Situating the Frankie Manning Foundation within the Context of Community Archives

Guest post by Zoë Webb Click here to view the document   Existing literature is full of many, many articles attempting to define “community,” “archives,” and “community archives,” and exploring the reasons for–and value of–community archives. To sum up these articles, community archives exist because the community concerned feels either underrepresented or misrepresented within mainstream […]

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Wish Chazz Young a Happy 87th Birthday!

*Photo by Bårdar Chazz Young turns 87 on November 8th! As many of you know, Frankie’s son Chazz Young has been dealing with some health issues for the last few years. Thanks to the loving care of family and friends, he is doing beautifully, and is back to dancing regularly, both hoofing and Lindy hopping. […]

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Calling all Lindy Hoppers – Honoring Norma Miller

It’s time to rally in honor of Norma Miller, The Queen of Swing! The Frankie Manning Foundation is raising money for Norma Miller’s headstone and gravesite maintenance. Help make possible a headstone worthy of the Queen of Swing to mark her final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery’s famous Jazz Corner. ➡️ DONATE NOW TO HONOR […]

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Commemorate Norma Miller, the Queen of Swing!

The Frankie Manning Foundation is raising money for Norma Miller’s headstone and gravesite maintenance. Help make possible a headstone worthy of the Queen of Swing to mark her final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery’s famous Jazz Corner. We have a new donation system We are happy to announce an upgraded system for making donations. Please […]

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