The 52nd Street Club Where Basie Made His Breakthrough New York Appearance
From the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University (Newark campus) comes this digital exhibit of Count Basie. This is one of five exhibits co-produced by the Institute and the Dana Library Media and Digital Services and was overseen by staff member Tad Hershorn. Unlike the virtual tours of the Benny Carter, Mary Lou Williams and Fats Waller collections, this exhibit does not emerge from a specific collection housed at the IJS, but via images from various jazz photo collectors and musicians. Among the photo essays included are images from the Famous Door in 1938.