Fresno Dixieland Society Mardi Gras Button

Fresno Dixieland Society Mardi Gras Button

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This button is from The Fresno Dixieland Society Mardi Gras festival in Fresno, California, in 1994. It is a made of yellow paper with black printing covered with a clear film, on a round metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

Dixieland Society's
10th Annual

The Fresno Dixieland Society sponsors an annual weekend-long Mardi Gras festival with parades, performances, and dances featuring traditional jazz. The festival is held at several venues throughout Fresno.

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.

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Object Name
date made
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Fresno
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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