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Preliminary Guide to the Thomas Chapin Papers, 1870s-1999 (bulk 1979-1999)

Collection Overview

The collection (100 items, 2.5 linear feet; dated 1979-1998) contains audio cassettes and compositions by Thomas Chapin, as well as clippings, programs, memorial messages, and other items about him. Technical Services staff may need to make use copies of audio cassettes before use. No container list was created for this accession. (99-355)

The addition to the collection (60 items, 2.5 linear feet; dated 1981-1999) includes published materials on Chapin or featuring his music. There are publicity materials; scrapbook items, such as programs or clippings; articles about Chapin from the internet and elsewhere; copies of original scores; compact discs; phonograph records; genealogical information, and other biographical information about him and his trio. Technical Services staff may need to make use copies of sound recordings before use. No container list was created for this accession. (99-0467)

The addition to the collection (15300 items, 29.40 linear feet; dated 1870s-1998, bulk 1980-1997) comprises primarily correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks, graphic materials (98 color photographs, 1 color slide, 6 black-and-white photographs, 24 black-and-white negatives, 17 contact sheets, 1 print, 1 watercolor, and 2 chalk drawings), posters, and other materials detailing Chapin's musical career, especially performances of the Chapin Trio; notebooks and appointment books; and musical scores by Chapin and others. Also includes recordings on 17 reel-to-reel tapes, 8 CDs, and 5 audiocassette tapes of performances by Chapin and others; 3 electronic computer files; and 24 small musical instruments of plastic and metal. (01-0157)

The addition (2002-0281 and 2003-0125; 12,657 items, 50.5 linear feet) consists primarily of studio and demo recordings of Chapin's music on audiocassette, vinyl, and reel-to-reel tape. Also contains a number of collages by Chapin, documenting another of his forms of expression; personal items, especially photographs and correspondence, reflecting his close relationships with family and friends; videos and film reels of recording sessions, tours, and other events, including Chapin's memorial service; sheet music and music books; clothing and hats; 3 hand instruments; performance posters; and business items.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Chapin papers 1870s-1999, bulk 1979-1999
Creator
Chapin, Thomas
Extent
84.9 Linear Feet, 28,117 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Also, some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use and/or are housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

Needs more processing before use: Remove envelope contents.

Attention: contains photographs.

Correspondence
(7 folders)
Box 1
Business Cards/Addresses
Box 1
Quotations/Notes
Box 1
Thomas Chapin Trio History
Box 1

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Correspondence

(2 folders)
Correspondence during Chapin's illness/death
(6 folders)
Box 2
Donations to Chapin/Memorial Service
Box 2

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Correspondence
(8 folders)
Box 3

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Correspondence

(4 folders)
Correspondence from Terri
(6 folders)
Box 4

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Correspondence
(10 folders)
Box 5

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Correspondence
(9 folders)
Box 6
Japan-Fax
Box 6
Misc.-Fax
(2 folders)
Box 6
Labels
Box 6

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Computer disk 001 removed and its contents migrated to electronic records server. A disk directories log exists. Contact Research Services for access. Separation sheet is in Box 35 with audio media.

Correspondence
(8 folders)
Box 7
Donation Information
Box 7
Addresses
Box 7

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Health Insurance/Medical Records
(7 folders)
Box 8
Taxes/Receipts 1995
(1-5 of 8 folders)
Box 8

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Taxes/Receipts 1995
(6-8 of 8 folders)
Box 9
1996 Taxes
(5 folders)
Box 9
[Loose Material: Touring Information and Financial Records]
(4 folders)
Box 9

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

Musicians' letters
Box 10
Notebook
(2 folders)
Box 10
[Tours/Engagements/Events]
(2 folders)
Box 10
[Reviews/Items about Chapin]
Box 10
[Knitting Factory European Tour]
Box 10
[Thomas Chapin, Alive, CD Box Set]
Box 10
[Loose Material: Touring Information and Financial Material]
Box 10
Banff Centre
Box 10

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Jazz Donau
Box 11
[Loose Material: Tours/Engagements]
(3 folders)
Box 11
Jazz Festival Directory
(2 folders)
Box 11
Chapin Contracts
Box 11
Mailing lists
(2 folders)
Box 11

Needs more processing before use: Make use copy of audio tape.

Contacts
Box 12
[Loose Material]
Box 12
Calendars
(4 folders)
Box 12
Notebook
(2 folders)
Box 12
Engagement Book
Box 12
[Cassette Tape: Debut, Jerry Waldon]
Box 12

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Musicians
Box 13
Edward's Book
Box 13
Plaque, Duke University
Box 13
TDC, Music Tribute Archives
(2 folders)
Box 13
TDC, Misc./Collage Items
Box 13
Japanese Music
(2 folders)
Box 13
Alto/Flute
Box 13
Flamenco and Alborada Latin

Some material moved to legal-sized folder in Box 36.

Box 13

Attention: Contains photographs.

Trio Booklet Project
Box 14
Bio., Ron Matthews and Ray Drummond, Quartet Players with Thomas
Box 14
National Endowment for the Arts
(7 folders)
Box 14
TDC Collage Items and Misc.
Box 14
Thomas Chapin
Box 14
Armen Donelian
Box 14
Avantango
Box 14
Andy Jaffe
Box 14
Michael Jeffery Stevens
Box 14

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Some material moved to legal-sized folders in Box 36.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Satie-Gymnopedies/Shumann-Kindeszenen
Box 15
Junkman's Obligato/Robert Myer's Fantasy Duo
Box 15
Thomas
Box 15
Bozzi Brazil
Box 15
Musillami, Wallach
Box 15
Royal Hartigan, Peggy Stern
Box 15
Poems: Vernon Frazer
Box 15
Photographs of Chapin
(5 folders)
Box 15
Items about Chapin
(5 folders)
Box 15

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newspaper.

Attention: Contains photographs.

Items about Chapin
(4 folders)
Box 16
Photographs of Chapin
Box 16
Scrapbook
Box 16

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Scrapbooks
Box 17

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Scrapbooks
Box 18

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Scrapbooks
Box 19

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Scrapbook
Box 20
Scrapbook, 1992-1995
(3 folders)
Box 20
[Loose Material: Appearances/Items about Chapin]
(3 folders)
Box 20

Needs further processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

CDs/Tapes
Box 21
Postage
Box 21
Photography
Box 21
Music Expenses
Box 21
[Telephone Bills]
Box 21
[Bank Statements]
Box 21
[Credit Card Statements]
Box 21
[Misc. Receipts/Financial Records]
(2 folders)
Box 21
[Bank Statements]
Box 21
[Telephone Bills]
Box 21

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

[Misc. Receipts]
Box 22
[Misc. Bills]
Box 22
Medical: Unpaid Invoices
Box 22
Medical: Paid Invoices
Box 22
Music: Royalty Statements
Box 22
[Prescription Receipts]
Box 22
[Bank Statements]
Box 22
[Misc. Receipts]
Box 22
[Tax Records 1987]
Box 22
[Misc. Financial Records]
Box 22
Receipts 1988
Box 22
Thomas Chapin: Recording Session, June-July 1988: Receipts etc.
(2 folders)
Box 22
[1989 Tax Return/1990 Tax Figures]

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 37.

Box 22

Needs more processing before use. Remove material from envelopes.

[1989 Taxes]
(2 folders)
Box 23
1991 Taxes
(3 folders)

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 37.

Box 23
[Misc. Financial Records]
(5 folders)
Box 23

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

1989 Tax Receipts
(4 folders)
Box 24
1992 Receipts
(4 folders)
Box 24
1992 Taxes
Box 24
1994 Taxes
(3 folders)
Box 24

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

1994 Taxes
(2 folders)
Box 25
[Printed Material: Magazines]
(4 folders)

Some material moved to oversize folder in Box 44.

Box 25
[Sheet music]
(2 folders)
Box 25
[Blank Postcards]
Box 26
[Printed Material: Knitting Factory]
Box 26
Printed Material: Festival Programs]
(4 folders)
Box 26
Windplayer
(2 folders)
Box 26
Downbeat
Box 26
Downbeat
(2 folders)
Box 27
Saxophone Journal
Box 27
Flute Journal
Box 27
Jazz
Box 27
Andover Bulletin
Box 27
Jazziz
Box 27
Swing Journal
(2 folders)
Box 27
Misc. Magazines
Box 27

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newsprint.

Misc. Magazines
(2 folders)

Some material moved to oversize folder in Box 44.

Box 28
Misc. Newsletters
(2 folders)
Box 28
Misc. Catalogs
(2 folders)
Box 28
[Misc. Printed Material]
Box 28
[Printed Material: Amtrak]
Box 28

Needs more processing before use. Remove material from envelopes.

[Manuscript, poems]
Box 29
Re: Heart Arrhythmia, from which Thomas suffered
Box 29
[Financial Records: Misc. Receipts etc.]
(1-7 of 22 folders)
Box 29

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

[Financial Records: Misc. Receipts etc. cont.]
(8-18 of 22 folders)
Box 30

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

[Financial Records: Misc. Receipts etc. cont.]
(19-22 of 22 folders)
Box 31
Tax Returns 1984
Box 31
Misc. Papers, Music, etc. on Thomas Chapin's Music Stand in "Music Room" at time of death - 2/13/97
(3 folders)

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 37.

Box 31
Doug Miller Arranged; TDC Big Band Arrangement: Zemzem

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 37.

Box 31
Doug Miller Arranged; TDC Big Band Arrangement: The Present

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 37.

Box 31

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

TDC Composition Books-unpublished
Box 32
TDC Early '80s Compositions

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
Others' Compositions

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
Big Band Arrangement for Bebe (Hermeto Pascoal); Radius (Thomas Chapin)

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
Misc. Hand-Original Notes/Compositions

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
Thomas' Music

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
TDC Compositions: Trio, Quartet, Spirits Groups

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
TDC Big Band Arrangement of Brazilian Carinhosa (Played with Hamp)
Box 32
TDC's Arrangement, One Man Blues w/ Hamp
Box 32
Thomas Chapin Trio plus Brass
Box 32
TDC Early Compositions

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 32
[Professional Correspondence]
Box 32
1999 KF Boxed Notes
Box 32

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes.

Conga Sessions with Louis
Box 33
TDC Original Tunes: Pre-Trio Music: Mostly Spirits Rebellious Music (Brazilian Rhythms) and Quartet from late '70s, early '80s

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 33
Tom's solo to Sans Souci played at Duke

Some material moved to oversize folder in Box 42.

Box 33
Thomas' Music Misc.
Box 33
[Misc. Music]
Box 33
Genealogy: Thomas Dufree Chapin
Box 33
Mailing list [1992]
(2 folders)
Box 33
[Items about Chapin/Events/Engagements]
(4 folders)

Some material moved to legal folder in Box 38.

Box 33
[Misc. Material: Coin Collections]
(1 of 4 folders)
Box 33

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

[Misc. Material: Coin collections cont.]
(2-4 of 4 folders)
Box 34
[Items about Chapin/Events/Engagements etc.]
(7 folders)
Box 34

Attention: Contains CDs and audiocassette tapes. Make use copies.

[Misc. Music]
(3 folders)
Box 35
[Name Tags]
Box 35
[Plastic Bag and Guinness Sticker]
Box 35
Materials from inside book by Vernon Frazer, A Slick Set of Wheels, cataloged separately [see list below]
Box 35
[Separation sheet for computer disk 001 removed from box 7. Contents migrated to Special Collections Server. A disk directories log exists. Contact Research Services for Access.]
Box 35
Thomas Chapin Trio: Track sheets, notes, setups: Q 22802: 1996 July 29 [Material accompanying reel-to-reel tapes listed below]
Box 35
Inversions, Thomas Chapin and Borah Berman
(2 CD's)
Box 35
Radius, Thomas Chapin
Box 35
Menagerie Dreams, Thomas Chapin Trio
Box 35
Pass the Ammo, Machine Gun
Box 35
Double Band Overlays, Ned Rothenberg
Box 35
President for Life, Vandoorn
Box 35
Forgotten Game, Thomas Chapin
(2 cassettes)
Box 35
Other Chapin Cassettes
(2 cassettes)
Box 35
Quarklmmedia 1.02 CD-ROM
(2 copies)
Box 35

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

Non-Chapin Compositions of Other Musicians: Standards and Others: Hermeto Pascoal, Roland Kirk, Coltrane etc.

Removed from box 13.

Box 36
Flamenco and Alborada Latina

Removed from box 13.

Box 36
One Man Blues
Box 36
Music: Kahn

Removed from box 14.

Box 36
David Lahm Project
(2 folders)

Removed from box 15.

Box 36
Music: Ray Drummond
Box 36
Frazer
(2 folders)
Box 36
Sky Piece Liner Notes

Removed from box 13.

Box 36
[Items about Chapin]
(2 folders)

Removed from box 15.

Box 36

Needs more processing before use: Remove material from envelopes; reformat newsprint.

Misc. Material
(3 folders)

Removed from box 15.

Box 37
[Items about Chapin/Obituaries/Engagements]
(4 folders)

Removed from boxes 5 and 6.

Box 37
[Healthcare Material]
Box 37
[Receipts 1990-1991]
Box 37
Misc. Papers, Music, etc. on Thomas Chapin's Stand in "Music Room" at Time of Death, 2/13/97
(2 folders)
Box 37
Zemzem
Box 37
The Present
Box 37
TDC Early '80s Compositions
(2 folders)
Box 38
TDC Compositions: Trio, Quartet, Spirits Groups
Box 38
Misc. Hand-Original Notes/Compositions Pre-Trio
Box 38
Big Band Arrangement for Bebe (Hermeto Pascoal); Radius (Thomas Chapin)
Box 38
Others' Compositions
Box 38
TDC Early Compositions
Box 38
TDC Original Tunes: Pre-Trio Music: Mostly Spirits Rebellious Music (Brazilian Rhythms, Late '70s and Quartet from the Early '80s)
Box 38
[Items about Chapin/Events/Engagements]
Box 38
Mailing Lists

Removed from box 11.

Box 38
Misc. Material

Removed from box 4.

Box 38
Small Musical Instruments, metal and plastic
Box 39
Small Musical Instruments, metal and plastic
Box 40

Poster removed to oversize folder.

Needs more processing before use: Reformat newspaper.

Attention: Contains photographs.

[Poster]
Box 41
[Misc. Photos]
Box 41
[Original Art, including a print, a watercolor, and chalk drawings]
(4 folders)
Box 41
TDC Early '80s Compositions
Box 41
[Stock certificates for tobacco and cigarettes in the Congo (in French); other stock certificates in various companies in the U.S.; tax certificates on liquor, U.S., 1870s-1880s]
Box 41
[Printed Material: Misc. Magazines]
Box 41
[Copy of pen and marker drawing of Chapin.]
Box 41

Attention: Sleeve photographs.

Thomas Chapin Original Music (Mostly Quartet) Sent to Paul Jeffrey for 1999 January 29 TDC Tribute: Misc. Comp. plus One Man Blues for Small Band; Plus Oracle, Lens, and Fallen Angel--Unperformed Original Woodwind Pieces
Box 42
Zasis
Box 42
[For Robbie Kaplan] Zazis, Improv Group (after 1975)
(2 folders)
Box 42
[Posters/Program]

Phillips and Musica e Stella posters removed to oversize folder.

Box 42

Attention: Contains photographs.

[Misc. Material: Correspondence]
Box 43
[Events/Albums]
Box 43
Photo Album, Thomas Chapin Trio, Tondela, Portugal

Poster removed to oversize folder.

Box 43
Calendars, 1984, 1987, 1994, 1995
Box 43
Tom's Solo for Sans Souci played at Duke
Box 44
Cat's Paw
Box 44
Roland Kirk Arrangement by Thomas Chapin
Box 44
From Bechet, Byas, and Fats: R. Kirk Music Arranged by T.C.
Box 44
Thomas Chapin Trio and Bass
(3 folders)
Box 44
Posterboards, Free Concert of Trio at Kampo, [1992]
Box 45
[Posters, Thomas Chapin Trio CD Cover, Nightbird Song/ Misc. Poems]
Box 45
Posters
(4)

Removed from boxes 41-43.

Box 45

Current reel numbers correspond to original reel numbers. All reels contain the following production information: Client: Musso; Producer: R.M.; Engineer: R.M.; Speed: 30 IPS; Tape: 996; Level: +6/185; Asst.: Mike; Auto: Tones on [R1]. Tracking sheets accompanying the reels are in box 35.

Need more processing before use: Make use copies of all reels.

Q22803: 1. Untitled Th 1; 2. Untitled Th 2, 1996 July 29
Reel 1
Q22804: 1. Don't Mind if I Do A) Insert Piece; 2.Don't Mind if I Do, 1996 July 29
Reel 2
Q22805: 1. Essouria; 2. Essouria, 1996 July 29
Reel 3
Q22806: 1. Essouria Insert; 2. The Unamable, 1996 July 29
Reel 4
Q22807: 1. The Unamable; 2) Out and About Pieces see 1, 1996 July 29
Reel 5
Q22808: 1. Pet Serpent; 2. Ask Me Now, 1996 July 29
Reel 6
Q22809: 1. Ask Me Now; 2. Ticket to Ride, 1996 July 29
Reel 7
Q22810: 1. Nightbird; 2. Nightbird; 3. Improv #2, 1996 July 29
Reel 8
Q22811: 1. Cliff Island; 2. Aeolus; 3. Improv #1, 1996 July 29
Reel 9
Q22839: 1. Alphaville, 1996 July 29
Reel 10
Q22840: 1. Roaringesque; 2. Roaring Inserts, 1996 July 30
Reel 11
Q22834: 1. Flute Solo Aeolus 1+2, 3+4, 1996 July 30
Reel 12
Q22841: 1. Ticket to Ride; 2. Pet Scorpion, 1996 July 30
Reel 13
Q22842: 1. Nightbird Th2 Solo Section; 2. The Unnamable Th 2, 1996 July 30
Reel 14
Q22833: 1. Alphaville Th3; 2. Aeolus Th2, 1996 July 30
Reel 15
Q22832: 1. Changes 2 Tires Th1; 2. Changes 2 Tires, 1996 July 30
Reel 16
Q22831: 1. Essounia; 2. Hit the Road Jack; 3. Alto Solo; 4. Poem, 1996 July 30
Reel 17

[Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.]

Audio-visual materials may be copied only with donor's permission. Also, journals in boxes 11-14 require donor permission to use until Jan. 1, 2025.

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes before use.]

Correspondence, [1987-1995]

Personal correspondence from Terri.

Box 1
Sheet Music by Chapin
Box 1

[Technical services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat brittle paper and newsprint before use.]

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Pollution Solutions Company Brochures

Includes information on air and water filter systems.

Box 2
Doctor's Contact Information
Box 2
Copies of Foreign Currency
Box 2
Take-Out Menus
Box 2
[Miscellaneous Plastic Items]
Box 2
Sufi Study Materials
Box 2
Business Cards
Box 2

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat newsprint before use.]

Notecards from Rolodex
Box 3
Correspondence

Includes greeting cards, postcards and letters between Thomas and Terri.

Box 3
Book of Chapin's Friends' Words and Sentiments
Box 3
Instruments

Three hand instruments belonging to Chapin that were demonstrated in Terri's film "The Music Man."

Box 4
Special Caps Thomas Wore

Includes hair night cap and batik cloth sometimes worn around Chapin's neck and head.

Box 5A
Clothing, including gaucho hat
Box 5B

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes before use.]

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Book of Friends' Sentiments for Thomas and Terri's Wedding
Box 6
Guest Book from Remembering Thomas, a Memorial Service.
Box 6
[Things Collected During Travel]

Includes receipts, business cards, postcards and airplane tickets.

Box 6
Correspondence, [1988-1999]

Includes handmade greeting cards and notes between Thomas and Terri.

Box 6
Love for Thomas

A collection of notes to Chapin from his friends.

Box 6
Guest Book from Chapin's Funeral, 1998
Box 6
Lao Tzu/Tao Teh Ching

A book on Asian religion.

Box 6
Rock
Box 6

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Audio Cassette Tapes

Includes Knitting Factory Tour, 1991 and Life at Newport, 1995.

Box 7

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Audio Cassette Tapes, 1996

Includes Diva, Haywire, and Geek Gawkin'.

Box 8

[Technical Services staff needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Audio Cassette Tapes

Includes "Night Bird Song" and "Sky Piece."

Box 9

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat for use copies of videocassette tapes before use.]

[Video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

You Don't Know Me Review, Jazztimes
Box 10
Haywire Review 1997, Wire
Box 10
[Miscellaneous Written Music and Notes]
Box 10
Morocco, 1996
Box 10
Portugal
Box 10
[Loose Materials]

Contains correspondence and letters from Dennis Capodestria.

Box 10
Thomas Chapin Trio, 1992 June 23
Box 10
Litchfield Jazz, August 1997

"Thomas' last full concert while sick."

Box 10
The Thomas Chapin Tribute: The Knitting Factory, New York City 1997 Nov. 23
Box 10
Foreign Currencies

Folder includes a lock of hair.

Box 10

[Restricted: Donor's permission required before use until 1/1/2025.]

Thomas' Sketch Books

Books include drawings and writings done while Chapin was in the hospital.

Box 11
Journals, 1994

Includes loose materials from journals such as business cards, post cards, and correspondence from Namibia.

Box 11

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat newsprint before use.]

[Restricted: Donor's permission required before use until 1/1/2025.]

Journals

Includes newspaper clippings, Chapin's poetry, postcards, match books, and other loose materials.

Box 12
Correspondence Between Chapin and His Family
Box 12

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat newsprint before use.]

[Restricted: Donor's permission required before use until 1/1/2025.]

Journals

"Includes Thomas' writings and drawings."

Box 13

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat newsprint and brittle paper before use.]

[Restricted: Donor's permission required before use until 1/1/2025.]

Journals
Box 14
Laid in journals: Personal Correspondence Between Thomas and Terri
Box 14
Laid in journals: Foreign Currency
Box 14
Holding Bag for Journal
Box 14

[Technical Services staff need to process materials in envelopes and reformat newsprint before use.]

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Short Poems by Thomas, [1982-1990]
Box 15
[Instrument Subject Files]

Articles and notes on the making and functions of different instruments.

Box 15
Wedding Photograph Album
Box 15
Thomas' Address Book
Box 15
Travel Documents

Includes ticket stubs, currency exchange receipts, etc.

Box 15
Writings and Correspondence Between Thomas and Terri
Box 15
Clippings
Box 15

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Slides and Negatives

Scenes from Africa trip, 1997

Box 16
35th Birthday Party
Box 16
Japan, 1993

Includes photographs from Madarzo Festival.

Box 16
Hawaii
Box 16

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Photographs from Portugal, Hawaii, Vermont, and New Hampshire
Box 17
Photographs from Spirits Rebellious, 1988
Box 17
Photographs from the Saratoga Festival in Vermont, Summer 1987
Box 17
Photographs from the Knitting Factory, 1991 Apr. 11
Box 17

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Saratoga, 1990
Box 18
Japan, Hawaii, and Barcelona, 1981
Box 18
Home
Box 18
Thomas and Terri in Vermont, 1987
Box 18
Newport Festival, Saratoga, 1987
Box 18
Thomas Chapin Trio
Box 18
[Miscellaneous Materials in Binder]

Includes business cards, notes, jazz bulletins, and postcards.

Box 18
Chapin's Artwork
Box 18

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Slides

Includes slides from "Music Man," 1990

Box 19
Possible Album Cover Pictures
Box 19
Family Photographs
Box 19
North Shore #2
Box 19

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

North Shore, Feb. 1997
Box 20
New York Hospital, Oct. 1997
Box 20
In HarmonyBenefit Concert, 1997
Box 20
Newport, 1995
Box 20
France, 1994
Box 20
Knitting Factory, Spain and Hawaii
Box 20
Japan, 1993
Box 20
Andover Reunion, 1995
Box 20
Portugal and Norway, 1995
Box 20
Caracas, Venezuela
Box 20

May contain duplicate photographs from earlier boxes.

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Newport Jazz in Madarao, Japan, 1993
Box 21
Spirits Rebellious, 1988
Box 21
New York City, Dec. 1995
Box 21
Perugia, Italy, 1996
Box 21
Japan, 1994
Box 21
[Miscellaneous Photographs, Oct. 1995]
Box 21

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

May contain duplicate photographs from earlier boxes.

Uganda, Jan. 1997
Box 22
[Terri in New Orleans]
Box 22
Thomas Chapin Trio in Finland
Box 22
[Miscellaneous Friends, 1997]
Box 22
Thomas Chapin Trio in Europe, July 1995

Includes photographs from Portugal, France, Norway, and Finland.

Box 22
JVC Jazz Trio, 1994
Box 22
Film Stills
Box 22
[Buttons with Photos of Thomas and Terri]
Box 22

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Chapin in Saratoga, 1987
Box 23
Maria and Steve Johns
Box 23
Knitting Factory Dressing Room
Box 23
What is Jazz?Festival, June 1991
Box 23
After Easter Performance, 1997
Box 23
Thomas Chapin Trio in Europe, May 1994
Box 23
New York Hospital, Aug. 1997
Box 23
Trio and Brass, Bryant Park, July 1997
Box 23
Trio, Real Artways and Andover, Jan 1997
Box 23
Japan, [1994-1995]
Box 23
Morocco Negatives
Box 23

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Japan
Box 24
Bryant Park
Box 24
Greenwich Village Festival, 1983
Box 24
France

Includes photographs from Paris and Toulon.

Box 24
Chapin in Music Man
Box 24
Finland and Estonia
Box 24
[High School Reunion?]
Box 24
Knitting Factory, June 1990
Box 24
Photographs with Lionel Hampton
Box 24

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Photographs with Lionel Hampton
Box 25
Pat Jolly and Zasis Photos
Box 25
Early Years
Box 25
Thomas and Terri
Box 25
Filming Chapin for Music Man
Box 25
Memorial for Thomas' Birthday at Home
Box 25
Chapin Performing During Illness, [1997-1998]
Box 25
880 Club in Hartford, Mar. 1994
Box 25

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

880 Club Winter Gigs, 1990
Box 26
Christmas, [1994-1995]
Box 26
During Illness, 1997
Box 26
Hopkins
Box 26
Saratoga
Box 26
Maine
Box 26
Paris with Terri
Box 26
The Knitting Factory Festival, 1991
Box 26
Chapin's Compositions
Box 26
Thomas Chapin Quartet Music
Box 26

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Photographs

Includes photographs of the trio performing.

Box 27
Written Sheet Music
Box 27

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Thomas Chapin Trio
Box 28
Chapin's X-Rays
Box 28

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat for newsprint before use.]

Life Magazine Article on Jazz Greats
Box 29
Written Sheet Music
Box 29
Clippings

Includes article about Knitting Factory Tour in New York.

Box 29
Photographs of Thomas Chapin Trio
Box 29

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Chapin and Vernon Frazer Recording Song of Baobab
Box 30
France, 1991
Box 30
A Piece
Box 30
Devil's Hopyard TCT and Strings Master Copy
Box 30
Flute Quartet and Nocturne
Box 30
Rain
Box 30
Lullaby to a Hurting Child
Box 30
TDC Recording Project, [1982-1983]
Box 30
Is There Life on Earth?
Box 31
Ten Compositions, Volume 1
Box 31
Chapin's Geneology
Box 31
[Miscellaneous Loose Materials]
Box 31
[Brasilian Music Books]
Box 31
Brasillian Music
Box 32
Argentinian Music
Box 32
Irish Music
Box 32
Chapin's Original Compositions
Box 32
Insomnia
Box 33
Devil's Hopyard
Box 33
Lament ([Planys?]) #1
Box 33
Hats and Shoes
Box 33

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes without Chapin
(21 cassettes)

Includes "Knitting Factory" tour and "Jazz Adventures."

Box 34

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Knitting Factory
Box 35
Nightbird Song
Box 35

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Zasis
Box 36
Alborada Latina
Box 36
Knitting Factory
Box 36

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Machine Gun
Box 37
Flamenco Latino Demo
Box 37

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes without Thomas

Includes "Avantango" and "Alborada Latina."

(21 cassettes)
Box 38

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo cassettes with Chapin

Includes recordings with Boris Rayskin.

(21 cassettes)
Box 39

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Chapin.

Includes recordings with Mario Pavone and Ned Rotherberg.

(21 cassettes)
Box 40

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Thomas

Includes "Spirits Rebellious" and "Song of Baobab" with Vernon Frazer.

(20 cassettes)
Box 41

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Thomas

Includes recording of Chapin on Argentine radio.

(21 cassettes)
Box 42

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Chapin

Includes "Spirits Rebellious" and Thomas Quartet Compositions.

(21 cassettes)
Box 43

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Chapin

Includes "Knitting Factory" and "Alborada Latina."

(20 cassettes)
Box 44

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes

Includes Alumni Jazz Recital of Thomas Chapin Trio.

(21 cassettes)
Box 45

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes

Includes Zasis and "55."

(21 cassettes)
Box 46

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes

Includes "Metal Master" and Chapin playing the flute.

(21 cassettes)
Box 47

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes

Includes "Spirits Rebellious" and "Forgotten Game."

(21 cassettes)
Box 48

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes

Includes feature of Chapin's music on WBUR in Boston.

(20 cassettes)
Box 49

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio and video materials before use.]

[Audio and video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes and Videos

Includes interview with Chapin regarding "Night Bird Song" CD.

(9 digital videocassettes) , (7 digital audio tapes)
Box 50

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Zasis Tapes
Box 51
Spirits Rebellious Tapes
Box 51
Brass Tapes, 1992
Box 51
Spirits Rebellious Tapes
Box 51
Tapes of Interviews of Thomas by Terri
(3 cassettes)
Box 51

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio and film materials before use.]

[Audio and film materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo Cassettes with Chapin

(28 cassettes) , (5 film reels)
Thomas Chapin Documentaries
Box 52
Live at The Blue Note
Box 52
Avantango
Box 52

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Demo cassettes with Chapin

(41 cassettes) , (7 CDs) , (3 microcassettes)
Menagerie Dreams
Box 53
Night Bird Song
Box 53

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of video materials before use.]

[Video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Video Tapes

Includes video of miscellaneous tours as well as Chapin's memorial service.

(16 VHS videocassettes), (1 Betacam-sp videocassette)
Box 54

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of audio and video materials before use.]

[Audio and video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Video Tapes and Cassettes

Includes "Knitting Factory" as well as Thomas Chapin at Duke University, 1992.

(19 VHS videocassettes) , (3 audio cassettes) , (3 8mm films)
Box 55

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of video materials before use.]

[Video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Video Tapes

Includes "Night Bird Song" and "Music Man."

(7 Umatic videocassettes) , (2 VHS videocassettes)
Box 56

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of video materials before use.]

[Video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Video Tapes

Includes "Spirits Rebellious" and "Motation."

(19 VHS videocassettes), (1 Umatic videocassette)
Box 57

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of video materials before use.]

[Video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Video Tapes

Includes "Zasis" and African Music.

(20 VHS videocassettes)
Box 58

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of audio material before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Commercially produced CDs

Includes Chapin's music as well as albums by David Lahm, Vernon Frazer, and others.

(49 music CDs)
Box 59

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of audio material before use.]

[Audio materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Commercially Produced LPs

Includes Lionel Harris and Machine Gun.

(19 vinyl records)
Box 60

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of audio, video material and digital media before use.]

[Audio and video materials may be copied only with donor's permission.]

Commercially Produced Cassettes
(10 audio cassettes)
Box 61
Video Tapes

Includes "Spirits Rebellious."

(2 VHS videocassettes)
Box 61
Commerically Produced CDs

Includes "Alive."

(7 music CDs)
Box 61
8" Floppy Disk: Thomas Chapin/Bob Muso mixes and set ups

[Removed from Reel #2.]

Box 61
Written Sheet Music

Includes original pieces by Chapin as well as "Voyage" by Herbie Hancock.

Box 62
Written Sheet Music

"Thomas Chapin Trio Inventory"

Box 63
[Miscellaneous Loose Materials]
Box 63
Collages by Chapin
Box 64
Collages by Chapin
Box 65
Collages by Chapin
Box 66
Collages by Chapin
Box 67
Handmade Greeting Cards
Box 67
Drawings
Box 67
Collages by Chapin
Box 68
[Horoscope]
Box 68
Collages by Chapin
Box 69
Collage by Chapin
Box 69
Collages by Chapin
Oversize Box 70
Festival Posters with Chapin's Name
Ovsz. Folder 2
Festival Posters with Chapin's Name
Oversize Box 70
Festival Posters with Chapin's Name
Oversize Box 70
Festival Posters without Chapin's Name
Oversize Box 70
Thomas Chapin's Radius
Reel 1
Thomas Chapin's Radius

[8" floppy disk removed to box 61.]

Reel 2
Thomas Chapin's Radius
Reel 3
Thomas Chapin's Tape II, 1983 Apr. 11
Reel 4
Thomas Chapin's Circles and Spirits Rebellious
Reel 5
Rain DN4
Box 69
Rain
Box 69
Number 3
Reel 7
Squid Fantasy
Box 69
Dawn DN4
Box 69
Dawn
Box 69
Number 1
Reel 9
[Untitled]
Reel 10
One Man Blues
Box 69
Jitterbug Waltz
Box 69
Thomas Chapin, Tape I, 1983 Apr. 11
Reel 12
Egg Hunt
Box 69
Thomas Chapin, 1983 Apr. 11
Reel 14
Thomas Chapin: Senior Recital, 1975 May 23
Reel 15
Music Man by Terri Castillo
Reel 16
Music Man by Terri Castillo
Reel 17
The Present by T. Chapin
Reel 18
Thomas Chapin Master Tape 2, Side B

ALACRA records 1017.

Reel 19
Spirits Rebellious
Box 69
Rain
Box 69
Uruburos
Box 69
Circles
Box 69
Invitation (Take 1)
Box 69
Invitation (Take 2)
Box 69
Number 2
Reel 22
Number 4
Reel 23
Radius
Box 69
A January Tear (Take 1)
Box 69
Spirits
Box 69
Spirits
Box 69
Out-Takes from Spirits Rebellious Session, Nov. 1988
Box 69
A January Tear (Take 2)
Box 69
Egghunt (pulled to master)
Box 69
Jitterbug Waltz
Box 69
Radius
Box 69
Forgotten Game (pulled to master)
Box 69
Forgotten Game
Box 69
Circles (cut to master)
Box 69
Spirits Rebellious
Box 69
Thomas Chapin #1, The Present
Reel 33
Radius (take one)
Box 69
Radius (take two)
Box 69
Egg Hunt, take one
Box 69
Cat's Paw
Box 69
Sloane
Box 69
P.A. Stage Band
Box 69
Rain, New York City [June 1988]
Reel 37
Thomas Chapin, Phillips Academy [1975]
Reel 38
Thomas' Radio Audition for WWUH
Reel 39
Music Man
Reel 40

Historical Note

Jazz saxophonist/flutist and composer (b. 1957 d. 1998) from Connecticut. Musical director of Lionel Hampton's orchestra and then leader of and participant in other ensembles, including his own trio.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Chapin Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Thomas Chapin Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift and purchase in 1999 and 2001-2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Stark and Kate Crassons

Completed November 12, 2001

Additions minimally processed by Stacey Clarke, Danielle McGregor

Last updated December 11, 2003

Encoded by Kate Crassons, Ruth E. Bryan, Danielle McGregor and Elizabeth Arnold

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.