HUGE JAZZ ARCHIVE 1940s drummer Thad Wilkerson estate

The personal ephemera collection of famous jazz drummer Thad Wilkerson. Dozens of 8x10 photos of jazz greats, many autographed personally to him, photos of bands on stage, several promo photos, some for Slingerland drums "Radio Kings". Wilkerson played in bands throughout the War also, photos from t will be included as well as all his personal letters and correspondence. T are stacks of letters to his mother from the road, each in the hotel envelopes from w he stayed. Included also is a stack of music scores for drums of popular songs, mostly performed by Bernie Cummins band. Photos include : Thad, Turk Murphy, Jeanne Bennett, Bernie Cummins, Eddie Groom, Dave Barnum, Davie Tough, Maurice Purtill with Glenn Miller, Ray McKinley, Nick Lucas, Jock Denton, Frankie Carlson/Woodie Herman, Cozy Cole, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Mickey Scrima/Harry James, Cliff Leeman, Floyd Sullivan and others. Thad also used the stage name of Thad Vandov earlier on.