The Dexter Gordon Archive

 Screenplay for the 1986 film  Round Midnight  at the Dexter Gordon Collection acquisition ceremony at  Library of Congress in Washington, D.C,  2010. Gordon received the Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Screenplay for the 1986 film Round Midnight at the Dexter Gordon Collection acquisition ceremony at Library of Congress in Washington, D.C, 2010. Gordon received the Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Maxine Gordon is responsible for the consolidation and curation of literally thousands of historical and archival items preserved from Dexter Gordon's life and career. She has overseen two formal acquisitions for the Library of Congress in which over 5,000 articles from Gordon's historical collection were acquired.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Gordon currently maintains curatorial and archival oversight of Dexter Gordon's remaining private collection, which includes thousands of recordings, photos, letters, contracts, ephemera and memorabilia, and a plethora of sociological, historical and other scholarly research relevant to the life story of Dexter Gordon and the history of jazz.

Our Goal: Preservation and DIGITIZATION

The Dexter Gordon Society was created to preserve, catalog and digitize Dexter Gordon's remaining archive for independent research and educational, cultural, and artistic purposes. 

Our major goal concerning Dexter Gordon's remaining archive is thus to create a digital infrastructure utilizing the latest in new media, the web, and data technology that will make it possible for the public to access the innumerable historical items that have been collected from Dexter Gordon's life, career, and music. 

Your support can help us achieve this goal.