Folder 47 Davis, Charles Oakwood, Bronzeville history, 47th st. 7
Box 11 Folder 48 Demus, Earl Musician, Rhumboogie 1
Box 11 Folder 50 DePriest, Oscar IV Rep. DePriest, Bronzeville history 1
Box 11 Folder 51 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 11 Folder 52 Dickerson, Earl B. Politics, restrictive covenants 2
Box 11 Folder 53 Dixon, George Earl Hines 2
Box 11 Folder 54 Dixon, Willie Blues 1
Box 11 Folder 55 Durham, Clarice widow of Richard Durham 1
Box 11 Folder 56 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 11 Folder 57 Ellis, Jimmy Sun Ra, Earl Hines 2
Box 11 Folder 58 Ferrar, Duke 39th St. 2
Box 11 Folder 59 Fielder, Al Local 208, C&C Lounge; 5/30/1966 1
Box 12 Folder 60 Flagg, Eddie DuSable, Pershing hotels 3
Box 12 Folder 61 Fleming, King Local 10-208 Merger 1
Box 12 Folder 62 Floyd, George DeLisa, Fletcher Henderson 4
Box 12 Folder 63 Flug, Michael USO clubs/Great Lakes; Idlewild 1
Box 12 Folder 64 Fort, Henry Local 208, Nat Cole 3
Box 12 Folder 65 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 12 Folder 66 Fowlks, Billy Hair stylist for celebrities 1
Box 12 Folder 67 Frasier, Artie Bartender at Sutherland, Bronzeville history 2
Box 12 Folder 68 Freeman, George Local 208 4
Box 13 Folder 69 Freeman, Von Jazz in Bronzeville 1
Box 13 Folder 70 Friedman, Ruth 2
Box 13 Folder 71 Frigo, Johnny T. Dorsey, recording industry 1
Box 13 Folder 72 Fuller, C.E. 3
Box 13 Folder 73 Gaines, Everett Local 208, Dope 2
Box 13 Folder 74 Galloway, Steve Musicians, Count Basie 1
Box 13 Folder 75 Gardner, Burgess 2
Box 13 Folder 76 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 13 Folder 77 Glanton, Brennan Local 208, 39th St. 1
Box 13 Folder 78 Gold, Ben Morocco Show Lounge, 39th st. 1
Box 13 Folder 79 Goodman, Lester Dance reviews 1
Box 13 Folder 80 Greer, Paula Singer, local, up and down 63rd st. when it was busy, 11/1/1998 1
Box 13 Folder 81 Groner, Duke Local 10-208, Bronzeville history 1
Box 13 Folder 82 Hampton, Lionel 1
Box 13 Folder 83 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 13 Folder 84 Head, Dr. 1
Box 13 Folder 85 Henderson, Willie 2
Box 14 Folder 86 Henry, John 39th st., barbers 1
Box 14 Folder 87 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 14 Folder 88 Hibbler, Al 6/2/78 1
Box 14 Folder 89 Hillard, Tom Local 10 merger 3
Box 14 Folder 90 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 14 Folder 91 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 14 Folder 92 Holloway, Red Local 10-208 1
Box 14 Folder 93 Holt, Red Musicians 5
Box 14 Folder 94 Howard, Don 1
Box 14 Folder 95 Jackson, Franz 1
Box 14 Folder 96 James, Prince Local 208; 11/17/1981 1
Box 14 Folder 97 Johns, Steve DuSable Hotel, Charles Davis; 5/7/1979 1
Box 14 Folder 98 Johnson, Eddie 1
Box 14 Folder 99 Johnson, Grady 47th St., musicians’ pharmacy 3
Box 14 Folder 100 Johnson, Marcus Blues, Al Smith 2
Box 15 Folder 101 Jones, C? 2
Box 15 Folder 102 Jones, Tommy Local 208, race and clubs 2
Box 15 Folder 103 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 15 Folder 104 Kellum, James Bud Billiken 2
Box 15 Folder 105 Kennedy, Joe 1
Box 15 Folder 106 Keys, Johnny 2
Box 15 Folder 107 King, Alonzo Record producer, Motown 2
Box 15 Folder 108 King, Dr. Herbert 1
Box 15 Folder 109 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 15 Folder 110 Kirk, Andy Music history 1
Box 15 Folder 111 Knapp, Roy Local 10, Grand Terrace, 5/4/1978 1
Box 15 Folder 112 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 15 Folder 113 Korshack, Marshall Politics, 5th Ward 1
Box 15 Folder 114 Lake Meadows dancer [ID lost] 5/1/79 1
Box 15 Folder 115 Leaner, Ernie Al Benson, recording; related to Benson-nephew 1
Box 15 Folder 116 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 15 Folder 117 Lindsay, Oscar Singer, Bronzeville clubs 5
Box 15 Folder 118 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 16 Folder 119 Lynn, Laura Bronzeville clubs 1
Box 16 Folder 120 Mack, Rev. James Local 10-208 Merger; civil rights; Operation Bread Basket 2
Box 16 Folder 121 Mallard, Sax Bronzeville history 4
Box 16 Folder 122 Margerum, Charles S.B.Fuller, Roberts Show Lounge 4
Box 16 Folder 123 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 16 Folder 124 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 16 Folder 125 McCoy, Sid Black radio, Al Benson 1
Box 16 Folder 126 McDaniels, Floyd Five Blazes, gangsters 1
Box 16 Folder 127 McDonald, Laney Local 10-208 1
Box 16 Folder 128 McShan, Jay Kansas City, Chicago music 1
Box 16 Folder 129 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 16 Folder 130 Ogletree, Louis Local 10-208, Charlie Parker; 7/14/1993 3
Box 16 Folder 131 Orr, Raymond Billy Eckstine, Be-bop revolution; Discs 3-4 (October 1981) 4
Box 17 Folder 132 Outlaw, Ernest Local 10-208 5
Box 17 Folder 133 Ousley, Harold 1
Box 17 Folder 134 Parham, Truck Local 208 1
Box 17 Folder 135 Parker, Arleatha Leaner Al Benson’s daughter 3
Box 17 Folder 136 Pernell, Joe Local 10-208 4
Box 17 Folder 137 Pate, Johnny Record producer, musician, jazz history 1
Box 17 Folder 138 Patterson, Pat (Nelson) Policeman 1
Box 17 Folder 139 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 17 Folder 140 Pickens, Willie 2
Box 17 Folder 141 Piper, Nedra Showgirl at Delisa 1
Box 17 Folder 142 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 17 Folder 143 Pointer, Lowell 12/2/79 1
Box 17 Folder 144 Porterfield, Harry Radio history, Bronzeville 1
Box 18 Folder 145 Pryor, Barbara Wright Chicago Music Association 1
Box 18 Folder 146 Raglin, Al Jack L. Cooper 3
Box 18 Folder 147 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 18 Folder 148 Reed, Jimmy 2
Box 18 Folder 149 Richards, Jack B. Richards, Local 10-208 Merger 2
Box 18 Folder 150 Rogers, Ruby Bronzeville 2
Box 18 Folder 151 Saunders, Ted Red Saunders 2
Box 18 Folder 152 Scales, James 4
Box 18 Folder 153 Segal, Joe Jazz Showcase, Sutherland Lounge 3
Box 18 Folder 154 Simmons, Mrs. Lonnie 2
Box 19 Folder 155 Simmons, Norman Joe Williams, Carmen McRae 3
Box 19 Folder 156 Smith, Floyd DuSable Lounge; Disc 1 (2/21/80); Disc 2 (2/20/1981); Disc 3 (2/21/1981) 4
Box 19 Folder 157 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 19 Folder 158 Smith, Larry Sutherland Hotel, Black radio; emcee at hotel, trumpeter at one point 2
Box 19 Folder 159 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 19 Folder 160 Smith, O.C. 1
Box 19 Folder 161 Smith, Tony Local 208 1
Box 19 Folder 162 Sorin, Ron 1
Box 19 Folder 163 Stammz, Richard Black radio; 10/18/82 5
Box 19 Folder 164 Steiner, John 4
Box 20 Folder 165 Swain, Julian Dancer 2
Box 20 Folder 166 Sweet, Ken Local 10 1
Box 20 Folder 167 Taylor, Billy Eddie Smith 2
Box 20 Folder 168 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 20 Folder 169 Thompson, Earma Bronzeville music history 3
Box 20 Folder 170 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 20 Folder 171 Tibbs, Andrew Blues; DuSable Hotel; 7/23/1985 2
Box 20 Folder 172 Tinsley, Bob Local 208, Dan Gaines 1
Box 20 Folder 173 Todd, Tom (Hank) Congressman Dawson, politics 1
Box 20 Folder 174 Touff, Cy DeLisa, Joe Williams 2
Box 20 Folder 175 Townsley, A. 1
Box 20 Folder 176 Tracy, Jack Jazz history, Chess Records 1
Box 20 Folder 177 Trimble, Steve Cats in the Fiddle, Redd Foxx; trumpeter 3
Box 20 Folder 178 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 20 Folder 179 Van Leer, Norman Record producer 2
Box 21 Folder 180 Walton, Lester Local 10-208 3
Box 21 Folder 181 Wash, Lil/Louis Local 208 2
Box 21 Folder 182 Washington, Bernadine Leonard Chess 1
Box 21 Folder 183 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 21 Folder 184 Washington, Tom (“Tom Tom”) Musician, record producer 3
Box 21 Folder 185 Waters, Junior Ethel Waters 1
Box 21 Folder 186 Watson, Ted Asst. editor at Courier, entertainment, column entitled “The Midnight Man” 2
Box 21 Folder 187 Way, Zonya Tennis and Virginia Payne 1
Box 21 Folder 188 Wellington, Kokomo Sutherland, Bronzeville history 3
Box 21 Folder 189 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 21 Folder 190 Williams, Joe NAJE San Diego--probably a performance 1
Box 21 Folder 191 Williams, Melvin musician, trumpeter; lot of info, on the road with lots of musicians 4
Box 22 Folder 192 Willis, Reggie Local 208 3
Box 22 Folder 193 Wilson, Gerald musician in california, writing/arranging; 9/1/2001 1
Box 22 Folder 194 Winfield, Ed Blues, everyday life in Bronzeville; Disc 2-3 (3/31/1981) 4
Box 22 Folder 195 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 22 Folder 196 Yancey, Bill Duke Ellington 1
Box 22 Folder 197 Yancey, Theresa Jones Brothers; Dorothy Donegan 3
Box 22 Folder 198 Young, Dave Chicago Defender; Disc 3 (10/28/1979) 3
Box 22 Folder 199 Young, Marl Music history, “Lucy” show, Local 10, Charlie Parker 2
Box 22 Folder 200 Hurt, James 1
Box 22 Folder 201 Worthington, David 2
Box 22 Folder 202 Wright, John 1
Box 22 Folder 203 Folder Not Utilized N/A
Box 22 Folder 204 Young, John on same tape as Von Freeman 1
Box 23 Folder 205 Simmons, Lonnie 7/13/83 1
Box 23 Folder 206 Record Distributor [ID Unknown] 1
Box 23 Folder 207 “Old Bunch” (club) DuSable H.S., Englewood 1
Box 23 Folder 208 “Black Radio” 1
Box 23 Folder 209 Al Benson’s Sister in law Al Benson’s sister in law 1
Box 23 Folder 210 “Union” 1
Box 23 Folder 211 “AFM” 2
Box 23 Folder 212 “St. Louis” faint recording 2
Box 23 Folder 213 “Chicago U” 2
Box 24 Folder M001 Memoirs, Northwestern University Interview 2
Box 24 Folder M002 Memoirs, Northwestern University Interview 2
Box 24 Folder M003 Memoirs, Northwestern University Interview 2
Box 24 Folder M004 Memoirs, Northwestern University Interview 2
Box 24 Folder M005 Memoirs, Discovering Jazz 1
Box 24 Folder M006 Memoirs, Talking About the Blues, 1 1
Box 24 Folder M007 Memoirs, Talking About the Blues, 2 12/17/84 1
Box 24 Folder M008 Memoirs, Walton and Coleman, 1 2
Box 24 Folder M009 Memoirs, Walton and Coleman, 2 2
Box 24 Folder M010 Memoirs, Walton and Flug 4

 

Series 3: Subject Research Files, 1959-1992
Box 25 Folder 1 Subject Research Files, Adams, Alton Augustus
Box 25 Folder 2 Subject Research Files, Aristocrat Label
Box 25 Folder 3 Subject Research Files, Basie, Count
Box 25 Folder 4 Subject Research Files, “The Black Gold Coast,” Gloria Coleman, 1984
Box 25 Folder 5 Subject Research Files, Blue Note
Box 25 Folder 6 Subject Research Files, Chicago Jazz
Box 25 Folder 7 Subject Research Files, Cooper, Jack
Box 25 Folder 8 Subject Research Files, Dawson, William L.
Box 25 Folder 9 Subject Research Files, Fort, Henry
Box 25 Folder 10 Subject Research Files, Goodman, Benny
Box 25 Folder 11 Subject Research Files, Great Lakes Experience
Box 25 Folder 12 Subject Research Files, Johnson, Lee
Box 25 Folder 13 Subject Research Files, Miscellaneous Notes
Box 25 Folder 14 Subject Research Files, Musicians
Box 25 Folder 15 Subject Research Files, Savage, Cecile and Ike Day
Box 25 Folder 16 Subject Research Files, Sengstock, Charles A Jr
Box 25 Folder 17 Subject Research Files, Towles, Nat
Box 25 Folder 18 Subject Research Files, Watson, Ted, 1959-1967
Box 25 Folder 19 Subject Research Files, Wright, Eugene, 1992
Box 25 Folder 20 Subject Research Files, Young, Dave
Series 4: Published Material, 1980-2003
Box 26 Folder 1 Coleman, Gloria, “The Du Sable Hotel Locale,” 1980 (MA Thesis)
Box 26 Folder 2 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Remembered,” February 1995
Box 26 Folder 3 Walton, Jazzgram, “Memories of Bronzeville,” March 1995
Box 26 Folder 4 Walton, Jazzgram, “Douglas/Grand Boulevard Revisited,” June 1995
Box 26 Folder 5 Walton, Jazzgram, “Life at the DuSable Hotel,” July 1995
Box 26 Folder 6 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Bronzeville Conversation with George Floyd,” June 1996
Box 26 Folder 7 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: An Interview with Earma Thompson,” February 1996
Box 26 Folder 8 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: An Interview with Earma Thompson,” March 1996
Box 26 Folder 9 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: An Interview (1991) with Floyd Campbell,” September 1996
Box 26 Folder 10 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: An Interview with Floyd Campbell, Part II,” January 1997
Box 26 Folder 11 Walton, Jazzgram, “The Count Basie Experience: A Bronzeville Conversation with Steve Galloway,” October 1997
Box 26 Folder 12 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: On the Sutherland Lounge,” April 1998
Box 26 Folder 13 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversations: Bird in Bronzeville,” May 1999
Box 26 Folder 14 Walton, Jazzgram, “The 47th Street Scene,” March 2001
Box 26 Folder 15 Walton, Jazzgram, “The 47th Street Scene: A Conversation with Theresa Yancey,” April 2001
Box 26 Folder 16 Walton, Jazzgram, “The 47th Street Scene,” July 2001
Box 26 Folder 17 Walton, Jazzgram, “Tribute to Milt Hinton,” August 2001
Box 26 Folder 18 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Bronzeville Conversation with Cy Touff,” September 2001
Box 26 Folder 19 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Bronzeville Conversation with Guitarist Floyd Smith,” December 2001
Box 26 Folder 20 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Conversation with Chicago’s Own: Bob Centano and Bob Ojeda,” March 2002
Box 26 Folder 21 Walton, Jazzgram, “New York and the Music Revolution,” May 2002
Box 26 Folder 22 Walton, Jazzgram, “Cadenza: Truck Parham Remembered,” August 2002
Box 26 Folder 23 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation: With Clark Terry and Sykes Smith,” December 2002
Box 26 Folder 24 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation: With Clark Terry and Sykes Smith (2),” February 2003
Box 26 Folder 25 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Milt and Mona Hinton,” April 2003
Box 26 Folder 26 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Milt and Mona Hinton (2),” May 2003
Box 26 Folder 27 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Freddie Cole,” November 2003
Box 26 Folder 28 Walton, Jazzgram, “The DuSable Hotel and the Drexel Square Area,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 29 Walton, Jazzgram, “Eddie Flagg, Manager of the DuSable Hotel,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 30 Walton, Jazzgram, “Al Benson--The Godfather of Black Radio in Chicago,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 31 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Duke Groner,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 32 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Conversation with pianist Jodie Christian,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 33 Walton, Jazzgram, “Albert George Hibbler,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 34 Walton, Jazzgram, “Dr. William ’Bill’ Fielder, trumpeter and jazz improviser,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 35 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Bronzeville Conversation with Dave Young,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 36 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Dave Young, Part II,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 37 Walton, Jazzgram, “Gerald Wilson’s Bronzeville Memories,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 38 Walton, Jazzgram, “Marl Young, activist musician and the first Black music director of a network television show,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 39 Walton, Jazzgram, “A Bronzeville Conversation with John Wright,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 40 Walton, Jazzgram, “Charlie Cole, joint owner of the DuSable Lounge,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 41 Walton, Jazzgram, “Oscar Brown, Jr on Black Radio,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 42 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Steve Trimble: his Redd Foxx connection,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 43 Walton, Jazzgram, “Jazz DJ Larry Smith: A Bronzeville Conversation,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 44 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Sid McCoy,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 45 Walton, Jazzgram, “Bronzeville Conversation with Samuel ’Lonnie’ Simmons and Charlie Cole,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 46 Walton, Jazzgram, “The Great Lakes Experience and the USO Servicemen’s Center #3,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 47 Walton, Jazzgram, “Black Navy Bands in WWII--The Great Lakes Experience,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 48 Walton, Jazzgram, “Charles Walton Remembers 47th St,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 49 Walton, Jazzgram, “Barney’s One-Stop-about the record business and Black radio,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 50 Walton, Jazzgram, “Struggle for an Integrated Musicians’ Union, Part I,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 51 Walton, Jazzgram, “Struggle for an Integrated Musicians’ Union, Part II,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 52 Walton, Jazzgram, “Struggle for an Integrated Musicians’ Union, Part III,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 53 Walton, Jazzgram, “Struggle for an Integrated Musicians’ Union, Part IV,” [N.D.]
Box 26 Folder 54 Walton, Jazzgram, “Struggle for an Integrated Musicians’ Union, Part V,” [N.D.]
Series 5: Serials, 1928-1977
Box 27 Folder 1 The Official Theatrical World of Colored Artists, 1928
Box 27 Folder 2 Jazz New York, 1956
Box 27 Folder 3 Storyville (56), December 1974-January 1975
Box 27 Folder 4 Storyville (65), June-July 1976
Box 27 Folder 5 Storyville (73), October-November, 1977
Box 27 Folder 6 Smart Affairs, c. 1965, copy [Oversized, stored in box 31]
Series 6: Music Recordings, 1930s-2000s
Box 28 Folder 1 45, Jasmin Maruh, Song of Twist I will Kiss, Milerno 117 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 2 10” LP, “The Johnnie Pate Trio,” [Pate, Bright, Walton], Talisman, TLP-1 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 3 10” LP, Charlie Barnet Plays Duke Ellington, RCA, LPT-3062 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 4 10” LP, Erroll Garner, Piano Solos, Atlantic, ALR 135 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 5 10” LP, Bill Doggett, His Organ and Combo, King Records, KLP-80 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 6 10” LP, Eroll Garner Rhapsody, Altantic, ALR 109 [N.D.]
Box 28 Folder 7 10” LP, Erroll Garner Piano Solos, Atlantic, ALR 112 [N.D.]
Box 29 Folder 1 78, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Dry Bones and Old Moses Put Pharaoh in His Place, Decca 78, 23948 [N.D.]
Box 29 Folder 2 78, Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, Mandy, Make up Your Mind and It Started All Over Again, Victor 78, 20-1522 [N.D.]
Box 29 Folder 3 78, Buddy Johnson and his Orchestra, They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool and Fine Brown Frame, Decca 78, 11000 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 4 78, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Mood Indigo and The Mooche, RCA Victor 78, 24486 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 5 78, Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, Daybreak and There Are Such Things, Victor 78, 27974 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 6 78, Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood Trio, Lover Come Back to Me and I Cover the Waterfront, Commodore 78, 559 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 7 78, Albert Hibbler with Mercer Ellington and Orchestra, Summertime and My Eva’a Lovin’ Baby, Sunrise LP, SU-1018, 2007 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 8 78, Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra, Love Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) and Begin the Beguine, Decca 78, 23398, 72635 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 9 78, Dinah Washington, When a Woman Loves a Man and Oo-Wee Walkie Talkie, Mercury 78, 8010 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 10 78, Frank Sinatra, Oh! What it Seemed to Be and Day by Day, Columbia 78, 36905, HCO 1520 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 11 78, Ink Spots, I Cover the Waterfront and Prisoner of Love, Decca 78, 18864, 73448 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 12 78, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin’ and You’ll Never Walk Alone, Decca 78, 24540, 74226 [ND]
Box 29 Folder 13 78, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Magenta Haze and Tulip or Turnip, Musicraft 78, 483, 5841 [ND]
Box 30 Folder 1 12” LP, Black, Brown and Beige, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, featuring Mahalia Jackson, Columbia, JCS 8015, 1973
Box 30 Folder 2 12” LP, After Hours, Sarah Vaughan, Columbia, JCL 660, 1973
Box 30 Folder 3 12” LP, Webster’s Unabridged ’Hush,’ Quantum [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 4 12” LP, WVON Good Guys Holiday Package [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 5 12” LP, Coltrane Jazz, Atlantic, SD-1354 [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 6 12” LP, Opus de Jazz, Savoy, MG-12036 [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 7 12” LP, Franz Jackson and the Original ’Jass All-Stars’ No Saints, Replica Records, 1006 [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 8 12” LP, Bunk Johnson’s Band 1944, Storyville, SLP 152 [N.D.]
Box 30 Folder 9 12” LP, Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits, Imperial, LP-9324 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 1 12” LP, The Johnnie Pate Trio, Subtle Sounds, Gig Records, GLP-100 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 2 12” LP, Ahmad Jamal, Chamber Music of the New Jazz, Creative, No. 602 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 3 12” LP, Lud Gluskin et son Jazz, Paris-Berlin 1928-1932, Wolverine (Warren K. Plath), 1976
Box 31 Folder 4 12” LP, Eubie Blake Blues and Rags, Biograph, BLP 1011Q, 72-750929 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 5 12” LP, Ragtime Stompers, George Lewis and Kid Thomas, GHB-Jazzology, GHB-5 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 6 12” LP, Von Freeman Quartet, Young and Foolish, Affinity, AFF-184, [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 7 12” LP, Malcolm X College African-American Jazz Ensemble at Collegiate Jazz Festival at University of Notre Dame, Music Dept of MXC, 1972
Box 31 Folder 8 12” LP, Black and White Jazz in Europe, 1929, Sam Wooding and Lud Gluskin and Gregor, Wolverine 5 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 9 12” LP, Flutes and Reeds [Ernie Wilkins, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke], Savoy Record Co, MG-12022 [N.D.]
Box 31 Folder 10 CD, Jazz Profiles: Gene Ammons 75th Birthday Tribute, NPR, 2000
Box 31 Folder 11 CD, Walton on “City 2000,” 2000
Box 31 Folder 12 CD, The Great Lakes Experience, Over the Edge Entertainment, 2003
Series 7: Photographs, 1920s-1990s
Box 32 Folder 1 Jimmy Wade band, Moulin Rouge, 1920s
Box 32 Folder 2 Pops Foster, Chas. Elder, Darnell Howard [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 3 Marl Young, Gov. Jerry Brown, 1970s (?)
Box 32 Folder 4 Du Sable Hotel, 1950
Box 32 Folder 5 Sultans of Swing, Richard Overton, 1946
Box 32 Folder 6 Local 208 officers, 1957?
Box 32 Folder 7 Local 208 Officers, 1937
Box 32 Folder 8 Marl Young, Lucille Ball, Phil Harris [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 9 Dave Young’s group, Ritz Show Lounge, 1947
Box 32 Folder 10 Lonnie Simmons, Red Saunders, Leon Washington, 1960s
Box 32 Folder 11 Jimmy Reed, Al Smith, at Veejay Records
Box 32 Folder 12 Walter Dyett, Du Sable High School, 1946
Box 32 Folder 13 Lonnie Simmons, Von Freeman, US Navy Band WWII, 1940s
Box 32 Folder 14 US Navy Band, Dave Young, OC Johnson, Lonnie Simmons, 1940s
Box 32 Folder 15 Signed publicity still, Lonnie Simmons to Red Saunders, 1944
Box 32 Folder 16 Gladys Knight, Jerry Butler, Vivian Carter, c. 1962
Box 32 Folder 17 Red Saunders/DeLisa, Publicity Still [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 18 Willie Randall band, c. 1963
Box 32 Folder 19 Jimmy Boyd, publicity still [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 20 Allen Drew [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 21 Floyd Smith, 1930s
Box 32 Folder 22 Andy Kirk
Box 32 Folder 23 Floyd Smith in front of Du Sable Hotel, 1940s
Box 32 Folder 24 Floyd Smith, Booker Collins, DuSable Lounge, 1940s
Box 32 Folder 25 Malcolm X College jazz Band, early 1970s
Box 32 Folder 26 Morocco Lounge Show, Curtis Ferguson, Tom Archer, Red Cooper [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 27 VJ Records, Jimmy Abner, Vivian Carter [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 28 Nancy Wilson, Artie Frazier [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 29 John Young Trio-Lulene Hunter, Bruz Freeman, Leroy Jackson, Ritz Show Lounge [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 30 Ed Samuels, Local 208, [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 31 AFM 1957 Convention, Gray, Samuels, McCann, Elder, 1957
Box 32 Folder 32 Local 208 AFM Convention, 1957
Box 32 Folder 33 Local 208 AFM Convention, 1957
Box 32 Folder 34 AFM Convention, 1957
Box 32 Folder 35 Amos Milburn Leroy Jackson, Fats Maller, Ritz Show Lounge [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 36 McKie Fitzhugh, publicity photo [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 37 Chess Records, Leonard Chess, Bernadine Washington [N.D.]
Box 32 Folder 38 Leonard Chess, Andrew Young, WVON Good Guys [N.D.]
Box 33 Folder 39 Malachai Favors, Will Green, Thomas Walton, Louis Blackwell, Charles Walton [ND]
Box 33 Folder 40 Marl Young, publicity still, [ND]
Box 33 Folder 41 Malcolm X Jazz Band, c. 1969
Box 33 Folder 42 US Navy “Hell Coats” 1945
Box 33 Folder 43 Cottage Grove and 63rd, 1952
Box 33 Folder 44 Du Sable Hotel, “Toast of the Town”, [ND}
Box 33 Folder 45 Unknown, 1950s (?)
Box 33 Folder 46 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 47 Al Benson, Vivian Carter, Jimmy Carter at Sutherland Hotel [ND]
Box 33 Folder 48 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 49 Parkway Ballroom, 45th and South Parkway, 1950s
Box 33 Folder 50 39th and Cottage Grove, WWII, 1940s
Box 33 Folder 51 Johnny Pate Trio, Pate, Lionel Bright, Charles Walton [ND]
Box 33 Folder 52 Johnny Pate Trio, Pate, Lionel Bright, Charles Walton [ND]
Box 33 Folder 53 Duke Groner Combo, 1954 (?)
Box 33 Folder 54 Strand Lounge, Sonny Stitt, Benny Green, Prince James [ND]
Box 33 Folder 55 VJ Records, 14th and Michigan, 1950s
Box 33 Folder 56 Johnny Pate Trio at Sutherland, c. 1955
Box 33 Folder 57 Lonnie Simmons and DeLisa chorus girls, 1960s
Box 33 Folder 58 Harold Ousley [ND]
Box 33 Folder 59 Club DeLisa, 1937
Box 33 Folder 60 Parkway Ballroom, 1950s
Box 33 Folder 61 Sammy Stewart Orchestra, 1920s
Box 33 Folder 62 Fletcher Butler’s Orchestra, 1950s
Box 33 Folder 63 Roy Butler and group, 1920s
Box 33 Folder 64 Carl Irving [Carl Smith], 1950s
Box 33 Folder 65 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 66 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 67 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 68 Unknown
Box 33 Folder 69 Red Saunders and daughter, 1940s
Box 33 Folder 70 Ted Watson, 1971
Box 33 Folder 71 Unidentified Person and Duke Groner
Box 33 Folder 72 Eddie McAfee, Oscar Lindsay
Box 33 Folder 73 “Jelly” Holt
Box 33 Folder 74 Teddi King, Streamliner, 1950s
Box 33 Folder 75 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 76 Ray Brown, George Freeman, Bill Yancy
Box 34 Folder 77 Vernell Fornay, John Young, Eddie Johnson
Box 34 Folder 78 Malcolm X College dance group, 1970s
Box 34 Folder 79 Malcolm X College jazz group, 1970s
Box 34 Folder 80 Arthur Prysock, c. 1960 [w/ Prince James/sax]
Box 34 Folder 81 Johnny Griffin, 1950s with Prince James
Box 34 Folder 82 Morocco Hotel show bar, 1950s
Box 34 Folder 83 Morocco Hotel show bar, 1950s
Box 34 Folder 84 Melvin Williams (R.)
Box 34 Folder 85 Ann Henry with Johnny Pate trio (c. 1955) at Streamliner
Box 34 Folder 86 Charles Walton at DeLisa, 1940s
Box 34 Folder 87 Oscar Lindsay, Doug Frazier, Neil Green, 1950s
Box 34 Folder 88 Oscar Lindsay, Leroy Gentry
Box 34 Folder 89 Miles Davis, c. 1950
Box 34 Folder 90 Richard Durham, 1948
Box 34 Folder 91 Wilbur Webb, pianist at Du Sable hotel
Box 34 Folder 92 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 93 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 94 Richard Durham 1948
Box 34 Folder 95 Jocean Henderson [ND]
Box 34 Folder 96 Horace Henderson [ND]
Box 34 Folder 97 Groner playing in Nat Cole’s band (Nebraska) [ND]
Box 34 Folder 98 Jimmy Ellis, Larry Gray, Wilbur? [at wake] [ND]
Box 34 Folder 99 Unknown Performers [at wake] [ND]
Box 34 Folder 100 Dozier Boys [ND]
Box 34 Folder 101 Duke Ellington, 1946 (newspaper)
Box 34 Folder 102 Johnny Griffin [ND]
Box 34 Folder 103 Jesse White and U League Dir. [ND]
Box 34 Folder 104 Sonny Stitt, Charles Walton [ND]
Box 34 Folder 105 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 106 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 107 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 108 Perfomers at Savoy, 1948 (?)
Box 34 Folder 109 Unknown
Box 34 Folder 110 Ewart Abner, 1940s (?)
Box 34 Folder 111 Walton, Judge AL Marowitz [ND]
Box 34 Folder 112 WAC Band, Post Theater #2, Des Moines, Iowa, 1940s
Box 34 Folder 113 WAC Band 1944 (War bond Drive at State and Madison), 1944
Box 35 Folder 114 Ewart Abner, Vivian Carter, Sonny Stitt, “Okey Doke,” Blind Boys of Alabama, 1950s (?)
Box 35 Folder 115 Ewart Abner, Arthur Sheridan, Jimmy Bracken, 1950s (?)
Box 35 Folder 116 Local 208 Charter, [ND]
Box 35 Folder 117 John Young, Ben Webster at Beehive, 1950s
Box 35 Folder 118 Ewart Abner, two unidentified men, 1940s
Box 35 Folder 119 Grand Terrace, 1950s
Box 35 Folder 120 Tony Jackson, Cora Green, Carolyn Williams, Florence Mills, c. 1920 (via C. Sengstock, Jr)
Box 35 Folder 121 Brunswick Race Records poster on brick wall, with Ikey Robinson and JabboSmith (via Sengstock)
Box 35 Folder 122 Will Tyler, Joe Jordan, c. 1920 (via Sengstock)
Box 35 Folder 123 Count Basie (quintet) (via Sengstock)
Box 35 Folder 124 Count Basie (via Sengstock)
Box 35 Folder 125 Count Basie, Ed Sullivan (via Sengstock)
Box 35 Folder 126 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 127 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 128 Regal Theater, 1950s
Box 35 Folder 129 Metropolitan Theater, 1950s
Box 35 Folder 130 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 131 Grand Terrace, 1950s
Box 35 Folder 132 Camp Good Shepherd, Idlewild, Mich
Box 35 Folder 133 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 134 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 135 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 136 Sutherland Hotel bar, Kokomo Wellington (entertainer), Wiggler McLean (manager of lounge), Jack White (bartender) [ND]
Box 35 Folder 137 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 138 Dave Kellum, c. 1930
Box 35 Folder 139 Dave Kellum in Billiken parade, 1933
Box 35 Folder 140 Bud Billiken parade, 1933
Box 35 Folder 141 Duke Ellington band at Billiken parade, 1933
Box 35 Folder 142 Milt Hinton
Box 35 Folder 143 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 144 Duke Ellington, 1934, photo by Maurice Seymour
Box 35 Folder 145 Eleanor Roosevelt, Mayor Richard J. Daley, c. 1955
Box 35 Folder 146 Edith Sampson, Cong. William Dawson, Helen K. Hall (state central committee woman)
Box 35 Folder 147 W.C. Handy, c. 1920
Box 35 Folder 148 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 149 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 150 Folder not Utilized
Box 35 Folder 151 Cong. Dawson and district organization, 1940s (?)
Box 35 Folder 152 Women of Dawson’s district organization,1940s (?)
Box 35 Folder 153 Democratic social meeting with Cong. William Dawson at Mrs. McCulloch’s home, Feb 1948
Box 35 Folder 154 Joe and Marva Louis, photo by Gus Jamerson, 1935
Box 35 Folder 155 Citizens Committee for Democracy, Justice and Fair Play, flyer, June 1951
Box 35 Folder 156 Citizens Committee for Democracy, Justice and Fair Play, flyer, June 1951
Box 35 Folder 157 AFM 208, Denver, CO convention, 1957, Harry Gray
Box 36 Folder 1 Photo Album
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