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Guide to the Johnny Wittwer Papers, 1959
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Correspondence 1959

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains two letters written to Johnny Wittwer written by Nesuhi Ertegun and Kenneth Patchen.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
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Kenneth Patchen to Wittwer reporting on session with Charles Mingus in New York, and noting other possible performances Mar 26, 1959

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Nesuhi Ertegun of Atlantic Recording Corp. NY, with advice to Wittwer on performance with Patchen Feb 24, 1959

box 1

Manuscripts 1959

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains performance guides and notes to a Poetry and Jazz session, performed by Kenneth Patchen and 'New Bed of Roses Chamber Jazz Group' in Seattle, February 27-28, 1959.
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Performance guide (4 p.); cues, key changes, musical notations by Wittwer Feb 27-28, 1959

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Set of note cards (5"x3", 9 p.); contains hand written notes by both Patchen and Wittwer Feb 27-28, 1959

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Two oversized cardboard sheets Feb 27-28, 1959

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Photograph 1959

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

One 5x7 black and white photograph.
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[Johnny Wittwer (on the left) with a friend holding a "Poetry & Jazz: Kenneth Patchen" poster with empty pockets in Seattle] 1959