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Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0147

Scope and Contents

The Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams Collection dates from 1920 to 1998 and contains photographs, a VHS videotape, and a trumpet. Most of the photographs in the collection are of Mrs. Adams, other band members, and the band managers, and were taken during their travels throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Some of the individual and group photos were taken as publicity shots. One oversized group photograph of The Parisian Redheads is autographed by each of the band members.

Also included in the collection is a fifteen minute videotaped interview with Lillian Adams, recorded May 10, 1998 in St. Petersburg, Florida. During the interview, which was probably recorded by a family member, Adams recounts her musical training, her experiences in various bands, and the acquisition of her King trumpet (also included in this collection).

Dates

  • 1920 - 1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams was born on September 28, 1907 in Dublin, Indiana. She was a trumpeter for several all-girl jazz bands during the mid-1920s through the mid-1930s, performing with The Parisian Redheads, The Bluebells, The Dixie Follies, and the short-lived Flying Flappers. Adams died in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 2, 2000.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 trumpet case, and 1 enclosure)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams (1907-2000) was a trumpeter for several all-girl jazz bands during the mid-1920s through the mid-1930s. The collection contains photographs, a VHS videotape, and a trumpet.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Carol McLean in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, 2002.
Title
Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams Collection
Author
Archives Staff
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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