Preservation Hall Jazz Band Button

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Button

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This button is from a Preservation Hall Jazz Band concert at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) in Pasadena, California, in 1991. It is a made of red paper with black and red lettering covered with a clear film, on a round two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

CALTECH
public events
PRESERVATION
HALL
JAZZ BAND
FEBRUARY 9, 1991.

Preservation Hall is a world-renown jazz venue in the French Quarter of New Orleans with its resident musicians known as the Preservation Jazz Hall Band.

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
1991
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Pasadena
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.078
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.078
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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