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Guide to the Jazz and Big Band Reference Collection, 1926-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Jazz and Big Band Reference Collection contains clippings, promotional material, records, correspondence, and other material about the history of jazz at Duke University. Topics include information on Duke's various student jazz ensembles and big bands, visiting musicians who performed at Duke, the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, the North Carolina International Jazz Festival, and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.01.11.0064
Title
Jazz and Big Band Reference collection
Date
1926-ongoing
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 375 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Jazz and Big Band Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Duke Jazz Ensemble Performances (1973-1996)
Box 1
History of Jazz Big Bands at Duke (1926-1985)
Box 1
North Carolina International Jazz Festival / Umbria Jazz Festival (1985-1991)
Box 1
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival (1983-1993)
Box 1
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (1987-1992)
Box 1
Visiting Musicians at Duke (1936-1988)
Box 1
 

Related Material

  • Duke Ambassadors Records (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Les Brown Scores Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
  • Sonny Burke Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
  • Paul Jeffrey Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)


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Provenance

The Jazz and Big Band Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeremy Smith, November 2008

Encoded by Jeremy Smith, November 2008

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.