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Collection Details


Collection Name: Jazz Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/jaz.html
Dates Spanned: 1971-1971
Description: This series of interviews with musicians focuses on social conditions of Chicago's South Side in the 1920s and 1930s and their effects on the development of jazz. Specific topics include relations between black and white musicians and their respective union locals, social status of the jazz musician, Prohibition, organized crime, and the Depression. Participants discuss their individual careers and compare the New York and Chicago jazz scenes.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 9
Interviews: [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Music; Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: African American musicians; Chicago, IL; Chicago, IL - South Side; Depressions--1929--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Labor unions; Music; Music trade; Musicians; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; Organized crime--United States; Prohibition--United States; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000856