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Ralph Ellison’s record collection, now on display at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem: http://nyr.kr/1hcKFmg

“Records are ideal icons of that reanimation of the vital spirit of art, the sparking of memory, and the safekeeping of a menaced legacy. The physical display of some of Ellison’s records at the Jazz Museum, relics that passed through his hands and onto his turntable, is itself a continuation of this relay.”

Photograph: James Whitmore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty


Ralph Ellison’s record collection, now on display at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem: http://nyr.kr/1hcKFmg

“Records are ideal icons of that reanimation of the vital spirit of art, the sparking of memory, and the safekeeping of a menaced legacy. The physical display of some of Ellison’s records at the Jazz Museum, relics that passed through his hands and onto his turntable, is itself a continuation of this relay.”

Photograph: James Whitmore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty