Some of the significant jazz collections at UCLA.
1. Chaves Collection of Jazz Books. An extensive collection of books on all aspects of jazz, even fiction and pictorial works. Find these in the UCLA Library Catalog by using a Call Number Search and enter "Chaves" in the Search Box. (These box have to be used in the Performing Arts Special Collections).
2. Green (Bill) Jazz Collection 1950-1996. Performing Arts Special Collections. This collection documents the musical legacy of the saxophone player Bill Green. Rich in Fake Books (real, unpublished fake books).
3. Weber (Mark) Jazz Collection 1970-2005
.Performing Arts Special Collections. The collection consists of photographs taken by Mark Weber relating to the experimental jazz musicians during the 1970's - 1990's, predominant focus on photos taken in Los Angeles from 1976-1985. Also included are notes, clippings, interview transcripts, correspondence, programs, flyers ... Read More
4. Morehead (Howard) Papers 1945-2003. Performing Arts Special Collections. Howard Morehead was a highly regarded Los Angeles still and video news photographer. Over the course of his career, he photographed many of the important jazz musicians of his time, including Ray Charles (album covers), Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Billie ... Read More
5. Tapscott (Horace) Jazz Collection 1960-2002. Performing Arts Special Collections. The collection consists of sound recordings, musical compositions and arrangements of Horace Tapscott and other composers, and the performances of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension. The collection is in the midst ... Read More
7. Dolphy (Eric) transcriptions. Performing Arts Special Collections. This collection consists of transcriptions by Andrew White of sound recordings
8. Parker (Charlie) Transcriptions Collection. Performing Arts Special Collections. This collection consists of transcriptions by Andrew White of sound recordings of saxophone solos.
9. Manne (Shelly) Collection. Performing Arts Special Collections. This collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, jazz magazines and journals, drumming method books, sheet music, books, tour itineraries, programs and fliers
10. Fitzgerald (Ella) Collection of photographs and music 1920-1996
. Performing Arts Special Collections. This collection consists of photographs, music sheets, folios, and ozalid copies.
11. Van Heusen (Jimmy) Collection of Musical Works and Papers 1920-1991
. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Collection consists of published sheet music and manuscripts, popular LPs of Van Heusen's and other's songs, and reel-to-reel tapes of LPs as well as home recordings. Includes personal papers, correspondence with Johnny Burke, Sammy Cahn, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra, ... Read More