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Guide to the Women In Jazz Photographs Collection, 1940-1945

Collection Overview

The Women in Jazz Photographs Collection contains photographs, clippings, concert programs, and other promotional materials related to women jazz musicians in the United States from 1940 to 1945. The collection focuses on all-female big bands such as Ada Leonard's All-American Girl Orchestra and the Tennessee-based Marjorie Rainey's Rhythmettes. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the Jazz Archive staff for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jazz Archive at Duke University.
Title
Women In Jazz photographs collection 1940-1945
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 10 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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

Contents of the Collection

Marjorie Rainey's Rhythmettes

Includes photograph, concert advertisements, and stationary.

Box 1
Ada Leonard's All-American Girl Orchestra

Includes two photographs.

Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Women In Jazz Photographs Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Women In Jazz Photographs Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the Jazz Archive staff for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Zeke Graves, March 2010

Encoded by Zeke Graves, March 2010

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 local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.