Billy Tipton Photographs, circa 1950s.

Collection Number: 7767

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Billy Tipton photographs, circa 1950s.
Collection Number:
7767
Creator:
Billy, Tipton 1914-1989
Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
A group of personal and professional photographs of Billy Tipton.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Billy Lee Tipton, born Dorothy Lucille Tipton on December 29, 1914, was an American jazz musician and bandleader who lived as a man for nearly 50 years. Tipton died on January 21, 1989.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

A group of personal and professional photographs of Billy Tipton, including one photo album, four 8x10", two 5x7", and loose photos from albums. The locations of these photos appear to be Roseburg and Medford, OR, Spokane, WA, and Reno, NV. One is labeled "At the Simons Home - Spokane, 1953."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Tipton, Billy,1914-1989
Tipton, Billy 1914-1989.

Subjects:
Jazz musicians--United States.
Transvestites--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Billy Tipton photographs, #7767. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Loose Photos From Albums
Box 1 Folder 2
Loose Photos From Albums
Box 1 Folder 3
Loose Photos From Albums
Box 1 Folder 4
Loose Photos From Albums
Box 1 Folder 5
Loose Photos From Albums
1953
Box 1 Folder 6
Loose Photos From Albums
Sept-1951
Box 1 Folder 7
Loose Photos From Albums
Box 1 Folder 8
Album Photos
April-May 1950