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Guide to the Doris Duke Audiovisual Collection, 1919-2012 and undated

Abstract

Doris Duke was the only child of James Buchanan (J.B.) Duke, a founder of the American Tobacco Company and Duke Energy Company and a benefactor of Duke University, and Nanaline Holt Duke. Although Doris did her best to live a private life, she carried on the Duke family's pattern of philanthropy by contributing to a number of public causes such as the arts, historic preservation, and the environment. Doris Duke died in October 1993 at the age of 80. In her will she left the majority of her estate to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Doris Duke Audio Visual Collection was created by combining 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film reels, vinyl recordings, audiocassettes, and associated manuscript materials relating to Doris Duke’s travels, her various estates, and her interests in jazz and gospel music, dance, history, and culture. The collection covers the years 1899 to 2012 and is organized into three series: Moving Images, Audio, and Sheet Music and Index Cards.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Doris Duke audiovisual collection
Creator
Duke, Doris, 1912-1993
Extent
51.0 linear feet
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
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Doris Duke Audiovisual Collection was created by combining 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film reels, vinyl recordings, audiocassettes, and associated manuscript materials relating to Doris Duke’s travels, her various estates, and her interests in jazz and gospel music, dance, history, and culture. The collection covers the years 1899 to 2012 and is organized into three series: Moving Images, Audio, and Sheet Music and Index Cards.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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

All or portions of this collection may be 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.

Digital use copies in this collection have been migrated to a library server and can only be accessed onsite in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access please contact a reference archivist prior to visiting the library.

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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

Moving Images, 1899-2012 and undated

The Moving Images series contains a compelling array of topics that reflect Doris Duke's wide and varied interests and pursuits. Main themes include travel, social events, life at her various residences, and documentation of historical events. Materials include films, VHS tapes, and DVDs. The series is further arranged into two subseries.

Film, 1919-2012 and undated

220.0 Items

This subseries contains 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film reels and include an array of topics that reflect Doris’ wide and varied interests and pursuits. The main themes in this subseries include travel, social events, life at her various residences, and documentation of historical events. Doris Duke travelled widely and the subseries includes footage of her trips to the Middle East, Morocco, and Europe. Also included is footage of the construction of Shangri La and visits to both Duke Farms and Rough Point at various times of her life. Doris' interest in and financial support of the performing arts is reflected in several films in the series including custom original prints of Egyptian dancer Nadia Gamal and Lebanese dancers (as part of the creation of the Near East Foundation) and extensive raw footage of Tahiti as part of her funding of jazz artist Syd Shaw’s East West New Sounds production company. Of particular interest are the four 35mm negative nitrate reels of The Nazi Supreme Court Trial of the Anti-Hitler Plot from September 1944 to January 1945 which were likely given to Doris Duke when she was a war correspondent during the World War II.

The materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Digital use copies exist for some of the film reels and have been identified below. Digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access please contact a reference archivist prior to visiting the library.

Somerville Scenes, circa 1919

Tinted. Roll #5 and #6 of Somerville Scenes. Includes scenes of young Doris Duke feeding swans, in boat, canoe. Scenes around Duke Farms. Man with pony (Princie Shep?) performing tricks. Also includes Doris Duke walking among rose trellis, holding a barrel, walking around, under, in tree and finally sitting on stone with small black dog.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 35mm print, circa 1919
(600.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0005

DD 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, circa 1920s, 1950s

Comprised of footage shot in the 1920s and the 1950s. Footage from the 1920s is "I Know a Garden: Duke's Farms, Somerville, NJ" Presented by Prizma, photographed by Wm. T. Crespinal, arranged by Howard R. LeRoy. Opening view of bridge over Lake 45 from under grotto waterfalls. Surrey drawn by horses pulls up under bridge, travels around fountain, close-up of young Doris Duke sitting in surrey. JB&Nanaline Duke close-up, Doris Duke enters frame, they all walk near lake. Close-ups of two unidentified men, JB, Nanaline, and Doris walk around gardens, close-up of flowers, etc. Footage from the 1920s also includes young Doris Duke in white dress walking around grounds at Rough Point. She puts on hat, walks with companions in gardent, etc. Footage from the 1950s was shot in color and includes views of house, landscape, lakes, swans, deer, dogs at Duke Farms. Doris Duke and unidentified kids picking fruit from a tree.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print, circa 1920s, 1950s
(1050.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0012

St. Patrick's, King of Siam, etc., circa 1920s-1930s

Various scenes throughout film, including the King of Siam (Prajadhipok), and his family visiting unknown locations (possibly Europe?). An assortment of indivduals are included in the scenes, presumably escorting the King as he tours. Also includes religious ceremony at St. Patrick's, although location is unknown. Final scenes are at a racetrack.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1920s-1930s
(450.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0022

14, ["Somerville Scenes - Mr.&Mrs. Duke"], 1922-1925

Part of film is blue tint, other part is brown and orange tint. Opening shots of Coach Barn, includes on "Doris" boat on lake, fountains, carriage. Tour of the estate - looks like shot from a moving vehicle. Doris blowing kisses. Mr. Duke with unknown young woman. Last scenes are men working on fountain and road.

Original 35mm Print, 1922-1925
(771.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0008

Two Stones with One Bird, Part I, Kodascope Libraries Inc., 1923

From the Collier's Weekly Stories by H.C. Witwer with George O'Hara, Clara Horton&All Star Cast. Fighting Blood Round 4, Part I.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, 1923
(400.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0030

Two Stones with One Bird, Part II, Kodascope Libraries Inc., 1923

From the Collier's Weekly Stories by H.C. Witwer with George O'Hara, Clara Horton&All Star Cast. Fighting Blood Round 4, Part II.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, 1923
(400.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0031

Pathe' Review #9, 1924

Stories on reel include: Bermuda Days: A Pictorial Study in and around Hamilton Harbor, Bermuda; Head and Heels: Something new in Aerial Trapeze Daring, as done by Enos Frazere; Petal Painting: Leonardo da Vinci: art school...New York City; The Canyon Country: In and Around the Grand Canyon

Original 35mm Print, 1924
(1000.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0006

Kodak Cinegraph presents Airplane Acrobatics (Film No. 1548), circa 1926

Footage of airplane performing acrobatics.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., tinted reversal print, circa 1926
(125.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0035

Horseshow, Riding, circa 1926-1929

All of film is of horseshow, riding, and an assortment of unknown individuals attending and enjoying the event.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1926-1929
(300.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0023

Princeton, circa 1926-1929

Most of film is unknown people at a graduation ceremony at Princeton University. Other scenes include riding in the country, a man riding a horse in the countryside, a Zeppelin in a hangar, and two unknown men in polo outfits.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1926-1929
(500.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0025

Day after, Reno, circa 1927

Unknown woman and man making drinks at a bar and lighting cigarettes. Group of unknown women sitting on a hood of a car, riding horses presumably in or around Reno, NV

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1927
(350.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0024

Aviation - Reno, circa 1927

Begins with street scenes in a downtown area (Reno?) with unknown people. Majority of the film is unknown woman and man preparing and then getting onto a bi-plane which presumably flies over Reno, NV. Includes aerial shots of Reno (someone filmed while a passenger) and shots of airplane in the air.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1927
(350.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0026

Flood - Reno, circa 1927

Documentation of 1927 flood of Reno, Nevada. Scenes including raging waters, views with flood survivors waiting out the flood, and people looking at the flood damage.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1927
(150.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0027

Kodak Cinegraph presents An Aerial Trip Over New York (Film No. 1512), circa 1927

Includes aerial scenes of the Island of Manhattan, the Skyline from the Hudson River, the Harbor, Battery Park and the Aquarium, and the Statue of Liberty. All scenes are titled.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1927
(100.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0029

Unknown Rollerskate, 1920s-1930s, circa 1927

Various scenes throughout film, including unknown man and two women walking around a city, and an unknown couple roller skating.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1927
(300.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0033

Bethlehem and Gethsemane, No. 1536, 1929

A tour through Palestine in the 1920s, including many historical biblical sites.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, 1929
(100.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0056

Pistol&Polo Practice, circa 1929

Unknown young men practice shooting a target nailed to a tree. Other scenes include unknown man playing with a dog (the man has a black armband) and spectators and riders at a polo practice.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1929
(350.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0028

DD 1, 2, 3, 1929-1930s

Footage shot primarily at Duke Farms and Rough Point. Doris Duke and dogs walking through Duke Farms, landscape views, lakes, main residence, and fountains. Footage of inventory of items purchased on honeymoon; both James Cromwell and Doris Duke are looking at the items. Doris Duke, Marian Paschal, and unidentified people in antique cars drive around estate. Teenage Doris Duke and Nanaline Duke with unidentified companions, interior and exterior views of Rough Point. Doris Duke plays with airedale and dances with friend. Brief footage of a parade, spectators in Washington, DC. Planes and Zeppelin fly overhead.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print, 1929-1930s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0015

Thomas Edison Scholarship Contest 1930, 1930

Fifty boys gather to compete for the 1930 Edison Scholarship. Arthur O. Williams from Providence, Rhode Island won the contest. Film includes several close ups of Thomas Edison.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, 1930
(200.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0034

DD 51, circa 1930s

Various Hawaiian scenes. Initial view of palm trees. Also includes underwater shots (plants, people swimming), beach scenes, and ends with Hawaiian dancers.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1930s
(900.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0002

[Hindendburg Disaster], circa 1930s

Film of the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937. Titles are throughout, however it appears that the beginning of the film has been cut out, so the producer of the film is unknown.

Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print, circa 1930s
(100.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0055

"Of Men&Money", circa 1930s

A film documentary from the book "In Defense of Capitalism" by James H.R. Cromwell and Hugo E. Czerkwonky. Print A.

Original 35mm Print, circa 1930s
(2040.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0010

Print A, circa 1930s

A film documentary from the book "In Defense of Capitalism" by James H.R. Cromwell and Hugo E. Czerkwonky. Print B.

Original 35mm Print, circa 1930s
(2040.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0011

DD 47-50, circa late 1930s

Opens with a large outdoor dinner party with Doris Duke, James Cromwell and others in Palm Springs. Southern California mountain scenery, Doris Duke swimming in pool, unidentified people on bikes. Flim transitions to Doris Duke, James Cromwell and company in shooting party in mountainous landscape of Scotland. Doris, James, and Marian Paschal also walk around castle grounds and other parts of Scotland. Next scene of film opens with a view of the Stotesburys' Whitemarsh Hall mansion in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. Unidentified people at outdoor reception, however several shots includes Edward and Eva Stotesbury. Doris Duke not evident. Last part of film is in Palm Beach and includes James Cromwell and older woman (Eva Stotesbury[?]) walking around estate, Cromwell shows off beach and himself, etc. Also includes Doris and a group of people eating a meal outdoors. Doris clowns around with unknown couple at the end of the film.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa late 1930s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0003

DD 34, circa late 1930s

Doris Duke, James Cromwell, Sam Kahanamoku and others fishing off boat, Doris Duke and others riding horses, external shots of Shangri La (including close ups of playhouse), some construction of Shangri La. Also includes aerial views of the islands and shots of a variety of activities around the island with Doris, James Cromwell, Marian Paschal, and members of the Kahanamoku family.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa late 1930s
(1200.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0007

DD 35, circa late 1930s

Appears to be a continuation of RL10005-F16-0007. Primarliy shots of Doris Duke and James Cromwell and others sailing and fishing off boat, construction of Shangri La. Also includes brief shots of Doris playing with a bird and James Cromwell showing an unknown couple Shangri La's construction site. Last shot is Doris and James leaving the islands on a seaplane.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa late 1930s
(500.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0008

DD 19, 20, 24, circa late 1930s

Filmed in Hawaii. Includes views of boat underway near Diamond Head and Doris Duke on beach with Kahanamokus and other companions for a cookout. Also has shots of Christine Cromwell[?] riding a horse, Doris Duke inspecting the construction of Shangri La with H. Drewry Baker, Johnny Gomez diving, Rabbit Island near Oahu, and aerial shots of Hawaiian volcano.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa late 1930s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0011

Slow Motion Analysis of Bobby Jones No. 1567, 1931

Film commissioned by the PGA in 1930. Bobby Jones was a well known amateur golfer.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., tinted reversal print, 1931
(300.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0036

DD 16, 17, 18, 1936-1937

Most of film in Hawaii. Includes Kahanamokus, hula dancer, Marion Sims Wyeth and James Cromwell, with title cards, e.g., "February in Hawaii 1937"; "Now now Mr. Cromwell, that's not in my contract". Also includes construction of Shangri La, Kahanamokus et al, playing around on beach, Doris Duke and James Cromwell on a passenger ship showing off their leis, scenery, Marian Paschal in a canoe, and Doris Duke, James Cromwell and companions traveling to Hawaiian volcano.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print, 1936-1937
(1200.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0010

DD 7, 8, 1937, 1956

Comprised of footage shot at Duke Farms in the fall of 1956 and Somerville and Newport in 1937. 1956 footage includes Joey Castro sitting in back seat of a convertible with dogs, Doris Duke at the steering wheel. General scenic views of Duke Farms. 1937 footage is Doris Duke with companions at a polo match, and scenic views of Rough Point and the ocean.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1937, 1956
(800.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0013

DD 37-39, 1937-1938

Doris Duke and companions, Moroccan people in towns, airplanes, scenic views, etc. Various scenic views of towns and cities in Germany and Austria. Also includes footage from 1938 trip to the Middle East primarily camel races and some brief shots of Palmyra and Aleppo.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print, 1937-1938
(1100.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0001

DD 40&41, circa 1938

Documents Doris Duke's trip to the Middle East. Includes shots of Doris Duke and companions (Mary Crane and Marian Paschal?) near ruins, watching men perform card tricks, views of towns and plaza with horses, unidentified people arriving in carriages. Views of architectural and design details; walls, tile floors, etc. in various Middle Eastern cities.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1938
(650.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0005

[Untitled], circa 1939

Sound reference film to calibrate sound. "Use the title of this practice strip as a test for focus and the sound track for testing sound reproduction".

Original 16mm, sd., bw reversal print, circa 1939
(75.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0039

Phantom Empire, circa 1939

James Cromwell is in an office, sitting at desk. He speaks about he recent appointment as Minister to Canada and the close relationship between the United States and Canada. Then speaks about how the war could impact this relationship.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, sd., bw reversal print, circa 1939
(75.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0040

W. Choi Shangri La, circa early 1940s

Film "postcard" from W. Choi at Shangri La to Doris Duke (via Marian Paschal to whom the film was mailed). Shows various scenes of the estate particularly focusing on flowers in bloom around the pool, driveway, and the playhouse.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 8mm reversal print, circa early 1940s
(40.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F8-0001

Of Men and Money, circa 1944

Documentary film based on the book "Defense of Capitalism" by James Cromwell and Hugo Czerwonky. Doris Duke was married to James Cromwell. Appears that this may be a rough cut of the film.

Original 16mm, sd., bw reversal print, circa 1944
(250.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0032

The Nazi Supreme Court Trial of the Anti-Hitler Plot September 1944-January 1945, 1944-1945

Footage covering the show trial of members of the failed Hitler assassination attempt held September 1944 and January 1945. Includes examination of Chaplain Wehrte, von Leonard's confessor, Dr. Josef Wirmer, Dr. Brüning's former secretary, Von Hassel, former Ambassador to Italy. Prepared and presented by Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Branch. Film is in German.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 35mm Negative, 1944-1945
(1100.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0001

The Nazi Supreme Court Trial of the Anti-Hitler Plot September 1944-January 1945, 1944-1946

Footage covering the show trial of members of the failed Hitler assassination attempt held September 1944 and January 1945. Includes shots of a report titled "Attentat auf den Führer am 20. Juli 1944" or "Assination attempt of the Führer on July 20, 1944" which shows pictures of the room where the assination attempt took place. Also includes examination of Lt. Gen. von Haase, Army Commandant of Berlin, Count York von Wartenburg, Major on Stauffenberg's Staff, Count Schwerin von Schwanenfeld, and Dr. Goerdeler, "the political leader of the plot". Prepared and presented by Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Branch. Film is in German.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 35mm Negative, 1944-1946
(1100.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0002

The Nazi Supreme Court Trial of the Anti-Hitler Plot September 1944-January 1945, 1944-1947

Footage covering the show trial of members of the failed Hitler assassination attempt held September 1944 and January 1945. Includes examination of Count von Helldorf, Berlin Chief of Police, Trott zu Solz, Counselor of Legation in the Foreign Office. Prepared and presented by Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Branch. Film is in German.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 35mm Negative, 1944-1947
(1100.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0003

The Nazi Supreme Court Trial of the Anti-Hitler Plot September 1944-January 1945, 1944-1948

Footage covering the show trial of members of the failed Hitler assassination attempt held September 1944 and January 1945. Begins with a brief overview in English about the trial. Includes examination of General Field Marshal von Witzleben, former Army Commander on the Western Front, and Col. Gen. Hoeppner, former Commander of a Panzer Army in the East. Prepared and presented by Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Branch. Film is in German.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 35mm Negative, 1944-1948
(1100.0 film feet)
Freezer Smith Inspection Room
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0004

Seminoles of the Everglades, Print #226, Part A&B, 1949

Describes the Seminole Indians of Florida and the great swamp area by which they live. Produced by Shilin Film Service Corporation.

Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print, 1949
(800.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0017

Miracle on the Mesa, Print #1, A&B, 1950

Records the way of life of the Hopi Indians which has persisted in a traditional pattern for seven centuries. Points out the need of the Hopi people for water conservation program, and show extant Hopi villages in the Arizon desert. Produced by Shilin Film Service Corporation.

Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print, 1950
(800.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0018

DD 4, 5, 6, circa mid 1950s

Footage shot primarily at Duke Farms. Includes Doris Duke, Joey Castro and unidentified children and teenagers in MG convertible, dogs, etc. Views of Duke Farms from moving car, blurry views of Hay Barn, Gardens, and winter scenes. Shots of construction on Duke Farms Estate, Doris and Joey Castro admiring statues. Front patio of Residence; a little girl dances, then Joe Castro and unidentified woman dance. Also inlcudes picnic with Doris Duke and unknown people and close up shots of art work inside the main residence. Short clip of New York City skyline.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print, circa mid 1950s
(1200.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0014

DD 22, 23, 25-33, circa 1950s-1960s

Includes Doris Duke in blue bikini swimsuit and cast on wrist sitting and standing by rail at Shangri La. View of interior patio, with unidentified man inspecting tile. Doris Duke in dress walks around Shangri La, dogs follow. She puts blossom in hair. Unidentified man in red swim trunks stands on diving board as it raises up. View of Golden Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Also includes beach and hill scenery, close up shots of unknown man driving around the island, sunsets, view from inside an airplane/aerial views of island, and close up views of mihrab in Shangri La.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1950s-1960s
(700.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0009

DD 44, circa late 1950s-early 1960s

Features trip to India, Bombay and the Taj Mahal. Views of landscapes, people walking around near Taj Mahal; includes some brief views of Doris Duke.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa late 1950s-early 1960s
(800.0 film feet)
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0006

Ladd Interiors: Bedouin, circa 1951

Custom original print of women Lebanese dancers (accompanied by musicians) sent to Doris Duke at her apartment at 475 Park Avenue in New York. Also marked as "Dance film; Bob Farrah".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print, circa 1951
(600.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0037
Original 16mm, opt track Soundtrack, circa 1951
(550.0 film feet)
Box 10
Film-reel RL10005-F16OS-0001
Original 16mm, opt track Soundtrack, circa 1951
(900.0 film feet)
Box 10
Film-reel RL10005-F16OS-0002

Fallen Eagle, Print #5, Part A&B, 1952

An account of the Sioux Indians of the South Dakota plains, with an informative record of their past culture and an eye-opening picture of their past existence. Produced by Shilin Film Service Corporation.

Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print, 1952
(800.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0016

DD 21, 1955

Primarily shots of Shangri La. Shows Shangri La patio with unidentified people at the beginning. Joe Castro and unknown man on diving board as it rises; various shots Doris Duke with others on sailing boat. Also includes some brief shots of Duke Farms, including Doris looking at Old Foundation with Joe Castro, Louis Bromfield[?], and others.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1955
(400.0 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0004

[Untitled], circa 1956

Film includes Mrs. Castro[?] (Joey Castro's mother) on the Empire State Building, views of New York City, aerial views from an airplane (New York or New Jersey?)

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1956
(35.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0038

Syd Shaw, East West Films, circa 1958

Primarily shots of young girl/children underwater. Other shots of water/islands presumably in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1958
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0021

Sid Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 2, 3, circa 1960s

Includes Rolls 3A and 4A. Roll 3A has various short scenes including the ocean scenes, shots of the island(s), man fishing with spear, children swimming, dogs playing on beach, and women with child washing clothes. Roll 4A includes scenes of man and woman on boat, palm trees, sunset on beach, various flowers/lillies, and women with flowers in their hair.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0042

Sid Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 6, Animals&Kids, circa 1960s

Includes Rolls A and 16A. Roll A has young male dancers in white native dress performing with musicians in outdoor setting. Includes long shots and close-ups of performers. Roll 16A has same male dancers performating at different venue, joined by female dancers. Also includes different set of dancers in different dress, close-ups of children and women washing clothes in pond.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(900.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0044

East West New Sounds, Reel 2, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various scenes including water, palms trees, fauna, Tahitian musicians and dancers performing in front of outdoor audience, shots of angles, and underwater scenes.

Original 16mm, si., col. Negative, circa 1960s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0045

Sid Shaw East West New Sounds Reel I, circa 1960s

Includes Rolls 1D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6A, and 6D. Majority of the film iare underwater scenes and include shots of water, coral reef, fish, and children swimming under water.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0047

[Sid Shaw], circa 1960s

Roll 16A. Identical footage as Roll 16A in RL10005-F16-0044.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(550.0 film feet)
Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0048

Flower, waterfall, "very good", Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various shots of palm trees, sunset, water, and man canoeing in sunset. Marker indicates this film is Roll 13A.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(350.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0049

Water lillies, palm trees, gold fish, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Close ups of flower, palm trees, water lillies, goldfish, and water fall. Markers indicate this film includes Roll 1A and 17A. Handwritten note on original container "DD likes this one".

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(400.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0050

Sid Shaw 'Children and Dogs', Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various close-ups of unknown Tahitian children. Sometimes children are with dogs.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0051

Boat Parade, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various shots of boats colorfully decorated with flowers. Includes some shots of the sky.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0052

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various shots of Tahitian musicians and others greeting visitors with leis. Close ups of unknown Tahitian men and women, instruments. Long shots of islands, water, and small sailing boat with unknown people. Markers indicate this film includes Rolls 2A and 10A.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(300.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0053

Women in pond, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Shots of various unknown Tahitian women swimming in pond, walking around in fauna.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(150.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0054

DD45, circa 1960s

Opening views of Doris Duke walking through Golden Pavillion area of Bangkok. Beginning is good evidence since it references SEAAC. Also includes Doris, Joey Castro, and unknown man visiting other locations in Bangkok and Thailand.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(1400.0 film feet)
Box 37
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0057

Sid Shaw Rolls 3-4-12 Outtakes, circa 1960s

See description for Rolls 3A and 4A. Roll 12A includes various shots of native children, reflections of palm trees on beach, palm trees, fauna, and dogs.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(850.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0058

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

"Dancing", "Dance" written on film leader tape. Includes native dancers at outdoor event.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(500.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0061

Sid Shaw 'Scenery' Misc, circa 1960s

Includes Rolls 2A, 4A, and 6A. Contains assorted clips of island, sunsets, birds, palm trees, sailing, fishing, children, etc.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(375.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0062

People at Fete', 'Boat crowd', Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes long shots and close-ups of various native men, women, and children at different events and locations.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(325.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0063

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Male dancers at outdoor event; women dancers performing. Includes close-ups of dancers.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(600.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0064

"Trims", Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes aerial shots of islands, water, waterfalls, and brief underwater scences. Heavily spliced so scenes are relatively short.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(400.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0065

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Either Roll 1 or 9. All aerial shots of island.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(300.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0066

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Native dancers at outdoor event. Includes long shots and close-up shots.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(300.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0067

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes shots of island, water, boat parade with spectators, and close-ups of flowers.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(375.0 film feet)
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0068

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Primarily close-ups of various men, women, and children.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(400.0 film feet)
Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0069
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(250.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0070

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Roll A. Male dancers in white native dress performing with musicians in outdoor setting. Includes long shots and close-ups of performers.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0071

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes various shots of fauna, water, island, people in canoes, people walking on beach.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(250.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0072

Scenery, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes parts from Roll 15A. Also has "Jungle", "Rain on leaves" written directly on film. Primarily all scenery including water at sunset, palm trees, and island.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0073

Scenery, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various scenes on the island. "Flower Trim" is written on the film

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(225.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0074

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Various shots of island, native people and boat parade.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(250.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0075

Dancers in Grove, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Native men and women in white costumes dancing. Includes long shots and close-ups.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0076

Aerial-Water, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Aerial shots of island, water.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(300.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0077
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0078

Scenery-Aerial, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Includes parts from Roll 13A. Various shots of flowers, sunsets.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(275.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0079
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(200.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0080
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(150.0 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0081
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(150.0 film feet)
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0082
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(150.0 film feet)
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0083
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
(150.0 film feet)
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0084

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Presumably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0085 through RL10005-F16-0089 (5 films total)

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Premably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0090 through RL10005-F16-0096 (7 films total)

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Premably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0097 through RL10005-F16-0104 (8 films total)

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Premably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 10
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0105 through RL10005-F16-0115 (10 films total)

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Premably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0116 through RL10005-F16-0120 (5 films total)

[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s

Consists of small reels less than 100'. Premably rough cuts of various scenes in Tahiti.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, circa 1960s
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0121 through RL10005-F16-0123 (3 films total)

Sid Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 7, 1968 Jun 17

Includes Rolls 1A, 2A, and 13A. Roll 1A has various sunset shots, shots of the island(s), water, leaves, trees, and flowers. Roll 2A includes man in canoe, woman walking on beach, and shots of various unknown native men and women. Roll 13A is all close-up shots of native men, women, and children.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1968 Jun 17
(1200.0 film feet)
Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0046

East West New Sounds, Reel #5, Syd Shaw Productions, 1968 May 18

Includes Rolls 15A and 18A. Roll 15A has shots of various native dancers and musicians performing at different outdoor venues. The roll also includes shots of the island, palm trees, water, and close-ups of pigs feeding. Roll 18A includes shots of the sky, a boat parade and three women performing a dance.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1968 May 18
(1000.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0041

Sid Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 4, 1968 May 28

Includes Rolls 10A and 14A. Roll 10A has various shots of island(s), ocean, various people on boats, close-up of mother with child, and groups of unknown people. Roll 14A starts with close-up of child's hand, various boats, groups of non-native people preparing for sailing, water falls, and palm trees.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1968 May 28
(1100.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0043
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1968 May 28
(800.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0059

S. Shaw Rolls 10A-14A-11 Outtakes, 1968 May 28

See descriptions for Rolls 10A and 14A. Roll 11 includes women by water, with one woman playing guitar and one presumably singing.

Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print, 1968 May 28
(800.0 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0060

Khaled Original, 1971

Film features Nadia Gamal, who is considered to be a queen of belly dancers. Original filming commissioned by Ibrahim Farrah with the support of a grant from Doris Duke. Consists of three different solos, directed by Mounir Maasri. Music by Rafik Hobeika, Sacalance, and Baligh Hamdi.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print, 1971
(1100.0 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0019

Video, 1989-2012 and undated

11.0 Items

This subseries consists primarily of VHS tapes that were likely given to Doris Duke as a gift or sent to her as a means to solicit financial support. Of particular interest are the tapes of Duke Gardens which were made for the benefit of Doris Duke. The unknown narrator explains to Miss Duke what plants are in the gardens and points out changes that had been made to the various gardens.

The materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Wayne Skjoldal, 1989 May

Video promoting self defense course for children. VHS was sent to Doris Duke with a request for financial assistance. Corresponding letter in Doris Duke Papers, Box 377 Folder 6.

Original VHS, 1989 May
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0017
Original VHS, 1990
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0018
Original VHS, 1990 December 25

Unknown man giving "tour" of the various gardens for the benefit of Doris Duke. Interior shots of various gardens with man explaining to "Miss Duke" what plants are in the garden and changes that were made. Includes panning shots of plants and then close ups.

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0020
Original VHS, 1992 March 21

Similar to RL-10005-VHS-0020 but with no narration.

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0021
Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0011
Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0013

Thirteen Daughters, Act I, undated

Appears to be videotape of broadway production of Thirteen Daughters (Eaton Magoon, Jr.) from July 1989.

Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0014

Thirteen Daughters, Act II, undated

Appears to be videotape of broadway production of Thirteen Daughters (Eaton Magoon, Jr.) from July 1989.

Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0015

Gardens Great and Small, undated

Commercial VHS produced by New Jersey public television. One hour special on gardens throughout New Jersey including a stop at Duke Gardens in Somerville.

Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0016
Original VHS, undated
Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0019

At Home with Doris Duke: Selections from her Personal Home Movies, 2012 Jan 7

A short compilation of home movies created for Doris Duke Exhibit in January 2011.

Original DVD, 2012 Jan 7
(24.0 minutes)
Box 11
Video-disc RL10005-DVD-0008

Audio, 1899, 1923-1989 and undated

The Audio series reflects Doris Duke's interest in a variety of music genres. Materials include phonodiscs and audiocassettes. The series is further arranged into two subseries.

Digital use copies exist for some of the audio recordings and have been identified below. Digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access please contact a reference archivist prior to visiting the library.

Phonodiscs, 1934-1989 and undated

198.0 Items

Many of the recordings in this subseries are homemade and date from the 1930s-1940s. Besides collecting the commercial recordings of well-known jazz, gospel, and classical artists, Doris was also very interested in Hawaiian music and recorded many of these native songs live using recordings equipment likely kept at her Shangri La estate. She also recorded herself and friends practicing the piano and singing, parties, and recorded and collected radio broadcasts including the broadcast of KGU Radio Artists “The Story of James Buchanan Duke” from 1949. Also included in this subseries are original recordings of the Joe Castro Trio, Kitty White, and Calvin Jackson practicing with his quartet. Of particular interest are the original recordings of the Kahanamoku family and Sol Ho’opi’I who recorded Hawaiian songs for Doris when she wasn’t “in residence” at Shangri La.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1934 July 18
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0028
Phonodisc, 1937
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0128
Phonodisc, 1937
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0129
Phonodisc, 1937
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0130
Phonodisc, 1937
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0131
Phonodisc, 1937
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0132

Rainbow Trio. A Perfect Lady / My Buddy, 1937 August 20

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music. Sounds similar to recordings in "Organ Treasures".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 20
(6.36 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0037

Rainbow Trio. Aloha Sunset Land / At Dawning, 1937 August 20

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music. Sounds similar to recordings in "Organ Treasures".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 20
(6.06 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0038

Rainbow Trio. Memory Lane / Hawaiian Paradise, 1937 August 20

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music. Sounds similar to recordings in "Organ Treasures".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 20
(5.44 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0039

Organ Treasures. Akahi Hoi / Nani Wale Lihue, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(4.33 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0029

Organ Treasures. Lei Poni Moi / Aloha No Au I Ko Maka, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(4.28 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0030

Organ Treasures. King's Serenade / Love Wreaths, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(5.08 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0031

Organ Treasures. Maikai Waipio, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(2.36 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0032

Organ Treasures. Makaluapua / Aloha Oe, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(5.3 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0033

Organ Treasures. Mikioi / Mai Poina Oe La'u, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(4.53 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0034

Organ Treasures. Pulupe Nei lli I Ke Anu / Waialae, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(4.22 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0035

Organ Treasures. Poli Pumehana / Palama, 1937 August 9

Instrumental only, traditional Hawaiian music.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1937 August 9
(4.23 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0036
Phonodisc, circa 1937
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0133
Phonodisc, circa 1937
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0134

Various artists including Louis, Ann, Johnny, Bernice, David, Paoa, Kailani, and Hapuki., 1938 January 14

Side 1 of album consists of 5 tracks featuring a variety of singers/singing groups. Sing primarily Hawaiian songs. Side 2 has 3 tracks again with a variety of songs. Last song is Aloha 'Oe.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1938 January 14
(11.07 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0061

Various artists including Sam, Bill, Louis Berin, 1938 January 14

Both sides consist of recordings of music. All recordings begin and end abruptly. Overall sound is faint and frequently skips and therefore difficult to discern singers and songs.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1938 January 14
(9.55 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0062

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra. I'll Never Smile Again / Marcheta, 1940

Alternate title given in Spanish: "Jamás Reiré Otra Vez." Side A vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers; this is apparently Sinatra's first hit single.

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1940
(minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0027

Side 1: Laughing on the Outside, Recorder: Virginia Hays; Side 2: [Untitled], 1946 November 25

First track presumably Virginia Hays singing "Laughing on the Outside" accompanied by piano. Second track is identical, although the track is barely audible.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1946 November 25
(5.03 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0010
Phonodisc, 1949
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0101
Phonodisc, 1949
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0102
Phonodisc, 1949
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0103

KGU Radio Artists, Honolulu. "The Story of James Buchanan Duke", Parts 1 & 2 of 4, 1949 November 22

"The Story of James Buchanan Duke" is narrated and "acted" on radio by an assortment of actors.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1949 November 22
(9.43 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0106

KGU Radio Artists, Honolulu. "The Story of James Buchanan Duke", Parts 3 & 4 of 4, 1949 November 22

"The Story of James Buchanan Duke" is narrated and "acted" on radio by an assortment of actors. Ends with a female narrator summarizing the story and comparing it to the sugar industry in Hawaii. Interviews James N. Orrick, manager of Ever Plantation a sugar plantation in Hawaii.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1949 November 22
(7.39 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0107

Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me, 1949 September 19

Presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing "Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1949 September 19
(2.0 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0073
Phonodisc, circa 1949
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0153
Phonodisc, circa 1949
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0154
Phonodisc, circa 1949
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0155
Phonodisc, circa 1949
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0156
Phonodisc, circa 1949
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0157
Phonodisc, circa 1950s
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0160
Phonodisc, 1951
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0158

Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz with Jackson, 1953 December 12

Side 1 opens with band rehearsing "Fascinating Rhythm" and then ends abruptly. Man (presumably Calvin Jackson) describes Gershwin and the song and how it's going to be played. Band rehearses entire song. Jackson then describes the next song to be rehearsed, "S'Wonderful" by quartet consisting of Don McFadden on bass, Peter Appleyard on vibes, Jack McCrea on drums (and Calvin on piano). Side 2 Jackson announces they are going "back to Big Band" and describes "Love Walked In" and discusses the arrangement. Quartet plays song.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1953 December 12
(14.05 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0112

Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz with Jackson, 1953 December 12

Side 3 has Calvin Jackson announcing that "we have a real change of pace for you". Describes the movie "Flying Down to Rio" and the hit song "Carioca". Describes arrangement and then band plays song. Jackson then talks to band members and then plays Vincent Youman's song "Sometimes I'm Happy". After song talks to band members, start playing unknown song and song fades out.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, 1953 December 12
(10.03 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0113
Phonodisc, 1954
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0075
Phonodisc, 1954
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0159
Phonodisc, 1954 April 4
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0116
Original lacquer phonodisc, 1954 January 13
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0126
Original lacquer phonodisc, 1954 January 13
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0127
Phonodisc, 1956
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0074
Phonodisc, 1957
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0135
Phonodisc, 1957
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0152

Joe Castro. Lush Life, 1960

Songs are instrumental only. Very different style from RL10005-PD-0108 as piano is backed up by orchestra and back up singers for several of the songs.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Phonodisc, 1960
(34.59 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0109

Kitty White. Kitty White, circa 1960s

Promotional copy, not for sale. This was Kitty White's Clover debut album. Includes album jacket.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Phonodisc, circa 1960s
(30.47 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0125
Phonodisc, circa 1960s
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0140
Phonodisc, circa 1960s
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0141
Phonodisc, circa 1960s
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0142
Phonodisc, circa 1960s
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0161
Phonodisc, 1961
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0094
Phonodisc, 1964
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0151
Phonodisc, 1965
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0083
Phonodisc, 1966
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0082

Johnny Mercer, Nelson Riddle, Lindsay Crosby voice to be dubbed over. Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay, circa 1966

Dub record. Johnny Mercer and Nelson Riddle provide orchestra and some singing. Expectation that Lindsay Crosby's voice would be overdubbed. George Jay Associates attempted to sell it to Clover Record in 1966.

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Phonodisc, circa 1966
(2.43 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0117

Nelson Riddle, Lindsay Crosby. Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay/Going Steady With a Memory, circa 1966

Side 1 is music track only. Side 2 is Lindsay Crosby singing "Going Steady with a Memory" backed up by Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

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Phonodisc, circa 1966
(5.46 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0118
Phonodisc, 1968
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0085
Phonodisc, 1968
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0150
Phonodisc, circa 1968
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0099
Phonodisc, 1969
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0088
Phonodisc, 1969
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0093
Phonodisc, 1969 July 29
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0121
Phonodisc, 1970
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0147
Phonodisc, 1971
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0148
Phonodisc, 1972
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0180
Phonodisc, 1975
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0090
Phonodisc, 1975
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0091
Phonodisc, 1976
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0079
Phonodisc, 1977
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0076
Phonodisc, 1986
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0077
Phonodisc, 1986
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0078
Phonodisc, 1989
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0081

In envelope marked "Miss Doris", undated

Presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing. First track "There'll Be Some Changes Made"; second track "Too Marvelous for Words".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.14 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0001

In envelope marked "Miss Doris", undated

Presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing. Begins playing and singing "Too Marvelous for Words" and then stops after a couple of bars. Sings "There'll Be Some Changes Made".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.4 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0002

[Untitled], undated

Unknown female singer accompanied by piano. First track "Can't Take That Away from Me"; second track "Ain't Misbehavin'".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.24 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0003

[Untitled], undated

Unknown female singer accompanied by piano. Begins singing "Can't Take That Away from Me" and ends abruptly.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(0.3 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0004

[Untitled], undated

Unknown female singer accompanied by piano (likely the same singer as in RL10005-PD-0004). Song title is unknown.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.4 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0005

[Untitled], undated

Both songs are presumably traditional Hawaiian music, however titles are unknown. First track is instrumental only; second track includes male singers accompanied by background instrumentals.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.28 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0006

[Untitled], undated

Genre and title is unknown. Instrumental only (piano and slide(?) guitar). At end of track man states "track by Jimmy Robb and David Sahili[?]".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.16 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0007

[Untitled], undated

Presumably Doris Duke singing accompanied by unknown pianist. First track is "Dinah" and unknown man joins in at the end of the song. Second track begins by woman (presumably Doris Duke) stating that recorder is on. Piano music begins and stops and then Doris and man have brief conversation. Second song title unknown; primarily piano only, however Doris hums and speaks throughout. Third track is severely garbled. Song and singer unrecognizable.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(8.03 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0008

[Untitled], undated

First track begins with man speaking into the mic, presumably testing out the track equipment (talking to another man named "Dave"). Other people and low music can be heard in the background. Instrumental music begins; sounds very similar to music in RL10005-PD-0007. Midway through song same man states "Ladies and gentleman, that is the Kailani Lahi Lahi Orchestra..." (Kailani Lahi Lahi was Doris Duke's nickname). Second track, same man states "Ladies and gentlemen you are now about to enjoy the Kailani Lahi Lahi orchestra making mucho funny noises. Proceed orchestra." Instrumental with slide guitar, ukulele. Song unknown, although sounds like traditional Hawaiian music.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.16 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0009

[Untitled], undated

First track is Bernice Kahanamoku singing "Dream of Old Hawaii". She is accompanied by Sam Kahanamoku, Melvin (?), and Bill Kahanamoku. Second track is Sam, Melvin, and Bill singing a native Hawaiian song (title unknown).

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.57 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0011

[Untitled], undated

Unknown man announces that the "next number will be a piano solo played by [garbled] Robb". Song unknown as it is very difficult to hear the instrumental. Second track is "[?] Paradise" sung by Sam Kahanamoku. Difficult to hear as faint and garbled.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.1 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0012

[Untitled], undated

First track, unknown man announces "Good evening. We're going to dedicate this song to Mr. Fred Cady from his beloved wife Vi. Here we go, listen everybody." Unknown man and woman sing "Stormy Weather" accompanied by guitar. Other people commenting in background. The couple makes a mistake, people laugh, track ends. Same man and woman sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" accompanied by guitar. Second track unknown man announces "Hello everybody, how you are? [laughs] First, I'm going to dedicate this song to Bijou. Now David will you play so I can sang this song? [laughter] I'm gonna sang one song." Sings "Maybe" accompanied by slide guitar. Abruptly ends, switches to piano solo; song is unknown.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.02 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0013

[Untitled], undated

First track includes two songs. Both are unknown but sound like traditional Hawaiian music with singers accompanied by slide guitar and ukulele. Second track also includes two songs, again traditional Hawaiian music with singers accompanied by slide guitar and ukulele.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(6.45 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0014

[Untitled], undated

Both tracks consist of tests of live tracks and tracks of other songs. Most songs are unrecognizable as they are abruptly cut off.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.33 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0015

Beamer at the Piano, undated

First track is piano solo, song unknown but has a fast, boogie-woogie beat. Second track also piano solo; song unknown but is a slower melody. Song ends abruptly when a woman (presumably Doris Duke) starts talking in the background. Third track also slower piano solo; song unknown. Also ends abruptly.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(7.19 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0016

Beamer at the Piano, undated

First track is a man speaking about how fear is destructive to peace (approximately 1 minute). This transitions into the second track which is a somber piano solo, song unknown. This cuts off abruptly and leads into another piano solo; song unknown but more upbeat, jazzy tune. The last track is a piano solo "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" which leads into "It Had To Be You".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.05 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0017

[Untitled], undated

Sound like a practice session on piano and includes scales, chords, and bits of various songs. Artist unknown, but could be Doris Duke.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.58 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0018

[Untitled], undated

First track has approximately 6 minutes of dead air; remaining 30 seconds sounds like a piano practice session, artist unknown. Track 2 has approximately 5:45 of dead air, then man says "Testing" and piano solo begins. Song and artist unknown, can hear pages turning in the background.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(13.22 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0019

[Untitled], undated

In the first track a door closes and a piano solo begins; song is "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and artist is likely Doris Duke. Recording is slightly distorted. Second track is same song. Track 3 is also a piano solo; song is unknown but person (presumably Doris Duke) playing piano periodically whistles along with song. End of this track lead into next track where again piano solo, but song unknown. Man then says "Hello, hello" and then unknown artist plays "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" on piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(10.2 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0020

[Untitled], undated

First track begins with man saying "Hello everybody, how are you? Everybody hello." Unknown woman accompanied by guitar(?) sings "Old Faithful". After song ends, same woman says "Well people, I don't know if any of you folks have heard this song but its adapted from Rudyard Kipling's 'I've Learned About Women from Her". Here it is, such as it is." Ends abruptly mid-song. This song continues on second side of phonograph. This song also ends when someone knocks on the doo and the woman singing asks "Yes?"

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(7.31 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0021

[Untitled], undated

First track begins with man announcing "Introducing Miss (?) Ying who is playing to you through the courtesy of Mr. Cull, proprietor of the Do Yung restaurant in Hong Kong. Go ahead." Woman sings song in Chinese (?) accompanied by a string instrument. Track 2 begins with man announcing "This is Ah King(?) sing and playing in Hong Kong." Same woman as in first track sings song accompanied by instrument.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(6.43 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0022

[Untitled], undated

Unknown male sings "Falling in Love with Love" accompanied by piano. Song ends and a woman laughs in the background.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(1.53 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0023

[Untitled], undated

First track is unknown woman singing "I Want to Be Loved" accompanied by piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.51 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0024

[Untitled], undated

Both sides consist of recordings of radio broadcasts, with a mixture of music and commentary. All recordings begin and end abruptly. One recording is from KFLP in Australia where the broadcaster announces he will speak of "Peace Amongst the Nations Around the World."

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.46 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0025

Joe Castro Trio. This Can't Be Love/I've Got the World on a String., undated

Both songs instrumental only; includes piano, bass and drums. Very "jazzy" versions of songs.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(10.17 minutes)
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0026

Polymon Bongo, undated

Unknown woman singing "Polymon Bongo" accompanied by piano throughout, joined by drums at the end of song.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.11 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0040

Railroad Yoke Highball [?] / [illegible handwriting looks like "Dernier"], undated

Both tracks consist of various duck calls. Before each call an unknown man announces the name of the duck call.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(6.36 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0041

Soltis a Virginia, undated

First track is unknown woman (Virginia Hays?) singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" accompanied by piano. Second track is same woman singing "Can't Take That Away From Me" accompanied by piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.24 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0042

Doris / [Leta?]. Must Have That Man / [Say], undated

First track opens with two women talking (unintelligible) and then lead into recording. Track is presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing "Must Have That Man". Second track is presumably Leta [McBean] singing "Say What You Mean To Say" accompanied by piano (played by Doris Duke?)

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.51 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0043

[Untitled], undated

Track opens with woman asking "Can you hear me?" Then unknown man (identifies himself as "Goldberg") describes the scene and the people sitting around (can hear people talking in background), including Doris [Duke], Mary Sampson(?), Vera, McIntosh Alley(?). Goldberg then "signs off".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(1.57 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0044

Jack. Dangerous / Sweetest Thing, undated

First track is Jack singing "Dangerous" accompanied by piano. Second track is Jack singing "Sweetest Thing" accompanied by piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.18 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0045

[Untitled], undated

First track is unknown pianist playing unknown song. Very bad recording - barely audible. Second track is presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing "It Is Better To Be By Yourself". Recording ends abruptly.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(6.03 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0046

[Untitled], undated

Track is presumably Doris Duke playing piano and singing "Come Rain or Come Shine". Piano ends about two-thirds way through and just Doris singing. Song ends abruptly.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(1.15 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0047

Doris / [Leta?]. It Had to Be You / You Go To My Head, undated

Track one is Doris playing and singing "It Had to Be You". At end of song she comments "this one is really ripe". Second track is Leta singing "You Go To My Head" accompanied by piano (Doris playing?).

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.05 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0048

Doris. Taking a Chance / Where Are You, undated

First track opens with unknown man saying "Don't be alarmed". Then Doris playing piano and singing "Taking a Chance On Love". Second track is Doris and another woman singing "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans". Last track is Doris playing and singing "Where You Are".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.08 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0049

Doris / Jack. It was / It [had?], undated

Track one opens with Doris playing piano and unknown person whistling (Jack?) and woman (Doris?) humming along. Then Doris sings "It Had to Be You". Second track almost identical, but Jack sings and hums "It Had to Be You". Assume Doris is playing piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.38 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0050

Doris? Embrace Me / [Same?], undated

First track is unknown woman (Liz?) accompanied by piano singing "Embraceable You". Second track is same woman accompanied by piano singing same song albeit a slightly different rendition.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.37 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0051

[Marian?] / Doris. I Follow / Some Day, undated

Track one is unknown woman (Marian Paschal?) accompanied by piano singing "I'll Follow My Heart". Song ends and same woman says "Oh, listen, don't play it back, it's so flat, really. No it isn't, it's terrible." Track 2 is Doris Duke playing piano and singing "Someday Sweetheart". At end of song she calls the song a "stinkaroo".

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.48 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0052

[Untitled], undated

Track one begins with piano solo (pianist unknown) then unknown woman sings "And Russia is Her Name". Track two is a woman giving singing instructions (i.e., tone, scales, etc.) accompanied by piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(13.1 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0053

[Untitled], undated

Track one is unknown woman? accompanied by piano singing unknown song. Song ends and same woman? sings the same song. Track 3 unknown woman accompanied by piano singing "Come Rain or Come Shine". Song abruptly ends. Side 2 is recorded on but only machine noise.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.36 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0054

[Untitled], undated

Both tracks are unknown woman singing "That's the Beginning of the End" accompanied by piano. Second track is not as good as recording as the first.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(4.37 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0055

[Untitled], undated

At the beginning of track one a door closes. Presumably Doris Duke practicing piano; song is unknown. Second track is a "skit" performed by Doris, Mary, Laddie, and Eddie. Doris is clearly identifiable in the skit.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.34 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0056

[Untitled], undated

The first track has a few faint voices talking. It sounds like they are testing out the recording equipment. Second track is a pianist (presumably Doris Duke) playing the same song as in RL10005-PD-0056) except that she is whistling along with song.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.3 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0057

[Part I - Men and Money], undated

Tracks one and two are presumably narration of Part I of "Men and Money". Man (James Cromwell?) speaks about unemployment as it relates to ware, politics, economics, and system of distribution amongst other topics.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(7.59 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0058

Part II - Men and Money, undated

Tracks one and two are presumably narration of Part II of "Men and Money". Man (James Cromwell?) speaks about facing a "new" world and potential of national power/industrialization. Vital problem lies in system of distribution.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(6.43 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0059

Sol Hoopie, Phil Hess. Aloha Nui Loa - To Doris Duke, undated

First track begins with man saying "Aloha, Lahi Lahi. This is Sol Ho'opi'i. We are dedicating this number, Phil (?) and I to Lahi Lahi, Doris Duke Cromwell beautiful lady of Hawaii. Sol(?) playing steel guitar and singing unknown Hawaiian song accompanied by piano. Second track begins with Sol saying "Aloha, Lahi Lahi. I just had to play this number for you. I'm dedicating this number to you, 'He's The Healer of Broken Hearts'." Sol sings accompanied by steel guitar and piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(9.24 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0060

[Part III - Men and Money], undated

Tracks one and two are presumably narration of Part III of "Men and Money". Man (James Cromwell?) speaks solving economic problems in the "great American way". Speaks about ways to solve economic problems via money and the way it's used and regulated.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(11.23 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0063

[Untitled], undated

Side 2 of album sounds like the continuation of "Men and Money." On Side 1 the first track sounds like the ending of "Men and Money" (approximately 1 minute). The second and third tracks is unknown woman singing unknown songs accompanied by piano. Last track is same woman presumably reading an advertisement for a new type of bathing suit. She laughs at end.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(9.43 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0064

Questions and Answers / Questions and Answers, Leta Byrnes [illegible], undated

Both sides are a series of questions and answers (not serious) asked to different members of the group (i.e., "How much do you calculate all your women have cost you?") Group includes James and Doris Duke Cromwell, John and Leta McDonald, Mr. Brad(?), and Mr. and Mrs. Rexford (?).

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(9.58 minutes)
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0065

[Men and Money], undated

Tracks one and two are presumably narration of another part of "Men and Money". Man (James Cromwell?) speaks primarily about the worldwide movement of Social Security and then about Communism.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(11.23 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0066

[Men and Money], undated

Both tracks sound similar to the tracks on RL10005-PD-0059. Possible re-recording?

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(10.55 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0067

[Untitled], undated

Track one is unknown woman (Virginia?) singing "How Deep is the Ocean?" accompanied by piano. Second track is same woman singing "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" also accompanied by piano.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(7.18 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0068

[Untitled], undated

Both tracks are Doris Duke playing piano and singing "Can't Help Lovin' that Man of Mine". Second recording is a better recording.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(3.52 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0069

[Untitled], undated

All three tracks are Doris Duke singing and playing piano. Songs include "Too Marvelous for Words", "(I'm) Confessin' (that I Love You)", and "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues".

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Phonodisc, undated
(9.05 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0070

Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe/How Deep Is the Ocean?, undated

Sounds similar to recording RL10005-PD-0068, except not as good as recording due to issues with the album.

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Phonodisc, undated
(6.37 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0071

[Untitled], undated

Side 1 is essentially blank and has intermittent hum and faint sounds. Side 2 is also essentially blank with intermittent hum and faint sounds.

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Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(2.44 minutes)
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0072
Phonodisc, undated
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0080
Phonodisc, undated
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0084
Phonodisc, undated
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0086
Phonodisc, undated
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0087
Phonodisc, undated
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0089
Phonodisc, undated
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0092
Phonodisc, undated
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0095
Phonodisc, undated
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0096
Phonodisc, undated
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0097
Phonodisc, undated
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0098
Phonodisc, undated
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0100

DDCF Unknown 1, undated

Track 1 is Edmund Goulding narrating a story about a "boy" injured on the battle field. Others "act out" the story, including Doris Duke. Can hear people laughing the in background. Track 2 is Edmund Goulding talking about Duke Farms/Somerville as if he were advertising it as a place to stay for vacation.

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Phonodisc, undated
(6.36 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0104

DDCF Unknown 2, undated

First track begins with unknown man saying "Quiet, quiet". Then unknown person playing "The Very Thought of You" on piano. Immediately transitions into "It Had to Be You" with unknown person whistling along with piano. Track 2 is unknown man singing "Falling in Love with Love" accompanied by piano. Man transitions into unknown song, then transitions into "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody". Doesn't sing, but hums along with piano.

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Phonodisc, undated
(8.3 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0105

Joe Castro Trio. It Don't Mean A Thing, Black and Blue, It's All Right With Me / Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Have You Met Miss Jones?, undated

Songs are instrumental only; includes piano, bass and drums. Very "jazzy" versions of songs.

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Phonodisc, undated
(17.35 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0108

Teddy Edwards. Angel City, Bear Tracks, Lee Ann, Midnight Creeper / Theme For Jay, Nairobi Chant, That Old Mood Again, Steppin' Lightly, undated

Songs are instrumental only. Teddy Edwards on tenor sax and Joe Castro on piano? Also includes drums, bass, and horns.

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Phonodisc, undated
(37.42 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0110

Teddy Edwards. Angel City, Bear Tracks, Lee Ann, Midnight Creeper / Theme For Jay, Nairobi Chant, That Old Mood Again, Steppin' Lightly, undated

Songs are instrumental only. Teddy Edwards on tenor sax and Joe Castro on piano? Also includes drums, bass, and horns.

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Phonodisc, undated
(37.45 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0111

Ginger Holiday. Brazilian Blues / Happy Blues, undated

Track one is instrumental only. Presumably Ginger Holiday playing "Brazilian Blues" on piano. Track two is also piano instrumental, presumably Ginger Holiday playing "Happy Blues".

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Phonodisc, undated
(5.15 minutes)
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0114
Phonodisc, undated
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0115
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0119
Phonodisc, undated
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0120

Unknown. Goin' To The Dance / "Monkey See, Monkey Do", undated

Side 1 is unknown singer with backup band/singers singing "Goin' to the Dance." Side two is same singers singing "Monkey See, Monkey Do".

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
(5.17 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0122

Unknown. Outskirts of Town, undated

Ray Charles(?) singing "Outskirts of Town" accompanied by piano and saxophone.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Phonodisc, undated
(3.14 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0123

Unknown. Tell Me Now / Island of Romance, undated

Unknown singer singing "Tell Me Now" and "Island of Romance". Accompanied by orchestra.

Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Phonodisc, undated
(5.44 minutes)
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0124
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0136
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0137
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0138
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0139
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0143
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0144
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0145
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0146
Phonodisc, undated
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0149
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0162
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0163
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0164
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0165
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0166
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0167
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0168
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0169
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0170
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0171
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0172
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0173
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0174
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0175
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0176
Original lacquer phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0177
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0178
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0179
Phonodisc, undated
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0181

Other audio formats, 1974-1989 and undated

48.0 Items

This subseries consists of audiocassettes which are a mix of original and commercial recordings. The original recordings are primarily of gospel artists and groups, including the Cleveland Church Choir and High Point Choir, which reflects Doris’ interest in gospel music. Also included are live recordings of the Newport Jazz Festival. The commercial audiocassettes are primarily of a spiritual nature from the Self-Realization Church. Of particular interest is a presumed telephone interview with Howard Hughes conducted in the early 1970s and a live recording of the inaugural flight of the Spruce Goose in 1947.

Edward Tabela. A High Price for Love, 1973 December

Cassette tape sent to Doris Duke from Edward Tabela, who was asking for Doris Duke to support him financially. All the parts of the melodrama are acted out by Mr. Tabela. Correspondence from Mr. Tabela to Doris Duke is in Box 377 of the Doris Duke Papers.

Original audiocassette, 1973 December
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0018
Original audiocassette, 1974
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0028

Doris Duke - New Jersey Robbery (Side 1 and 2), 1974 February 23

Two unknown men and woman speaking in low tones; most of the time barely audible. Sounds like they are investigating the robbery at Duke Farms and recorded it while working through the details/interviewing people.

Original audiocassette, 1974 February 23
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0003
Original audiocassette, 1974 February 23
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0004
Original audiocassette, 1974 February 23
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0005
Original audiocassette, 1977
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0026
Original audiocassette, 1982
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0020
Original audiocassette, 1984
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0022
Original audiocassette, 1984
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0037

Newport 84. Dizzy and Ray Charles, 1984[?]

Presumably a live recording of the Newport Jazz Festival from 1984; includes artists Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles. Can hear people chatting and clapping in the background.

Original audiocassette, 1984[?]
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0002
Original audiocassette, 1985
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0038
Original audiocassette, 1987
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0031
Original audiocassette, 1989
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0033

Altshuler/NYU Project, undated

Essentially a pitch for financial support for bringing the Robert and John Altman jazz collection of 500,000 master pressings to NYU.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0001

Herbert R. Denis Jr., undated

Likely copy of a commercial recording. Contemporary music sung in French.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0006

Africa[?], undated

Side 1 only. Sounds like a live recording. Primarily [African?] drumming with some chanting and musical instruments in the background.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0007

Unknown, undated

Side 1 includes various people singing spiritual songs accompanied by piano. Side 2 appears to be vocal lessons for Doris Duke. Also includes unknown man and woman singing spiritual songs.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0008

BB King, undated

Presumably a live recording of a BB King Concert. Location and date unknown.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0009

Herbert Pickard, undated

Presumably a short tape made by gospel singer Herbert Pickard for Doris Duke. At beginning of tape he says, "Hi this is Herbie, I'm going to play whatever comes to mind in the next 10-15 minutes." Includes three songs including one in which he wrote ("Together Again").

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0010

Terry Cole-Whittaker / Nathalie Prettyman, undated

Reverend Terry Cole-Whittaker speaking about holistic health. Presumably a copy of a live recording.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0011

Use [?] Lord, undated

Cassette tape consists of only one gospel song. Unknown singer accompanied by piano. Sounds like a live recording, although poor quality.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0012

Copyright Jack Daugherty, undated

Consists of a variety songs sung by unknown male and female singers. Also includes saxaphone instrumentals. Possibly the album "Romance" produced by Jack Daugherty.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0013

Unknown, undated

Tape begins with short audio clip of Brewster senate hearing from 1947. This leads into a telephone interview with Howard Hughes (from the Paradise Islands in the Bahamas) conducted in the early 1970s. Reporter ends by asking the listeners to decide for themselves is authentic or not. Side 2 is James McNamara recounding the 1947 inagural flight of the Spruce Goose. This is followed by with the live audio of the flight recorded in 1947.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0014

Unknown, undated

Sounds like a recording of a radio broadcast. Unknown man recounts the assination of John F. Kennedy and then speaks about his theories (including Zionism and occultism) which lead to the assination of the President.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0015

Unknown, undated

Two unknown men having what appears to be a casual conversation about the Hunza people. One man is asking the questions and the other man talks about his experience visiting remote people/villages.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0016

Unknown, undated

Unknown woman speaking about Atlantis and alien people visiting earth. Other people ask her questions and refer to her as "master".

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0017

Master: Syncavier 50% 100% no noise and lexicon, undated

Recorded only on half of Side 1. Man announces different variations of Syncavier (50%, 100%), no noise and lexicon for two Nat King Cole songs, Unforgettable and For Sentimental Reasons, and then plays the songs at the various speeds.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0019

Luis Arcaraz and the Jonah Jones Quartet, undated

Contains 49 tracks. Sounds like a recording of a commercial album.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0021

He Touched Me / I Need the Lord, undated

Live recording of unknown woman singing an assortment of gospel songs accompanied by piano.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0023

Ray Charles, undated

Live recording of Ray Charles, most likely at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0024

Cleveland Choir Church, undated

Live recording of Cleveland Choir Church. Includes both solo performances and group performances. Recorded on Side A only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0025

Unknown, undated

Unknown woman singing gospel music accompanied by piano. Sounds like a live recording. Recorded on Side 1 only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0027

Dorothy Norward and High Point Choir. LL and High Point Choir., undated

Live recording presumably of Dorothy Norward and High Point Choir. Includes both solo and group performances and audience clapping and participating in songs. Recorded on Side 1 only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0029

LL at Newpoint, undated

Live recording of what appears to be a choir practice session. Choir performs several gospel songs, but most of recordings are piano only. Recorded on Side 1 only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0030

Hugh Shannon, undated

Live recording of Hugh Shannon singing jazz standards at unknown club. During introduction to one song he mentions "my beautiful friend Doris Duke who is here tonight."

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0032

Unknown, undated

Sounds like a recording of a commercial album. Artist unknown. Recorded on Side 1 only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0034

Meadowland's Concert, undated

Live recording of various gospel groups and soloist, including Pilgrims Jubilee, Albertina Walker, and Inez Andrews. Recorded on Side 1 only.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0035

Les Aivi Mamao, undated

Hawaiian music.

Original audiocassette, undated
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0036

At Home with Doris Duke: Selections from her Personal Home Movies, 2012 Jan 7

A short compilation of home movies created for Doris Duke Exhibit in January 2011.

Original compact disc, 2012 Jan 7
(24.0 minutes)
Box 11
Audio-CD RL10005-CD-0001

Sheet Music and Index Cards, 1899-1949 and undated

640.0 Items

This series primarily consists of commercial sheet music, composition books, lyrics handwritten by Doris Duke, and index cards listing the phonodiscs she owned.

Jacket for The Jazz Scene, which is part of a set of 6 albums. The phonodiscs are located in the Phonodisc subseries, circa 1949
Box 26
Embossed portfolio containing sheet music and composition books for the harp. Several of the music sheets include handwritten notes by Doris Duke, 1923-1924
Box 27
Song Classics by the Best Composers for Soprano, 1899
Box 27
Various lyrics handwritten by Doris Duke, undated
Box 28
Folder 1
Sheet music handwritten by Doris Duke (1 of 5), undated
Box 28
Folder 2
Sheet music handwritten by Doris Duke (2 of 5), undated
Box 28
Folder 3
Sheet music handwritten by Doris Duke (3 of 5), undated
Box 28
Folder 4
Sheet music handwritten by Doris Duke (4 of 5), undated
Box 28
Folder 5
Sheet music handwritten by Doris Duke (5 of 5), undated
Box 28
Folder 6
Commercial sheet music - "A" (1 of 2), undated
Box 29
Folder 1
Commercial sheet music - "A" (2 of 2), undated
Box 29
Folder 2
Commercial sheet music - "B" (1 of 2), undated
Box 29
Folder 3
Commercial sheet music - "B" (2 of 2), undated
Box 29
Folder 4
Commercial sheet music - "C", undated
Box 29
Folder 5
Commercial sheet music - "D", undated
Box 29
Folder 6
Commercial sheet music - "E" and "F", undated
Box 29
Folder 7
Commercial sheet music - "G", undated
Box 29
Folder 8
Commercial sheet music - "H", undated
Box 29
Folder 9
Commercial sheet music - "I" (1 of 3), undated
Box 30
Folder 1
Commercial sheet music - "I" (2 of 3), undated
Box 30
Folder 2
Commercial sheet music - "I" (3 of 3), undated
Box 30
Folder 3
Commercial sheet music - "J" and "K", undated
Box 30
Folder 4
Commercial sheet music - "L", undated
Box 30
Folder 5
Commercial sheet music - "M" and "N", undated
Box 30
Folder 6
Commercial sheet music - "O", "P", and "R", undated
Box 30
Folder 7
Commercial sheet music - "S" (1 of 2), undated
Box 30
Folder 8
Commercial sheet music - "S" (2 of 2), undated
Box 30
Folder 9
Commercial sheet music - "T" (1 of 4), undated
Box 31
Folder 1
Commercial sheet music - "T" (2 of 4), undated
Box 31
Folder 2
Commercial sheet music - "T" (3 of 4), undated
Box 31
Folder 3
Commercial sheet music - "T" (4 of 4), undated
Box 31
Folder 4
Commercial sheet music - "U", "V", and "W", undated
Box 31
Folder 5
Commercial sheet music - "Y" and "Z", undated
Box 31
Folder 6
Slides containing damaged frames removed from various films, undated
Box 32
Index cards listing vinyl recordings owned by Doris Duke. Includes categories: Miscellaneous Orchestras, Hawaiian, and Hungarian, undated
Box 33
Index cards listing vinyl recordings owned by Doris Duke. Includes categories: Artists, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Rumba-Tangos-Sambas, undated
Box 34

Historical Note

Born on November 22, 1912, Doris Duke was the only child of James Buchanan (J.B.) Duke, a founder of the American Tobacco Company and Duke Energy Company and a benefactor of Duke University, and Nanaline Holt Duke. Inheriting a bulk of her father's estate in 1925, which included Duke Farms in New Jersey, Rough Point in Newport, R.I., and a mansion in New York City, Doris was soon dubbed by the press as "the richest girl in the world." Although Doris did her best to live a private life, she carried on the Duke family's pattern of philanthropy by contributing to a number of public causes such as the arts, historic preservation, and the environment. Doris Duke died in October 1993 at the age of 80. In her will she left the majority of her estate to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Materials

Doris Duke papers, 1798-2003 (bulk 1930-1999)

Doris Duke papers on the Duke Farms residence, 1859-2004 and undated

Doris Duke papers on the Shangri La residence, 1932-2003

Doris Duke Photograph Collection, 1870-2006

Duke Gardens Foundation records, 1912-2002

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Doris Duke Audiovisual Collection, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Doris Duke Audiovisual Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a donation from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in June 2009.