AAAL Certificate, presented to Benny Carter

AAAL Certificate, presented to Benny Carter

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This certificate was presented to Benny Carter by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 1996. It is a printed paper certificate in a gold-tone metal frame. The certificate is printed:

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY
OF ARTS AND LETTERS
In recognition of creative achievement in the arts
Bennett L. Carter
was elected to
Academy Membership
New York – 1996
[signature of AAAL President] [signature of AAAL Secretary]

Benny Carter, born in New York City in 1907, was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader who made a significant contribution to jazz throughout his seventy year career. He has received two Grammy Awards, and in 1986 was granted the NEA Jazz Masters award by The National Endowment for the Arts. Carter died in 2003 at the age of 95.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
certificate
presentation date
1996
recipient
Carter, Benny
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 28.575 cm x 36.195 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
2007.0013.04
accession number
2007.0013
catalog number
2007.0013.04
Credit Line
Gift of Hilma Carter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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