History and Key Places



Woodard, Josef. “A Real Jazz Community.” Los Angeles Times. 4 September 1994, Calendar: 8+.

Celebrities. “Marla Gibbs Buys Theater For L.A. Program.” Jet . 21 May 1990, 61.

Celebrities. “Marla Gibbs Loses Her Los Angeles Theater.” Jet . 8 September 1997, 64.

“Crenshaw Boulevard: The Forgotten Spine.” With Celeste Holm.  The United States of Los Angeles. KCRW, Santa Monica. 27 November 1997.

Elise Thompson, “Neighborhood Project: Leimert Park.”, 15 July 2008. .



Lipsitz, George. Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Popular Culture, Cultural
Theory, and American Studies American Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Dec., 1990), pp. 615-636.

Portelli, Allesandro. The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue.

Slim, Hugo and Paul Thompson with Olivia Bennett and Nigel Cross. Ways of Listening
in Robert Perks and Alistair Thompson The Oral History Reader, 2nd Edition

Tucker, Sherrie. “When Subjects Don’t Come Out,” Lloyd Whitesell and Sophie Fuller,
eds, Queer episodes in music and modern identity, ch.12, Urbana, Univ. of Illinois, 2002.

Portelli, Allesandro. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning
in Oral History

Gluck, Sherna Berger. Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History

Davidson, James West and Mark Hamilton Lytle. “The View from the Bottom Rail,” in
After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, 169-202.

Chafe, William H.  Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in
the Segregated South.

Yow, Valerie. Recording Oral History, Second Edition: A Guide for the Humanities and
Social Sciences.

Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority:  Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and
Public History, Special Issue of the Oral History Review (Winter/Spring 2003). “Shared Authority”

UCLA Oral History Department, Online Resources.


Isoardi, Steven. The Dark Tree; Jazz and Community Arts in Los Angeles. University of California  Press, 2006

Armstrong, Louis. Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (1954)

Spellman, A.B. Four Lives in the Bebop Business (1985).

Gitler, Ira. Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940’s (1985).

Tapscott, Horace. Songs of the Unsung (2001)

Lomax, Alan. Mister Jelly Roll; The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole
and Inventor of Jazz

Pastras, Phil. Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West (2002)

Bryant, Clora et al. Central Avenue Sounds (1999). [Note: Central Avenue Sounds CD
boxed set by Rhino Records available as well]

Collette, Buddy. Jazz Generations (2000)

Lewis, George. A Power Stronger Than Itself; The AACM and American Experimental
Music (2008)

Looker,Benjamin.  BAG: Point at Which Creation Begins (2004)

Fischlin, Daniel and Ajay Heble. The Other Side of Nowhere; Jazz Improvisation, and
Communities in Dialogue (2004)



Avila, Eric. Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.

Cleveland, William. Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America’s Community and Social Institutions. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1992.

Cultural Inheritance / L.A.: A Directory of Less-Visible Archives and Collections in the Los Angeles Region. Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1999.

Kelley, Robin D. G. Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class. New York: The Free Press, 1994.