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Finding aid prepared by MA, 2009
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The Jazz Institute of Chicago Harriet Choice Collection was processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Jazz Institute of Chicago. Choice, Harriet. Collection
8.25 linear feet (8 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center
Harriet Choice, journalist, editor and publishing executive, worked as a jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune. She was also a founding member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The collection contains photographs documenting jazz performances at festivals and concerts held around 1972-1973.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Jazz Institute of Chicago. Choice, Harriet. Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Harriet Choice, journalist, editor and publishing executive, worked as a jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune. She was also a founding member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
The Jazz Institute of Chicago Harriet Choice Collection contains photographic negatives, prints and contact sheets, dating from the mid-1970s. Most of the photographs document jazz performances at festivals and concerts held around 1972-1973. Also included are informal portraits of performers and other individuals, as well as travel photographs.
Many of the photographs are credited to Alain Lerner, while others are credited to Harriet Choice. Most of the photographs are in the form of contact sheets and negatives, and are organized into several distinct numbered sets.
Most of the subjects in the photographs are unidentified. Draft indexes and research notes identifying some of the performers are included at the end of the collection. Also included is research material on the Newport Jazz Festival.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
Chicago Jazz Archive
Jazz Institute of Chicago
University of Chicago. Chicago Jazz Archive
Jazz performances, sets of negatives numbered 1-30, circa 1970s
Newport Jazz Festival, negatives, 1973
Schaefer Music Festival, prints and contact sheets, circa mid-1970s
Jazz performances, prints, circa 1970s
Alain Lerner, negatives, 17 April 1972 - 8 May 1972
Alain Lerner, negatives, 2 June 1972 - 22 October 1973
Alain Lerner, sets of negatives numbered 1-21, 1972-1973
Negatives, circa 1970s
Negatives, circa 1970s
Negatives and contact sheets, circa 1970s
Sonny Rollins, print, circa 1972-1973
Budapest airport, prints, circa 1972-1973
Radio City, print, circa 1972
Set of contact sheets numbered 1-72, circa 1972-1973
Set of contact sheets and negatives numbered 4A A-Z, circa 1972- 1973
Set of contact sheets and negatives numbered 4A AA-ZZ, circa 1972-1973
Set of contact sheets and negatives numbered 4B A-S, circa 1972- 1973
Contact sheets and prints, circa 1972-1973
Contact sheets and negatives, circa 1972-1973
Jazz performances, slides, circa 1970s
Indexes of photographs
Notes and partial indexes of film rolls, negatives and slides, circa 2002
Newport Jazz Festival, programs and photocopied clippings, 1969- 2002
Hang tag, undated
Burr Oaks Camp, brochure, undated