Graystone Collection Finding Aid

Summary Information

Title: Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection
Creator: Graystone International Jazz Museum
Inclusive Dates:
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 
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Collection History

Acquisition History:
Processing Information:


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.

Contents List

Box 1

Administrative Documents

Box 2

Administrative Documents

Box 3
Box 4

Provenance (1989)

Box 5


Box 6


Box 7


Box 8


Box 9


Box 10

Paradise Valley/ Vanity Ballroom 

Box 11

Membership Information

Box 12

Membership Information

Box 13

Membership Information



Last edited by Ben Bond on 01/25/2019


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