Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Sidney Bechet Centennial Celebration
MS 253

Date range: 1996-1997
Terms of access: Available to registered researchers by appointment.

The Sidney Bechet Centennial Celebration took place in May 1997 and celebrated the contributions of New Orleanian Sidney Bechet to Jazz Music. The mayor appointed a special City Commission to cordinate city governmental operations. In addition there was an esteemed Steering Committee and several host institutions: UNO Midlo Center, UNO Jazz Studies Division and the Cercle d'Etudes Afro-Americans af the University of Paris. The celebration includes concerts, receptions, and a two day conference.

The collection consists of material gathered primarily by Marc Cooper, Secretary and Executive Director of the Vieux Carre Commission.


Folder Number
Accommodations 1
Bronze Bust 2
Centennial Event Invitations 3
Centennial Conference 4
Centennial Conference Brochures and Flyers 5
Centennial Conference Program - English/French 6
Centennial Event Flyers and Brochures 7
Correspondence, 1996 8
Correspondence, 1996 9
Correspondence, 1997 10
Correspondence, 1997 11
Correspondence, 1997 12
Division of Economic Development Proposal 13
Florence Gould Grant Application 14
France and England 15
Grants 16
Jazz and Heritage Festival Commemorative Cachet 17
Letterhead 18
Magazines 19
Photographs 20
Sidney Bechet Conference - Paris 21
Souvenir Fans 22
Steering Committee 23
Workshop Advertisements 24

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