Big Horn Jazz Festival Button

Big Horn Jazz Festival Button

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This button is from the Big Horn Jazz Festival. It is made of yellow paper with black and red ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

I WAS THERE!
BIG HORN JAZZ FESTIVAL
TRIBUTE TO WILD BILL DAVIDSON
February 23, 24, 25, 1990

Big Horn Jazz Festival, an annual swing, dixieland, and traditional jazz party was first held on Memorial Day, 1970, at a club named Big Horn in Ivanhoe, Illinois. After the first jazz party, the event was presented at various venues and dates outside of Chicago.

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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1990
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; x.635 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in;.635 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.045
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.045
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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National Museum of American History
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