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Guide to the Rosetta Reitz Papers, 1929-2008

Abstract

Rosetta Reitz (1924-2008) was a business owner, stock broker, university lecturer, and writer on issues including food, feminism, women's health, and female jazz and blues musicians. She was also the founder and owner of Rosetta Records, a company most prominent in the 1980s that was dedicated to re-releasing historic recordings by female jazz and blues musicians.

The Rosetta Reitz Papers address aspects of the entirety of Reitz's career, with the majority related to Rosetta Records and to Reitz's associated music research since the 1970s. The collection contains company documents, research notes, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photocopies, photographs, a variety of audio and moving image formats, as well as magazines and books.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Reitz, Rosetta, 1924-2008.
Title
Rosetta Reitz papers 1929-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
41 Linear Feet, 30,750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Rosetta Reitz Papers span the dates 1929-2008, with the bulk of the material covering the period of the late 1970s through the 2000s. While the collection addresses aspects of the entirety of her career, the vast majority is related to Rosetta Records and Reitz's related music research. The collection is divided into eight series: Biographical Information, Rosetta Records Business Files, Presentations, Writings, Photographs, Posters, Audio and Moving Images, and Reference Materials.

The Biographical Information Series contains published and unpublished writings, correspondence, resume materials, and scrapbooks by and about Rosetta Reitz.

The Rosetta Records Business Files Series contains materials related to the founding of Rosetta Records in 1979 and its daily operations in the decades that followed, which primarily focus on the design and production of the company's catalog releases. Also of note are the files related to Reitz's involvement with Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss in creating a documentary film on the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Print materials related to the many concerts, lectures, presentations, and courses that Reitz produced and/or taught on jazz, the blues, and other topics are found in the Presentations Series. Of note are the files related to Reitz's numerous presentations of "Shouters and Wailers" , which was an evolving film-based lecture that Reitz delivered throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, that focused on female jazz and blues musicians.

The Writings Series contains manuscript drafts, research notes, and other materials related to Reitz's written works on food, feminism and women's health, and female jazz and blues musicians, including writing related to her grassroots advocacy for the creation of a US postage stamp honoring Bessie Smith.

The Photographs Series primarily contains 8x10 publicity photographs of various jazz and blues musicians, along with other candid photographs from Reitz's life and career.

Oversize promotional materials, primarily related to Reitz's film-based "Shouters and Wailers" presentations, but also related to individual female jazz and blues musicians, are located in the Posters Series.

The Audio and Moving Image Series contains all of the commercial releases by Rosetta Records in cassette, LP, and/or CD formats, including recordings featuring Ida Cox, Dorothy Donegan, Lil Green, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Valaida Snow, Rosetta Tharpe, Dinah Washington, Ethel Waters, Mae West, Georgia White, and others. It also contains audio recordings of the "Blues is a Woman" concerts, hosted by Carmen McRae, that Reitz produced for the Kool Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival in the early 1980s. Also a part of the series are VHS and 16mm film of musical performances by female jazz and blues musicians that originally aired on television and that Reitz compiled as a part of her ongoing research. Original audio and moving image materials are closed to listening and viewing. However, researchers can access the original artifacts for the purpose of reading liner notes and carrying out other text-based studies. Scanned images of all LP covers and liner notes are available in JPEG format on DVD 1 in Box 58. CD or DVD use copies, which are open to patron use, are available for some items and are noted below. Unless otherwise noted, use copies must be made for access to audio and moving image content.

The Reference Materials Series contains newspaper clippings, magazines, and books, primarily related to jazz and the blues, that Reitz drew upon in the course of her ongoing research and writing.

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In addition, all original audio and moving image materials are CLOSED to patron listening and/or viewing. However, researchers can access the original artifacts for the purpose of reading liner notes and carrying out other text-based studies. Scanned images of all LP covers and liner notes are available in JPEG format on DVD 1 in Box 58. CD or DVD use copies, which are OPEN to patron use, are available for some items and are noted below. Unless otherwise noted, use copies must be made for access to audio and moving image content.

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Contents of the Collection

Contains biographical and autobiographical information by and about Rosetta Reitz, including her work both inside and outside the music business. Comprises published and unpublished writings, correspondence, resume materials, and scrapbooks.

Autobiographical Writings and Biographical Files, 1967-2008

Autobiographical sketches by Reitz as well as published articles and obituaries on Reitz. There are also files documenting some of Reitz's numerous music-related concerts, lectures, and presentations.

(3 folders)
Box 1
Personal Correspondence, 1958-2004

Correspondence with various family members, as well as Sippie Wallace, Dick Weissman, Caroline Robinson, Duncan Scheidt, Connie Berry, Francis Smith, Maurica King, Dick Newmark, Ron Lofman, and others.

(13 folders)
Box 1
Awards, 1981-2004

Correspondence, certificates, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other material related to various grants and awards Reitz received, including the Wonder Woman Award (1982), a Grandmother Winifred Grant (1994), the International Association of Jazz Educators Outstanding Service Award (1998), and the Veteran Feminists of America Honor Roll (2002).

(4 folders)
Box 1
Job Application Materials, 1963-1993

Correspondence, clippings, articles, resumes, job applications, and other material related to Reitz's work as a stockbroker, bookstore owner, magazine columnist, and university professor, as well as her consulting work on issues of music, food, and women's health.

(6 folders)
Box 1
Scrapbooks

Two scrapbooks compiled by Reitz that contain a variety of newspaper clippings relating to Reitz, Rosetta Records, and various female jazz and blues musicians.

Box 2-3

Rosetta Records was founded by Reitz in 1979, and the company released a total of eighteen recordings and one film, all related to female jazz and blues musicians. While the company was most active in the 1980s, Rosetta Records continued to release recordings into the 1990s. The majority of this series contains materials related to the founding of the company and the design and manufacturing of its catalog releases. An additional eight folders document Reitz's involvement in a documentary film project about the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Contains liner note text, artist research, elements of cover design, and related correspondence. Arranged by official Rosetta Records catalog numbers.

1300: Mean Mothers
Box 4
1301: Women's Railroad Blues
(2 folders)
Box 4
1302: Red, White, and Blues
Box 4
1303: Piano Singers' Blues
Box 4
1304: Ida Cox - Wild Women Don't Have The Blues
Box 4
1305: Valaida Snow - Hot Snow
Box 4
1306: Big Mamas
Box 4
1307: Georgia White - Sings and Plays
Box 4
1308: Super Sisters
Box 4
1309: Boogie Blues
Box 4
1310: Lil Green - Chicago 1940-1947
Box 4
1311: Sweet Petunias
Box 4
1312: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Box 4
1313: Dinah Washington - Wise Woman's Blues
Box 4
1314: Ethel Waters - 1938-1939, The Complete Bluebird Sessions
Box 4
1315: Mae West - Sixteen Sultry Songs
Box 4
1316: Jailhouse Blues
(3 folders)
Box 5
1317: Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Sacred and Secular, Gospel-Blues-Jazz
Box 5
1318: Dorothy Donegan - Dorothy Romps
(2 folders)
Box 5
1320: Jazz Women On Video - 1932-1952
Box 5
Miscellaneous Project Ideas

Ideas for future catalog releases, including related correspondence, with plans for a release devoted to June Richmond and a compilation tentatively titled "S+M Blues."

(3 folders)
Box 5
Manufacturing Files

Records related to the physical production of the catalog releases, including notes on barcode design, invoices from the Hauppauge Record Manufacturing company, and ideas for CD and LP label design. Two folders contain photocopies of photographic images related to possible releases.

(7 folders)
Box 5

These records pertain to Rosetta Reitz's involvement in a documenary film project about the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Reitz met independent film producers Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss in 1983, and the three, along with Reitz's daughter Rebecca, began to share creative responsibilities for the project. In 1986, with much of the work on the film completed, Reitz parted company with Schiller and Weiss over creative differences and disagreements over copyright license issues. Schiller and Weiss retained control of the project and began showing the finished film in late 1986. A large part of this series comprises legal correspondence and memoranda regarding the dispute between the parties, which lasted until 1990.

Grant Applications
Box 6
Invoices
Box 6
Film Showings
Box 6
Legal Files
(2 folders)
Box 6
Project Files
Box 6
Permissions
Box 6
Correspondence
Box 6
Record Reviews, 1980-1992

Published reviews of various releases from the Rosetta Records catalog. Also contains homemade press clippings assembled by Reitz from published reviews.

(3 folders)
Box 6
Advertisements, 1985-1986 and undated

Contains print advertisements and press releases, along with related materials, for Rosetta Records. Also contains order forms for postcards of female jazz and blues musicians, created by Rosetta Records.

(2 folders)
Box 6
Company Correspondence, 1979-2002

Contains a variety of correspondence between Reitz and fans, critics, scholars, and others related to Rosetta Records. One folder is devoted to correspondence and other materials related to the Smithsonian Institution recording project "The Story of the Blues."

Box 6

Invoices, order forms, licensing agreements, and other documents related to Rosetta Records.

Detroit Public Library Invoices
Box 7
Music Exchange Invoices
Box 7
Paradox Invoices
Box 7
Pollyjazz Invoices
Box 7
Catalog Order Forms
Box 7
Copyright Licensing Agreements
Box 7
Financial Information
Box 7
Chelsea Mini Storage
Box 7

Includes print materials related to concerts Reitz produced, along with lectures, presentations, and courses Reitz designed. For related photographs and audio recordings, see Photographs Series and Audio and Video Recordings Series.

Blues Is a Woman, 1980-1990

A concert produced by Reitz emphasizing the history of female blues singers, hosted by Carmen McRae. Contains correspondence, programs, reviews, financial information, drafts of scripts, and related information for the performances at the Newport Jazz Festival at Avery Fisher Hall (1980), the Hollywood Bowl (1981), and Boston's Symphony Hall (1990).

Box 8
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, 1981

A concert produced by Reitz featuring live performances by Nell Carter, Linda Hopkins, and Sippie Wallace along with choreography, film clips, and photographic slides. Series contains correspondence, programs, reviews, financial information, drafts of scripts, and related information for the performance at the Kool Jazz Festival at Avery Fisher Hall (1981).

(8 folders)
Box 8
Women Blow Their Own Horns, 1981

A concert produced by Reitz and hosted by Melba Tolliver at the Kool Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall (1981) featuring over twenty female jazz instrumentalists and ensembles. Folder contains correspondence, programs, reviews, drafts of scripts, and related information.

Box 9

An evolving presentation by Reitz based on numerous film clips of early female jazz and blues musicians. Series contains correspondence, programs, and related materials and is arranged alphabetically by location of presentation.

Film Inquiries
Box 9
Boston, 1983
Box 9
Brown University, 1982
Box 9
Collective for Living Cinema, 1983
Box 9
College of Wooster, 1984
Box 9
Cornell University, 1985
Box 9
Davis and Elkins College, 1995
Box 9
Detroit, 1982
Box 9
Germany - Festival der Frauen, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 9
Harvard University
Box 9
Indiana, 1984
Box 9
Jersey City College, 1988
Box 9
Landmark Theatre, 1987
Box 9
Mt. Vernon Library, 1991
Box 9
New Community Cinema, 1990
Box 9
New Jersey
Box 9
New School, The (courses and lectures), 1989-1991
Box 9
New York, 1984
Box 9
Princeton University,
Box 9
Queens Museum of Art, 1996
Box 9
Rome, NY, 1990
Box 9
Rutgers University
Box 9
Tacoma, 1992
Box 9
Toronto, 1990
Box 9
University of Connecticut, 1991
Box 9
University of Wisconsin, 1987
Box 9
Upstate Films, 1990
Box 9
Vassar College, 1993
Box 9
Westchester, 1991
Box 9
Wisconsin, 1984
Box 9
Missouri - Women's Jazz Festival, 1985
Box 9
Woodstock, 1985
Box 9

Correspondence, programs, promotional material, reviews, and related materials from a variety of presentations and lectures by Reitz.

Bessie Smith Traditional Jazz Festival,
Box 10
Blues and Jazz Women,
Box 10
Blues Lecture - Scarsdale High School,
Box 10
DeMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival - Toronto, Canada,
Box 10
Guest Appearances on Various Radio Shows,
Box 10
History of African American Women in Music - Wellesley College
Box 10
International Festival of Women's Film - Toronto,
Box 10
Jazz Divas on Film - Lincoln Center,
Box 10
Jazzwomen - Manhattan College
Box 10
Mean Mothers
Box 10
National Women's Hall of Fame - Bessie Smith Induction,
Box 10
Ross Associates Women of Achievement,
Box 10
Women are History,
Box 10
Women in Blues - Smithsonian,
Box 10
Women in Jazz,

Includes presentations at Utica College (1994), Woodstock (1993), and Greenwich House (1986).

(3 folders)
Box 10
Women's Jazz Festival - Kansas City,
Box 10

Throughout her career, Reitz wrote a number of fiction and non-fiction pieces, some of which were published and some of which remained in manuscript form. These included the book, Mushroom Cookery (1965) and a variety of articles on food that were primarily related to her work as a food critic in the 1960s; the book, Menopause: A Positive Approach (1977) and other writings on women's health and feminism primarily in the 1970s; and a number of ongoing projects related to music primarily in the 1980s and beyond. The majority of this series relates to Reitz's music writings, containing drafts, research notes, and related materials.

Book manuscript by Reitz that underwent several title changes during the course of its writing. Those included: The Blues Women: 1920-1950 (1978-1981), Mean Mothers and Their Sisters Shout the Independent Blues (1981-1987), Bessie to Billie: The Poetry of Women's Blues 1920 to 1950s (1997-1998), and Everywoman's Blues: Singers and Their Songs 1920 to 1950s (2000-2001).

Data CD titled Women's Blues and Jazz: Their Magic 1920 to 1950s

Complete drafts of each proposed chapter for the book manuscript Women's Blues and Jazz, along with related files, all in PDF format. Original titles retained.

(1 Data CD, 89 PDF files)

The 89 PDF files contained on this data CD are subject to the following restrictions. Researchers who draw upon these materials for publication are allowed to quote up to ten lines of text without prior permission, as long as proper attribution is given. Any quotation of the text beyond that line limit requires permission from the copyright holder. This restriction will be in effect until December 31, 2035 after which use of the material on this data CD will be governed exclusively by United States copyright law. Patrons must sign a separate Acknowledgment form prior to using this material. See Collection Control File for more information.

Box 58
Book Proposals,

Proposals to various presses of Women's Blues and Jazz and earlier versions. Arranged chronologically and by relative book title.

(7 folders)
Box 11

Chapter Drafts

(6 folders)
Dedication and Bibliography
Box 11
Introductory Chapter
Box 11
It's Tight Like That
Box 11
The Precursors
Box 11
Traditional Lines
Box 11
Women's Reign
Box 11

Chapter-length writings, along with some associated research notes, that were either included or considered for inclusion in the book manuscript.

Alexander, Ora
Box 11
Armstrong, Lil
Box 11
Baker, LaVerne
Box 11
Boswell, Connee
Box 11
Brown, Ruth
Box 11
Davis, Martha
Box 11
Donegan, Dorothy
Box 11
Dranes, Arizona
Box 11
Edwards, Susie
Box 11
Fields, Dorothy
Box 12
Fitzgerald, Ella
Box 12
Hall, Juanita
Box 12
Holiday, Billie
Box 12
Humes, Helen
Box 12
Hunter, Alberta
Box 12
Lee, Julia
Box 12
McDaniel, Hattie
Box 12
McRae, Carmen
Box 12
McKinney, Nina Mae
Box 12
Minnie, Memphis
Box 12
Smith, Bessie
Box 12
Smith, Trixie
Box 12
Spivey, Victoria
Box 12
Vaughan, Sarah
Box 12
Wallace, Sippie
(2 folders)
Box 12
Waters, Ethel
Box 12
White, Georgia
Box 12
Wiley, Lee
Box 12
Wilson, Edith
Box 12
Images

Non-photographic duplications of, and notes regarding, images considered for inclusion in the book manuscript. Arranged by relative chapter.

(14 folders)
Box 12

Project ideas and unpublished manuscripts for a variety of music-related projects.

Blues is Like Chicken Soup
Box 13
Classic Blues Queens
Box 13
A Hot Romance: Lil and Louis

Correspondence, chapter drafts, research notes, and related material for a book manuscript on the life and career of Lil Hardin Armstrong.

Box 13
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Feature Film,

Correspondence, script drafts, research notes, and related material for a planned feature film written by Reitz, Bob Newman, and Beverly Sawyer along with an earlier script by Dianne Houston.

(4 folders)
Box 13

Correspondence, research notes, and related files for a variety of proposed artistic projects.

Book of the Month Club Record Proposal
Box 13
Charlotte's Kidnapping
Box 13
Composite Woman,
Box 13
Heresies,
Box 13
Hot Flashes Musical Revue

Contains song lyrics by Reitz along with research notes for the proposed revue.

(2 folders)
Box 13
The Lady Film
Box 14
Legacy,
Box 14
Madame C.J. Walker Film
Box 14
Mean Mothers and Women's Blues at the Village Gate,
Box 14
Mean Mothers Television Show,
Box 14
Notes for a Novel,
Box 14
Shouters and Wailers Film,
Box 14
Sisters of Liberty Musical,
Box 14
Valaida Film
Box 14
Vogue Magazine Column Proposal,
Box 14
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues - Savvy Magazine Proposal,
Box 14
A Woman's Jazz Band,
Box 14
Women in American Popular Song,
Box 14
Women of Wall Street,
Box 14
Women's Minstrelsy,
Box 14
Related Research Notes

Clippings, notes, and other material related to Reitz's various music writings.

(3 folders)
Box 14
Related Research Notes, continued
(7 folders)
Box 15

Arranged chronologically.

Riffs, a recurring column in The Village Voice (1973-1974).
Box 15
Various Short Pieces (1980).

Brief published articles on topics including Sippie Wallace, Bessie Smith, and other female jazz and blues musicians.

Box 15
The Blues of Sippie Wallace and B.B. King, Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival Program (August 28 - September 1, 1980), pp. 40-41, 43.
Box 15
Women Blow Their Own Horns, Kool Jazz Festival Program (June 26 - July 5, 1981).
Box 15
The Apollo, in Motown Returns to the Apollo, 50th Anniversary (New York: Jewell Jackson McCabe Associates, 1985), pp. 26-34, 94-99.
Box 15
Sweethearts on Parade, Helicon Nine: The Journal of Women's Arts and Letters (1986).
Box 15
Big Mamas, Hot Wire: The Journal of Women's Music and Culture 8/3 (September 1992), pp. 18-21.
Box 15
Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues, in Notable Black American Women (Detroit: Gale Research, 1992).
Box 15
Menopause: A Positive Approach (Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1977),

Correspondence, research files, order forms, advertisements, dust jackets, reviews, and related material.

(4 folders)
Box 16
Other Feminist Writings, 1971-1996

Published and unpublished writings by Reitz, including her article, "The Liberation of the Yiddisha Mama" (1971) and her grassroots advocacy for a US postage stamp honoring Bessie Smith (1979-1996).

(6 folders)
Box 16

Research notes, correspondence, article submissions, and other material related to Reitz's writings on food, recipes, and restaurants.

Food writings
(7 folders)
Box 16

Individual photographs, primarily 8x10 publicity shots, of jazz and blues musicians. Also contains images related to Reitz's presentations or intended for use in Reitz's publications.

8x10 publicity shots of individual musicians.

Ammons, Gene
Box 17
Anderson, Ivie
Box 17
Anderson, Marian
Box 17
Armstrong, Lil
Box 17
Armstrong, Louis
Box 17
Baker, Josephine
Box 17
Barnes, Mae
Box 17
Bartz, Gary
Box 17
Bennett, Tony
Box 17
Bryant, Willie
Box 17
Booze, Wee Bae
Box 17
Bradley, Ruth
Box 17
Bricktop
Box 17
Brooks, Hadda
Box 17
Broonzy, Big Bill
Box 17
Brown, Jewel
Box 17
Brown, Lilian
Box 17
Brown, Ruth
Box 17
Buggs, Marie
Box 17
Butterbeans and Susie
Box 17
Carlisle, Una Mae
Box 17
Carpenter, Thelma
Box 17
Carter, Betty
Box 17
Carter, Nell
Box 17
Coltrane, John
Box 17
Crooker, Dorothy
Box 17
Donegan, Dorothy
Box 17
Ellington, Duke
Box 17
Fitzgerald, Ella
Box 17
Franklin, Aretha
Box 17
Frazee Sisters
Box 17
Freeman, L Sharon
Box 17
Gordon, Dexter
Box 17
Green, Lil
Box 17
Greenfield, Mimi
Box 17
Hall, Adelaide
Box 17
Hall, Audrey
Box 17
Hawkins, Coleman
Box 17
Heywood, Eddie
Box 17
Hill, Bertha
Box 17
Hines, Earl Fatha
Box 17
Holiday, Billie
Box 17
Hopkins, Linda
Box 17
Horne, Lena
Box 17
Humes, Helen
Box 17
Humphrey, Bobbi
Box 17
Hunter, Alberta
Box 17
Hutton, Ina Ray
Box 17
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Box 17
James, Etta
Box 17
Johnson, Ella
Box 17
Johnson, James P.
Box 17
Johnson, Lonnie
Box 17
Jones, Albinia
Box 17
Laine, Cleo
Box 17
Lee, Peggy
Box 17
Lincoln, Abbey
Box 17
Marcelle, Miss
Box 17
Maria, Diamond Teeth
Box 17
Martin, Sarah
Box 17
McCoy, Viola
Box 17
McDaniel, Hattie
Box 17
McKinney, Nina Mae
Box 17
McPartland, Marian
Box 17
McRae, Carmen
Box 17
Mercer, Mabel
Box 17
Merritt, Theresa
Box 17
Miles, Lizzie
Box 17
Minnie, Memphis
Box 17
Murphy, Rose
Box 17
Nelson, Novella
Box 17
Parker, Charlie
Box 17
Parker, Gloria
Box 17
Raelets, The
Box 17
Rainey, Ma
Box 17
Reitz, Rosetta
Box 17
Revolutionary Ensemble
Box 17
Rosie the Riveter
Box 17
Scott, Hazel
Box 17
Shipp, Ginger Smock
Box 18
Singer, Lillian
Box 18
Slavin, Estelle
Box 18
Smith, Bessie
Box 18
Smith, Clara
Box 18
Smith, Mamie
Box 18
Smith, Viola
Box 18
Snow, Valaida
Box 18
Spivey, Victoria
Box 18
Sticht, Betty
Box 18
Sullivan, Maxine
Box 18
Sylvester, Hannah
Box 18
Taylor, Eva
Box 18
Taylor, Koko
Box 18
Thomas, Hociel
Box 18
Thomas, Irma
Box 18
Thornton, Big Mama
Box 18
Tucker, Sophie
Box 18
Tyner, McCoy
Box 18
Vaughan, Sarah
Box 18
Walker, Ada Overton
Box 18
Walker, Madame C.J.
Box 18
Wallace, Sippie
Box 18
Walsh, Kay
Box 18
Washington, Dinah
Box 18
Waters, Ethel
Box 18
Wells, Darlene
Box 18
West, Mae
Box 18
Williams, Mary Lou
Box 18
Wilson, Edith
Box 18
Wilson, Teddy
Box 18
Young, Lester
Box 18
Unidentified Subjects
Box 18
Photos for inclusion in book manuscript Women's Blues and Jazz: Their Magic 1920 to 1950s
Box 18
Photos from Blues is a Woman, 1980-1981
Box 18
Photos for Jailhouse Blues Album (#1316)
Box 18
Photographic proofs by Duncan Schiedt
Box 18

Contains negatives and/or slides of some of the images from Box 17 and Box 18. A significant number relate to the various presentations of "Blues Is a Woman."

Negatives and Slides
Box 19

Posters related to Reitz's presentations and research, including various promotional posters for "Shouters and Wailers" presentations along with those related to individual female jazz and blues musicians. (3 folders)

Posters
Box 20

Contains all of the commercial audio recordings released by Rosetta Records in cassette, LP, and/or CD format. Also contains noncommercial recordings of the "Blues is a Woman" presentations and other events featuring Reitz. The moving image materials primarily comprise VHS and 16 mm film of musical performances that originally aired on television, compiled by Reitz as a part of her ongoing research into female jazz and blues musicians. Arranged by format.

Arranged by official Rosetta Records catalog numbers. CD use copies are available in Box 58.

RC 1300: Mean Mothers. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1980).
Box 21
RC 1303: Piano Singer’s Blues: 16 Historic Foremothers Accompany Themselves. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
Box 21
RC 1306: Big Mamas. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 2. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 21
RC 1308: Super Sisters. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 21
RC 1310: Lil Green. Foremothers, Volume 5. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 21
RC 1311: Sweet Petunias. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date).
Box 21
RC 1312: International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 21
RC 1313: Dinah Washington: Wise Woman Blues. Foremothers, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 21
RC 1314: Ethel Waters: 1938-1939. Foremothers, Volume 6. (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1986).
Box 21
RC 1315: Mae West: Sixteen Sultry Songs. Foremothers, Volume 7. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date).
Box 21
RC 1316: Jailhouse Blues. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1987).
Box 21
RC 1317: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Sacred and Secular. Foremothers, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date).
Box 21
RC 1318: Dorothy Romps: A Piano Retrospective 1953-1979. Foremothers, Volume 9. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1991).
Box 21

Original titles have been retained. CD use copies are available in Box 58.

101: Blues is a Woman (parts 1-2). July 2, 1980.
Box 21
102: Blues is a Woman (parts 3-4). July 2, 1980.
Box 21
103: Hollywood Bowl Rehearsal with Linda Hopkins, Vi Redd, Sammy Price, Big Mama Thornton, and Carmen McRae. July 28, 1981.
Box 21
104-105: Jazz Alive! Fall Premier, The Blues is a Woman - Hollywood Bowl. July 29, 1981.
(two cassettes)
Box 21
106: Interview with Rosetta Reitz. March 10, 1985.
Box 21
107: Interview with Rosetta Reitz. March 8, 1991.
Box 21
108: Sweethearts Meeting.

Meeting among Rosetta Reitz, Rebecca Reitz, Greta Schiller, and Andrea Weiss regarding legal disputes over the production of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm documentary film.

Box 21
109: Voice of America, Bessie Centennial. April 8, 1994.
Box 21
RRCD 1300: Mean Mothers. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1990).
Box 21
Brown Bee Boogie by Hazel Scott. Undated.
Box 21

Contains commercial releases by Rosetta Records. Arranged by official Rosetta Records catalog numbers. CD use copies are available in Box 58.

RR 1300: Mean Mothers. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1980).
Box 22
RR 1301: Sorry But I Can’t Take You: Women’s Railroad Blues. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1980).
Box 22
RR 1302: Red, White, and Blues: Women Sing of America. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date).
Box 22
RR 1303: Piano Singer’s Blues: Women Accompany Themselves. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
Box 22
RR 1304: Ida Cox: Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. Foremothers, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1981).
Box 22
RR 1305: Hot Snow: Valaida Snow Queen of the Trumpet Sings and Swings. Foremothers, Volume 2. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
Box 22
RR 1306: Big Mamas. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 2. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
Box 22
RR 1307: Georgia White Sings and Plays the Blues. Foremothers, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982). [album cover only; no LP]
Box 22
RR 1308: Super Sisters. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
Box 22
RR 1309: Boogie Blues: Women Sing and Play Boogie Woogie. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1983). [album cover only; no LP]
Box 22
RR 1310: Lil Green: Chicago 1940-1947. Foremothers, Volume 5. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
Box 23
RR 1311: Sweet Petunias. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date). [album cover only; no LP]
Box 23
RR 1312: International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1984). [album cover only; no LP]
Box 23
RR 1313: Dinah Washington: Wise Woman Blues. Foremothers, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1984).
Box 23
RR 1314: Ethel Waters: 1938-1939. Foremothers, Volume 6. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1986).
Box 23
RR 1315: Mae West: Sixteen Sultry Songs. Foremothers, Volume 7. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1987).
Box 23
RR 1316: Jailhouse Blues. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1987).
Box 23
RR 1317: Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Sacred and Secular. Foremothers, Volume 8. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1988).
Box 23

Contains CD use copies for audio materials in boxes 21-23 and DVD use copies of scanned images of all LP covers and liner notes. Identified by official Rosetta Records catalog numbers or by assigned number, for noncommercial material.

Identified by official Rosetta Records catalog numbers.

Digital copy of Mean Mothers. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1980).
Box 58 CD 1300
Digital copy of Sorry But I Can’t Take You: Women’s Railroad Blues. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1980).
CD 1301
Digital copy of Red, White, and Blues: Women Sing of America. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date)
CD 1302
Digital copy of Piano Singer’s Blues: Women Accompany Themselves. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
CD 1303
Digital copy of Ida Cox: Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. Foremothers, Volume 1. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1981).
CD 1304
Digital copy of Hot Snow: Valaida Snow Queen of the Trumpet Sings and Swings. Foremothers, Volume 2. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
CD 1305
Digital copy of Big Mamas. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 2. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
CD 1306
Digital copy of Georgia White Sings and Plays the Blues. Foremothers, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
CD 1307
Digital copy of Super Sisters. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 3. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1982).
CD 1308
Digital copy of Boogie Blues: Women Sing and Play Boogie Woogie. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1983).
CD 1309
Digital copy of Lil Green: Chicago 1940-1947. Foremothers, Volume 5. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1985).
CD 1310
Digital copy of Sweet Petunias. Independent Women’s Blues, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, no date).
CD 1311
Digital copy of International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1984).
CD 1312
Digital copy of Dinah Washington: Wise Woman Blues. Foremothers, Volume 4. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1984).
CD 1313
Digital copy of Ethel Waters: 1938-1939. Foremothers, Volume 6. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1986).
CD 1314
Digital copy of Mae West: Sixteen Sultry Songs. Foremothers, Volume 7. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1987).
CD 1315
Digital copy of Jailhouse Blues. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1987).
CD 1316
Digital copy of Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Sacred and Secular. Foremothers, Volume 8. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1988).
CD 1317
Digital copy of Dorothy Romps: A Piano Retrospective 1953-1979. Foremothers, Volume 9. Women’s Heritage Series (Rosetta Records and Tapes, 1991).
CD 1318

Original titles have been retained.

Blues is a Woman, Part 1, 43 mins, July 2, 1980
Box 58 CD 1 JAD-2009-0003-101A
Blues is a Woman, Part 2, 15 mins, July 2, 1980
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-101B
Blues is a Woman, Part 3, 25 mins, July 2, 1980
CD 2 JAD-2009-0003-102A
Blues is a Woman, Part 4, 27 mins, July 2, 1980
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-102B
Hollywood Bowl Rehearsal, Part 1, July 28, 1981
CD 3 JAD-2009-0003-103A
Hollywood Bowl Rehearsal, Part 2, July 28, 1981
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-103B
Jazz Alive! - Blues is a Woman, Part 1, July 29, 1981.
CD 4 JAD-2009-0003-104A
Jazz Alive! - Blues is a Woman, Part 2, July 29, 1981
CD 5 JAD-2009-0003-104B
Jazz Alive! - Blues is a Woman, Part 3, July 29, 1981
CD 6 JAD-2009-0003-105A
Jazz Alive! - Blues is a Woman, Part 4, July 29, 1981
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-105B
Interview with Rosetta Reitz, Part 1, March 10, 1985
CD 7 JAD-2009-0003-106A
Interview with Rosetta Reitz, Part 2, March 10, 1985
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-106B
Interview with Rosetta Reitz, Part 1, March 8, 1991
CD 8 JAD-2009-0003-107A
Interview with Rosetta Reitz, Part 2, March 8, 1991
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-107B
Sweethearts Meeting, Part 1
CD 9 JAD-2009-0003-108A
Sweethearts Meeting, Part 2
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-108B
Voice of America, Bessie Centennial, April 8, 1994
Box 58 JAD-2009-0003-109A

LP covers were scanned for RR1300-RR1317, while cassette covers were scanned for RR1318.

Digital copies of LP covers and liner notes
Box 58 DVD 1 Content

Consists primarily of recordings of musical performances from various television shows, compiled by Reitz as a part of her ongoing research into female jazz musicians. Interspersed throughout are a few commercially released videos, including in Box 24 Jazz Women on Video, produced by Rosetta Records in 1990, and two videos on the Piney Woods School--the home institution for the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Original titles have been retained.

Cotton Club Remembered: Oscar Peterson – Ella at Wolftrap
Box 24 Content
Saying it with Jazz: Carmen, Etta Songs, etc
Box 24 Content
Vaudeville
Box 24 Content
Kit McClure Band: Live in Japan 1992
Box 24 Content
Josephine Baker Documentary
Box 24 Content
Bessie Smith Doc, Women Film Pioneers, Carmen McRay
Box 24 Content
Stormy Weather
Box 24 Content
Mary Lou Williams: Music on My Mind and Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul
Box 24 Content
Introduction to the Piney Woods Country Life School
Box 24 Content
Say Amen Somebody
Box 24 Content
That’s Dancing/Piney Woods Moms Mabley
Box 24 Content
Radical Harmonies: Woodstock Meets Women’s Liberation (prod. Woman Vision, 2002).
Box 24 Content
Jazz Women on Video, prod. Rosetta Records, 1990 (RRV 1320) [two copies, with a third, earlier production copy]
Box 24 Content
Cairo with Ethel Waters, 1942
Box 25 Content
Rufus Jones, Louis and Maxine, Ethel with Ed Murrow, Cairo
Box 25 Content
Bessie Smith, Nina Mae McKinney, Billie Holiday
Box 25 Content
Women in Jazz Shows #37-39
Box 25 Content
Piano Blues, Scorcese
Box 25 Content
[unlabeled]
Box 25 Content
JVC Jazz Festival 1988
Box 25 Content
Brown Sugar, Parts 1 and 2
Box 25 Content
Rhapsody in Blue, Life of Gershwin, Jolson Singing Fool
Box 25 Content
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Box 25 Content
Various Blues
Box 25 Content
Ella bio, 2 hours
Box 25 Content
Vaudeville
Box 25 Content
Cabin in the Sky
Box 25 Content
Last of the Blue Devils
Box 25 Content
The Josephine Baker Story
Box 26 Content
Paulette Goddard, Fred Astaire film
Box 26 Content
Great Singing Tradition
Box 26 Content
The Divine One Dance
Box 26 Content
The Roaring 20s, part 1
Box 26 Content
The Roaring 20s, part 2
Box 26 Content
Day at the Races: Ivie Anderson
Box 26 Content
Sarah Bio, Billie Bio, Fats Bio
Box 26 Content
Betty Carter, 1986; Ella, Essence, 1986
Box 26 Content
Brown Sugar #4
Box 26 Content
The Sound of Jazz
Box 26 Content
Josephine Baker
Box 26 Content
Many Faces of Lady Day, Aretha
Box 26 Content
Dorothy
Box 26 Content
Sarah Memorial
Box 26 Content
Etta James, Sippie Wallace, Ella, Linda Hopkins, Leatta Galloway, Vi Redd
Box 27 Content
Minnie the Moocher, Wynton Marsalis, Greta Schiller Stonewall Interview
Box 27 Content
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
Box 27 Content
Lena with Benny Carter, 1943
Box 27 Content
All Girl Bands, The Big Bands
Box 27 Content
Ragtime, Madame CJ Walker
Box 27 Content
Alberta Hunter
Box 27 Content
Ethel Waters, Sippie Wallace, Jazz Dance, After Hours, Boswell Sisters
Box 27 Content
Blues, Scorcese, Volume 1
Box 27 Content
Ella sings two songs on Ed Sullivan Show
Box 27 Content
Nell Carter, Danny Barker
Box 27 Content
Women Big Bands
Box 27 Content
Carmen McRae, Live in Tokyo, 1986
Box 27 Content
The Big Bands, prod. Wally Heider, Swingtime Video, Inc, 1984
Box 28 Content
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 101)
Box 28 Content
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 102)
Box 28 Content
Louis Jordan and Friends, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 105)
Box 28 Content
Nat King Cole Plus Mills Brothers and Delta Rhythm Boys, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 106)
Box 28 Content
Bessie Smith and Friends, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 108)
Box 28 Content
Harlem Harmonies, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 110)
Box 28 Content
Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 115)
Box 28 Content
Count Basie and Friends, Jazz Classics, 1986 (JCVC 109)
Box 28 Content

Dubs of three interviews/performances from television shows.

Blues is a Woman NBC, 1980; and Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues WNBC-TV, 1981 (two copies)
Box 29 Content
Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues WNBC-TV, 1981
Box 29 Content
Blues is a Woman NBC, 1980
Box 29 Content
Sippie Wallace: interview and performance with her own band no date
Box 29 Content
Sippie Wallace Segment, not for air WTVS, no date
Box 29 Content
F101: Mae Barnes and Three Whippets from Chicago and All that Jazz (3 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F102: Ethel Waters, Am I Blue?
Box 30 Content
F103: Sophisticated Gals; What Can the Matter Be – Nobody Makes a Pass at Me; I’m a Big Girl Now; Memphis Blues
Box 30 Content
F104: Nicholas Young Brothers and Eunice Wilson
Box 30 Content
F105: Bessie Smith, St. Louis Blues with violence and racism removed (9 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F106: Jammin the Blues, 2nd copy from negative; the good one; no static
Box 30 Content
F107: Jammin the Blues, scratchy sound (10 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F108: Nellie Lutcher, He’s a Real Gone Guy 1955 (3 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F109: Lil Armstrong with Mae Barnes, Lil’s Boogie from Chicago and All that Jazz
Box 30 Content
F110: International Sweethearts of Rhythm, That Man of Mine (3 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F111: Tchaikovskiana; Dave Schooler and His 21 Swinghearts [poor condition; needs further attention]
Box 30 Content
F112: Josephine Baker snippets (4 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F113: Billie Holiday, Do You Know What it Means To Miss New Orleans? 1947 (4 ½ minutes)
Box 30 Content
F114: Cuban Rhythms (Luba Melina in Cuban Pete; Jeri Sullivan in Rum and Coca Cola; The Lady in Red Go To See the Nutch Girl from Cuba)
Box 30 Content
F115: Ina Ray Hutton (12 minutes) (Bugle Call Rag; Stardust; Organ Grinders Swing; Rita Rio, Sticks and Stones)
Box 30 Content
F116: Martha Davis, Bippity, Bippitty Bop and Just Goodbye
Box 30 Content
F117: Sally Gooding Mills Blue Rhythm Band, unlabelled and Love is the Thing (12 minutes)
Box 30 Content
F118: Ida Cox, Kentucky Blues
Box 30 Content
F119: Am I Blue? poor copy
Box 30 Content
F120: Bessie Smith, St. Louis Blues (16 minutes)
Box 31 Content
F121: Alberta Hunter (16 ½ minutes)
Box 31 Content
F122: Marian McPartland, Now’s the Time 1977 (10 minutes)
Box 31 Content
F123: Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Cops Dance; Mae Barnes Dr. Jazz; Stormy Weather from A Bundle of Blues
Box 31 Content
F124: Jazz Women on Film (Ivie Anderson, All God’s Children Got Rhythm; Dorothy Dandridge, Harlem Sandman; Helen Humes, I Cried for You; Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lonesome Road; Maxine Sullivan, Some of These Days; Ethel Waters, Darkies Never Cry; International Sweethearts of Rhythm)
Box 31 Content
F125: Mamie Smith, Jailhouse Blues 1929; Fats Waller and Ada Brown, That Ain’t Right; Sarah Vaughan, These Things I Offer You; Dorothy Donegan, 1945
Box 31 Content
F126: Billie Holiday with Louis Armstrong, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans and Blues are Brewin 1947
Box 31 Content
F127: Rita Rio and Her Mistresses of Rhythm and Ada Leonard’s All-American Girl Orchestra
Box 32 Content
F128: Jazz Women on Film (Billie Holiday, Symphony in Black 1934; Adelaide Hall, Creole Love Call 1932; Valaida Snow, If You Only Knew 1946; Dolly Jones, Swing 1937; Valaida Snow, Patience and Fortitude; Nellie Lutcher, He’s a Real Gone Guy 1955)
Box 32 Content
F129: Velma Middleton; and Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears
Box 32 Content
F133: Nina Mae McKinney, Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You; Ethel Waters, Am I Blue and Underneath the Harlem Moon; Ida Cox, Woman’s No Fool; Billie Holiday, God Bless the Child and Now Baby or Never
Box 32 Content
F130: Bessie Smith, St. Louis Blues
Box 33 Content
F131: Chicago and All That Jazz
Box 33 Content
F132: Shouters and Wailers (Ethel Waters, Am I Blue and Birmingham Bertha 1929; Nina Mae McKinney, Sewannee Shuffle; Dinah Washington, What a Difference a Day Makes; Lena Horne, Boogie Woogie Dream 1941; Peggy Lee, Why Don’t You Do Right? 1943; Ella Fitzgerald, Satin Doll; Billie Holiday, Fine and Mellow 1957)
Box 34 Content

Contains the resources that Reitz compiled and referenced as a part of her ongoing research and writing. While most of the material relates to her interests in female jazz and blues musicians, some encompasses her interests in feminism more broadly and a lesser portion relates to her interests in food.

Reference materials--primarily newspaper clippings--compiled by Reitz and arranged alphabetically by musician's last name or subject heading.

Akiyoshi, Toshiko
Box 35
Alive!
Box 35
Allen, Geri
Box 35
Anderson, Ernestine
Box 35
Anderson, Ivy
Box 35
Anderson, Marian
Box 35
Armatrading, Joan
Box 35
Armstrong, Lil Hardin
Box 35
Armstrong, Louis
Box 35
Austin, Lovie
Box 35
Badu, Erykah
Box 35
Bailey, Mildred
Box 35
Baker, Josephine
Box 35
Baker, La Vern
Box 35
Barker, Louise Blue Lou
Box 35
Barrett, Sweet Emma
Box 35
Basie, Count
Box 35
Bearden, Romare
Box 35
Benjamin, Sathima Bea
Box 35
Black and Blue Broadway Review
Box 35
Black Broadway Musical
Box 35
Blackman, Cindy
Box 35
Blake, Eubie
Box 35
Bloom, Jane Ira
Box 35
Blues In The Night Musical
Box 35
Bofill, Angela
Box 35
Boswell Sisters
Box 35
Bougainvillea
Box 35
Bown, Patti
Box 35
Brooks, Hadda
Box 35
Brown, Cleo
Box 35
Brown, Ruth
Box 35
Bryant, Beulah
Box 35
Bryant, Clora
Box 35
Buggs, Marie
Box 35
Butterbeans and Susie (Susie Edwards)
Box 35
Calloway, Blanche
Box 35
Carlisle, Una Mae
Box 35
Carmichael, Judy
Box 35
Carpenter, Thelma
Box 35
Carter, Betty
Box 35
Carter, Nell
Box 35
Cheatham, Jeannie
Box 35
Clooney Rosemary
Box 35
Coquettes, the
Box 35
Cron, Roz
Box 35
Davis, Martha
Box 35
Dillard, Kathy
Box 35
Dixie Belles, the
Box 35
Dixon, Lucille
Box 35
Donegan, Dorothy
Box 35
Donnas, the
Box 35
Dranes, Arizona
Box 35
Dufty, Bill
Box 35
Duncan, Amy
Box 35
Etting, Ruth
Box 35
Europe, James Reese
Box 35
Fairfax, Joan (orchestra)
Box 35
Fields, Dorothy
Box 35
Fitzgerald, Ella
Box 36
Flanagan, Tommy
Box 36
Franklin, Aretha
Box 36
Franks, Rebecca
Box 36
Gibson, Althea
Box 36
Gilbert, Peggy (Dixie Bells)
Box 36
Gossett, Hattie
Box 36
Great Migration, The
Box 36
Hall, Adelaide
Box 36
Handy, W.C.
Box 36
Harlem Renaissance
Box 36
Henderson, Rosa
Box 36
Holiday, Billie
Box 36
Holley, Major Mule
Box 36
Holman, Libby
Box 36
Hopkins, Linda
Box 36
Horn, Shirley
Box 36
Horne, Lena
Box 36
Humes, Helen
Box 36
Hunter, Alberta
Box 36
Hutton, Ina Ray (and her Melodears)
Box 36
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Box 36
Jacquet, Illinois
Box 36
James, Etta
Box 36
Johnson, J.C.
Box 36
Johnson, Lil
Box 36
Jones, Etta
Box 36
Jones, Rickie Lee
Box 36
Jordan, Sheila
Box 36
Kane, Helen
Box 36
Kirk, Dorthaan
Box 36
Koenigswarter, Baroness Pannonica de
Box 36
Lawrence, Carol
Box 36
Lee, Julia
Box 36
Lee, Peggy
Box 36
Lewis, Helen
Box 36
Lilith Fair
Box 36
Lincoln, Abbey
Box 36
Liston, Melba
Box 36
Lundy, Carmen
Box 36
Lutcher, Nellie
Box 36
Mabley, Jackie Moms
Box 36
Maiden Voyage
Box 36
Maria, Tania
Box 36
Massé, Laurel
Box 36
McKinney, Nina Mae
Box 36
McPartland, Marian
Box 36
McRae, Carmen
Box 37
McShann, Jay
Box 37
Memphis Minnie (Lizzie Douglas)
Box 37
Mercer, Mabel
Box 37
Merrill, Helen
Box 37
Midler, Bette
Box 37
Monk, Thelonious
Box 37
Muldaur, Maria
Box 37
Murphy, Rose
Box 37
Narita, Cobi (Universal Jazz Coalition)
Box 37
O'Day, Anita
Box 37
Odetta
Box 37
Osborne, Mary
Box 37
Parker, Gloria
Box 37
Pfister Sisters
Box 37
Phillips, Esther
Box 37
Pierce, Billie
Box 37
Piney Woods School
Box 37
Queen Ida
Box 37
Queen Latifa
Box 37
Ragtime Revival
Box 37
Rainey, Ma
Box 37
Reaves-Phillips, Sandra
Box 37
Redd, Vi
Box 37
Reese, Della
Box 37
Remler, Emily
Box 37
Rhythm Queens
Box 37
Richmond, June
Box 37
Ronstadt, Linda
Box 37
Ross, Annie
Box 37
Saffire
Box 37
Schaap, Phil
Box 37
Scott, Hazel
Box 37
Scott, Shirley
Box 37
Sherman, Daryl
Box 37
Siegel, Janis
Box 37
Simone, Nina
Box 37
Small, Neva
Box 37
Smith, Bessie
Box 37
Smith, Carrie
Box 37
Smith, Ernie
Box 37
Smith, Mamie
Box 37
Snow, Valaida
Box 37
Spivey, Victoria
Box 37
Stone, Evelyn
Box 37
Stone, Jesse
Box 37
Streeter, Sarah
Box 37
Streisand, Barbra
Box 38
String Fever
Box 38
Sudler, Monnette
Box 38
Sullivan, Maxine
Box 38
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Box 38
Taliaferro, Bessie Benjamin
Box 38
Tanguay, Eva
Box 38
Taylor, Koko
Box 38
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta
Box 38
Theodore, Laura
Box 38
Thomas, Irma
Box 38
Thornton, Big Mama
Box 38
Tipton, Billy
Box 38
Tucker, Sophie
Box 38
Vaughan, Sarah
Box 38
Walker, C.J.
Box 38
Wallace, Sippie
Box 38
Washington, Dinah
Box 38
Waters, Ethel
Box 38
Webster, Katie
Box 38
West, Mae
Box 38
White, Georgia
Box 38
Wiley, Lee
Box 38
Williams, Mary Lou
Box 38
Wilson, Cassandra
Box 38
Wilson, Edith
Box 38
Wilson, John S.
Box 38
Wilson, Nancy
Box 38
Women in Jazz (general)
Box 38
Women's Jam Sessions
Box 38
Women's Jazz Festival
Box 38
Women's Philharmonic
Box 38
Wynters, Gail
Box 38
Yancey, Mama
Box 38
Reference Index Cards on Female Musicians

Handwritten index cards, generally containing an artist's name and one or two sentences of reference information on that artist.

Box 39

Primarily related to music but some related to food and feminist issues.

Acoustic Guitar (January 1996) vol. 37
Box 40
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: a selected list (1985)
Box 40
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: a selected list (1987)
Box 40
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: a selected list (1988)
Box 40
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: a selected list (1989)
Box 40
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: a selected list (1991)
Box 40
American Heritage (November 1997) vol. 48 no. 7
Box 40
American Legacy (Spring 2001) vol. 7 no. 1
Box 40
And All That Jazz (December 1995)
Box 40
And All That Jazz (May 1996)
Box 40
And All That Jazz (June 1996)
Box 40
ASCAP (Summer 1998)
Box 40
ASCAP Playback (March/April 1996) vol. 3 no. 2
Box 40
ASCAP Playback (October 1996) vol. 3 no. 4
Box 40
ASCAP Playback (November/December 1995) vol. 2 no. 6
Box 40
Augusta Heritage Center (1995)
Box 40
BE (Black Elegance) (June/July 1992) vol. 57
Box 40
Black American Literature Forum (Winter 1983) vol. 16 no. 4
Box 40
Il Blues (March 1984) vol. 6
Box 40
Blues Access (Fall 1990) vol. 1 no. 3
Box 40
Blues Access (Holiday 1992) vol. 12
Box 40
Blues Access (Winter 1995) vol. 20
Box 40
Blues Access (Spring 1995) vol. 21
Box 40
Blues Access (Summer 1995) vol. 22
Box 40
Blues Access (Fall 1995) vol. 23
Box 40
Blues Access (Winter 1996) vol. 24
Box 40
Blues Access (Winter 1997) vol. 28
Box 40
The Blues and Rhythm Jubilee (December 1983) vol. 12 no. 13
Box 40
The Blues and Rhythm Jubilee (June 1984) vol. 14
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (April 1985) vol. 8
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (September 1985) vol. 12
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (May 1986) vol. 19
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (June 1986) vol. 20
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (July 1996) vol. 21
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (September 1986) vol. 23
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (October 1986) vol. 23
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (November 1986) vol. 24
Box 40
Blues and Rhythm: the Gospel Truth (December 1986) vol. 25
Box 40
Blues at the Foundation (Spring/Summer 1996)
Box 40
Blues at the Foundation (Winter 1996)
Box 40
Blues Forum (Quartal 1982) vol. 6 no. 2
Box 40
Blues Letter (July/Aug. 1990) vol. 11
Box 40
Blues Letter (September/October 1990) vol. 12
Box 40
Blues Life (1981) vol. 14
Box 40
Blues News (January 1996) vol. 9 no. 1
Box 40
Blues News (March 1995) vol. 8 no. 2
Box 40
Blues News (May 1995) vol. 8 no. 3
Box 40
Blues News (July 1995) vol. 8 no. 4
Box 40
Blues News (November 1994) vol. 7 no. 6
Box 40
Blues News (November 1995) vol. 8 no. 6
Box 40
Blues To-Do's (November 1994) vol. 2 no. 11
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (March 1995) vol. 3 no. 3
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (April 1995) vol. 3 no. 4
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (May 1995) vol. 3 no. 5
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (June 1995) vol. 3 no. 6
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (October 1995) vol. 3 no. 10
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (November 1995) vol. 3 no. 11
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (December 1995) vol. 3 no. 12
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (February 1996) vol. 4 no. 2
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (March 1996) vol. 4 no. 3
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (April 1996) vol. 4 no. 4
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (May 1996) vol. 4 no. 5
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (July 1996) vol. 4 no. 7
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (August 1996) vol. 4 no. 8
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (September 1996) vol. 4 no. 9
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (October 1996) vol. 4 no. 10
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (November 1996) vol. 4 no. 11
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (December 1996) vol. 4 no. 12
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (January 1997) vol. 5 no. 1
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (February 1997) vol. 5 no. 2
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (March 1997) vol. 5 no. 3
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (May 1997) vol. 5 no. 5
Box 41
Blues To-Do's (January 1998) vol. 6 no. 1
Box 41
Broomstick (May/June 1986) vol. 8 no. 3
Box 41
Broomstick (May/July 1985) vol. 7 no. 3, 4
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Rhythm and News (n/a) vol. 941
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Roundup (n/a) vol. 12
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Self-Help: A Health Resource Guide (1979) vol. 7
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Southland Blues (October 1994) vol. 5 no. 10
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Storyville (November 1965) vol. 1
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Storyville (April 1978) vol. 76
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Strictly Nothing but the Blues (January 1991) vol. 19
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Tell a Woman (1972) vol. 6
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Tell It Like It Is (Summer 1996) vol. 1 no. 12
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Tell It Like It Is (Summer 1997) vol. 1 no. 13
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True Blues (July 1996) vol. 1 no. 1
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Unlimited Blues (January/February 1977) vol. 123
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Voices of Women (1985)
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Westcoast Blues Review (June/July 1995) vol. 11
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Westcoast Blues Review (August/September 1995) vol. 12
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The Wire (December 1984) vol. 10
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The Wire (April 1985) vol. 14
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The Wire (June 1985) vol. 16
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Women in (E)Motion (September 1988) vol. 14
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Women: A Journal of Liberation (Spring 1970) vol. 1 no. 3
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Primarily related to music but some related to food and feminist issues. Includes the following books authored by Reitz: Mushroom Cookery (1965), Where to go in Greenwich Village (1971), and Menopause: a positive approach (1977) with Dutch and German translations.

Adegbalola, Gaye; Rabson, Ann. Saffire- the uppity blues women: songbook volume 2. Oberlin, Oh. : E and R Music Engravers, 1995.
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Alberston, Chris. Bessie. New York : Stein and Day, 1972.

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Alberston, Chris. Louis Armstrong. Alexandria, Vir. : Time-Life Records, 1978.
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Allen, Frederick Lewis. Only yesterday: an informal history of the 1920's. New York : Harper and Row, 1964.

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Allen, Walter C.; Rust, Brain A .L. King Joe Oliver. Belleville, N.J. : Walter C. Allen, 1955.
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Applebaum, Stanely; Camner, James. (ed.) Stars of the American musical theater in historic photographs: 361 protraits from the 1860's to 1950. New York : Dover, 1981.
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Archer, Robyn; Simmonds, Diana. A star is torn. London : Virago, 1986.
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Baker, Houston A. Black literature in America. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1971.
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Balliett, Whitney. American singers. New York : Oxford, 1979.
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Balliett, Whitney. New York notes: a journal of jazz, 1972-1975. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
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Bechet, Sidney. Treat it gentle: an autobiography. New York : Da Capo, 1978.

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Bell, Roseann P.; Parker, Bettye J.; Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. Sturdy black bridges: visions of black women in literature. Garden City, N.Y. ; Anchor Books, 1979.
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Berendt, Joachim. The new jazz book: a history and guide. New York : Hill and Wang, 1962.
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Bernhardt, Clyde E. B.; Harris, Sheldon. I remember: eighty years of black entertainment, big bands, and the blues. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.
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Berry, Faith. Langston Hughes: before and beyond Harlem. Westport, Conn. : Lawrence Hill, 1983.

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Blesh, Rudi. Shining trumpets: a history of jazz. New York : Da Capo, 1946.

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Blesh, Rudi; Janis, Harriet. They all played ragtime. New York : Oak, 1971.

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Boeckman, Charles. Cool, hot and blue: a history of jazz for young people. New York : Washington Square Press, 1970.

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Bogle, Donald. Toms, Coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks: an interpretive history of blacks in American films. New York : Bantam, 1974.

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Bogle, Donald. Brown sugar: eighty years of America’s black female superstars. New York : Harmony Books, 1980.

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Bowers, Dwight Blocker. American musical theater: shows, songs, and stars. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 1989.
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Bradford, Perry. Born with the blues: Perry Bradford’s own story. New York : Oak, 1965.

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Breman, Paul. Blues: en andere wereldlijke volksmuziek van denoorddamerikaanse neger. Servire, 1961.
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Bricktop; Haskins, James. Bricktop. New York : Atheneum, 1983.
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Buckley, Gail Lumet. The Hornes: an American family. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.

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Buerkle, Jack V.; Barker, Danny. Bourbon Street Black: the New Orleans black jazzman. New York : Oxford, 1973.
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Case, Brian; Britt, Stan. The illustrated encyclopedia of jazz. New York : Harmony Books, 1978.
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Cerulli, Dom; Korall, Burt; Nasatir, Mort. The jazz word. New York : Ballantine Books, 1960.
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Charters, Samuel B.; Kunstadt, Leonard. Jazz: a history of the New York scene. New York : Da Capo, 1981.

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Charters, Samuel. The poetry of blues. New York : Avon Books, 1963.

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Charters, Samuel. The poetry of the blues. New York : Oak, 1963.

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Charters, Samuel. Walking a blues road: a selection of blues writing 1956-2004. New York ; London : Marion Boyars, 2004.

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Chilton, John. Billie's blues: Billie Holliday's story 1933-1959. New York : Stein and Day, 1975.

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Chilton, John. Who's who of jazz: Storyville to Swing Street. Philadelphia ; New York ; London : Chilton Books, 1970.

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Chilton, John. Jazz. Teach yourself series. Sevenoaks, Eng. : Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
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Chilton, John. Sidney Bechet: the wizard of jazz. New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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Clarke, Donald. Wishing of the moon: the life and times of Billie Holiday. New York : Viking, 1994.

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Colin, Sid. Ella: the life and times of Ella Fitzgerald. London : Elm Tree Books, 1986.

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Collier, James Lincoln. Louis Armstrong: an American genius. New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.

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Collier, James Lincoln. The great jazz artists. New York : Four Winds Press, 1977.
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Cook, Bruce. Listen to the blues. New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1973.
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Cooper, Ralph; Dougherty, Steve. Amateur night at the Apollo: Ralph Cooper presents five decades of entertainment. New York : HarperCollins, 1990.
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Costlow, Judy; Lopez, Maria Cristina; Taub, Mara. Menopause: a self-care manual. Santa Fe, N.M. : Santa Fe Health Education Project, 1989.
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Count Basie; Murray, Albert (ed.). Good morning blues: the autobiography of Count Basie. New York : Primus, 1985.

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Cripps, Thomas. Slow fade to black: the negro in American film, 1900-1942. London ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford Uiversity Press, 1977.

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Dahl, Linda. Stormy weather: the music and lives of a century of jazzwomen. New York : Pantheon, 1984.
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Dance, Stanley. The world of Earl Hines. New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1977.

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Dance, Stanley. The world of Count Basie. New York : Da Capo, 1980.
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Davis, Angela Y. Blues legacies and black feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. New York : Pantheon, 1998.

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Day, Beth. The little professor of Piney Woods: the story of professor Laurence Jones. New York : Julian Messner, 1955.
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Dexter, Dave. The jazz story from the '90's to the '60's. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1964.
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Driggs, Frank; Lewine, Harris. Black beauty, white heat: a pictorial history of classic jazz 1920-1950. New York : William Morrow, 1982.

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Eells, George; Musgrove, Stanley. Mae West. London : Robson Books, 1984.

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Ellison, Ralph. Shadow and act. New York : Vintage, 1972.

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Feather, Leonard. The book of jazz: from then till now. New York : Dell, 1976.

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Feather, Leonard. The book of jazz: from then till now. New York : Bonanza Books, 1962.

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Ferris, William. Blues from the Delta. New York : Doubleday, 1978.
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Fox, Charles. The jazz scene. London ; New York : Hamlyn, 1972.
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Fox, Ted. Showtime at the Apollo. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983.

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Francis, Andre. Jazz. New York ; London : Grove Press, 1960.
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Friedwald, Will. Jazz Singing: America's great voices from Bessie Smith to bebop and beyond. New York : Collier Books, 1990.

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Gammond, Peter. Scott Joplin and the ragtime era. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1975.
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Garland, Phyl. The sound of Soul. New York : Pocket Books, 1971.
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Garon, Paul and Beth. Woman with guitar: Memphis Minnie’s blues. New York : Da Capo, 1992.
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Garon, Paul. Blues and the Poetic Spirit. London ; Eddison Press, 1975.
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Giddins, Gary. Riding on a blue note: jazz and American pop. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1981.
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Gleason, Ralph J. Celebrating the Duke: and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy, and other heroes. Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown, 1975.
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Goddard, Chris. Jazz away from home. New York : Paddington, 1979.
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Godrich, John; Dixon, Robert M.W. (comp.) Blues and Gospel Records 1902-1942. London : Storyville, 1969.

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Gottlieb, William P. The golden age of jazz. New York : Da Capo, 1979.

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Gourse, Leslie. Louis' Children: American jazz singers. New York : Quill, 1984.
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Hadlock, Richard. Jazz masters of the twenties. New York : Collier Books, 1965.

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Hammond, John. John Hammond on record: an autobiography with Irvin Townsend. New York : Summit Books, 1977

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Handy, D. Antoinette. Black women in American bands and orchestras. Metuchen, N.J. ; London : Scarecrow Press, 1981.

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Haney, Lynn. Naked at the feast: a biography of Josephine Baker. New York : Dodd, mead and Company, 1981.

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Harris, Rex. Jazz. Melbourne ; London ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1953.

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Harris, Sheldon. Blues who’s who: a biographical dictionary of blues singers. New Rochelle, N.Y. : Arlington House, 1979.

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Harrison, Max. Charlie Parker. Perpetua “kings of jazz” series. New York : A. S. Barnes, 1960.
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Haskins, Jim. Queen of the blues: a biography of Dinah Washington. New York : William Morrow and Company, 1987.

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Haskins, Jim. The cotton club. New York : Random House, 1977.

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Hasse, John Edward. Beyond category: the life and genius of Duke Ellington. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1993.
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Hentoff, Nat. Jazz is. New York : Avon Books, 1978.
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Hester, Mary Lee. Going to Kansas City. Sherman, Tex. : Early Bird, 1980.
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Himes, Chester. A rage in Harlem. New York : Avon Books, 1965.
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Hodeir, Andre. Jazz: its evolution and essence. New York : Grove Press, 1956.

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Holiday, Billie; Dufty, William. Lady sings the blues. New York : Lancer, 1956.

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Howard, John Tasker; Lyons, James. MusModernic: a popular guide to greater musical enjoyment. New York : The New American Library, 1957.

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Huggins, Nathaniel Irvin. Harlem Renaissance. London ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971.

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Hughes, Langston. Not without laughter. New York : Collier Books, 1969.
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Hughes, Langston; Meltzer, Milton. Black magic: a pictorial history of black entertainers in America. New York : Bonanza, 1967.

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Ingham, Chris. Billie Holiday. Divas series. London : Unanimous, 2000.

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James, Etta; Ritz, David. Rage to survive: the Etta James story. New York : Villard, 1995.
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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1965. vol. 1. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1966.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1965. vol. 2. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1966.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1967. vol. 4a. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1968.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1968. vol. 4c. Copenhagen, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1970.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1969. vol. 4d. Copenhagen, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1970.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1967. vol. 4b. Copenhagen, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1969.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1962. vol. 5. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1963.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1962. vol. 8. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1965.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1962. vol. 7. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1964.

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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1965. vol. 3. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1967.
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Jepsen. Jorgen Grunnet. (ed.) Jazz Records: 1942-1962. vol. 6. Holte, Denmark : Karl Emil Knudsen, 1963.
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Johnson, James Weldon. Black Manhattan. New York : Atheneum, 1977.

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Johnson, James Weldon. God's trombones: seven negroes in verse. Middlesex, Eng. : Penguin, 1976.
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Jones, Hettie. Big star fallin' mama: five women in black music. New York : Viking Press, 1974.

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Jones, LeRoi. Blues people: negro music in white America. New York : William Morrow, 1963.

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Jones, Max; Chilton, John. Louis: the Louis Armstrong story 1900-1971. Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown, 1971.

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Kay, George W. Those fabuolous Gennetts!: the life story of a remarkable record label. New Orleans : New Orleans Jazz Museum, 1953.
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Keepnews, Orin; Grauer, Bill. (comp.) A pictorial history of jazz: people and places form New Orleans to modern jazz. New York : Crown, 1966.
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Keil, Charles. Urban blues. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 1966.

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Kimball, Robert; Bolcom, William. Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake. New York : Viking, 1973.

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Kinkle, Roger. The complete encyclopedia of popular and jazz music 1900-1950. vol. 1 New Rochelle, N.Y. : Arlington House, 1974.

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Kislan, Richard. The Musical: a look at the American musical theater. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1980.
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Lerner, Gerda. (ed.) Black women in white America: a documentary history. New York : Vintage, 1972.
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Levine, Lawrence. Black culture and black consciousness: Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom. Oxford ; London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1977.

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Lieb, Sandra. Mother of the blues: a study of Ma Rainey. The University of Massechussetts Press, 1981.

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Lomax, Alan. Mister Jelly Roll: the fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and “inventor of jazz.” New York : Grove, 1950.
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Machlin, Milt. Libby. New York : Tower Books, 1980.
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Maddocks, Melvin. Giants of jazz: Billie Holiday. Alexandria, Vir. : Time-Life Records, 1979.
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McCarthy, Albert. Big band jazz. New York : Berkley, 1974.
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Meeker, David. Jazz in the movies: a guide to jazz musicians 1917-1977. New Rochelle, N.Y. : Arlington House, 1977.

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Meier, August; Rudwick, Elliott. From plantation to ghetto. American century series. New York : Hill and Wang, 1966.
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Mellers, Wilfrid. Music in a new found land: themes and developments in the history of American music. New York : Hillstone, 1964.
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Mezzrow, Milton "Mezz"; Wolfe, Bernard. Really the blues. New York : Dell, 1946.

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Mills, Earl. Dorothy Daindridge: a portrait in black. Los Angeles : Holloway House, 1970.
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Moore, Carman. Somebody's angel child : the story of Bessie Smith. New York : Dell, 1969.

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Morgenstern, Dan. An Outline History of Jazz: The Jazz Story. New York : N.Y. Jazz Museum, 1973.
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Morris, James R.; Taylor, J. R.; Bowers, Dwight Blocker (comp.). Six decades of songwriters and singers. American popular song series. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 1984.
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Myrus, Donald. Ballads, blues, and the big beat. New York : Macmillan, 1966.
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New York Recording Laboratories (comp). The paramount book of blues. Port Washington, Wis. : New York Recording Laboratories.
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Nicholson, Stuart. Billie Holliday. Boston : Northeastern University Press, 1995.
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Oakely, Giles. The devil's music: a history of the blues. New York ; London : Harvest/ HBJ Book, 1976.

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Oliver, Paul. The Blackwell guide to recorded blues. Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1991.

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Oliver, Paul. Kings of jazz: Bessie Smith. New York : A.S. Barnes, 1959.

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Oliver, Paul. The story of the blues. Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., 1969.

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Oliver, Paul. The meaning of the blues. New York : Collier Books, 1960.
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Ostransky, Leroy. Jazz city: the impact of our cities on the development of jazz. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1978.
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Panassié, Hugues; Gautier, Madeleine. Guide to jazz. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1956.

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Pannassie, Hugues. Louis Armstrong. New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971.

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Parks, Gordon. A choice of weapons. New York : Berkely Publishing Corporation, 1966.
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Pavletich, Aida. Rock-a-bye, baby. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday and Company, 1980.
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Pearson, Barry Lee. Sounds good to me: the bluesman's story. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.
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Placksin, Sally. American women in jazz, 1900 to the present: their words, lives, and music. [S. l.] : Wideview, 1982.

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Pleasants, Henry. The great American popular singers. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1974.

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Poling, James. Esquire's world of jazz. New York : Esquire, 1962.
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Rampersad, Arnold. The life of Langston Hughes, Volume II: 1941-1967: I dream a world. New York : Oxford, 1988.
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Ramsey, Frederic; Smith, Charles Edward. (eds.) Jazzmen. London ; New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1967.

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Reisner, Robert George. (comp.) The literature of jazz: a preliminary bibliography. New York : The New York Public Library, 1954.
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Reitz, Rosetta. Menopause: a positive approach. Radnor, Penn. : Chilton Book Co., 1977.
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Reitz, Rosetta. Menopause: a positive approach. New York : Penguin, 1979.
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Reitz, Rosetta. Ouder worden voor beginners: vrouwen over de overgang, liefde en seksualiteit. (Menopause: a positive approach). Amsterdam : Feministische Uitgeverij Sara, 1985.
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Reitz, Rosetta. Wechseljahre: ermutigung zu einem neuen verstandnis. (Menopause: a positive approach). Hamburg : Rowohlt, 1990.
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Reitz, Rosetta. Mushroom Cookery. New York : Grammercy Publishing, 1965.
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Reitz, Rosetta; Geisler, Joan. Where to go in Greenwich Village. Published by the authors, 1971.

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Rich, Alan. The Simon and Schuster listener's guide to jazz. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1980.
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Roberts, John Storm. Black music for two worlds. New York : William Morrow and Company, 1974.

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Rose, Al. Eubie Blake. New York : Schirmer, 1979.
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Rudwick, Bracey Meier. Black matriarchy: myth or reality? Belmont : Wadsworth, 1971.
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Russell, Ross. Jazz style in Kansas City and the Southwest. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California, 1971.

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Sackheim, Eric. (comp.) The blues line: a collection of blues lyrics. New York : Schirmer Books, 1969.

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Sampson, Henry T. Blacks in blackface: a source book on early black musical shows. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow, 1980.

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Sanchez, Sister Sonia. A blues book for blue black magical women. Detroit : Broadside Press, 1974.

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Santelli, Robert. The big book of blues: a biographical encyclopedia. London : Penguin, 1993.

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Schiedt, Duncan. The jazz state of Indiana. Pittsboro, Ind. : Duncan P. Schiedt, 1977.

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Schiffman, Jack. Uptown: the story of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. New York : Cowles, 1971.

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Schiffman, Jack. Harlem Heyday: a pictorial history of modern black show business and Apollo Theatre. Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1984.

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Schuller, Gunther. The swing era: the development of jazz 1930-1945. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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Shapiro, Nat; Hentof, Natt. (eds.) Hear me talkin' to ya: the story of jazz as told by the men who made it. New York : Dover, 1955.

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Shaw, Arnold. Honkers and shouters: the golden years of rhythm and blues. New York : Collier, 1978.

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Shefter, Bert. (comp. and ed.) Hazel Scott easy-to-play boogie-woogie. (instructional song book) New York : Robbins Music, 1944.
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Short, Bobby. Black and white baby. New York : Curtis, 1971.

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Sidran, Ben. Black talk. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
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Simon, George T. The big bands. New York : Collier, 1967.

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Smith, Bessie; Albertson, Chris (comp.). Bessie Smith: empress of the blues. New York : Schirmer, 1975.

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Smith, Willie the Lion; Hoefer, George. Music on my mind: the memoirs of an American pianist. New York : Da Capo, 1964.

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Stearns, Marshall W. The story of jazz. London ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1956.
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Stewart, Charles; Harrison, Paul Carter. Chuck Stewart’s jazz files. Boston : Little Brown, 1985.
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Stewart-Baxter, Derrick. Ma Rainey and the classic blues singers. New York : Stein and Day, 1970.

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Stoddard, Tom. Pops Foster: the autobiography of a New Orleans jazzman. Berkely ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 1971.
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The story of the saxophone: its history and its uses. Elkhart, Ind : Buescher Band Instrument Co, 1923.

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Taylor, Billy. Jazz piano: a jazz history. Dubuque, Iow. : Wm. C. Brown Company, 1982, 1983.
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Toll, Robert C. Blacking up: the minstrel show in Nineteenth-Century America. London ; New York : Oxford, 1974.
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Traill, Sinclair; Lascelles, Gerald. Just jazz: three. London : Landsborough Publications, 1959.

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Trolle, Frank H. James P. Johnson: father of the stride piano, part two. (discography) Alphen aan de Rijn, the Netherlands : Micrography, 1981.

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Tuska, Jon. The films of Mae West. Secaucus, N.J. : The Citadel Press, 1973.
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Unterbink, Mary. Jazz Women at the Keyboard. Jefferson, N.C. ; London : Mcfarland, 1983.

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Wald, Elijah. Global Minstrels: voices of world music. New York ; London : Routledge, 2007.

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Wald, Elijah. Escaping the delta: Robert Johnson and the invention of the blues. New York : Amistad, 2004.

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Waters, Ethel. To me it’s wonderful. New York : Harper and Row, 1972.

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Waters, Ethel.; Samuels, Charles. His eye is on the sparrow. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday and Company, 1951.

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Weissman, Dick. Blues: the basics. New York ; London : Routledge, 2005.
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Wenner, Hilda E.; Freilicher, Elizabeth. Here's to the women: 100 songs for and about American women. Syracuse University Press, 1987.

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White, John. Billie Holiday: her life and times. New York : Universe, 1987.

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Wilder, Alec; Maher, James T. (ed.). American popular song: the great innovators, 1900-1950. London ; New York : Oxford, 1972.

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Williams, Martin. Kings of Jazz: King Oliver. New York : A.S. Barnes, 1960.

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Williams, Martin. Where's the melody?: a listener's introduction to jazz. Minerva Press, 1963.
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Williams, Martin. Jazz heritage. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Williams, Martin. (ed.) Jazz panorama: from the pages of Jazz Review. New York : Collier Books, 1964.

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Williams, Martin; Tucker, Mark (comp.). Singers and soloists of the swing bands. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 1987.
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Wilmer, Valerie. Jazz people. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, 1970.
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Wilson, John W. The collector's jazz: modern. Philidelphia ; New York : JB Lippincott Co., 1959.

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Historical Note

Rosetta Reitz (née Goldman) was born in Utica, New York on September 28, 1924, the youngest of six children. After graduating from the Utica Free Academy at the age of 16, Reitz studied at the University of Buffalo, Syracuse University, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1945, she moved to New York City, where, aside from a brief time living in New Jersey in the 1950s, she would spend the remainder of her life. Reitz married Robert Reitz in the mid-1940s, with whom she had three daughters prior to their divorce in 1963.

During the course of her career, Reitz was involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. She owned several businesses, including the Four Seasons Book Shop (1946-1954), the Four Seasons Greeting Card Company (1954-1961), and Rosetta Records (1979-2008). She worked as a representative and a stock broker for several financial institutions (1967-1970), and she was a newspaper columnist at the Village Voice on issues of food (1958-1963), feminism (1971), and jazz (1973). Reitz lectured at numerous universities on topics including food history (1960-1961), menopause and women's health (1973-1977), and the history of female blues and jazz musicians (1977-2000s). Reitz was also the author of several published books and articles on mushrooms (and food more broadly), menopause (and women's health and feminism more broadly), the blues, and jazz. Among her many honors and awards are: a Wonder Woman Award (1982), a Grandmother Winifred Grant (1994), the International Association of Jazz Educators Outstanding Service Award (1998), and the Veteran Feminists of America Honor Roll (2002). Reitz passed away on November 1, 2008 from issues related to cardiopulmonary disease.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rosetta Reitz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Rosetta Reitz Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in May 2009 and June 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Clay Boyer, Timothy Obert, and Jeremy Smith, June 2009 and June 2010.

Encoded by Clay Boyer, Timothy Obert, and Jeremy Smith, June 2009 and June 2010.

Accessions 2009-0003 and 2010-0117 are described in this finding aid.

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