File includes newspaper clippings and Krannert Performing Arts Center pamphlets on jazz musician Cecil Bridgewater, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s singing career, concert performance at Krannert, and Cecil Bridgewater’s signature on Krannert paper. File also includes photographs: Pete Bridgewater sitting at desk with microphone, reads: WKID (?) on Philo Road 1953; man sitting at desk with microphone and record player reads: Harold “Pete” Bridgewater-WDWS Radio Station, WKID (?) on Philo Road 1953; photograph of man sitting at desk with microphone reading from a sheet of paper (two men looking through glass window in background) reads: WKID (?) on Philo Road 1953; newspaper clipping on WDWS Radio; additional photographs include: group of men on a stage playing instruments reads: U.S. Navy Band Curaco (?) NWJ, passed by Naval Cruser (?) Cecil Bridgewater; group of four men and one woman performing on stage in front of a sign that reads: Music by Pete (?) Bridgewater Quintet (additional information reads: P.B.’s Quintet, Glen Crokite__(?), P.B. Base, E. England Jr. (?), Norm Langford, P__Lemar sax, Ethel Bridgewater-vocal club 4.5, c. 1963; Cecil and Erma Bridgewater holding trumpet and saxophone, newspaper clipping on the Bridgewaters and jazz; photograph of men in uniform sitting with instruments on stage reads: Ringling Brothers Annex Band 1908, Preston Bridgewater, trumpet (second from right, father of Cecil Bridgwater, Sr.).
1953 – 2003 (bulk dates: 1990s-2000s)
newspaper clippings, pamphlets, handwritten notes, photographs (photocopies)
“C-U Bridgewaters,” eBlack Champaign-Urbana, accessed June 15, 2019, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/791.