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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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Jazz and Big Band Reference collection 1926-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 375 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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

Subject Headings

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)

Preferred Citation

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

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.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.