Title: Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection
Creator: Graystone International Jazz Museum
Bulk Dates: 1974-1994
Extent: 13 boxes
Language Repository: English
Repository: Detroit Sound Conservancy
Access and Use
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Copyright: See policies
The Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame was founded in 1974 but closed in the aughts as the original board members passed away and funds ran out. Some of the artifacts –photographs, posters, records, musical instruments, paperwork, historical research, and physical materials from the Graystone Ballroom itself (torn down in 1980) — were left in a local warehouse by the last board president. The rest of the artifacts were left in the Book Tower, the last location of the museum.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection consists of documents produced and used by the organization during its years of operation (1974- mid 2000’s). Included are the series Administrative Documents, Grants, Press Releases, records of Provenance, Correspondence, Programming fliers and advertisements, Photographs, and Membership Information.
Paradise Valley/ Vanity Ballroom
Last edited by Ben Bond on 01/25/2019