Grammy Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

Grammy Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

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This award was presented to Ella Fitzgerald by The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), in 1958. It is a medium-brown stained wood base with a gold-tone gramophone on top and engraved metal plate. Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald received this Grammy for either Best Vocal Performance, Female for the album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book, or Best Jazz Performance, Individual for the album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book. The metal plate is engraved:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING
ARTS & SCIENCES – 1958

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
award
presentation date
1958
recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
presenter
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.8 cm x 11.8 cm x 17 cm; 4 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 6 11/16 in
overall: 6 5/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 5 in; 16.03375 cm x 11.7475 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1996.0342.041
accession number
1996.0342
catalog number
1996.0342.041
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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