Finding Aid for the Howard Morehead photographs and papers PASC-M.0142

Finding aid prepared by Doug Johnson, May, 2016; Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2 February 2017.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Howard Morehead photographs and papers
Creator: Morehead, Howard
Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0142
Identifier/Call Number: 1482
Physical Description: 10.8 Linear Feet (12 boxes, 4 shoe boxes, 6 flat boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1940-2002
Abstract: Howard Morehead was a photographer, broadcast news cameraman, and impresario. A native of Topeka, Kansas, he moved to Los Angeles after World War II and joined the staff of the Los Angeles Sentinel and did freelance work for a number of magazines. He also founded the Miss Bronze California beauty pageant as a reaction to the systematic discrimination faced by African American women. The collection consists predominantly of photographs of musicians and venues documenting the Los Angeles jazz scene from the mid-1950s through the 1990s. There are also a number of actors and politicians represented. There is a very large amount of glamour photography featuring models and beauty pageant contestants. Some personal and business papers are also present, as well as books, videotapes, and sound recordings from Morehead's personal collection.
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: English .

Conditions on Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audiovisual material requires production of listening copies.

Conditions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS DIGITAL/AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: This collection contains processed [digital/audiovisual] materials. All requests to access digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Morehead Photographs and Papers (Collection PASC-M 142). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5331551 

Acquisition Information

Gift of Howard Morehead, 2003.

Biography

Howard Morehead was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1926. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was assigned to Tuskegee Army Airfield, where he began training as a pilot in anticipation of joining the pioneering Tuskegee Airmen. The war ended before he saw combat, and after his discharge from the military he moved to Los Angeles.
After earning a degree in photography from Los Angeles City College, he joined the staff of the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper in 1950, and also freelanced for various magazines. Eventually he became the first West Coast staff photographer for Johnson Publishing Company, contributing stories and covers for Ebony and Jet. A fan of jazz music, Morehead photographed many of the important musicians of his time, as well as many actors and politicians.
His interest in glamour photography and his awareness of racial discrimination inspired him to found the Miss Bronze L.A. beauty contest in 1958, which soon expanded into the Miss Bronze California pageant, affording African American women the opportunity to compete. In 1970, Morehead became the first African American hired as a staff cameraman for a Los Angeles television station when he began working for KTLA. After a year, he moved to KABC, where he spent seventeen years as a cameraman before retiring.
Morehead continued to document the Los Angeles jazz scene throughout the 1990s. He died in July, 2003.

Scope and Content

The collection predominantly consists of photographs taken by Morehead, mostly of musicians and venues in Los Angeles from the mid-1950s through the 1990s. Subjects include Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many others. There are also a number of actors and politicians represented, including Diahann Carroll, Redd Foxx, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of the most important photographs from Morehead's early career exist only as a single image. For instance, there is one photograph of Dexter Gordon that Morehead clearly favored and replicated numerous times in different contexts. But there is no negative of that photograph and no other images from the photo session.
There are, however, voluminous examples of glamour photography, with thousands of negatives of would-be models and actresses posing in attitudes ranging from chaste portraiture to provocative nudity. Many of these photographs were related to the beauty contests organized by Morehead.
The collection also includes some personal and business papers, as well as books, videotapes, and sound recordings from his personal collection. Of particular interest in the papers is Morehead's correspondence with Playboy, which repeatedly rebuffed his attempts to sell photographs of women of color to the magazine. Also noteworthy are documents pertaining to Morehead's employment at KABC-TV, where he was reprimanded numerous times over the years, eventually prompting him to file a racial-discrimination lawsuit.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Photographs
  • Series 2. Business and personal papers
  • Series 3. Video cassettes
  • Series 4. Sound recordings
  • Series 5. Scrapbooks
  • Series 6. Books

From SCREAD

Other Administrative Information
Location: B425 ORION no. for paging: ORION catalog number: 5331551 No. boxes: 0 Date received: Processing status: In process. Staff notes: Gift agreement, signed by Howard Morehead on February 11, 2003 and Gordon Theil (for UCLA) on March 2, 2003; copy in Special Collections files under "Morehead, Howard". voyage record ID: 5331551
Categories: Jazz Formats: Photographs
Listed on MLSC website.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Photographs.
Beauty contests
Glamour photography
Musicians -- Photographs.
Jazz -- California -- Los Angeles.
Morehead, Howard -- Archives

 

Series 1. Photographs 525194 circa 1940-2002

Scope and Contents note

This series contains black-and-white and color prints; 35mm, 120, and 3x4 negatives; proof sheets; transparencies.
 

Subseries 1. People 525250 1947-2002

Scope and Content

This subseries contains portraits and candid shots of musicians, actors, politicians, and others.
box 1, folder 1

Adams, Joe 525349 undated

Scope and Content

2 prints; 21 negatives; proof sheet.
box 1, folder 2

Adderley, Cannonball 1277503 undated

Scope and Content

1 partial proof sheet.
box 1, folder 3

Alexander, Monty (with Hassan Shakur) 525348 2000

Scope and Content

3 prints; 26 negatives; proof sheet.
box 1, folder 4

Alexandria, Lorez and Clifford Jordan 525288 1985 and undated

Scope and Contents note

33 negatives; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 5

Ali, Muhammad [Cassius Clay] 525347 1964 and undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 75 negatives [the negatives may be on the occasion of Ali's final fight in 1981].
box 1, folder 6

Anderson, John [trumpet player, with a large jazz ensemble] 1316723 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 1, folder 7

Andrews, Ernie 525346 undated and 1997

Scope and Content

1 print; 12 negatives; proof sheets; program for the memorial service for Dolores Loretta Andrews, Ernie's wife.
box 20, folder 1

Andrews, Ernie - oversize print 1318516 1995

box 20, folder 2

Armstrong, Louis and Bing Crosby - oversize print 1277365 1957

box 1, folder 8

Armstrong, Louis and Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly [from High Society] 1276407 undated

Scope and Content

2 prints [same image]; negative.
box 1, folder 9

Astaire, Fred 525344 undated

Scope and Content

2 matted prints [same image]; 22 negatives.
box 20, folder 3

Astaire, Fred - oversize matted print 1318517 undated

box 1, folder 10

Bailey, Bob 525343 undated

Scope and Content

2 proof sheets.
box 1, folder 11

Bailey, Pearl 525285 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print [inscribed by Bailey]; 10 negatives [1 with Robert Mitchum].
box 1, folder 12

Baldwin, Sarah [vocalist] 525342 1990

Scope and Content

14 prints; approximately 500 negatives; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 13

Banks, Brenton [violinist] 525341 undated

Scope and Content

Matted print.
box 20, folder 4

Banks, Brenton - oversize matted print 1318518 undated

box 1, folder 14

Basie, Count 525340 undated

Scope and Content

Matted print.
box 20, folder 5

Basie, Count - oversize matted print 1318521 undated

box 22, folder 1

Basie, Count - foamcore mounted print 1318523 undated

box 1, folder 15

Belafonte, Harry 525339 undated

Scope and Content

1 matted print; 1 negative.
box 1, folder 16

Bell, Jean 1317294 undated

Scope and Content

48 negatives.
box 1, folder 17

Bennett, Candace [vocalist] 525338 undated

Scope and Contents note

38 negatives; proof sheet.
box 1, folder 18

Benny, Jack [and unidentified woman] 1277162 undated

Scope and Content

The woman is also seen in the Vincent Price photo (Box 5, folder 7). 1 print.
box 1, folder 19

Bibb, Leon 1316745 undated

Scope and Content

150 negatives, some taken at the Ash Grove music club.
box 1, folder 20

Blakey, Art 525336 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 1, folder 21

Boatwright, Colostine "Cookie" 525333 1987

Scope and Contents note

107 negatives, proof sheets.
box 1, folder 22

Booker, Mease and Tom Kelley [model and photographer] 1317253 undated

Scope and Content

132 negatives.
box 1, folder 23

Bradley, James Jr. [child drumming prodigy] 1316833 undated

Scope and Content

112 negatives.
box 22, folder 2

Bradley, Tom 1277409 undated

Scope and Content

2 matted prints [same image]
box 1, folder 24

Bradley, Tom and Gilbert Lindsay 525290 undated

Scope and Contents note

36 negatives.
box 1, folder 25

Brown, Ray and Oscar Peterson 525335 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 proof sheet.
box 1, folder 26

Bryant, Clora 525334 1986

Scope and Contents note

95 negatives; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 27

Bryant, Joyce 1316832 undated

Scope and Content

4 negatives.
box 1, folder 28

Callender, Red 525332 undated

Scope and Contents note

3 prints of the same image [on tuba]; 4 negatives [on bass].
box 1, folder 29

Canelli, Vince 525331 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print.
box 1, folder 30

Carr, Georgia 1316708 undated

Scope and Content

92 negatives.
box 1, folder 31

Carroll, Diahann 525330 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print; 58 negatives.
box 1, folder 32

Champion, Mickey 525329 undated

Scope and Contents note

52 negatives; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 33

Charles, Ray 525328 undated and 1988

Scope and Contents note

4 prints; 4 matted prints; CD longbox for Just Between Us.
box 19

Charles, Ray - oversize matted print 1318550 circa 1988

box 20, folder 6

Charles, Ray - oversize 1318524 1964 and undated

Scope and Content

3 matted prints.
box 22, folder 3

Charles, Ray - foamcore matted print 1318525 undated

box 1, folder 34

Coburn, James 1277383 undated

Scope and Content

2 matted prints [same image]; 6 negatives.
box 1, folder 35

Cochlin, Frank 525327 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 20, folder 7

Collins, Bill - oversize matted print 525206 undated

box 1, folder 36

Cooper, Leroy 525326 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print.
box 22, folder 4

Cosby, Bill - matted print 525325 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print.
box 1, folder 37

Counce, Curtis [with quintet] 1316751 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 1, folder 38

Craver, Sonny 525324 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 12 negatives; proof sheet.
box 1, folder 39

Crawford, Cindy 525323 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 40

Crawford, Hank with Phil Upchurch and Marlena Shaw 525322 1992

Scope and Contents note

66 negatives; proof sheets.
box 1, folder 41

Crothers, Scatman 525320 undated

Scope and Contents note

8 negatives; proof sheet.
box 1, folder 42

Dandridge, Dorothy 1317482 undated

Scope and Content

21 negatives.
box 2, folder 1

Daniels, Billy 525317 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print.
box 2, folder 2

Daniels, John 1316698 undated

Scope and Content

204 negatives, with unidentified musicians playing at what is probably Daniels' nightclub, Maverick's Flat.
box 2, folder 3

Darrin, Diana 1316754 undated

Scope and Content

37 negatives.
box 22, folder 5

Davis, Miles - foamcore matted print 1277512 undated

box 2, folder 4

Davis, Miles with Philly Joe Jones 1277160 undated

Scope and Content

1 proof sheet.
box 2, folder 5

Davis, Sammy Jr 525318 1960

Scope and Contents note

Matted print; negative [different image].
box 20, folder 8

Davis, Sammy Jr. - oversize matted print 1318526 undated

box 2, folder 6

Davis, Wild Bill with Crazy Chris Columbo 525316 undated

Scope and Contents note

33 negatives; proof sheets.
box 2, folder 7

Dillard, Mimi 1316658 undated

Scope and Content

59 negatives.
box 2, folder 8

Dixon, Allan [vocalist] 1316755 undated

Scope and Content

8 negatives.
box 2, folder 9

Dixon, Floyd 525315 1999

Scope and Contents note

20 prints; 134 negatives; concert program.
box 2, folder 10

Dougan, Vikki 1317658 undated

Scope and Content

3 negatives.
box 2, folder 11

Dunham, Katherine [with unidentified performers] 1316749 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 220 negatives.
box 22, folder 6

Eckstine, Billy - foamcore matted print 1277444 undated

box 2, folder 12

Edison, Harry "Sweets" 525314 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 prints [same image].
box 2, folder 13

Edwards, Ella [aka Ellaraino] 1317293 undated

Scope and Content

28 negatives.
box 2, folder 14

Edwards, Teddy 525313 1990-1998

Scope and Contents note

20 transparencies; approximately 800 negatives; proof sheets.
box 22, folder 7

Eisenhower, Dwight 1277380 undated

Scope and Content

1 matted print.
box 20, folder 9

Ellington, Duke and Mahalia Jackson - oversize matted print 525312 undated

box 2, folder 15

Ennis, Ethel 1316757 undated

Scope and Content

47 negatives.
box 2, folder 16

Epps, Preston 1316758 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 2, folder 17

Farmer, Art 525311 1999

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 38 negatives.
box 2, folder 18

Feather, Leonard with The Sound of Feeling 1316541 undated

Scope and Content

114 negatives.
box 2, folder 19

The 5th Dimension 1316709 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 230 negatives.
box 2, folder 20

Fleming, Carolyn 1317629 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 336 negatives.
box 2, folder 21

Fletcher, Sam [vocalist] 525310 1985-1995

Scope and Contents note

60 negatives; proof sheets.
box 20, folder 10

Fletcher, Sam - oversize matted print 1318527 undated

box 20, folder 11

Ford, Gerald - oversize 1277367 1976

Scope and Content

1 matted print; 1 collage.
box 22, folder 8

Ford, Gerald [with Morehead] 1318528 undated

Scope and Content

Matted print, inscribed by Ford.
box 2, folder 22

Foxx. Redd 525309 undated

Scope and Contents note

92 negatives; proof sheet fragment; 1 matted print.
box 2, folder 23

Gibson, Althea [in a shoe store] 1316834 undated

Scope and Content

5 negatives.
box 22, folder 9

Gillespie, Dizzy - foamcore matted print 1277442 undated

Biography/History

The old inventory said this was from the Lighthouse night club.
box 20, folder 12

Goodman, Benny - oversize matted print 525205 undated

box 22, folder 10

Goodman, Benny - foamcore matted print 1318529 undated

box 2, folder 24

Gordon, Dexter 525308 1958

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 22, folder 11

Gordon, Dexter - foamcore matted print 1318530 1958

box 2, folder 25

Gracen, Thelma 1317812 undated

Scope and Content

20 negatives.
box 2, folder 26

Grant, Earl [and others on the set of Club Checkerboard] 1316702 circa 1958-1968

Scope and Content

Approximately 340 negatives.
box 2, folder 27

Gregory, Dick [and unidentified female vocalist] 1317157 undated

Scope and Content

28 negatives.
box 2, folder 28

Grindell, Marion [Los Angeles County commissioner] 1316835 1968

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 2, folder 29

Hancock, Hunter 1316836 undated

Scope and Content

14 negatives.
box 2, folder 30

Harlem Globetrotters 1317681 undated

Scope and Content

15 negatives.
box 2, folder 31

Hartman, Ena 1317656 undated

Scope and Content

84 negatives.
box 2, folder 32

Hawkins, Tramaine 525307 1993

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 45 negatives; proof sheets.
box 2, folder 33

Henry, Ann [vocalist] 1317265 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 180 negatives.
box 2, folder 34

"Herman" [young boy] 525306 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 2, folder 35

Hernandez, Juano 1316839 circa 1958

Scope and Content

Approximately 150 negatives.

Biography/History

At his Lyceum of Dramatic Art, 8553 Sunset Blvd.
box 2, folder 36

The Hi-Fis 1317266 circa 1964

Scope and Content

Approximately 75 negatives.

Biography/History

This is a predecessor to The 5th Dimension, with Ray Charles producing.
box 2, folder 37

Higgins, Billy 525305 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 2, folder 38

Holiday, Billie [with Bobby Troup and Frank Morgan] 525304 1957

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 5 negatives; proof sheet [though Holiday appears on the proof sheet, only the negatives of Frank Morgan are present].
box 22, folder 12

Holiday, Billie - foamcore matted print 1318531 undated

box 2, folder 39

Hopkins, Linda 525303 2002

Scope and Contents note

1 proof sheet.
box 2, folder 40

Houzell, Paul [artist] 525301 undated

Scope and Contents note

3 prints; 36 negatives; proof sheet.
box 2, folder 41

Hunt, Carol and Ann-Marie Sayers 525300 undated

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 210 negatives.
box 2, folder 42

Hurte, Leroy [conductor] 1317296 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 110 negatives.
box 4, folder 1

Jackson, Jesse 525299 1996

Scope and Contents note

3 proof sheets.
box 20, folder 13

Jesse Jackson - oversize matted print 1318532 undated

box 4, folder 2

Jackson, Mahalia 1277506 undated

Scope and Content

1 print [with Gordon Currie]; 6 negatives [with Duke Ellington].
box 22, folder 13

Jacquet, Illinois - matted print 1277429 undated

box 4, folder 3

Jenkins, Gordon 1317297 circa 1964

Scope and Content

Approximately 84 negatives.

Biography/History

Recording session for Gordon Jenkins Presents My Wife the Blues Singer.
box 4, folder 4

Jo, Damita 1316752 undated

Scope and Content

96 negatives.
box 4, folder 5

John, Little Willie 1277161 undated

Scope and Content

4 prints [two images]; 2 negatives [different images].
box 4, folder 6

Jones, January [vocalist, not the Mad Men actress] 1316711 undated

Scope and Content

60 negatives.
box 4, folder 7

Jones, Jerry [vocalist] 525298 1995

Scope and Contents note

3 prints; approximately 400 negatives; proof sheets.
box 4, folder 8

Jordan, Louis [with unidentified woman] 525296 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 4, folder 9

Kamela, Lahaina 525295 1989

Scope and Contents note

74 negatives.
box 4, folder 10

Kennedy, John F. 1277390 1960

Scope and Content

24 negatives.

Biography/History

Campaigning for president on Central Ave. in Los Angeles.
box 22, folder 14

Kennedy, John F. - matted print 1318533 1960

box 4, folder 11

Kido, Caroline 1316756 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 80 negatives.
box 4, folder 12

King, Martin Luther Jr. 525294 undated

Scope and Contents note

3 proof sheets [all for the same 24 negatives, which are not present].
box 20, folder 14

Kitt, Eartha - oversize matted print 525293 undated

box 23, folder 1

Kitt, Eartha 1318534 undated

Scope and Content

3 matted prints.
box 4, folder 13

Land, Harold 525292 undated

Scope and Contents note

62 negatives; proof sheets.
box 20, folder 15

Land, Harold - oversize matted print 1318535 undated

box 4, folder 14

LaRue, Florence 1316906 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 170 negatives.
box 4, folder 15

Lawrence, Mittie 1316858 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 900 negatives.
box 4, folder 16

Leung, Mei Ling 1317650 circa 1960

Scope and Content

84 negatives.
box 4, folder 17

Lewis, Jerry [with Lionel Hampton] 1317455 1960

Scope and Content

69 negatives.

Biography/History

These photos are from Lewis's 1960 Timex special on NBC, when most of Hampton's appearance was cut for time.
box 4, folder 18

Lewis, Ramsey 525291 undated

Scope and Contents note

36 negatives.
box 4, folder 19

Limyou, Jeanna 1317659 undated

Scope and Content

144 negatives.
box 20, folder 16

Lindsay, Gilbert - oversize matted print 1277371 undated

box 4, folder 20

Little Richard 1317463 undated

Scope and Content

20 negatives.
box 4, folder 21

Lloyd, Charles 525289 1999

Scope and Contents note

7 prints; approximately 160 negatives; proof sheets.
box 20, folder 17

Lloyd, Charles - oversize print 1318536 1999

box 4, folder 22

Lutcher, Nellie 1317464 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 4, folder 23

Lynn, Gloria 525287 1985

Scope and Contents note

3 prints; approximately 100 negatives; proof sheets.
box 20, folder 18

Lynn, Gloria - oversize 1318537 1985

Scope and Content

2 matted prints.
box 4, folder 24

Mabley, Moms [with the Smothers Brothers] 1317288 undated

Scope and Content

144 negatives.
box 23, folder 2

Mandela, Nelson 1277379 1990

Scope and Content

1 print; 2 matted prints [all have the same image].
box 4, folder 25

Mansfield, Jayne 1317655 undated

Scope and Content

5 negatives.
box 4, folder 26

Martin, Dean 525286 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 20, folder 19

Martin, Dean - oversize matted print 1318538 undated

box 4, folder 27

Matthews, Onzy 1317479 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 4, folder 28

McCann, Les 525284 2001

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 1 proof sheet.
box 4, folder 29

McLin, Claude 1316937 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 4, folder 30

McNair, Barbara 1316990 undated

Scope and Content

57 negatives.
box 23, folder 3

Meredith, Burgess - matted print 1277446 undated

box 4, folder 31

Mitchell, Don 1317267 undated

Scope and Content

144 negatives.
box 4, folder 32

Mitchell, Herman [guitarist] 1317287 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 23, folder 4

Monk, Thelonious 525283 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 matted prints [same image].

Biography/History

The old inventory said this was from the Monterey Jazz Festival.
box 4, folder 33

Moore, Archie 1316913 undated

Scope and Content

84 negatives.
box 4, folder 34

Morgan, Frank 525280 circa 1997

Scope and Contents note

6 prints; approximately 475 negatives; proof sheets.
box 4, folder 35

Morrison, Barbara 525279 1998-2000

Scope and Contents note

21 stills; 4 transparencies; approximately 180 negatives; proof sheets; Morrison's resume.
box 23, folder 5

Mulligan, Gerry - matted print 525278 undated

box 20, folder 20

Murray, Rev. Cecil - oversize matted print 1277368 undated

box 4, folder 36

Nobumoto, Lisa [vocalist] 525277 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 prints.
box 4, folder 37

The Obsessions [female trio] 1316663 undated

Scope and Content

70 negatives.
box 24, folder 1

Parker, Charlie - oversize 1318539 undated

Scope and Content

2 matted prints.
box 5, folder 1

Parker, Charlie and Larance Marable 525276 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 5, folder 2

Parker, Dolores [vocalist] 1316750 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 175 negatives.

Biography/History

Some are shot on the set of Club Checkerboard.
box 5, folder 3

Powell, Bud 525273 1954

Scope and Contents note

1 matted partial print; 9 negatives.
box 24, folder 2

Powell, Bud - oversize print 1318540 1954

box 5, folder 4

Poyand, Bill 525272 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print.
box 5, folder 5

Pratts, Yvonne [vocalist] 1316846 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 5, folder 6

Price, Ruth 525274 undated

Scope and Contents note

5 prints; 57 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 7

Price, Vincent [and unidentified woman] 1277163 undated

Scope and Content

The woman is also seen in the Jack Benny photo (Box 1, folder 18). 1 print.
box 5, folder 8

Prude, Terrell [pianist] 525271 undated

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 37 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 9

Prudhomme Twins 1317660 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 24, folder 3

Pryor, Richard - oversize matted print 1277360 undated

box 5, folder 10

Randolph, Lillian 1316848 undated

Scope and Content

6 negatives.
box 5, folder 11

Razaf, Andy 525269 undated

Scope and Contents note

36 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 12

Redd, Vi 525268 undated and 2001

Scope and Contents note

3 prints; 18 transparencies; 114 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 13

Robbins, Rene [vocalist] 1316849 undated

Scope and Content

110 negatives.
box 5, folder 14

Robeson, Paul 525267 1947

Scope and Contents note

1 photo collage.
box 24, folder 4

Robeson, Paul - oversize 1318541 1947

Scope and Content

2 mounted photo collages [same image].
box 5, folder 15

Robinson, Pearl [some with Sam Yorty] 1316703 undated

Scope and Content

108 negatives.
box 5, folder 16

Roosevelt, Eleanor 1317829 undated

Scope and Content

1 negative.
box 5, folder 17

Rubalcaba, Gonzalo 525266 1997

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 55 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 17

Russell, Gene 1316850 undated

Scope and Content

9 negatives.
box 5, folder 18

Sampson, Jean 1316851 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 5, folder 19

Sheen, Tony 525265 1987

Scope and Contents note

3 prints; 37 negatives; proof sheet.
box 5, folder 20

Short, Bobby 525264 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 proof sheet.
box 5, folder 21

Simon, Maurice [with quartet at dance party] 1316856 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 5, folder 22

Sinatra, Frank 525263 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 1 negative.
box 23, folder 6

Sinatra, Frank - foamcore matted print 1318542 undated

box 5, folder 23

Smith, Camilla 525262 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 proof sheet.
box 5, folder 24

Smith, Jimmy 525261 1984-1997

Scope and Contents note

4 prints; approximately 250 negatives; proof sheets.
box 5, folder 25

Smith, O.C. 525260 undated

Scope and Contents note

3 proof sheets.
box 5, folder 26

Stitt, Sonny 525259 undated

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 250 negatives.
box 5, folder 27

Sullivan, Niki [with band] 1316888 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 5, folder 28

Sweet Baby J'ai 525297 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 36 negatives; proof sheet.
box 5, folder 29

Sylvers, Shirley 1317495 undated

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 5, folder 30

Talbert, Norma [showgirl] 1317504 undated

Scope and Content

12 negatives.

Biography/History

Talbert worked at the Moulin Rouge in Las Vegas, the first integrated casino in the country.
box 5, folder 31

Taylor, Joyce 1317046 undated

Scope and Content

12 negatives.
box 5, folder 32

Torme, Mel and George Shearing 525258 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 print.
box 5, folder 33

The Treniers 1316891 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 110 negatives.
box 5, folder 34

Turner, Jean [with Stan Kenton?] 1316903 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 100 negatives.
box 5, folder 35

Uggams, Leslie 1316914 undated

Scope and Content

168 negatives.
box 5, folder 36

Upchurch, Phil 525257 undated

Scope and Contents note

3 prints.
box 5, folder 37

Washington, Dinah [with unidentified trumpet player] 1316917 undated

Scope and Content

22 negatives.
box 5, folder 38

Weldon, Ann 1316915 undated

Scope and Content

36 negatives.
box 5, folder 39

White, Slappy 1316916 undated

Scope and Content

4 negatives.
box 5, folder 40

Whitfield, Mal 1318698 undated

Scope and Content

16 negatives.
box 5, folder 41

Wiggins, Gerald 525255 undated-1999

Scope and Contents note

25 prints; 1 transparency; approximately 550 negatives.
box 6, folder 1

Williams, Joe 525254 undated

Scope and Contents note

8 prints; 1 negative; proof sheet.
box 23, folder 7

Joe Williams - matted prints 1318544 undated

Scope and Content

2 prints.
box 6, folder 2

Williams, Tony 1316925 undated

Scope and Content

12 negatives.
box 6, folder 3

Wills, Maury [with Lionel Hampton] 1316930 circa 1962

Scope and Content

48 negatives.
box 6, folder 4

Wilson, Gerald 525253 undated and 1997

Scope and Contents note

4 prints; approximately 70 negatives.
box 24, folder 5

Wilson, Gerald - oversize print 1318543 undated

box 23, folder 8

Wilson, Nancy 525252 undated

Scope and Content

3 matted prints.
box 6, folder 5

Witherspoon, Jimmy 525256 undated and 1997

Scope and Contents note

72 negatives; 1 print; 1 proof sheet; obituary.
box 24, folder 6

Jimmy Witherspoon - oversize matted print 1318545 undated

box 23, folder 9

Yorty, Sam 525251 undated

Scope and Contents note

1 matted print inscribed by Yorty.
box 6, folder 6

Unidentified 1276410 undated

Scope and Content

41 prints; 40 proof sheets.
box 23, folder 10

Unidentified - large format 1318546 undated

Scope and Content

1 prints; 4 matted prints; 3 proof sheets.
box 24, folder 7

Unidentified - oversize 1318547 undated

Scope and Content

3 prints.
box 7, box 11, box 12, box 19, box 21

Unsorted negatives 1318200 undated

Scope and Content

Mostly glamour photography, including cheesecake photos and nudes.
box 19

Unsorted transparencies 1318557 undated

Scope and Content

Mostly glamour photography.
 

Subseries 2. Events and organizations 525229 1958-2000

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains photographs of jazz festivals, beauty pageants, performances, businesses, and locations.
box 6, folder 7

Academy Awards for 1957 1316550 1958

Scope and Content

47 negatives.
box 6, folder 8

Carver House [Las Vegas Interracial Hotel] 1317657 circa 1962

Biography/History

Nichelle Nichols is in performance and on the marquee.

Scope and Content

24 negatives.
box 6, folder 9

Cavalcade of Jazz 525248 undated

Scope and Contents note

48 negatives; proof sheets.
box 6, folder 10

Central Avenue Jazz Festival 525247 1997

Scope and Contents note

10 prints; approximately 432 negatives; proof sheets; program.
box 6, folder 11

City of Angels Jazz Festival 525249 1998-2000

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; 36 negatives; proof sheets; flyers.
box 6, folder 12

Club Checkerboard [television series] 1316759 circa 1962

Scope and Content

Approximately 125 negatives.
box 6, folder 13

Dodgers Stadium 1318275 undated

Scope and Content

Game between the Dodgers and Oakland A's, with Reggie Jackson batting. Proof sheet.
box 6, folder 14

Double M Jazz Salon 525239 1997-1999

Scope and Contents note

12 prints; approximately 300 negatives; proof sheets.
box 6, folder 15

Drum City 525246 undated

Scope and Contents note

8 negatives; proof sheet.
box 6, folder 16

Ebony Fashion Fair 1316986 1963

Scope and Content

65 negatives.
box 6, folder 17

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance 1317682 undated

Scope and Content

Includes photos of buildings and staff; advertising art; calendar images. Approximately 1000 negatives.
box 6, folder 18

Holman United Methodist Church 1316844 undated

Scope and Content

62 negatives.
box 6, folder 19

Jazz a la Carte 525245 undated

Scope and Contents note

36 negatives; proof sheet.
box 8, folder 1

Jazz at Drew 525244 1994-1996

Scope and Contents note

1 print; 9 transparencies; approximately 500 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 2

Jazz at Drew 525243 1997-1999

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 468 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 3

Jazz at School 525242 1998

Scope and Contents note

72 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 4

Jazz Bakery 525241 1998

Scope and Contents note

72 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 5

Jazz Goes to Church 525240 1996

Scope and Contents note

5 prints; 62 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 6

Jimmy Cleveland Benefit 525238 1990

Scope and Contents note

36 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 7

Lena Horne Cosmetics 1316514 undated

Scope and Content

12 negatives.
box 8, folder 8

Long Beach Jazz Festival 1277225 1997

Scope and Content

74 negatives.
box 8, folder 9

Los Angeles City Hall 1316830 undated

Scope and Content

10 negatives.
box 8, folder 10

Miss America 1316988 undated

Scope and Content

33 negatives.
box 8, folder 11

Miss Black America 1317176 undated

Scope and Content

120 negatives.
box 8, folder 12

Miss Bronze California 1316845 1959-1963

Scope and Content

Approximately 420 negatives; 15 transparencies.
box 8, folder 13

Miss Universe 1316989 undated

Scope and Content

Approximately 75 negatives.
box 8, folder 14

MOCA Jazz 525237 1998

Scope and Content

11 prints; approximately 180 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 15

Musicians union benefit 1277226 undated

Scope and Content

69 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 16

Pacific Jazz Festival 525233 undated

Scope and Contents note

108 negatives.
box 8, folder 17

Playboy Jazz Festival 525232 1982-1984

Scope and Contents note

2 prints; approximately 500 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 18

Playboy Jazz Festival 525231 1995

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 180 negatives; proof sheets.
box 8, folder 19

The Shriners [giving an award to Sammy Davis, Jr.] 1316852 circa 1960

Scope and Content

Approximately 80 negatives.
box 8, folder 20

Transport a Child Foundation [with Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett. Steve Allen, Greg Morris] 1276409 1967

Scope and Content

4 prints; 4 proof sheets.
box 8, folder 21

Tribute to Billie Holiday 525236 undated

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 65 negatives; proof sheets..
 

Subseries 3. Howard Morehead 1276319 circa 1940-2000

Scope and Content

Contains photographs of Howard Morehead alone and with others; duplicates have not been noted.
box 3, folder 1

Black Journalists Association of Southern California 1277243 undated

Scope and Content

Morehead is receiving an award; Dick Gregory is in attendance. 9 prints; 6 small prints; proof sheet.
box 3, folder 2

Morehead, Howard 1276442 circa 1950-1959

Scope and Content

13 prints; 1 matted print.
box 23, folder 11

Morehead, Howard - matted photomontage 1318551 circa 1950

box 3, folder 3

Morehead, Howard 1276443 circa 1960-1969

Scope and Contents

6 prints.
box 3, folder 4

Morehead, Howard 1276445 circa 1970-1979

Scope and Contents

41 prints; 2 proof sheets.
box 3, folder 5

Morehead, Howard 1318393 circa 1970-1979

Scope and Content

5 matted prints.
box 23, folder 12

Morehead, Howard - matted prints 1318552 circa 1970-1979

Scope and Content

8 large format prints.
box 3, folder 6

Morehead, Howard 1276467 circa 1980-1989

Scope and Contents

50 prints; 3 proof sheets.
box 3, folder 7

Morehead, Howard 1276484 circa 1990-2000

Scope and Contents

19 prints; 11 small prints; 1 proof sheet fragment; 24 negatives.
box 24, folder 8

Morehead, Howard - oversize matted print 1318548 circa 1990

box 3, folder 8

Morehead, Howard with Brook Benton and Louie Robinson 1276525 circa 1963

Scope and Contents

1 print.
box 3, folder 9

Morehead, Howard with Ray Charles 1276526 circa 1990

Scope and Contents

1 print.
box 3, folder 10

Morehead, Howard with Cindy Crawford 1277232 undated

Scope and Content

3 prints; handwritten note from Crawford.
box 3, folder 11

Morehead, Howard with Dorothy Dandridge and Otto Preminger 1276524 circa 1954

Scope and Contents

2 prints.
box 3, folder 12

Morehead, Howard with Sammy Davis, Jr. 1276503 circa 1960 and circa 1975

Scope and Contents

3 prints [2 on the set of Gone with the West].
box 3, folder 13

Morehead, Howard with Rosey Grier 1276504 circa 1972

Scope and Contents

1 print [on the set of The Thing with Two Heads].
box 3, folder 14

Morehead, Howard with Loyal Griggs 1277507 circa 1956

Scope and Content

1 print [on the set of The Ten Commandments].
box 3, folder 15

Morehead, Howard with Jayne Mansfield 1276509 1958

Scope and Contents

1 print.
box 3, folder 16

Morehead, Howard with Sidney Poitier 1276508 circa 1960

Scope and Contents

2 prints.
box 3, folder 17

Morehead, Howard with Nancy Wilson 1276507 circa 1960

Scope and Contents

1 print.
box 3, folder 18

Unidentified personal and family photos 1277359 circa 1940s-1990s

Scope and Content

40 snapshots.
 

Subseries 4. Digital images 525211 1997-2000

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this series will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
box 3, folder 19

All Stars of Jazz screen saver 525213 1997

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

2 3.5" floppy disks.

Restrictions on Access

Use of electronic/digital format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing.
box 3, folder 20

Kodak picture CD 525212 2000

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Compact disc.

Restrictions on Access

Use of electronic/digital format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing.
 

Series 2. Business and personal papers 525107 1958-2001

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence and other documents regarding Morehead's various business ventures and his employment at KABC. Files including the word "incident" contain material regarding disciplinary measures taken against Morehead at the television station, which cumulatively resulted in him filing a racial-discrimination lawsuit.
box 8, folder 22

Backstreet Artist Gallery 525147 2000

box 8, folder 23

Biographies and press releases 1277227 circa 2000

box 8, folder 24

Black photographers 525146 circa 1994

box 9, folder 1

Book queries 525169 1995-2001

box 9, folder 2

Bronze Beauty 525145 1987-1999

Scope and Content

Includes model questionnaires and resumes; press releases.
box 9, folder 3

Calendars 1276951 1998-2000

box 9, folder 4

California State University, Northridge 525159 2000

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence regarding the donation of Morehead's papers.
box 9, folder 5

Cards and post cards 1277240 1984-1985

Scope and Content

Includes Black Is More Than Beautiful beefcake cards.
box 9, folder 6

City of Angels Jazz Festival program 1277164 2000

box 9, folder 7

Clippings 1277234 1992-2001

box 9, folder 8

CRM Public Relations 525137 1987

box 9, folder 9

Cuban prisoner return incident 525185 1979

box 9, folder 10

Cultural Affairs Department 525172 1990-1997

box 9, folder 11

Double M Jazz Salon fliers 525132 1996-1998

box 9, folder 12

Edwards, Teddy 525109 1990-1994

Scope and Content

Includes article about Edwards by Morehead.
box 9, folder 13

Equipment lists 525135 1963-1977

box 9, folder 14

Eye on Music 1277231 undated

Scope and Content

Contains mock-up of proposed book of photography.
box 10, folder 1

Fyffe, Bill 525187 1974-1976

box 10, folder 2

General correspondence 1276672 1979-2001

box 10, folder 3

Head shots 1277244 undated

Scope and Content

Includes Jesse James Hollywood.
box 10, folder 4

Inside Edition incident 525173 1990

box 10, folder 5

Jazz at Drew programs 1277165 1995-1999

box 10, folder 6

KABC documents 525150 1988-1991

box 10, folder 7

KABC employment 525149 1976-1983

box 10, folder 8

KABC lawsuit 525148 1983-1984

box 10, folder 9

KABC memos 525182 1974-1986

box 10, folder 10

KABC retirement 525175 1989-1991

box 10, folder 11

Late return/illness incident 525186 1979

box 10, folder 12

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music program 1277236 undated

box 10, folder 13

Los Angeles Dodgers incident 525183 1982

box 18, folder 1

Michael Ray Gammon incident 525178 1984-1985

box 18, folder 2

Miss Bronze California program 525130 1960

box 18, folder 3

MOCA programs 1277235 1995-1998

box 18, folder 4

Monterey Jazz Festival programs 1277229 1963-1968

box 18, folder 5

Periodicals 1277245 1964-1991

Scope and Content

Elegant, 1:6, 2:3 [with feature on Eartha Kitt photographed by Morehead], 2:6, 2:8; Players, 17:11.
box 18, folder 6

Personal papers 1277233 1992-2003

box 18, folder 7

Photocopies 1277237 undated

box 18, folder 8

Playboy 525193 1958-1993

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from Playboy explaining that they do not consider "foreign, Oriental and Negro girls" as models.
box 18, folder 9

Playboy Jazz Festival programs 1277228 1983 and 1999

box 18, folder 10

Ray Charles Song Folio 1277230 1963

box 18, folder 11

Writings by Howard Morehead 525124 undated and 1997

 

Series 3. Video cassettes 525077 1980-2001

Scope and Content

Mostly home recordings; VHS tapes unless otherwise noted.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of moving image material requires production of viewing copies.
box 13

Aretha [Franklin] 525095 1986

box 13

Aretha Franklin / Lou Rawls 525094 undated

box 13

Artist Extraordinary - Bill Pajaud 525093 undated

box 13

Big Band Bash / American Pop Singers 525092 undated

box 13

Billy Childs at Jazz Salon 525091 2000

box 14

From Jump Street / Ray Charles 20/20 / Dizzy Gillespie "Mayport jazz" 525090 undated

box 14

The Gerald Wiggins Trio with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra 525089 2001

box 14

H. Morehead Interview 525087 undated

box 14

Interview of Photographer Howard Morehead by Tom Reed on KSCI-TV 525086 1990

Scope and Content

2 copies, one VHS, one Beta.
box 14

Jazz at the Smithsonian with Art Blakey, Wynton and Branford Marsalis / Sarah Vaughan and Wynton Marsalis with the Boston Pops Orchestra 525088 1982-1985

box 15

Monty Alexander Trio at Union Station 525085 undated

box 15

Nancy Wilson at O.C. Smith Memorial 525084 undated

box 15

Ray Charles with the Boston Pops / Jazz at the Snowbird: Dave Brubeck / Spoleto '81 525082 undated

box 15

Saoul Mamby vs. Esteban De Jesus / Larry Holmes vs. Scott LeDoux / Miss Universe / Oscar Peterson and Boston Pops / Bill Evans 525081 1980

box 15

World of Photography 525080 2000

box 16

Photographs of Howard Morehead 525079 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

U-matic tape.
box 16

World of Photography (Master) 525078 undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

U-matic tape.
 

Series 4. Sound recordings 525070 1963-1998

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio material requires production of listening copies.
box 17

Ray Charles - I'm All Yours Baby! 525072 undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

12" vinyl record.
box 17

Ray Charles - Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul 525073 1963

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

12" vinyl record.
box 17

Ray Charles - Just Between Us 525071 1988

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

12" vinyl record.
box 17

Ray Charles - The Complete Country & Western Recordings, 1959-1986 525076 1998

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CD box set.

Scope and Content

Disc 4 of this CD set is missing, but there are two copies of the liner notes booklet.
box 17

Blues Women 525075 undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CD-R.
box 17

Teddy Edwards, Eric Burrell 525074 undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CD-R.
 

Series 5. Scrapbooks 1277502 1944-1958

box 19

Scrapbook leaves 1277505 1944-1947

Scope and Content

Includes material regarding Howard Morehead's military service.
box 19

Scrapbook 1277504 1952-1958

Scope and Content

Contains clippings and covers from publications targeting African-American readers, including the Los Angeles Sentinel, Ebony, Tan, Jet, Sepia, and Hue.
 

Series 6. Books 525096 1962-2000

box 25

The Black Music History of Los Angeles - Its Roots by Tom Reed [Los Angeles: Black Accent Press] 525098 1992 and 2000

Scope and Content

2 copies inscribed by the author.
box 25

The Brown Derby Cookbook by Leonard Louis Levinson [Garden City: Dolphin Books] 525103 1962

box 25

An Illustrated Bio-Bibliography of Black Photographers, 1940-1988 [New York: Garland Publishing] 525097 1989

box 25

Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years by William Minor [Santa Monica: Angel City Press] 525102 1997

box 25

The Nigger Bible by Robert H. DeCoy [Blawhit] [inscribed by the author] 525105 1967

box 25

The Nigger Bible by Robert H. DeCoy, with a preface by Dick Gregory [Los Angeles: Holloway House] [inscribed by the author] 1318592 1967

box 25

The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee [New York: Bantam Books] [inscribed by the author] 525104 1972

 

Claxonography by William Claxton [Kiel: Nieswand Verlag] [inscribed by the author] 525101 1995

Separated Material

Item removed to stacks because of size.