ASCAP Certificate, presented to Benny Carter

ASCAP Certificate, presented to Benny Carter

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This certificate was presented to Benny Carter by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), in 1942. It is a printed and hand-written paper certificate in a medium-brown stained wood frame. The certificate is printed:

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
COMPOSERS – AVTHORS
AND – PVBLISHERS
THIS CERTIFIES THAT ON - May 28, 1942
Benny Carter
WAS - DVLY - ELECTED - TO – MEMBERSHIP
[signature of ASCAP President ] [signature of ASCAP 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
1942
recipient
Carter, Benny
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 3/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 32.385 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
2007.0013.05
accession number
2007.0013
catalog number
2007.0013.05
Credit Line
Gift of Hilma Carter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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