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Mimi Melnick Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Mimi Melnick Collection, 1938-2013Save to your list.

ID: URB/MCM

Primary Creator: Melnick, Mimi (1935-2013)

Extent: 16.82 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Personal Files, 1938-2012

Series II: Professional Files, 1948-2013

Date Acquired: 03/18/2016

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications, Scrapbooks, Video recordings

Languages: English

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 Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 5.28 GB Digital Files

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Richard Clar, Andrew R. Clar, Ilene Clar Perry

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

Processing Information: Holli Teltoe, 2017


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Series I: Personal Files, 1938-2012Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Autograph Books, 1944-1947Save to your list.
Folder 2: Center Theatre Group, Performing Arts Program, Zoot Suit, September 1978Save to your list.
Folder 3: Civic Organizations, 1967, 1972, 1982, 2006Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1956-2012Save to your list.
Folder 5: Diary, 1945-1949Save to your list.
Folder 6: Diary, 1950Save to your list.
Folder 7: Diary, 1951Save to your list.
Folder 8: Diary, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 9: Diary, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 10: Diary, 1954Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Diary, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 2: Diaries, 1958-1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Diaries, 1971-1984Save to your list.
Folder 4: Diaries, 1974-1984Save to your list.
Folder 5: Diaries, 1980-1990Save to your list.
Folder 6: Diaries, 1984-2002Save to your list.
Folder 7: Diaries, 1990-1993Save to your list.
Folder 8: Education Correspondence, 1955-1961Save to your list.
Folder 9: Events, 1958, 1997, 2002, 2007Save to your list.
Folder 10: Filming and Acting, 1981, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 11: FolkloreSave to your list.
Folder 12: General Correspondence, 1954-1956Save to your list.
Folder 13: General Correspondence, 1956-1959Save to your list.
Folder 14: General Correspondence, 1960Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 2: General Correspondence, 1962-1969Save to your list.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 1972-1979Save to your list.
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 1980-1981Save to your list.
Folder 5: General Correspondence, 1982-1986Save to your list.
Folder 6: General Correspondence, 1987-1989Save to your list.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1990-1991Save to your list.
Folder 8: General Correspondence, 1992-1997Save to your list.
Folder 9: General Correspondence, 1998-1999Save to your list.
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 2000-2001Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 2002-2003Save to your list.
Folder 2: General Correspondence, 2004-2005Save to your list.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 2006Save to your list.
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 2007Save to your list.
Folder 5: General Correspondence, 2008Save to your list.
Folder 6: General Correspondence, 2009-2010Save to your list.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 2011-2012Save to your list.
Folder 8: General CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 9: General CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 10: General CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 11: General Interest Articles, 1943-1944, 1956, 1982Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Goodie Williams, 2001-2009Save to your list.
Folder 2: John Marshall High School Reunion, 1993, 2003Save to your list.
Folder 3: John Marshall High School Yearbook, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 4: Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar MelnickSave to your list.
Folder 5: Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar MelnickSave to your list.
Folder 6: Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar MelnickSave to your list.
Folder 7: Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar MelnickSave to your list.
Folder 8: Lecture NotesSave to your list.
Folder 9: Left Brain Dialogues Center Workshops, 1980-1989Save to your list.
Folder 10: Music Lesson Book, 1938Save to your list.
Folder 11: Music Lesson Book, 1944Save to your list.
Folder 12: Music Lessons and Notes, 1990-1998Save to your list.
Folder 13: Personal Jazz Experiences, 1947-1987Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Personal Jazz Experiences, 1988-2012Save to your list.
Folder 2: Playboy Jazz Festival Program, June 2006Save to your list.
Folder 3: School Notebook, 1938Save to your list.
Folder 4: School Notebooks, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 5: School Papers, 1956-1957Save to your list.
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, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Folder 7: Silveto Productions Correspondence, 1981-1990Save to your list.
Folder 8: Ski Hi Ranch Correspondence, 1976-1979Save to your list.
Folder 9: Time, 1964 February 28Save to your list.
Folder 10: Travel Diaries, Robert Melnick, 1964-1975Save to your list.
Folder 11: UCLA Music Papers, 1953, 1956-1959, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 12: UCLA Music Papers, 1953, 1956-1959, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 13: World Stage Performance Gallery Programs, 2005-2006Save to your list.
Folder 14: World Stage Performance Gallery Programs, 2007-2009Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Folder 1: Aptitude Tests, May-June 1985Save to your list.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1959, 1962, 1992, 2009Save to your list.
Folder 3: Thiel's Oriental Art BrochureSave to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Folder 1: "Castles of the Sea," by Irene RodgersSave to your list.
Folder 2: "Clair De Lune," by Claude DebussySave to your list.
Folder 3: "Dance of the Dwarfs," by Michael AaronSave to your list.
Folder 4: "Dancing with My Shadow," by Berenice Benson BentleySave to your list.
Folder 5: "Passacaglia from the Seventh Suite," by George Frederick Handel, 1942Save to your list.
Folder 6: "Scotch Poem," by Edward Mac DowellSave to your list.
Folder 7: "The Wood Nymph's Harp," by Florence P. ReaSave to your list.
Box 19Save to your list.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1949-1962, 1981-2009Save to your list.
Box 20Save to your list.
Folder 1: Home and Family, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1997 June 1, Fall 2000Save to your list.
Series II: Professional Files, 1948-2013Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 15: American Anthropologist, v.61 no.6, December 1959Save to your list.
Folder 16: BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, March 1965Save to your list.
Folder 17: BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, Summer 1969Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Carney, James, Media Kit, 1994-1999Save to your list.
Folder 2: ContactsSave to your list.
Folder 3: ContactsSave to your list.
Folder 4: ContactsSave to your list.
Folder 5: Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012Save to your list.
Folder 6: Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012Save to your list.
Folder 8: "Dawson's Book Shop: Publisher of Western Americana and Patron of the Book Arts," by Russell Arthur RobertsSave to your list.
Folder 9: Ellington, Duke, 1959, 1999-2000Save to your list.
Folder 10: The Friends of Horace Tapscott Steering Committee, 2008, 2012Save to your list.
Folder 11: "The Gathering, Leimert Park: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz," by Mimi Melnick, 2002, 2005, 2007Save to your list.
Folder 12: General Correspondence, 1955-1994, 2010Save to your list.
Folder 13: Grant Application, 1990-1991Save to your list.
Folder 14: "I Can Peep Through Muddy Water and Spy Dry Land" and "Boasts in the Blues," by Mimi Clar Melnick, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 15: Jazz Articles by Various Writers, 1955-2007Save to your list.
Folder 16: Jazz Artists, Internet Research, 1985, 2002-2012Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: Jazz Artists, Magazine Clippings, 1956, 1980-1985, 1997-1999, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 2: "Jazz at Home," by Howard Morehead, 1999 June 21Save to your list.
Folder 3: Jazz Events/Musician Info, 1988, 1996-2012Save to your list.
Folder 4: Jazz Lectures, 1954Save to your list.
Folder 5: Jazz Research Correspondence, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 6: The Jazz Review, "The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz I," by Mimi Clar, November 1958Save to your list.
Folder 7: The Jazz Review, "The Negro Church: Its Influence on Modern Jazz II," by Mimi Clar, December 1958Save to your list.
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 1959Save to your list.
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 1959Save to your list.
Folder 10: The Jazz Review, "The Style of Duke Ellington," "John Coltrane," "Miles Davis," and "Red Garland," by Mimi Clar, April 1959Save to your list.
Folder 11: The Jazz Review, "Billy Holiday," "Gospel Singers," and "Langston Hughes, The First Book of Jazz," by Mimi Clar, May 1959Save to your list.
Folder 12: The Jazz Review, "Artie Shaw," "Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, and Joe Turner," and "Gospel Singers," by Mimi Clar, July 1959Save to your list.
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 1959Save to your list.
Folder 14: The Jazz Review, September 1959Save to your list.
Folder 15: The Jazz Review, October 1959Save to your list.
Folder 16: The Jazz Review, "Birdland," "Elizabeth Cotten," and "The Dixie Hummingbirds," by Mimi Clar, November 1959Save to your list.
Folder 17: The Jazz Review, December 1959Save to your list.
Folder 18: The Jazz Review, January 1960Save to your list.
Folder 19: The Jazz Review, "George Shearing," and "Chris Connors, Dakota Stanton, and Annie Ross," by Mimi Clar, May 1960Save to your list.
Folder 20: The Jazz Review, "Lambert-Hendricks-Ross," and "Stan Kenton," by Mimi Clar, June 1960Save to your list.
Folder 21: The Jazz Review, "Billy Taylor," by Mimi Clar, August 1960Save to your list.
Folder 22: The Jazz Review, "Jimmy Rodgers and Ray Charles," by Mimi Clar, November 1960Save to your list.
Folder 23: Jazz Review Correspondence, 1959-1965Save to your list.
Folder 24: Jazz Reviews by Various Writers, 1958-1960, 1966, 2011Save to your list.
Folder 25: Jazz Salon Articles, 2007, 2011Save to your list.
Folder 26: Jazz Salon Artists, Thank-You Notes, 1996-2012Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Jazz Salons Correspondence, 1987-1996Save to your list.
Folder 2: Jazz Salons Correspondence, 1997-1999Save to your list.
Folder 3: Jazz Salons Correspondence, 2000-2009Save to your list.
Folder 4: Jazz Salons Correspondence, 2010-2012Save to your list.
Folder 5: Jazz Salon Flyers, 1995-2012Save to your list.
Folder 6: Jazz Salon Maps and DirectionsSave to your list.
Folder 7: Jazz Salon NotesSave to your list.
Folder 8: Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 1996-2000Save to your list.
Folder 9: Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2001-2005Save to your list.
Folder 10: Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2006-2009Save to your list.
Folder 11: Jazz Salons Sign-in Sheets, 2012-2012Save to your list.
Folder 12: Keyboard, October 1981, July 1982Save to your list.
Folder 13: Land, Harold C., Media KitSave to your list.
Folder 14: Lee, Michael H., Media Kit, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 15: Lollipop: Vaudeville Turns with a Fanchon and Marco Dancer, Notes and Correspondence, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 16: Los Angeles Times Administrative Correspondence, 1959-1964Save to your list.
Folder 17: Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1958-1960Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Folder 2: Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 3: Los Angeles Times Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 4: Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1988Save to your list.
Folder 5: Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1991-2001Save to your list.
Folder 6: Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, October 1973-October 1984Save to your list.
Folder 7: Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, November 1984-1990Save to your list.
Folder 8: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1984-1988Save to your list.
Folder 9: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1989-1994Save to your list.
Folder 10: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1995-2004Save to your list.
Folder 11: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1982-1984Save to your list.
Folder 12: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1985Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Folder 1: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1986-1993Save to your list.
Folder 2: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Submission Responses, 1974-1986Save to your list.
Folder 3: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1974-1982Save to your list.
Folder 4: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 5: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1985-1989Save to your list.
Folder 6: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1990-1994Save to your list.
Folder 7: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 8: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1996-1999Save to your list.
Folder 9: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 2000-2003Save to your list.
Folder 10: Manhole Covers Interviews and Writing Notes, 1973-1986Save to your list.
Folder 11: Manhole Covers Lectures Correspondence, 1975-1986Save to your list.
Folder 12: Manhole Covers, Press Reviews, 1994-2003Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 1: Manhole Covers Research Correspondence, 1973-1994Save to your list.
Folder 2: McPhee, Joe, Media Kit, 1998-1999Save to your list.
Folder 3: Miranda, Roberto, Promotion and Research, 1988-2003Save to your list.
Folder 4: Miranda, Roberto, Sheet MusicSave to your list.
Folder 5: MIT Press Current Research, 1992-1993Save to your list.
Folder 6: MIT Press Current Research, 1992-1993Save to your list.
Folder 7: Owens, Charlie, 1997-2013Save to your list.
Folder 8: Resumes and Biographical InformationSave to your list.
Folder 9: Reviews and Liner Notes, 1958-1960Save to your list.
Folder 10: Sheet Music by Various Artists, 1978, 2006-2011Save to your list.
Folder 11: Union of God's Musicians and Artist Ascension, 1993-2011Save to your list.
Folder 12: Ventura Blvd: Where We Live, "Magic in the Night", August-September 2011Save to your list.
Folder 13: Western Folklore Correspondence, 1958-1964Save to your list.
Folder 14: The World Stage Performance Gallery Presents, "Mimi Melnick, An Oral History Interview", 2009 October 23Save to your list.
Folder 15: Writer's Guild of America Registrations, 1958-1959Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Mimi Clar Melnick, 1955-2012Save to your list.
Folder 5: Ellington, DukeSave to your list.
Folder 6: Jazz Articles by Various Writers, 1980-1981, 1989-1999, 2005-2010Save to your list.
Folder 7: Jazz Posters, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 8: Liner Notes, 1959, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 9: Los Angeles Times, Administrative Files, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 10: Los Angeles Times, Jazz Reviews by Mimi ClarSave to your list.
Folder 11: Manhole Covers Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1988Save to your list.
Folder 12: Manhole Covers, Articles in Star Magazine, 1986 November 11Save to your list.
Folder 13: Manhole Covers, City of Los Angeles Correspondence, November 1984-1990Save to your list.
Folder 14: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Bobbi Mastrangelo, 1989-1994Save to your list.
Folder 15: Manhole Covers Correspondence, Hertha Bauer, 1986-1993Save to your list.
Folder 16: Manhole Covers, General Correspondence, 1985-1989Save to your list.
Folder 17: "The Manhole Cover in the Street," Reader's Guide to Los Angeles, 1984 September 28Save to your list.
Folder 18: New Statesman: The Weekend Review, 1959 April 11Save to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Folder 8: Jazz and Blues, Playalong Solos for ClarinetSave to your list.
Folder 9: Lead Sheets and Musical Sketches by Mimi Clar MelnickSave to your list.
Folder 10: Music BookSave to your list.
Folder 11: Sheet Music, Arrangement by Sam SaxeSave to your list.
Folder 12: Sheet Music by Andre RevinSave to your list.
Folder 13: Sheet Music by Art TatumSave to your list.
Folder 14: Sheet Music by Barclay AllenSave to your list.
Folder 15: Sheet Music by Billy EckstineSave to your list.
Folder 16: Sheet Music by Billy Taylor, 1954, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 17: Sheet Music by Bud PowellSave to your list.
Folder 18: Sheet Music by Charlie Parker, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 19: Sheet Music by Dave Brubeck, 1951 October 31Save to your list.
Folder 20: Sheet Music by Dizzy Gillespie, 1948, 1950, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 21: Sheet Music by Earl HinesSave to your list.
Folder 22: Sheet Music by Ellington, 1954 May 7Save to your list.
Folder 23: Sheet Music by Ellis Larkin, 1952, 1954Save to your list.
Box 15Save to your list.
Folder 1: Sheet Music by Errol GarnerSave to your list.
Folder 2: Sheet Music by Frank Culley, 1950 June 6Save to your list.
Folder 3: Sheet Music by George Shearing, 1949-1954Save to your list.
Folder 4: Sheet Music by Hadda BrooksSave to your list.
Folder 5: Sheet Music by Hampton Hawes, 1952-1955Save to your list.
Folder 6: Sheet Music by Horace Silver, 1954-1956Save to your list.
Folder 7: Sheet Music by Jerry WigginsSave to your list.
Folder 8: Sheet Music by Joeff ClarksonSave to your list.
Folder 9: Sheet Music by John Williams, 1955-1956Save to your list.
Folder 10: Sheet Music by Kenny Drew, 1955 November 20Save to your list.
Folder 11: Sheet Music by Mel PowellSave to your list.
Folder 12: Sheet Music by Nat ColeSave to your list.
Folder 13: Sheet Music by Oscar Peterson, 1953-1955Save to your list.
Folder 14: Sheet Music by Pete JohnsonSave to your list.
Folder 15: Sheet Music by Pete JollySave to your list.
Folder 16: Sheet Music by Russ Freeman, 1953, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 17: Sheet Music by Sam Saxe, 1948-1954Save to your list.
Folder 18: Sheet Music, Jazz Standards, Lead SheetsSave to your list.
Folder 19: Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam SaxeSave to your list.
Folder 20: Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam SaxeSave to your list.
Folder 21: Sheet Music, Technical Studies by Sam SaxeSave to your list.
Box 16Save to your list.
Folder 1: A Collection of Thirty-Three Favorite Compositions for the Piano by Frederic Chopin, v. 39, 1916Save to your list.
Folder 2: Complete Works for the Piano: Book Nine Preludes by Frederic Chopin, v.34, 1915Save to your list.
Folder 3: Dizzy Fingers by Zez ConfreySave to your list.
Folder 4: Entertainer's Rag by Jay RobertsSave to your list.
Folder 5: Holiday for Strings by David Rose, 1943Save to your list.
Folder 6: Jazz Hanon by Leo Alfassy, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 7: Little Rock Getaway by Joe Sullivan, 1939Save to your list.
Folder 8: Maple Leaf Rag Piano Solo by Scott JoplinSave to your list.
Folder 9: Novelty Piano Solos by Zez Confrey, 1927-1933Save to your list.
Folder 10: Original Piano Conceptions by Fats Waller, 1920-1948Save to your list.
Folder 11: Piano Variations by Aaron Copland, 1932Save to your list.
Folder 12: Rhapsody in Blue by George GershwinSave to your list.
Folder 13: Sixteen Selected Etudes from Opus 100 with Preparatory Exercises by Friedrick Burgmuller, 1930Save to your list.
Folder 14: Various Scores by Thelonious MonkSave to your list.
Folder 15: The Virtuoso Pianist by C. L. HanonSave to your list.
Box 17Save to your list.
Item 1: Research Card File, Jazz and Folk Music ThemesSave to your list.
Box 18Save to your list.
Item 1: Scrapbook, Jazz ArtistsSave to your list.
Box 20Save to your list.
Folder 2: Ark Jazz Salon, Photographic Prints and Negatives, July 2000Save to your list.
Folder 3: Ark Jazz Salon, Photographic Prints and Negatives, July 2000Save to your list.
Folder 4: Central Avenue Sounds Party, Photographic Prints, 1998 March 1Save to your list.
Folder 5: Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 6: Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 7: Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 8: Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 9: Jazz Musicians, Autographed Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 10: Jazz Musicians, Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 11: Jazz Musicians, Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Folder 12: Jazz Musicians, Photographic PortraitsSave to your list.
Box 21Save to your list.
Folder 1: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1996 July 14, 1996 December 12Save to your list.
Folder 2: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1997 March 9Save to your list.
Folder 3: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1998 February 1, 1998 July 12Save to your list.
Folder 4: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 1999 August 8,15Save to your list.
Folder 5: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 23 July 2000Save to your list.
Folder 6: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints, 2001, 2002, 2005Save to your list.
Folder 7: Jazz Salons, Photographic PrintsSave to your list.
Folder 8: Jazz Salons, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 2001 June 10Save to your list.
Folder 9: Jazz Salons, Tapscott Party Photographic Prints, 1987 August 21Save to your list.
Folder 10: World Stage, Photographic Prints, 2008 April 11Save to your list.
Box 22Save to your list.
Item 1: Jazz Musicians PhotographsSave to your list.
Box 23Save to your list.
Item 1: Billy Childs at Jazz Salon (VHS), 2000 October 22Save to your list.
Item 2: Billy Higgins, Salon (VHS), 1997 March 2Save to your list.
Item 3: Billy Higgins, Salon, Encino House Party (VHS), 1997 March 2Save to your list.
Item 4: Blue Note (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 5: Bravo-Monk, Little Jimmy Scot (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 6: Charles Owens Salon (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 7: Horace Tapscott, Berlin (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 8: Horace T. M. Session (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 9: In Studio (KCOP), KABC-TV (VHS), 1984-1985Save to your list.
Item 10: Jazz and Poetry in Motion, A Tribute to Mr. Horace Tapscott, Copy 2-Mimi (VHS), 1999 February 6Save to your list.
Item 11: Mimi (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 12: Mimi Melnick, Dub of Edited Master (VHS), 1986 December 23Save to your list.
Item 13: Monk, Straight No Chaser, Gavilian, Dr. Quinn (VHS)Save to your list.
Item 14: Mucho Media, Dub (VHS), March 1995Save to your list.
Item 15: Walter Norris Trio (VHS), 1994 September 2-3Save to your list.
Item 16: Walter Norris, Pianist (VHS), 1994 September 9Save to your list.
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Item 1: Trophy, Your Town's Talent KTTV, Mimi Clar, 1962 November 6Save to your list.
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Item 1: Olivetti TypewriterSave to your list.
Digital Box 26Save to your list.
Folder 1: Caravan, Un Poco Combo, Atonal, Slow Dahoud, Atonal Blues, Dahoud Experience, Free Combo (audio file), 1990 July 27Save to your list.
Folder 2: Erroll Garner, Other Voices (audio file)Save to your list.
Folder 3: Meditation in A, Free Ballad, Desert Bow, Mimi & Roberto, Juke Box Boogie, St Michael, Faith, Honky Tonk Train (audio file), 1990 November 14Save to your list.
Folder 4: Mimi Matthews, The Lady of Jazz (audio file)Save to your list.
Folder 5: R M Bossa Nova, R M Home (audio file), 1990 November 26, 28Save to your list.
Folder 6: R M, Timekeeping, Free B, Up Tempo Free & Ballad, Free, Family Line (audio file), 1990 October 2-3Save to your list.
Folder 7: Roberto Mimi-Blues, St. Michael, Comping, Congas (audio file), 1990 April 3, 10Save to your list.
Folder 8: The Gathering-Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz (video file), 2005, 2009Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Ellington, DukeSave to your list.
Folder 2: Los Angeles Times, Jazz Reviews by Mimi Clar, 1959 September 14Save to your list.

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