By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Dennis Askey Collection, 1949-2005|
|Primary Creator:||Askey, Dennis (1919-2009)|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe collection consists of three boxes, and contains various discographies of Duke Ellington (including four copies of Askey's own work), ten years of the Duke Ellington Music Society Bulletin, materials from record clubs, VHS and Beta tapes, CDs, and film reels. The film reels include content related to jazz, and to Askey's work as a foreign service officer, with content from China and Afghanistan.
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|Finding Aid Revision History:||Item-level description of Box 3 added August 12, 2019.|
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Descriptions for this box rely heavily on Laura Treat's notes from digitizing the reels in 2015 and 2016.Barcode: 714965
Digitized as 06-073-003-001. 1 film (07 min., 45 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. Film stock was produced in 1960 and processed in May 1961.
Item 2: Home movies: Afghanistan, jazz exhibit, Boy Scouts, dance event, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, 1959-1962Digitized as 06-073-003-002. 1 film (11 min., 32 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. Multiple segments of home movies. The fifth segment has a large section of underexposed film and also has sustained some water damage which affects image quality. Early segments may have been shot in Afghanistan and show women working on textiles and children seeing doctor. Other segments show a jazz exhibit at a museum and African American Boy Scouts (troops 508, Washington D.C., and 557)
Digitized as 06-073-003-003. 1 film (15 min., 39 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. 3 segments of home movies and one commercial film produced by Blackhawk Films, Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives (James M. Morley, photographer). The majority of the film appears to have been shot in the middle east, likely Afghanistan given Askey's travels. Large portions of the film are underexposed with little or no apparent image.
Digtized as 06-073-003-004. 1 film (12 min., 17 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. 6 segments of home movies including footage of what may be Afghanistan and a political rally or protest.
Digitized as 06-073-003-005. 1 film (43 min., 31 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. This item was affected by significant water damage, and consists of home movies.
Item 6: Four musical short films: I Can't Give You Anything But Love (featuring Hilda Rogers), Swamp Girl; Solitude; Angel Eyes, 1949, 1954, 1952, 1952Digitized as 06-073-003-006. 1 film (13 min., 35 sec.) : sd., b&w. ; 16 mm. This item was affected by water damage.
Digitized as 06-073-003-007. 1 film (29 min., 06 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. The film can is labeled with a sticker reading "Century 21 Exposition Seattle World's Fair 1962," but the footage is largely or entirely from the First International Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.
Digitized as 06-073-003-008. 1 film (36 min., 21 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.