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Hello K. C.:
Resources for the study of James Reese Europe's life and work are available on the Library of Congress website. A general search for his name will yield newspaper articles, audio recordings, sheet music, and photographs from various divisions in the Library. A biographical essay contains a link to a longer biographical memoir by Noble Lee Sissle, titled "Memoirs of Lieutenant 'Jim' Europe," from the records of the N.A.A.C.P. in the Manuscript Division.
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Dear Ms. Choi,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 10 items for Lieutenant James Reese Europe and his Jazz Band in the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165). For access to/and or copies, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on the Catalog, we located the series titled Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 in the Records of the Selective Service System (World War I) (Record Group 163) that are in the custody of the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT). For access to draft registration card for James Reese Europe, please contact RE-AT via email at email@example.com.
In addition, we searched Ancestry and located his World World I Transport Service for Brest, France. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one of NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
We suggest that you review the Library of Congress: James Reese Europe, 1881-1919; James Reese Europe; James Reese Europe Residence, African American Heritage Trail; and James Reese Europe: Facts, Biography & Harlem Hellfighters websites for additional information about James Reese Europe.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!