If these walls could jump 'n' jive : a study of buildings and sites associated with jazz music in Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana (c. 1910-1960)

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolner, Edward W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Archer, Russell W. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:03Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2003 .A73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187626
dc.description.abstract Indiana is a state rich in musical history. Two cities, in particular-Indianapolis and Richmond-have played significant roles in the evolution and dissemination of jazz music. There have been modest attempts to acknowledge and/or educate Hoosiers about the state's role in the development of ja7.z. However, a level of apathy remains with regard to this aspect of Indiana's cultural heritage. These factors, in conjunction with new development, socioeconomic hardship, and demolition by neglect, have resulted in the loss of countless buildings and sites associated with jazz, music in Indianapolis and Richmond.In the Circle City, Indiana Avenue was a hotbed of ja77. for decades, as were many other scattered downtown sites. All but just a few of these venues are extant today. In Richmond, the Gennett recording studio welcomed the greatest of the early jazz pioneers and pressed millions of records of this genre. The Gennett site lies in ruins today, consisting of remnants of only three structures.There is a need to heighten awareness of the buildings and sites that contributed to the thriving jazz scene in these two cities for the purpose of education, preservation, and interpretation. This thesis has attempted to document and inventory the historical resources associated with jazz in Indianapolis and Richmond in order to facilitate these processes. In addition to the inventory, the two cities are examined in the context of jazz history in Indiana, and current building and site conditions are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent iv, 124 leaves : ill. (some col.), facsims., col. maps, plans (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jazz -- Indiana -- Indianapolis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jazz -- Indiana -- Richmond. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music-halls -- Indiana -- Indianapolis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music-halls -- Indiana -- Richmond. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sound recording industry -- Indiana -- Richmond. en_US
dc.title If these walls could jump 'n' jive : a study of buildings and sites associated with jazz music in Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana (c. 1910-1960) en_US
dc.title.alternative Study of buildings and sites associated with jazz music in Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana (c. 1910-1960) en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1260487 en_US


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