Peninsula Jazz Party Button


This button is from the Peninsula Jazz Party in Palo Alto, California, in 1988. It has a pink background with black printing covered with a clear film, on a round two-piece metal button with a pin back. These buttons were used for all Jazz Party goers as admission tickets. The button is printed:


Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.

Date Made: 1988

User: Levin, Floyd

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Palo Alto

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucille Levin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.3086.035Nonaccession Number: 2011.3086Catalog Number: 2011.3086.035

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; x .635 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_1419798

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