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Leonard Gaskin Papers

Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (129 boxes, 4 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Posters
Articles
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Papers documenting the life and career of bass player Leonard Gaskin, as well as documenting the numerous other musicians he was associated with in his long career. Gaskin's career encompasses a wide range of musical genres, including gospel, rock, folk, and Caribbean music. The papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries, music manuscripts, scrapbooks, publicity materials, recordings, posters, fliers and handbills.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1937-2006, undated

Series 2: Diaries and Planners, 1947-2004

Series 3: Business Records, 1939-2000, undated

Series 4: Photographic Materials, 1956-2003, undated

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1923-2003, undated

Series 6: Music Manuscripts, Published Sheet Music, and Song Folios, 1895-1992, undated

Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials, 1920-2002

Series 8: Organizations and Associations, 1956-2001, undated

Series 9: Publications, 1956-1999
Biographical / Historical:
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Provenance:
Collection donated by Leonard and Mary Gaskin, through Poppy Gaskin.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Posters -- 20th century
Articles
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0900
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0900
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Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Documents Gaskin's musical range of talent. He plays various genres of music for artists including Bob Dylan, Angelic Choir, James Cleveland, Harold Arlen, Chet Baker, Connie Boswell, Miles Davis, J. J. Johnson, Kenny Burrell, Bill Doggett, Bud Freeman's Summa Cum Laude Orchestra, Stan Getz Quintet, Billie Holiday, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Ink Spots, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, Oliver Jackson, Sy Oliver Orchestra, Art Tatum, Marion Williams and the Stars of Faith, and Ahmad Jamal. Materials are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0900, Subseries 7.4.2
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2014

Adventures of Colored Man "America's Newest Superhero!," Capitol Records T2579, with Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1966-07-13
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2015

Butterbeans and Susie, Festival Records 7000, with Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1960-03 – 1960-04
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2016

The New Sound of Ernestine Anderson, Sue Records 1015, with Leonard Gaskin on bass

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1963-06
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2017

The Angelic Choir "Climbing Up the Mountain," Savoy Records MG14105, side 1, circa 1964?

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2018

Savoy Records MG14089, side 2

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1964-03-06 – 1964-03-12
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2019

The Angelic Choir of the First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey, Savoy Records, MG 14075, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1963-06-26
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2020

James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir, Savoy Records, MG14076, side 2, circa 1963?

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2021

The Music of Harold Arlen, Walden Records 306.W307, with Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2022

Mary Mulligan and Bud Freeman, side 2

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1955-03-28
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2023

The Italian Sessions, Chet Baker, RCA Bluebird 2001-4-RB

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2024

The Best of Count Basie: Original Recordings that made him famous, MGM Records

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2025

Connee Boswell Sings the Golden Era of Irving Berlin, Design Records DLP68, Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1958-07-18
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2026

French Spoken Here, ICI on Parle Francis, The Platters, Great Hits Through the Years, side 2

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2027

Here We Go: Traditional American Children's Songs, Studiomedia, Evanston, Illinois

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1990-10
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2028

Ruby Braff and His Men: Eason Now, RCA Victor LSP 1966, with Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1958-08-11 – 1958-08-19
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2029

Eddie Condon Is Uptown Now!, MGM Records E3651, side 2

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1958-02-11 – 1958-02-12
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2030

The Brooklyn Four Plus One

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2031

Steven Scott Presents Nat Brooks and the Haifa Brass, Ole-Oyvay, Carol Records LPC 101, Leonard Gaskin on bass, side 1

Collection Creator:
Gaskin, Mary  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 68
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1966-06-02, 1966-06-29, 1966-07-14
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, 1923-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Leonard Gaskin Papers / Series 7: Performance and Publicity Materials / 7.4: Audiotapes of Performances, Educational Programs, and Interviews, 1936-2002 / 7.4.2: Commercial Recordings, 1947-1993
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0900-ref2032

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