Guide to the Mimi Melnick Collection, 1938-2013

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Mimi Melnick Collection
Dates: 1938-2013
Identification: URB/MCM
Creator: Melnick, Mimi, 1935-2013
Physical Description: 16.82 linear feet
Alternate Extent Statement: 5.28 GB Digital Files
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Mimi Melnick Collection documents the personal and professional life of native Angeleno Miriam (Mimi) Clar Melnick, Jazz critic, Jazz pianist, and patron of Jazz musicians, whose activities played an influential role in the development of Jazz in the Los Angeles region between 1958 and 2010. The Collection also includes materials related to Melnick's family relationships and friendships, educational pursuits, her work as an author and editor, and her involvement in the preservation of urban industrial art.

Biographical Information:

Mimi (Miriam) Clar was born in Hollywood, California on December 25, 1935 to parents Charles and Reva (née Howitt). Her father was a fireplace merchant and her mother was a former dancer featured in the all-female tap dancing company, the San Francisco Beauties, produced by Fanchon and Marco from 1923-1933. The Clar family lived in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. As a young child, Mimi expressed an interest in music and began classical piano lessons. By her early teens, she had become fascinated with Jazz, and came under the tutelage of prominent music educator, Sam Saxe. Mimi Clar attended public schools, graduating from John Marshall High School in 1953.
Following high school, Mimi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in music, and as early as her freshman year, demonstrated superior skill in musical analysis and criticism. With encouragement from her instructors and notable Jazz journalist and editor, Charles Emge, Mimi began submitting articles and essays to various publications, including Musical Quarterly, Musical America, Vogue, Life, and Harper's. Mimi's acquaintance with conductor, music journalist, and UCLA lecturer, Albert Goldberg, represented a major turning point in her career. As the story is told, Mimi wrote a review of a Dixieland Jazz concert for one of Goldberg's classes, which was returned with a suggestion that she should focus her critical writing skills on "something serious." Mimi's response, "Jazz is serious," earned Goldberg's attention and respect, and later his recommendation for a position as music critic for the Los Angeles Times. She wrote regularly for the Times as a critic specializing in the coverage of jazz from 1958 to 1965, and published numerous articles in Western Folklore, Folklore International, and the Jazz Review.
Mimi Clar graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Music in 1960. She married Robert "Bob" Allan Melnick in Los Angeles on July 26, 1962. Bob Melnick, also a graduate of UCLA (1952), was an electronics engineer with a passion for photography. The couple settled in West Los Angeles. The Melnicks had a love of urban industrial art and began to collect a variety of pieces, with a particular interest in manhole covers. In 1974, the couple published Manhole Covers of Los Angeles, a limited edition pictorial published by Dawson’s Book Shop. Soon after publication, the Melnicks began their research to document the history and artistry of manhole covers across the United States, photographing nearly three-hundred covers over a ten year period.
Following her husband's death in 1982, Mimi relocated to Encino. Over the next ten years Mimi moved forward with the project, compiling her husband’s photographs and her text, which culminated in Manhole Covers, published by MIT Press in 1994. A year later, Mimi successfully petitioned the Los Angeles City Council to preserve sixteen manhole covers as historical artifacts, ensuring that city agencies would preserve and protect the covers during street maintenance or urban renewal. Following the death of her mother in 1997, Mimi discovered Reva's memoirs and began a lengthy editing process that would result in the publication of Lollipop: Vaudeville Turns with a Fanchon and Marco Dancer in 2002.
Along with writing projects and other interests, Mimi continued to play piano and her love for Jazz never wavered. In February 1996, she established a series of concerts dubbed the Double M Jazz Salon, staged at her home in the Encino hills, featuring both well-known and local Jazz artists. Audiences for Jazz Salons were by invitation only with limited seating, and all proceeds directly benefited the performers. For nearly two decades, the concerts drew the attention of Jazz musicians, critics, students, and Jazz historians, all of whom vied for a seat and the chance to experience the energy and intimacy of the Double M Jazz Salon. Mimi Melnick passed away on June 14, 2013 following heart surgery.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Ephemera
Paper records
Photographic material
Publications
Scrapbooks
Video recordings

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Holli Teltoe, 2017

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for some unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Personal Files, 1938-2012
Series II: Professional Files, 1948-2013

Scope and Contents

The Mimi Melnick Collection documents her personal and professional life, most significantly her influence over the emergence of Jazz as a legitimate area of academic study as well as her role in the development and promotion of Jazz in the Los Angeles region between 1958 and 2010. Notable individuals represented in the collection include Jazz musicians Horace Tapscott, Charles Owens, Roberto Miguel Miranda, Jesse Sharps, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins, and Walter Norris. Highlights in the collection include Melnick's published and unpublished reviews and essays on Jazz, her patronage of Jazz musicians in Los Angeles, and her work to preserve manhole covers as an urban art form. The collection is divided into two series, Series I, Personal Files (1938-2012), and Series II, Professional Files (1948-2013).
Series I, Personal Files, documents Mimi Melnick's life experiences from childhood through adulthood, including her family relationships and friendships, musical interests, and educational pursuits. Diaries span nearly fifty years, beginning at age ten. Correspondence from Melnick consists of letters of reference, congratulations, sympathy, thank you notes, and fan letters to musicians, dancers, and writers. Correspondence to Melnick includes greeting cards, announcements and invitations, congratulatory wishes, responses from fan mail, and personal letters. Also included are event programs, other materials related to Melnick's personal activities and interests, and a small number of personal photographs. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject or title.
Series II, Professional Files, documents Mimi Melnick's work as an author, musician, and patron of the Jazz community. Correspondence includes query letters to publishers, letters of interest to potential employers, research inquiries, administrative letters, and proposals for writing, music, and civic projects. Also included are research files and writings, publications and musical scores authored by Mimi Melnick and colleagues, articles by and about Mimi Melnick, Double M Jazz Salon flyers, signed and unsigned photographs of Jazz artists, and photographs, video, and audio of Double M Jazz Salons. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject or title.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Personal Files, 1938-2012

Box 1, Folder 1

Autograph Books, 1944-1947

Box 1, Folder 2

Center Theatre Group, Performing Arts Program, Zoot Suit, September 1978

Box 1, Folder 3

Civic Organizations, 1967, 1972, 1982, 2006

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1956-2012

Box 1, Folder 5

Diary, 1945-1949

Box 1, Folder 6

Diary, 1950

Box 1, Folder 7

Diary, 1951

Box 1, Folder 8

Diary, 1952

Box 1, Folder 9

Diary, 1953

Box 1, Folder 10

Diary, 1954

Box 2, Folder 1

Diary, 1955

Box 2, Folder 2

Diaries, 1958-1967

Box 2, Folder 3

Diaries, 1971-1984

Box 2, Folder 4

Diaries, 1974-1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Diaries, 1980-1990

Box 2, Folder 6

Diaries, 1984-2002

Box 2, Folder 7

Diaries, 1990-1993

Box 2, Folder 8

Education Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 2, Folder 9

Events, 1958, 1997, 2002, 2007

Box 2, Folder 10

Filming and Acting, 1981, 2002

Box 2, Folder 11

Folklore

Box 2, Folder 12

General Correspondence, 1954-1956

Box 2, Folder 13

General Correspondence, 1956-1959

Box 2, Folder 14

General Correspondence, 1960

Box 3, Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1961

Box 3, Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1962-1969

Box 3, Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1972-1979

Box 3, Folder 4

General Correspondence, 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 5

General Correspondence, 1982-1986

Box 3, Folder 6

General Correspondence, 1987-1989

Box 3, Folder 7

General Correspondence, 1990-1991

Box 3, Folder 8

General Correspondence, 1992-1997

Box 3, Folder 9

General Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 3, Folder 10

General Correspondence, 2000-2001

Box 4, Folder 1

General Correspondence, 2002-2003

Box 4, Folder 2

General Correspondence, 2004-2005

Box 4, Folder 3

General Correspondence, 2006

Box 4, Folder 4

General Correspondence, 2007

Box 4, Folder 5

General Correspondence, 2008

Box 4, Folder 6

General Correspondence, 2009-2010

Box 4, Folder 7

General Correspondence, 2011-2012

Box 4, Folder 8

General Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 9

General Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 10

General Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 11

General Interest Articles, 1943-1944, 1956, 1982

Box 5, Folder 1

Goodie Williams, 2001-2009

Box 5, Folder 2

John Marshall High School Reunion, 1993, 2003

Box 5, Folder 3

John Marshall High School Yearbook, 1953

Box 5, Folder 4

Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar Melnick

Box 5, Folder 5

Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar Melnick

Box 5, Folder 6

Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar Melnick

Box 5, Folder 7

Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar Melnick

Box 5, Folder 8

Lecture Notes

Box 5, Folder 9

Left Brain Dialogues Center Workshops, 1980-1989

Box 5, Folder 10

Music Lesson Book, 1938

Box 5, Folder 11

Music Lesson Book, 1944

Box 5, Folder 12

Music Lessons and Notes, 1990-1998

Box 5, Folder 13

Personal Jazz Experiences, 1947-1987

Box 6, Folder 1

Personal Jazz Experiences, 1988-2012

Box 6, Folder 2

Playboy Jazz Festival Program, June 2006

Box 6, Folder 3

School Notebook, 1938

Box 6, Folder 4

School Notebooks, 1985

Box 6, Folder 5

School Papers, 1956-1957

Box 6, Folder 6

The Second Line, v.7 no.9-10, v.9 no.9-10, v.11 no.9-12, v.13 no.1-2, 1956, 1959, 1961-1962

Box 6, Folder 7

Silveto Productions Correspondence, 1981-1990

Box 6, Folder 8

Ski Hi Ranch Correspondence, 1976-1979

Box 6, Folder 9

Time, 1964 February 28

Box 6, Folder 10

Travel Diaries, Robert Melnick, 1964-1975

Box 6, Folder 11

UCLA Music Papers, 1953, 1956-1959, 1964

Box 6, Folder 12

UCLA Music Papers, 1953, 1956-1959, 1964

Box 6, Folder 13

World Stage Performance Gallery Programs, 2005-2006

Box 6, Folder 14

World Stage Performance Gallery Programs, 2007-2009

Box 13, Folder 1

Aptitude Tests, May-June 1985

Box 13, Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, 1959, 1962, 1992, 2009

Box 13, Folder 3

Thiel's Oriental Art Brochure

Box 14, Folder 1

"Castles of the Sea," by Irene Rodgers

Box 14, Folder 2

"Clair De Lune," by Claude Debussy

Box 14, Folder 3

"Dance of the Dwarfs," by Michael Aaron

Box 14, Folder 4

"Dancing with My Shadow," by Berenice Benson Bentley

Box 14, Folder 5

"Passacaglia from the Seventh Suite," by George Frederick Handel, 1942

Box 14, Folder 6

"Scotch Poem," by Edward Mac Dowell

Box 14, Folder 7

"The Wood Nymph's Harp," by Florence P. Rea

Box 19, Item 1

Scrapbook, 1949-1962, 1981-2009

Box 20, Folder 1

Home and Family, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1997 June 1, Fall 2000

 

Series II: Professional Files, 1948-2013

Box 6, Folder 15

American Anthropologist, v.61 no.6, December 1959

Box 6, Folder 16

BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, March 1965

Box 6, Folder 17

BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, Summer 1969

Box 7, Folder 1

Carney, James, Media Kit, 1994-1999

Box 7, Folder 2

Contacts

Box 7, Folder 3

Contacts

Box 7, Folder 4

Contacts

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012

Box 7, Folder 6

Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012

Box 7, Folder 7

Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012

Box 7, Folder 8

"Dawson's Book Shop: Publisher of Western Americana and Patron of the Book Arts," by Russell Arthur Roberts

Box 7, Folder 9

Ellington, Duke, 1959, 1999-2000

Box 7, Folder 10

The Friends of Horace Tapscott Steering Committee, 2008, 2012

Box 7, Folder 11

"The Gathering, Leimert Park: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz," by Mimi Melnick, 2002, 2005, 2007

Box 7, Folder 12

General Correspondence, 1955-1994, 2010

Box 7, Folder 13

Grant Application, 1990-1991

Box 7, Folder 14

"I Can Peep Through Muddy Water and Spy Dry Land" and "Boasts in the Blues," by Mimi Clar Melnick, 1967

Box 7, Folder 15

Jazz Articles by Various Writers, 1955-2007

Box 7, Folder 16

Jazz Artists, Internet Research, 1985, 2002-2012

Box 8, Folder 1

Jazz Artists, Magazine Clippings, 1956, 1980-1985, 1997-1999, 2001

Box 8, Folder 2

"Jazz at Home," by Howard Morehead, 1999 June 21

Box 8, Folder 3

Jazz Events/Musician Info, 1988, 1996-2012

Box 8, Folder 4

Jazz Lectures, 1954

Box 8, Folder 5

Jazz Research Correspondence, 1983

Box 8, Folder 6

The Jazz Review," The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz I," by Mimi Clar, November 1958

Box 8, Folder 7

The Jazz Review," The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz II," by Mimi Clar, December 1958

Box 8, Folder 8

The Jazz Review," Errol Garner," "The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz Melody," "Ray Charles," and "Gospel Singing," by Mimi Clar, January 1959

Box 8, Folder 9

The Jazz Review," The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz," "Ray Charles," "George Lewis," "Warne Marsh," "Sy Oliver," and "Joe Turner," by Mimi Clar, February 1959

Box 8, Folder 10

The Jazz Review," The Style of Duke Ellington," "John Coltrane," "Miles Davis," and "Red Garland," by Mimi Clar, April 1959

Box 8, Folder 11

The Jazz Review," Billy Holiday," "Gospel Singers," and "Langston Hughes, The First Book of Jazz," by Mimi Clar, May 1959

Box 8, Folder 12

The Jazz Review," Artie Shaw," "Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, and Joe Turner," and "Gospel Singers," by Mimi Clar, July 1959

Box 8, Folder 13

The Jazz Review," Lil Armstrong," "The Gospel Clefs," "The Roberta Martin Singers," and "Knob: Jazz Twenty-Four Hours A Day," by Mimi Clar, August 1959

Box 8, Folder 14

The Jazz Review, September 1959

Box 8, Folder 15

The Jazz Review, October 1959

Box 8, Folder 16

The Jazz Review," Birdland," "Elizabeth Cotten," and "The Dixie Hummingbirds," by Mimi Clar, November 1959

Box 8, Folder 17

The Jazz Review, December 1959

Box 8, Folder 18

The Jazz Review, January 1960

Box 8, Folder 19

The Jazz Review," George Shearing," and "Chris Connors, Dakota Stanton, and Annie Ross," by Mimi Clar, May 1960

Box 8, Folder 20

The Jazz Review, "Lambert-Hendricks-Ross," and "Stan Kenton," by Mimi Clar, June 1960

Box 8, Folder 21

The Jazz Review, "Billy Taylor," by Mimi Clar, August 1960

Box 8, Folder 22

The Jazz Review, "Jimmy Rodgers and Ray Charles," by Mimi Clar, November 1960

Box 8, Folder 23

Jazz Review Correspondence, 1959-1965

Box 8, Folder 24

Jazz Reviews by Various Writers, 1958-1960, 1966, 2011

Box 8, Folder 25

Jazz Salon Articles, 2007, 2011

Box 8, Folder 26

Jazz Salon Artists, Thank-You Notes, 1996-2012

Box 9, Folder 1

Jazz Salons Correspondence, 1987-1996

Box 9, Folder 2

Jazz Salons Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 9, Folder 3

Jazz Salons Correspondence, 2000-2009

Box 9, Folder 4

Jazz Salons Correspondence, 2010-2012

Box 9, Folder 5

Jazz Salon Flyers, 1995-2012

Box 9, Folder 6

Jazz Salon Maps and Directions

Box 9, Folder 7

Jazz Salon Notes

Box 9, Folder 8

Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 1996-2000

Box 9, Folder 9

Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2001-2005

Box 9, Folder 10

Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2006-2009

Box 9, Folder 11

Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2012-2012

Box 9, Folder 12

Keyboard, October 1981, July 1982

Box 9, Folder 13

Land, Harold C., Media Kit

Box 9, Folder 14

Lee, Michael H., Media Kit, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998

Box 9, Folder 15

Lollipop: Vaudeville Turns with a Fanchon and Marco Dancer, Notes and Correspondence, 2001

Box 9, Folder 16

Los Angeles Times Administrative Correspondence, 1959-1964

Box 9, Folder 17

Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1958-1960

Box 10, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1961-1962

Box 10, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1963

Box 10, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1964-1965

Box 10, Folder 4

Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1988

Box 10, Folder 5

Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1991-2001

Box 10, Folder 6

Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, October 1973-October 1984

Box 10, Folder 7

Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, November 1984-1990

Box 10, Folder 8

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1984-1988

Box 10, Folder 9

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1989-1994

Box 10, Folder 10

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1995-2004

Box 10, Folder 11

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1982-1984

Box 10, Folder 12

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1985

Box 11, Folder 1

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1986-1993

Box 11, Folder 2

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Submission Responses, 1974-1986

Box 11, Folder 3

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1974-1982

Box 11, Folder 4

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1984

Box 11, Folder 5

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1985-1989

Box 11, Folder 6

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1990-1994

Box 11, Folder 7

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1995

Box 11, Folder 8

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1996-1999

Box 11, Folder 9

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 2000-2003

Box 11, Folder 10

Manhole Covers Interviews and Writing Notes, 1973-1986

Box 11, Folder 11

Manhole Covers Lectures Correspondence, 1975-1986

Box 11, Folder 12

Manhole Covers, Press Reviews, 1994-2003

Box 12, Folder 1

Manhole Covers Research Correspondence, 1973-1994

Box 12, Folder 2

McPhee, Joe, Media Kit, 1998-1999

Box 12, Folder 3

Miranda, Roberto, Promotion and Research, 1988-2003

Box 12, Folder 4

Miranda, Roberto, Sheet Music

Box 12, Folder 5

MIT Press Current Research, 1992-1993

Box 12, Folder 6

MIT Press Current Research, 1992-1993

Box 12, Folder 7

Owens, Charlie, 1997-2013

Box 12, Folder 8

Resumes and Biographical Information

Box 12, Folder 9

Reviews and Liner Notes, 1958-1960

Box 12, Folder 10

Sheet Music by Various Artists, 1978, 2006-2011

Box 12, Folder 11

Union of God's Musicians and Artist Ascension, 1993-2011

Box 12, Folder 12

Ventura Blvd: Where We Live," Magic in the Night," August-September 2011

Box 12, Folder 13

Western Folklore Correspondence, 1958-1964

Box 12, Folder 14

The World Stage Performance Gallery Presents, "Mimi Melnick, An Oral History Interview," 2009 October 23

Box 12, Folder 15

Writer's Guild of America Registrations, 1958-1959

Box 13, Folder 4

Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012

Box 13, Folder 5

Ellington, Duke

Box 13, Folder 6

Jazz Articles by Various Writers, 1980-1981, 1989-1999, 2005-2010

Box 13, Folder 7

Jazz Posters, 2002

Box 13, Folder 8

Liner Notes, 1959, 1979

Box 13, Folder 9

Los Angeles Times, Administrative Files, 1961

Box 13, Folder 10

Los Angeles Times, Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar

Box 13, Folder 11

Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1988

Box 13, Folder 12

Manhole Covers, Articles in Star Magazine, 1986 November 11

Box 13, Folder 13

Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, November 1984-1990

Box 13, Folder 14

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1989-1994

Box 13, Folder 15

Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1986-1993

Box 13, Folder 16

Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1985-1989

Box 13, Folder 17

"The Manhole Cover in the Street," Reader's Guide to Los Angeles, 1984 September 28

Box 13, Folder 18

New Statesman: The Weekend Review, 1959 April 11

Box 14, Folder 8

Jazz and Blues, Playalong Solos for Clarinet

Box 14, Folder 9

Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar Melnick

Box 14, Folder 10

Music Book

Box 14, Folder 11

Sheet Music, Arrangement by Sam Saxe

Box 14, Folder 12

Sheet Music by Andre Revin

Box 14, Folder 13

Sheet Music by Art Tatum

Box 14, Folder 14

Sheet Music by Barclay Allen

Box 14, Folder 15

Sheet Music by Billy Eckstine

Box 14, Folder 16

Sheet Music by Billy Taylor, 1954, 1959

Box 14, Folder 17

Sheet Music by Bud Powell

Box 14, Folder 18

Sheet Music by Charlie Parker, 1948

Box 14, Folder 19

Sheet Music by Dave Brubeck, 1951 October 31

Box 14, Folder 20

Sheet Music by Dizzy Gillespie, 1948, 1950, 1955

Box 14, Folder 21

Sheet Music by Earl Hines

Box 14, Folder 22

Sheet Music by Ellington, 1954 May 7

Box 14, Folder 23

Sheet Music by Ellis Larkin, 1952, 1954

Box 15, Folder 1

Sheet Music by Errol Garner

Box 15, Folder 2

Sheet Music by Frank Culley, 1950 June 6

Box 15, Folder 3

Sheet Music by George Shearing, 1949-1954

Box 15, Folder 4

Sheet Music by Hadda Brooks

Box 15, Folder 5

Sheet Music by Hampton Hawes, 1952-1955

Box 15, Folder 6

Sheet Music by Horace Silver, 1954-1956

Box 15, Folder 7

Sheet Music by Jerry Wiggins

Box 15, Folder 8

Sheet Music by Joeff Clarkson

Box 15, Folder 9

Sheet Music by John Williams, 1955-1956

Box 15, Folder 10

Sheet Music by Kenny Drew, 1955 November 20

Box 15, Folder 11

Sheet Music by Mel Powell

Box 15, Folder 12

Sheet Music by Nat Cole

Box 15, Folder 13

Sheet Music by Oscar Peterson, 1953-1955

Box 15, Folder 14

Sheet Music by Pete Johnson

Box 15, Folder 15

Sheet Music by Pete Jolly

Box 15, Folder 16

Sheet Music by Russ Freeman, 1953, 1955

Box 15, Folder 17

Sheet Music by Sam Saxe, 1948-1954

Box 15, Folder 18

Sheet Music, Jazz Standards, Lead Sheets

Box 15, Folder 19

Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam Saxe

Box 15, Folder 20

Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam Saxe

Box 15, Folder 21

Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam Saxe

Box 16, Folder 1

A Collection of Thirty-Three Favorite Compositions for the Piano by Frederic Chopin, v. 39, 1916

Box 16, Folder 2

Complete Works for the Piano: Book Nine Preludes by Frederic Chopin, v.34, 1915

Box 16, Folder 3

Dizzy Fingers by Zez Confrey

Box 16, Folder 4

Entertainer's Rag by Jay Roberts

Box 16, Folder 5

Holiday for Strings by David Rose, 1943

Box 16, Folder 6

Jazz Hanon by Leo Alfassy, 1980

Box 16, Folder 7

Little Rock Getaway by Joe Sullivan, 1939

Box 16, Folder 8

Maple Leaf Rag Piano Solo by Scott Joplin

Box 16, Folder 9

Novelty Piano Solos by Zez Confrey, 1927-1933

Box 16, Folder 10

Original Piano Conceptions by Fats Waller, 1920-1948

Box 16, Folder 11

Piano Variations by Aaron Copland, 1932

Box 16, Folder 12

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

Box 16, Folder 13

Sixteen Selected Etudes from Opus 100 with Preparatory Exercises by Friedrick Burgmuller, 1930

Box 16, Folder 14

Various Scores by Thelonious Monk

Box 16, Folder 15

The Virtuoso Pianist by C. L. Hanon

Box 17, Item 1

Research Card File, Jazz and Folk Music Themes

Box 18, Item 1

Scrapbook, Jazz Artists

Box 20, Folder 2

Ark Jazz Salon, Photographic Prints and Negatives, July 2000

Box 20, Folder 3

Ark Jazz Salon, Photographic Prints and Negatives, July 2000

Box 20, Folder 4

Central Avenue Sounds Party, Photographic Prints, 1998 March 1

Box 20, Folder 5

Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 6

Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 7

Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 8

Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 9

Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 10

Jazz Musicians, Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 11

Jazz Musicians, Photographic Portraits

Box 20, Folder 12

Jazz Musicians, Photographic Portraits

Box 21, Folder 1

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1996 July 14, 1996 December 12

Box 21, Folder 2

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1997 March 9

Box 21, Folder 3

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1998 February 1, 1998 July 12

Box 21, Folder 4

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1999 August 8,15

Box 21, Folder 5

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 23 July 2000

Box 21, Folder 6

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 2001, 2002, 2005

Box 21, Folder 7

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints

Box 21, Folder 8

Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 2001 June 10

Box 21, Folder 9

Jazz Salons, Tapscott Party Photographic Prints, 1987 August 21

Box 21, Folder 10

World Stage, Photographic Prints, 2008 April 11

Box 22, Item 1

Jazz Musicians Photographs

Box 23, Item 1

Billy Childs at Jazz Salon (VHS), 2000 October 22

Box 23, Item 2

Billy Higgins, Salon (VHS), 1997 March 2

Box 23, Item 3

Billy Higgins, Salon, Encino House Party (VHS), 1997 March 2

Box 23, Item 4

Blue Note (VHS)

Box 23, Item 5

Bravo-Monk, Little Jimmy Scot (VHS)

Box 23, Item 6

Charles Owens Salon (VHS)

Box 23, Item 7

Horace Tapscott, Berlin (VHS)

Box 23, Item 8

Horace T. M. Session (VHS)

Box 23, Item 9

In Studio (KCOP), KABC-TV (VHS), 1984-1985

Box 23, Item 10

Jazz and Poetry in Motion, A Tribute to Mr. Horace Tapscott, Copy 2-Mimi (VHS), 1999 February 6

Box 23, Item 11

Mimi (VHS)

Box 23, Item 12

Mimi Melnick, Dub of Edited Master (VHS), 1986 December 23

Box 23, Item 13

Monk, Straight No Chaser, Gavilian, Dr. Quinn (VHS)

Box 23, Item 14

Mucho Media, Dub (VHS), March 1995

Box 23, Item 15

Walter Norris Trio (VHS), 1994 September 2-3

Box 23, Item 16

Walter Norris, Pianist (VHS), 1994 September 9

Box 24, Item 1

Trophy, Your Town's Talent KTTV, Mimi Clar, 1962 November 6

Box 25, Item 1

Olivetti Typewriter

Digital Box 26, Folder 1

Caravan, Un Poco Combo, Atonal, Slow Dahoud, Atonal Blues, Dahoud Experience, Free Combo (audio file), 1990 July 27

Digital Box 26, Folder 2

Erroll Garner, Other Voices (audio file)

Digital Box 26, Folder 3

Meditation in A, Free Ballad, Desert Bow, Mimi & Roberto, Juke Box Boogie, St Michael, Faith, Honky Tonk Train (audio file), 1990 November 14

Digital Box 26, Folder 4

Mimi Matthews, The Lady of Jazz (audio file)

Digital Box 26, Folder 5

R M Bossa Nova, R M Home (audio file), 1990 November 26, 28

Digital Box 26, Folder 6

R M, Timekeeping, Free B, Up Tempo Free & Ballad, Free, Family Line (audio file), 1990 October 2-3

Digital Box 26, Folder 7

Roberto Mimi-Blues, St. Michael, Comping, Congas (audio file), 1990 April 3, 10

Digital Box 26, Folder 8

The Gathering-Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz (video file), 2005, 2009

Flat File Cabinet 4, Folder 1

Ellington, Duke

Flat File Cabinet 4, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times, Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1959 September 14