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O'Brien, Peter. Mary Lou Williams: The Asch Recordings, 1944-47. (Folkways Records, FA-2966, 1977) Liner notes.
-- Nite Life. (Chiaroscuro Records, CR [D] 103) Liner notes, 1998.
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Compiled by REV. PETER F. O'BRIEN, S.J.
Executive Director of Mary
Lou Williams Foundation
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of Mary Lou Williams on board done in 1971 by Martha Salemme,
wife of the painter and sculptor Antonio Salemme.
-- "Mary Lou Williams." from Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now. Robert Gottlieb, ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996: 87-116. Edited version of ten autobiographical essays by Williams, published between April 3, 1954 and June 12, 1954 in Melody Maker.
business card, c 1940s.