Ella Fitzgerald Collection

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Ella Fitzgerald Collection


  • 1996 (Creation)


One file folder, consisting of one item; 0.1 linear feet

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was born in Newport News, Virginia, to William and Temperance Fitzgerald. She was first discovered in an amateur contest and became the first African-American woman to win a GRAMMY, eventually winning 13 total. Known as the “First lady of song,” she sold millions of albums throughout her singing career.

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Scope and content

The memorial service program for Ella Fitzgerald dated June 20, 1996.

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Collection consists of one item in one folder.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Great American Songbook Foundation. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the GASF Library & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of GASF as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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  • English

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Custodial history

Collection donated by Michael Feinstein, June 2017.

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  • Citation: Ella Fitzgerald, MSS 090, Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Archivist's note

Processing completed by Elisabeth Hedges, December 2023.

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