Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

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Hot Spots: Highlights from the Jazz Collections in the Gilmore Music Library

A new exhibit is now on view in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, located in Sterling Memorial Library.

Most of the Music Library’s holdings come from the classical tradition, but it is also a world-renowned center of jazz research. The Library is the home of the papers of the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman, as well as numerous other jazz figures, such as Mel Powell, Eddie Sauter, Slam Stewart, Red Norvo, and John Hammond. It also holds individual manuscripts by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, and Glenn Miller. Hot Spots features a selection of these treasures, along with photographs of jazz luminaries from the papers of Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance and Fred Plaut.

The exhibit will be on view until August 15th. It is free and open to the public.

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