Felix E. Grant Collection

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Felix Grant's personal collection of sound recordings, books, periodicals, photographs, posters, promotional material, and associated ephemera., In 1988 Felix Grant (1918-1993), the internationally renowned jazz authority and legendary Washington, D.C. radio personality, donated his collection of sound recordings (including many of his radio interviews with jazz artists and personalities), books, periodicals, photographs, posters, promotional material, and associated ephemera as a first step toward establishing a jazz archives at the University of the District of Columbia. After his death, Mrs. June Deeds Grant donated a personal collection of Felix Grant memorabilia, as well as correspondence, radio program logs, playlists, liner notes, lectures, reviews, concert programs, magazine and newspaper articles, awards, commendations, and a unique collection of photographs.Photographs and associated resources were selected for this project from a collection that not only documents the career of this jazz authority and media personality, but also serves as a rich source for the study of broadcast radio and "jazz" in Washington, D.C., during Grant's 48-year career (1945-1993). The collection also highlights many jazz artists and events, and it documents Grant's fascination with Duke Ellington and the music of Brazil, as well as Grant's commitment to community service and involvement.
Artist Publicity Photos
Promotional material was selected for this project from a collection that not only documents the career of this jazz authority and media personality, but also serves as a rich source for the study of broadcast radio and "jazz" in Washington, D.C., during Grant's 48-year career (1945-1993).
Correspondence
Felix Grant related letters
Photographs
Mrs. June Deeds Grant donated a personal collection of Felix Grant memorabilia, as well as correspondence, radio program logs, playlists, liner notes, lectures, reviews, concert programs, magazine and newspaper articles, awards, commendations, and a unique collection of photographs
Publicity and Programs
Felix Grant-related publicity and programs
Radio Interviews
Felix Grant inaugurated “The Album Sound” in September 1954 on WMAL Radio 630 in Washington, DC. He spent 30 years as its host and producer. The program featured the full spectrum of jazz and blues and had one of the widest listening audiences in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of the interviews in this collection were conducted live during the program or were produced in the studio for broadcast on the show during the period from 1965 to 1984. Access to the digital audio files in this collection is restricted to registered patrons in good standing of institutions that are members of the Washington Research Library Consortium. Validation of identification is required. Access for research may be granted to other individuals. Please use our Request Form to obtain a guest ID., Felix Grant inaugurated “The Album Sound” in September 1954 on WMAL Radio 630 in Washington, DC. He spent 30 years as its host and producer. The program featured the full spectrum of jazz and blues and had one of the widest listening audiences in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of the interviews in this collection were conducted live during the program or were produced in the studio for broadcast on the show during the period from 1965 to 1984. Access to the digital audio files in this collection is restricted to registered patrons in good standing of institutions that are members of the Washington Research Library Consortium. Validation of identification is required. Access for research may be granted to other individuals. Please use our Request Form to obtain a guest ID.