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

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10005
Title
Doris Duke audiovisual collection
Date
1899-2012 and undated
Creator
Duke, Doris
Extent
51 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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.

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

Contents of the Collection

1. 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.

Digital copies of moving images are indicated by a Digital Materials designation. While many of the moving images in the Doris Duke Audiovisual collection have been digitized, those that have not require digitization prior to access. Please contact Rubenstein Library Research Services for further information.

Film, 1919-2012

220 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.

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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F35-0005_uc.mp4
Original 35mm print
(600 film feet)
Box 44
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0005
I Know a Garden

"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 and 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.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F35-0012_uc.mp4
Original 35mm nitrate color composite print
Film-reel 13
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0009
35mm color internegative
Box 42
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0015
35mm preservation color composite print
Box 42
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0012
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0012_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print
(1050 film feet)
Box 2
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0022_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print
(450 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
(771 film feet)
Film-reel 8
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
(400 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
(400 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
(1000 film feet)
Film-reel 6
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0035
Original 16mm, si., tinted reversal print
(125 film feet)
Box 2
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
(300 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
(500 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
(350 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
(350 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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0027_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print
(150 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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0029_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print
(100 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
(300 film feet)
Box 5
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
(100 film feet)
Box 2
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
(350 film feet)
Box 4
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0015_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print
(1000 film feet)
Box 2
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0034_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print
(200 film feet)
Box 2
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0034
Doris Duke and Phillip Terry Screen Test
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F35-0013_uc.mp4
Original 35mm b&w nitrate composite print
Film-reel 12
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0007
35mm b&w dupe negative
Box 42
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0014
35mm preservation b&w composite print
Box 1
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0013
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0002_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., bw reversal print
(900 film feet)
Box 6
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
(100 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
(2040 film feet)
Film-reel 10
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
(2040 film feet)
Film-reel 11
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0003_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(1000 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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0007_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(1200 film feet)
Box 3
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0008_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(500 film feet)
Box 1
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0011_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(1000 film feet)
Box 5
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0036_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., tinted reversal print
(300 film feet)
Box 1
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0010_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print
(1200 film feet)
Box 4
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0013_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(800 film feet)
Box 1
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0001_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print
(1100 film feet)
Box 3
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0005_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(650 film feet)
Box 5
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
(75 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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0040_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, sd., bw reversal print
(75 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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F8-0001_uc.mp4
Original 8mm reversal print
(40 film feet)
Box 2
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
(250 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
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F35-0001_uc.mp4 - RL10005-F35-0004_uc.mp4
Original 35mm Negative
(1100 film feet)

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

Film-reel 1
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0001
Original 35mm Negative
(1100 film feet)

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

Film-reel 2
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0002
Original 35mm Negative
(1100 film feet)

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

Film-reel 3
Film-reel RL10005-F35-0003
Original 35mm Negative
(1100 film feet)

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

Film-reel 4
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
(800 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
(800 film feet)
Box 4
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0014_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col., bw reversal print
(1200 film feet)
Box 3
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0002
Video-file RL10005-F16-0009_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(700 film feet)
Box 1
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0006_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(800 film feet)
Box 3
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0037_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print
(600 film feet)
Box 10
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0037
Ladd Interiors - Bedouin, circa 1951
Original 16mm, opt track Soundtrack
(550 film feet)
Box 10
Film-reel RL10005-F16OS-0001
Ladd Interiors - Nadia Gamal, circa 1951
Original 16mm, opt track Soundtrack
(900 film feet)
Box 3
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
(800 film feet)
Box 2
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0001
Video-file RL10005-F16-0004_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(400 film feet)
Box 5
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
(35 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0038
Syd Shaw Films, circa 1958

All reels are 16mm, si., col. reversal prints unless otherwise noted.

Syd Shaw, East West Films, circa 1958
(1000 film feet)

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

Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0021
Syd Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 2, 3, circa 1960s
(1000 film feet)

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.

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0042
Syd Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 6, Animals&Kids, circa 1960s
(900 film feet)

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.

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0044
East West New Sounds, Reel 2, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(1000 film feet)

Various scenes including water, palms trees, fauna, Tahitian musicians and dancers performing in front of outdoor audience, shots of angles, and underwater scenes. 16mm, si., col., negative.

Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0045
Syd Shaw East West New Sounds Reel I, circa 1960s
(1000 film feet)

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.

Box 3
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0047
[Syd Shaw], circa 1960s
(550 film feet)

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

Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0048
Flower, waterfall, "very good", Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(350 film feet)

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

Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0049
Water lillies, palm trees, gold fish, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(400 film feet)

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".

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0050
Syd Shaw 'Children and Dogs', Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0051
Boat Parade, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

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

Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0052
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(300 film feet)

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.

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0053
Women in pond, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(150 film feet)

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

Box 37
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0054
Syd Shaw Rolls 3-4-12 Outtakes, circa 1960s
(850 film feet)

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.

Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0058
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(500 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0061
Syd Shaw 'Scenery' Misc, circa 1960s
(375 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0062
People at Fete', 'Boat crowd', Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(325 film feet)

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

Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0063
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(600 film feet)

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

Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0064
Trims, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(400 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0065
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(300 film feet)
Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0066
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(300 film feet)

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

Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0067
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(375 film feet)

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

Box 5
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0068
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(400 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0069
Fete Dancing Groups, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(250 film feet)

Native dancers at outdoor event.

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0070
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

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

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0071
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(250 film feet)

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

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0072
Scenery, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

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.

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0073
Scenery, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(225 film feet)

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

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0074
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(250 film feet)

Various shots of island, native people and boat parade.

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0075
Dancers in Grove, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

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

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0076
Aerial-Water, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(300 film feet)

Aerial shots of island, water.

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0077
Ladies-Fish-Underwater, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

Variety of scenes.

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0078
Scenery-Aerial, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(275 film feet)

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

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0079
Underwater-Misc, Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(200 film feet)

Includes parts from Roll 5D.

Box 8
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0080
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(150 film feet)

Includes Roll 12A.

Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0081
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(150 film feet)
Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0082
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(150 film feet)

Includes Roll 14A.

Box 9
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0083
[Untitled], Syd Shaw Productions, circa 1960s
(150 film feet)

Includes Roll 4A.

Box 8
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.

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.

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.

Box 10
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.

Box 6
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.

Box 9
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.

Box 6
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0121 through RL10005-F16-0123 (3 films total)
Syd Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 7, 1968 Jun 17
(1200 film feet)

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.

Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0046
East West New Sounds, Reel #5, Syd Shaw Productions, 1968 May 18
(1000 film feet)

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.

Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0041
Syd Shaw, East West Films, New Sounds, Reel 4, 1968 May 28
(1100 film feet)

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.

Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0043
Outtakes Reel 6, Syd Shaw Productions, 1968 May 28
(800 film feet)

See description for Reel 6.

Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0059
S. Shaw Rolls 10A-14A-11 Outtakes, 1968 May 28
(800 film feet)

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

Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0060
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0057_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, si., col. reversal print
(1400 film feet)
Box 7
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0057
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0003
Video-file RL10005-F16-0019_uc.mp4
Original 16mm, sd., col. reversal print
(1100 film feet)
Box 4
Film-reel RL10005-F16-0019

Video, 1989-2012

11 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

Wayne Skjoldal

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0017
1990 American Dance Honors, 1990

1990 American Dance Honors

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0018
Duke Gardens Xmas 1990, 1990 December 25

Duke Gardens Xmas 1990

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0020
Duke Gardens 3-21-92, 1992 March 21

Duke Gardens 3-21-92

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0021
A Jewel in the Queen's Crown, undated

A Jewel in the Queen's Crown

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0011
Self Realization Fellowship: Security in a World of Change, an informal talk by Sri Daya Mata, undated

Self Realization Fellowship: Security in a World of Change, an informal talk by Sri Daya Mata

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0013
Thirteen Daughters, Act I, undated

Thirteen Daughters, Act I

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0014
Thirteen Daughters, Act II, undated

Thirteen Daughters, Act II

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0015
Gardens Great and Small, undated

Gardens Great and Small

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0016
A Personal Invitation to Doris Duke from Mayor Sharpe James, undated

A Personal Invitation to Doris Duke from Mayor Sharpe James

Box 14
Video-cassette RL-10005-VHS-0019
At Home with Doris Duke: Selections from her Personal Home Movies, 2012 Jan 7
(24 minutes)

At Home with Doris Duke: Selections from her Personal Home Movies

Box 11
Video-disc RL10005-DVD-0008

2. Audio, 1923-1989

The Audio series reflects Doris Duke's interest in a variety of music genres and is arranged into three subseries by format. Materials include phonodiscs, open-reel audio tapes, and audiocassettes.

Digital copies of audio materials are indicated by a Digital Materials designation. While many of the audio resources in the Doris Duke Audiovisual collection have been digitized, those that have not require digitization prior to access. Please contact Rubenstein Library Research Services for further information.

Phonodiscs, 1934-1989

198 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 in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Dorothy Holt. Special Piano Solo., 1934 July 18
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0028
Fats Waller Favorites - Victor Musical Smart Set - "Honeysuckle Rose"/ "Your Feet's Too Big", 1937
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0128
Fats Waller Favorites - Victor Musical Smart Set - "Ain't Misbehavin'" / "Hold Tight", 1937
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0129
Fats Waller Favorites - Victor Musical Smart Set - "Ain't Misbehavin'" / "Hold Tight", 1937
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0130
Fats Waller Favorites - Victor Musical Smart Set - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" / "The Joint Is Jumpin'", 1937
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0131
Fats Waller Favorites - Victor Musical Smart Set - "Two Sleepy People" /"The Minor Drag", 1937
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0037_Perfect_Lady_My_Buddy_01; RL10005-PD-0037_Perfect_Lady_My_Buddy_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0038_Aloha_Sunset_Land_Dawning_01; RL10005-PD-0038_Aloha_Sunset_Land_Dawning_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0039_Memory_Paradise_01; RL10005-PD-0039_Memory_Paradise_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0029_Akahi_Hoi_Nani_Wale_01; RL10005-PD-0029_Akahi_Hoi_Nani_Wale_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0030_Lei_Poni_Aloha_No_01; RL10005-PD-0030_Lei_Poni_Aloha_No_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0031_Kings_Serenade_Love_Wreath_01; RL10005-PD-0031_Kings_Serenade_Love_Wreath_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0032_Maikai_Waipio_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0033_Makaluapua_Aloha_Oe_01; RL10005-PD-0033_Makaluapua_Aloha_Oe_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0034_Mikioi_Mai_Poina_Oe_Lau_01; RL10005-PD-0034_Mikioi_Mai_Poina_Oe_Lau_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0035_Pulupe Nei lli I Ke Anu, Waialae_01; RL10005-PD-0035_Pulupe Nei lli I Ke Anu, Waialae_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0036_Poli_Pumehana_Palama_01; RL10005-PD-0036_Poli_Pumehana_Palama_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 16
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0036
Fats Waller and his Rhythm. "Honeysuckle Rose" / "Blue, Turning Grey Over You", circa 1937
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0133
Fats Waller and his Rhythm. "Honeysuckle Rose" / "Blue, Turning Grey Over You", circa 1937
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0061_Aloha_Oh_Unknown_01; RL10005-PD-0061_Aloha_Oh_Unknown_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0062_Wahine_Hui_E2_Sweet_Little_01; RL10005-PD-0062_Wahine_Hui_E2_Sweet_Little_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0010_Unknown_CTOP10_01; RL10005-PD-0010_Unknown_CTOP10_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0010
Alex Haas and His Budapest Gypsy Ensemble. Magyar Gipsy Melodies - I would like to pick lilacs in a May night, 1949
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0101
Alex Haas and His Budapest Gypsy Ensemble. Magyar Gipsy Melodies - Calmly flows the river Maros, 1949
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0102
Alex Haas and His Budapest Gypsy Ensemble. Magyar Gipsy Melodies - Applaud and enjoy yourself, 1949
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0106_Honolulu_1_4_1; RL10005-PD-0106_Honolulu_1_4_2
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0107_Honolulu_1_4_3; RL10005-PD-0107_Honolulu_1_4_4
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0073_Old_Rockin_Chairs_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0073
The Jazz Scene. The Duke Ellington Sides, circa 1949
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0153
The Jazz Scene. The Lester Young Side / The Coleman Hawkins Side, circa 1949
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0154
The Jazz Scene. The Ralph Burns Side / The George Handy Side, circa 1949
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0155
The Jazz Scene. The Charlie Parker Side / The Willie Smith Side, circa 1949
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0156
The Jazz Scene. The Manchito Side / The Bud Powell Side, circa 1949
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0157
Frank J. Hale presents The World Premiere Of "The Princess". The Princess, Acts I and III, circa 1950s
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0160
George Kainapau with Danny Stewart's Hawaiians/George Kainapau with Sam Koki and His Paradise Islanders. Kealoha/E Kuu Lei, 1951
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0112_Jazz_With_Jackson_1_3_01; RL10005-PD-0112_Jazz_With_Jackson_1_3_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0113_Jazz_With_Jackson_1_3_03
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0113
Percy Faith and Mitch Miller. Music Until Midnight, 1954
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0075
Eddie Lund and his Tahitians. Rendezvous in Tahiti, 1954
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0159
U[?] Kolitsch. Estrellita (To Mrs. Doris Duke Cromwell respectfully dedicated U[?] Kolitsch), 1954 April 4
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0116
Vincent Youmans?, 1954 January 13
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0126
Vincent Youmans?, 1954 January 13
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0127
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. A Drum is a Woman, 1956
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0074
Fats Waller and his Rhythm. Handful of Keys, 1957
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0135
Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires. I Need You So, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/Blueberry Hill, Is It So Strange, 1957
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0109_Lush_Life_01; RL10005-PD-0109_Lush_Life_02
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0125_Visit_Me_01; RL10005-PD-0125_Visit_Me_02
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0125
Tori Savage and the Minks. Tell Me/You Thought You Hurt Me, circa 1960s
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0140
Tori Savage and the Minks. Tell Me/You Thought You Hurt Me, circa 1960s
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0141
Tori Savage and the Minks. Tell Me/You Thought You Hurt Me, circa 1960s
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0142
Kitty White. Visit Me, Summer In The City, My Kind Of Guy, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, So Many Beautiful Men, Do It Again, Call Me Darling/Disenchanted Lady, Oh, For Just A Chance To Love You, Bosa Nova All The Way, Say It Isn't So, Just In Time, Moo, circa 1960s
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0161
Rev. Lawrence Roberts and the Angelic Choir of the First Baptist Church, Nutley, NJ. The Angelic Choir, 1961
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0094
Petula Clark. Downtown/You'd Better Love Me, 1964
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0151
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir. Volume 5: Give Me My Flowers, 1965
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0083
Evangelist Rosie Wallace and the First Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance Choir. God Cares., 1966
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0117_Sailing_Down_JM_01
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0118_Sailing_Down_NR_Going_Steady_01; RL10005-PD-0118_Sailing_Down_NR_Going_Steady_02
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0118
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir. Volume 8 - Part 1, 1968
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0085
Aretha Franklin. Prove It /Chain of Fools, 1968
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0150
Rev. Lawrence Roberts Presents Dorothy Norwood and the Angelic Choir. Dorothy Norwood and the Angelic Choir, circa 1968
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0099
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir and the Cleveland Singers. Merry Christmas, 1969
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0088
Reverend Robert J. Lucas and His Christian Temple Choir. The King and I, 1969
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0093
Niny Ruffini. "Pace Mio Dio", "Tu che di gel sei cinta" / Ebben N'andro Lontana, 1969 July 29
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0121
Ray Charles. That Thing Called Love/Laughin and Clownin, 1970
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0147
Aretha Franklin. Bridge Over Troubled Water/Brand New Me, 1971
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0148
Cissy Houston. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / Midnight Train to Georgia, 1972
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0180
James Cleveland Presents The Charles Fold Singers of Cincinnati, Ohio. Jesus is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me., 1975
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0090
James Cleveland Presents The Charles Fold Singers of Cincinnati, Ohio. Jesus is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me., 1975
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0091
Orson Welles, Leonard Bernstein. The Airborne Symphony, 1976
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0079
Art Hodes. Music Until Midnight Jacket, 1977
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0076
George Mgrdichian. The New Sounds of the Middle East, 1986
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0077
George Mgrdichian. George Mgrdichian on the Oud, 1986
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0078
Bishop Jeff Banks & Revival Temple Mass Choir. The Storm is Over, 1989
Phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0001_Miss_Doris_Fla_b_1_01; RL10005-PD-0001_Miss_Doris_Fla_b_1_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0002_Miss_Doris_F2_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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'".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0003_Unknown_J1_01; RL10005-PD-0003_Unknown_J1_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0004_Unknown_J2_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0005_Unknown_DD1_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0006_Unknown_CTOP2_01; RL10005-PD-0006_Unknown_CTOP2_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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[?]".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0007_Unknown_CTOP6_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0008_Unknown_CTOP7_01; RL10005-PD-0008_Unknown_CTOP7_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0009_Unknown_CTOP9_01; RL10005-PD-0009_Unknown_CTOP9_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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).Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0011_Unknown_CTOP11_01; RL10005-PD-0011_Unknown_CTOP11_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0012_Unknown_CTOP12_01; RL10005-PD-0012_Unknown_CTOP12_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0013_Unknown_CTOP16_01; RL10005-PD-0013_Unknown_CTOP16_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0014_Unknown_CTOP14_01; RL10005-PD-0014_Unknown_CTOP14_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0015_Unknown_CTOP16_01_02; RL10005-PD-0015_Unknown_CTOP16_02_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0016_Unknown_CTOP17_1_01; RL10005-PD-0016_Unknown_CTOP17_1_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0017_Unknown_CTOP17_2_01; RL10005-PD-0017_Unknown_CTOP17_2_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0018_Unknown_URSOriginal1_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0019_Unknown_URSOriginal2_01; RL10005-PD-0019_Unknown_URSOriginal2_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0020_Unknown_URSOriginal3_01; RL10005-PD-0020_Unknown_URSOriginal3_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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?"Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0021_Unknown_URSOriginal4_01; RL10005-PD-0021_Unknown_URSOriginal4_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0022_Unknown_URSOriginal5_01; RL10005-PD-0022_Unknown_URSOriginal5_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0023_Unknown_URSOriginal6_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 15
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0023
[Untitled], undated

First track is unknown woman singing "I Want to Be Loved" accompanied by piano.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0024_Unknown_URSOriginal7_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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."Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0025_Unknown_URSOriginal8_01; RL10005-PD-0025_Unknown_URSOriginal8_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0026_This_Cant_Ive_Got_01; RL10005-PD-0026_This_Cant_Ive_Got_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0040_Polymon_Bongo_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0041_Railroad_Yoke_Denison_01; RL10005-PD-0041_Railroad_Yoke_Denison_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0042_Soltis_Unknown_7305_01; RL10005-PD-0042_Soltis_Unknown_7305_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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?)Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0043_Must_Have_That_Man_Say_01; RL10005-PD-0043_Must_Have_That_Man_Say_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0044_Unknown_X2_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0045_Dangerous_Sweetest_Thing_01; RL10005-PD-0045_Dangerous_Sweetest_Thing_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0046_Unknown_X4_01; RL10005-PD-0046_Unknown_X4_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0047_Unknown_X5_01
Original lacquer phonodisc
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?).Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0048_Had_to_Be_Went_to_My_Head_01; RL10005-PD-0048_Had_to_Be_Went_to_My_Head_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0049_Taking_Chance_Where_Are_01; RL10005-PD-0049_Taking_Chance_Where_Are_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0050_It_Was_It_Had_01; RL10005-PD-0050_It_Was_It_Had_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0051_Embrace_Me_1_2_01; RL10005-PD-0051_Embrace_Me_1_2_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0052_I_Follow_Women_Same_Day_01; RL10005-PD-0052_I_Follow_Women_Same_Day_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0053_Unknown_X16_01; RL10005-PD-0053_Unknown_X16_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0054_Unknown_X17_01; RL10005-PD-0054_Unknown_X17_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0055_Unknown_X18_01; RL10005-PD-0055_Unknown_X18_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0056_Unknown_X19_01; RL10005-PD-0056_Unknown_X19_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0057_Unknown_X20_01; RL10005-PD-0057_Unknown_X20_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0058_Unknown_X21_01; RL10005-PD-0058_Unknown_X21_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0059_Unknown_X22_01; RL10005-PD-0059_Unknown_X22_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0060_Aloha_Nui_Loa_01; RL10005-PD-0060_Aloha_Nui_Loa_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0063_Unknown_X11_01; RL10005-PD-0063_Unknown_X11_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0064_Unknown_X12_01; RL10005-PD-0064_Unknown_X12_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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 (?).Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0065_Unknown_X13_01; RL10005-PD-0065_Unknown_X13_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0066_Unknown_X14_01; RL10005-PD-0066_Unknown_X14_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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?Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0067_Unknown_X15_01; RL10005-PD-0067_Unknown_X15_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0068_Aninale_J3a_Unknown_J3b_01; RL10005-PD-0068_Aninale_J3a_Unknown_J3b_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0069_Unknown_J4_01; RL10005-PD-0069_Unknown_J4_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0070_Unknown_J5_01; RL10005-PD-0070_Unknown_J5_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0071_Happiness_Is_How_Deep_01; RL10005-PD-0071_Happiness_Is_How_Deep_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0072_Unknown_T1_01; RL10005-PD-0072_Unknown_T1_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0072
Phaedra. Up Against the Wall, undated
Phonodisc
Box 17
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0080
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir. Volume 6 "The Grace of God", undated
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0084
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir. Volume 8 - Part 2, undated
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0086
James Cleveland with the Angelic Choir. Volume 9, undated
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0087
James Cleveland and the Cleveland Singers. He Leadeth Me., undated
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0089
Rev. Joseph D. Linton and the Progressive Baptist Church Choir of St. Louis, Missouri. Rain Down Fire., undated
Phonodisc
Box 18
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0092
Rev. Lawrence Roberts Directs the Angelic Choir. "The Girl Who Loved Jesus" (I Love Jesus), undated
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0095
The Little Angels Choir directed by Rev. Lawrence Roberts with Gertrude Hicks and Robert Logan of the First Baptist Church, Nutley, New Jersey, undated
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0096
The Little Angels Choir directed by Rev. Lawrence Roberts with Gertrude Hicks and Robert Logan of the First Baptist Church, Nutley, New Jersey, undated
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0097
Rev. Lawrence Roberts, Rev. Charles Banks, Elder Jeff Banks. Prayers for Every Occasion, undated
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0098
Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Roberts. Presenting…, undated
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0104_DDCF_Unknown_1_Gallon_01; RL10005-PD-0104_DDCF_Unknown_1_Gallon_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0105_DDCF_Unknown_2_01; RL10005-PD-0105_DDCF_Unknown_2_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0108_Joe_Castro_Trio_01; RL10005-PD-0108_Joe_Castro_Trio_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0110_Teddy_Edwards_1_01; RL10005-PD-0110_Teddy_Edwards_1_02
Phonodisc
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.Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0111_Teddy_Edwards_2_01; RL10005-PD-0111_Teddy_Edwards_2_02
Phonodisc
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".Digital use copy is available in the Reading Room

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0114_Brazilian_Happy_Blues_01; RL10005-PD-0114_Brazilian_Happy_Blues_02
Phonodisc
Box 19
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0114
Libby Holman. The Party's Over / Besoin De Vous, undated
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0115
Narration, Men and Money, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0119
Ramona. "Blue Skies," with Ray Bloch's Orchestra / "These Foolish Things," with Schaeffer Orchestra and Chorus, undated
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0122_Goin_Dance_Monkey_See_01; RL10005-PD-0122_Goin_Dance_Monkey_See_02
Original lacquer phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0123_Outskirts_of_Town_01
Phonodisc
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

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0004
Audio-file RL10005-PD-0124_Tell_Me_Now_Island_Romance_01; RL10005-PD-0124_Tell_Me_Now_Island_Romance_02
Phonodisc
Box 20
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0124
Fats Waller. Playing, Singing, and Talking In Previously Unreleased Performances - Sides 1 and 4, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0136
Fats Waller. Playing, Singing, and Talking In Previously Unreleased Performances - Sides 2 and 3, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0137
Kitty White. Do It Again/Visit Me, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0138
Kitty White. Do It Again/Visit Me, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0139
Rev. Lawrence Roberts. What Makes A Man Turn His Back On God/Dreams Can Come True, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0143
Unknown ( record title and artist is written in Russian), undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0144
Cissy Houston. I Love You/Making Love, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0145
Gospel Harmonettes. You've Been Good To Me/Step by Step, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0146
Various artists. Island in the Sun, Every Time I Pass/Banana Boat, Shame and Scandal in the Family, undated
Phonodisc
Box 21
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0149
Unknown. Goin' To The Dance, Tell Me Now, Island Of Romance, Monkey See, Monkey Do, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0162
Kitty White. Untitled, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0163
Kitty White. Untitled, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0164
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0165
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0166
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0167
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0168
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0169
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0170
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0171
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0172
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0173
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0174
Doris (Duke?). Divali / Same?, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0175
Unknown, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0176
France Up?/Ruthie, undated
Original lacquer phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0177
Big and The Evolution. Thou Shalt Not Kill/Hate's Growing Stronger, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0178
Big and The Evolution. Thou Shalt Not Kill/Hate's Growing Stronger, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0179
Café de Chinitas. Felices Pascuas Y Feliz Ano Nuevo, undated
Phonodisc
Box 22
Audio-phonodisc RL10005-PD-0181

Open reel audio tapes, 1950-1970

128 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 in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

King Cole at the Piano, Capitol Records H-156, circa 1950

Includes 8 songs: Poor Butterfly, Blues in My Shower, Cole Capers, These Foolish Things, How High the Moon, Moonlight in Vermont, I'll Never Be the Same, and Three Little Words

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001004001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0004
Art Simmons at the Living Room - Paris, 1964 October 29

Includes songs Stop Look and Listen, Our Love is Here to Stay, How About You, Jubilation, How High the Moon, Bag's Groove, Walking Shoes, We'll Be Together Again, Rat Race, After Hours

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001037001.wav;ddr001037002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0037
Maurice Rocco, Bamboo Bar, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, [1965 January 30]

Includes songs Don't Worry About Me, A Train, Basin Street, But Not For Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001034001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0034
Maurice Rocco, Bamboo Bar, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, 1965 January 30

Includes songs Them There Eyes, San Francisco, Just in Time, and Darktown Strutter's Ball

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001025001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0025
Maurice Rocco, Bamboo Bar, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, [1965 January 30]

Includes songs Workin' on a String, Learnin' the Blues, P.S. I Love You, Pennies from Heaven, Lover

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001028001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0028
Maurice Rocco, Bamboo Bar, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, 1965 January 30

Includes songs When You're Smiling, On the Street Where You Live, Blue Moon, I Love Paris, ?, Never on Sunday, Am I Blue, ?

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001030001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0030
Rl 32, 1965 August 18

Group 3 Tiva Tahaa Island (2 songs); Group 4 Tevaitoa Raiatea Island (3 songs); Group 5 Utoroa City Raiaea Island (1 song); Group 6 Taupoomu Tahaa Island (3 songs); Group 7 Vaitoaqe Tahaa Island (1 song); Group 8 Opoa Raiaea Island (2 songs)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001111001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0111
Jodo Inc. (Kitty White) (Clover Records), 1966 January 5

Includes songs Honeysuckle Rose, Call Me Darlin', Happiness is a Thing Called Joe, Chance to Love You, Just in Time, Disenchanted Lady, Summer in the City

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001072001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0072
Kitty White Background Tracks, 1966 January 14

Includes songs Say It Isn't So, My Kind of Guy, So Many Beautiful Men, Honeysuckle Rose, Call Me Darlin', Happiness is a Thing Called Joe, Oh! For Just a Chance to Love You, Just In Time, Do It Again, Dis-Enchanted Lady, Visit Me, Mood Indigo, Summer in the City

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001078001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0078
Clover Records - Kitty White, 1966 February 11

Two sides. First side includes songs Visit Me, Summer in the City, My Kind of Guy, Happiness is a Thing Called Joe, So Many Beautiful Men, Do It Again, Call Me Darling. Second side includes songs Disenchanted Lady, Oh, For Just a Chance to Love You, Say It Isn't So, Just In Time, Mood Indigo

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001079001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0079
Rough Dub Down 4 Track to Mono, Clover Records, Joe Castro Session, 1966 May 27

Includes songs Sweet Pea, Sunset Eyes, Funky Blues, Hard to Find, Play Me the Blues, and For Carl

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001071001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0071
Reels 11 & 12, 1967 July

Track 11 includes underwater sounds, person swimming, fishes petting mike, water sounds. Track 12 includes sea bird, atmosphere in wood, slight breeze, insects and wind in coconut palms - all recorded at Moorea.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001110001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0110
Reels 25 & 26, 1967 July

Track 25 includes spear throwing sounds, girls at waterfall, outrigger sounds, gull birds, surf from outrigger, walking outrigger through water. Track 26 includes island, water, wind in trees, splitting coconut out of husk, chicks.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001108001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0108
Reels 27 & 28, 1967 July

Includes Hotel musicians, walking through fete

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001106001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0106
Reels 27 & 28?. Could also be reel 33 (as marked on box), circa 1967

Back cover has been covered with label. Rl 33 written on back cover, however 27 & 28 written in marker on reel.

Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0116
Rl 29, 1967 July 16

Rhythm Group in Bora Bora. Includes Ave Tuna Tuna, Vaitiporo, Kani Kani, No'o (male group)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001112001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0112
Tiare Tahiti (Paulina0; Te Maeva; Tahiti Fete, 1967 July 20
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001104001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0104
RL 33, 1967 July 20

Te Maeva, Tefana (FAAA) District, Tahiti Fete

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001107001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0107
RL 35, 1967 July 20

Includes male group mic moves during dance giving trouble throughout, Tahiti Fete.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001113001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0113
RL 36, 1967 July 20

Includes Tiare; Tahiti Fete.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001114001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0114
Rl 43 Tahiti Hotel, 1967 July 21

Recorded at Hotel Tahiti; singing and dancing coverage caused usual problems in public show. Background of crickets, cars, people, boats, surf.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001105001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0105
Tahiti - Tahiti Hotel Group, 1967 July 21
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001109001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0109
Stuart, Arden - Orc. Reh, 1967 October 23

Includes songs Goody Goody, Misty Roses, Rock Medley, Gone Medley, I Love Jazz, It All Depends on You, Autumn Leaves, Mellow Tone, Like A Woman, You Do Something To Me, Unchain My Heart, Let's Do It

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001080001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0080
Syd Shaw Reel 1 & 2, circa 1967

? Grounds in the evening, surf in the background, occasional cars crickets; Bird sounds - Budgies and Pidgeons, Budgies fighting. Also includes taking off and landing.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001102001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0102
Tahiti Rl 20, circa 1967

Also includes "Me Goofing" handwritten by Doris Duke on back cover.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001103001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0103
Tahiti, circa 1967
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001118001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0118
Reel 32, circa 1967
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001122001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0122
RL 25 Tahiti, circa 1967

Includes male talking, spear throwing sounds, girls at waterfall, wash of stag? of outrigger, bird gull type, surf from outrigger, walking outrigger thro water and coral reefs

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001123001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0123
Reel 25 Girls at Waterfall, circa 1967
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001124001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0124
Track 8 - Tahitian Music, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001120001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0120
Art Simmons, undated

Includes songs How High (4 versions), Sweet Lorraine, Can't Get Started, blues in e - A

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001006001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0006
Art Simmons, undated

Includes songs How High, Can't Get Started

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001009001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0009
Arab Dance / Aretha., undated

Includes songs Without a Word, Feel Good

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001010001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0010
Sid Shaw / Andy Cummings, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001011001.wav;ddr001011002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0011
Art Simmons / Michel Gaudry?, undated

Includes songs Blues Paris, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, Blues in G EAD

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001012001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0012
Bernie, undated

Includes songs It All Depends, Let's Do It, I Love Jazz, Gone Medley, Unchain My Heart (B flat), Let's Do It (1 7/8 new version)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001013001.wav;ddr001013002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0013
Sid Shaw - Bernie Hoff? Backgrounds, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001121001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0121
Doris / Art, Newport., undated

Doris Duke and Art Simmons practice session presumably at Newport, RI. Both Doris and Art play the piano. Includes songs Can't Get Started, Sweet Lorraine, Art blues, and Indiana.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001065001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0065
Doris / Art, Newport., undated

Doris Duke and Art Simmons practice session presumably at Newport, RI. Both Doris and Art play the piano. Includes songs Can't Get Started, Sweet Lorraine, Art blues, and Indiana.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001125001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 46
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0125
Art, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001089001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0089
Artie, undated

Includes Group background and 3 versions of Blues Inc.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001014001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0014
Art & Practice, Newport, undated

Doris Duke and Art Simmons practice session presumably at Newport, RI. Both Doris and Art play the piano. Includes songs Blues, Indiana, and Forever. Both Doris and Art periodically comment on their performances.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001066001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0066
Art & Practice, Newport, undated

Doris Duke and Art Simmons practice session presumably at Newport, RI. Both Doris and Art play the piano. Includes songs Blues, Indiana, and Forever. Both Doris and Art periodically comment on their performances.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001126001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 46
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0126
Art & Practice, Newport, undated

Doris Duke and Art Simmons practice session presumably at Newport, RI. Both Doris and Art play the piano. Includes songs Blues, Indiana, and Forever. Both Doris and Art periodically comment on their performances.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001127001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 46
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0127
Art Simmons Paris, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001015001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0015
Art at Living Room, undated

Includes songs Moanin', Sweet Lorraine, Boy's Blues in F, Blues in e, Can't Get Started, and Answering Blues

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001021001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0021
Kitty White, undated

Supposedly a copy of Kitty White's dub. Includes 7 songs, however these have been crossed off in pencil. "Goofing" is handwritten on the front cover.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001070001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0070
Kitty White - Reel I, undated

Includes songs You Do Something to Me, Lush Life, Happiness is a Thing, Heart Belongs to Daddy, My Heart Skips, Honeysuckle Rose, After You've Gone, You Came a Long Way From St. Louis, Momma Done Tole Me, You Go to My Head, Honeysuckle Rose. Next to each song, Doris wrote whether song was Good or Fair.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001073001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0073
Kitty White - Reel II, undated

Includes songs Little Girl Blue, Lush Life, Just in Time, Mad About You (2 versions), Baby All the ?, Got the World on a String, You Made Me Love You, Swell Hotel. Next to each song Doris handwrote whether the song was Good, Fair, or No.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001069001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0069
Kitty White - Reel III, undated

Includes songs Everything I've Got Belongs to You, I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face, Let Me Love You (three versions). Next to each song, Doris wrote whether song was Good or Fair.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001077001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0077
Kitty, undated

Includes songs "You Do Something to Me, Just In Time, Oh Do It Again (in C), Willow Weep For Me (B flat)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001074001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0074
Kitty, undated

Includes songs My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Party's Over, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (2 versions), Taking a Chance on Love

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001075001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0075
Kitty, undated

? Blues

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001081001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0081
Kitty, undated

Includes songs Witchcraft, Happiness is Joe

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001082001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0082
Kitty, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001083001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0083
Kitty, undated

Song titles handwritten on front are illegible.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001084001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0084
Clover, undated

Artist unknown. Includes songs Bossa Nova, Summer in the City, Say It Isn't So, Happiness is Just a Thing - Short Version (track only no vocal, no piano)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001076001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0076
Joe Castro Orchestra, undated

Contains three tracks. Track 1 is unknown singer presumably playing with the Joe Castro Orchestra. Sounds like it was recorded in a club. Songs include Ain't Misbehavin', Lady Be Good, More Than You Know, Boogie (instrumental), and Black Magic. Track 2 has a mixture of recordings including Middle Eastern or Indian music and man speaking in foreign language. Track 3 begins with man chanting, the switches to live recording of woman speaking to man in a foreign language. It sounds like they are in a public space.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001067001.wav;ddr001067002.wav;ddr001067003.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0067
Joe Castro Orchestra, undated

Contains three tracks. Track 1 is unknown singer presumably playing with the Joe Castro Orchestra. Sounds like it was recorded in a club. Songs include Ain't Misbehavin', Lady Be Good, More Than You Know, Boogie (instrumental), and Black Magic. Track 2 has a mixture of recordings including Middle Eastern or Indian music and man speaking in foreign language. Track 3 begins with man chanting, the switches to live recording of woman speaking to man in a foreign language. It sounds like they are in a public space.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001128001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 46
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0128
Les, undated

Includes songs Fast Blues in C, Slow Waltz, ?, Lip Blues, Rock in G original

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001043001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0043
Les, undated

Includes songs (Fast) C blues ?, (Slow) Blues in F, Superman ?

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001033001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0033
Les Me Lesson, undated

Includes song But Not For Me. Other songs written on back of container are not legible.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001047001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0047
Robert Banks, undated

Includes songs Real 2x (Me), Didn't It Rain, I Have a Friend Above All Others, Open. Includes other songs, but handwriting is illegible.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001052001.wav;ddr001052002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0052
Banks I, undated

Includes songs Jesus is ? (Banks & me), Real (Banks), Lord Be With Me Where I Must Go, Jesus Wonderful Counselor, I Have a Friend, Rock My Lord, Lord I've Tried, Jesus is the ?, Holy Holy Holy

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001054001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0054
Banks III, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001036001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0036
Tracks - Robert Banks, undated

Includes songs I Have But One God (B flat), Holding My Saviours Hand (G), That's Enough, Satisfied (B flat), Precious Lord (F), My Hope is ?, I Have Much to ?, Real, It Is No Secret, Didn't ?

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001053001.wav;ddr001053002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0053
Practice with Banks and Lawrence, undated

Includes songs Only a Look? and My Faith

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001044001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0044
Oriental Delight, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001017001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0017
Oriental Delight, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001018001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0018
Oriental Delight, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001019001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0019
Oriental Delight, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001020001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0020
Me, undated

Includes songs Day Tripper, Gone Medley, Like A Woman

Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0101
Me Willow, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001063001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0063
Me It All Depends, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001059001.wav;ddr001059002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0059
Misty Me, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001051001.wav;ddr001051002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0051
Doris #2, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001058001.wav;ddr001058002.wav;ddr001058003.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0058
Vocal exercises, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001055001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0055
Reels 15 & 16?. Could also be Doris Duke Practice tape., undated

Track 15 includes waterfall over cave opening, water burbling fast stream, fast water over slope, water over slope - running little burbling. Track 16 includes chickens and cocks crowing, dogs barking, chickens and cocks. Also handwritten by Doris Duke on back cover is song Everytime I Feel the Spirit.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001117001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0117
Look of Love / Midnight. Herbie & Me, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001064001.wav;ddr001064002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0064
Aretha - Feel Good, Herbie & Me, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001061001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0061
Herbie, undated

Includes songs The Look of Love, Midnight Howl, Baby Baby Baby, Fool

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001032001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0032
Rev Roberts Church, 1970 February 5

Edited seminar tape. Feb. 5 1970 Leavenworth Pentecostal Church 801 5th Ave.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001016001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0016
Rev II, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001056001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0056
Louis Bromfield, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001008001.wav;ddr001008002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0008
Highways, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001023001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0023
Dunham Drums, undated

On the reel itself handwritten label reads "Dunham ? Piano ? Music

Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0024
Virginia, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001026001.wav;ddr001026002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0026
Time Won't Be No More, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001027001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0027
Bernie, undated

Includes songs In the Still of the Night, Day Tripper, You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling, I Think I'm Going Out of My Head, Reach Up for Me ?

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001029001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0029
Oscar Peterson, undated

Blues

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001031001.wav;ddr001031002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0031
Everett Gordon, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001035001.wav;ddr001035002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0035
An?g. Choir, undated

Out of Zion

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001038001.wav;ddr001038002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0038
Connie, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001039001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0039
Indiana, undated

On back of container Doris Duke wrote following: Breaks - Art, ? - Me (RH, both, LH), Art - ? (fast)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001041001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0041
Trio, undated

Includes songs Let It Be Me, Just Closer Walk With Thee, A Natural Woman, I Told You So, You Send Me, I Heard the Voice of Jesus

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001042001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0042
Unknown, undated

Includes songs Keep on Walking (in A flat), Keep ? to Cross (in A flat), Walking Piano (in A flat), Jesus Brings Things (in A flat), Pass Me Not Gentle Savior (in A flat), Be Patient with Me, I Am Sacred (in A flat), Shout He Lives, Jesus I Feel All Right (in B flat), Who Made the Mountain

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001045001.wav;ddr001045002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0045
Delhi Exercises, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001046001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0046
Nadia Gamal Dances, undated

Includes Sacalonee ? Alf Leila Leila, Douse ?

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001048001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0048
Nick Practice Tape, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001049001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0049
Any Rivers, undated

Includes songs Any Rivers, Chorus, and Sparrow

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001057001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0057
Ew Vocalizes, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001060001.wav;ddr001060002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0060
So Long, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001062001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0062
Various, undated

Includes songs Lush Life (Joe), Call Me Irresponsible (Kitty), Laura (Nat Cole), Don't Blame Me (Nat Cole)

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001068001.wav;ddr001068002.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0068
Mr. Robert Braheem Farrah, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001087001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0087
Synclavier @ 50% @ 100%, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001090001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0090
Reel 44, 1967 July 21

Recorded at Tahiti Hotel. ? Group - slowest tempos.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001115001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0115
Reel 42, 1967 July 21

Includes Tahiti Hotel Group, Marie, Maori Song

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001119001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 41
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0119
Georgia / Sue, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001001001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0001
Uphill Journey 7 1/2 Stereo, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001002001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0002
Cleveland Oss, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001003001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0003
Aretha-Ray Spirit in the Dark, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001005001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0005
Blank, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001086001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0086
Unknown, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001050001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0050
Unknown, undated

Includes 12 songs: Mellowtone, Like a Woman, Goody Goody, Autumn Leaves, Rock Medley, You Do Something to Me, Misty Roses, Let's Do It, Unchain My Heart, Gone Medley, It All Depends on You, I Love Jazz

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001007001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0007
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0085
Unknown, undated

Contents of tape are handwritten on back, but are illegible.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001088001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0088
Unknown, undated

Unchain My Heart. Reel was shipped from B. Hoffer in New York to Sydney Shaw in care of Johnny Gomez at the Shangri La residence.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001040001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 39
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0040
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0091
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0092
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0093
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0094
Unknown, undated
Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001095001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0095
Unknown, undated

"G" written in marker on reel

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001096001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0096
Unknown, undated

"3" written on tape on front cover.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001097001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0097
Unknown, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0098
Unknown, undated

"5" written on tape on front cover.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001099001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0099
Unknown, undated

"6" written on tape on front cover.

Digital-materials RL10005-SET-0005
Audio-file ddr001100001.wav
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 40
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0100
Sonic Solutions, No Noise & Lexicon 2400, undated
Original quarter-inch open-reel audio tape
Box 38
Audio-reel RL10005-RR-0022

Audiocassettes, 1974-1989

48 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.

The materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0018_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0018_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0018
LL Blues and untitled recording, undated and 1973 April 11
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0043_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0043_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0043
Is Meditation on God Compatible with Modern Life? An Informal Talk by Sri Daya Mata on the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, 1974
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0003_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0003_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0003
Doris Duke - New Jersey Robbery (Side 3 and 4), 1974 February 23

Continuation of RL10005-CS-0003.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0004_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0004_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0004
Doris Duke - New Jersey Robbery (Side 5 and 6), 1974 February 23

Continuation of RL10005-CS-0004.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0005_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0005_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0005
A Heart Aflame. An Informal Talk by Sri Daya Mata on the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda., 1977
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0026
Renee Geyer, 1982
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0020
Jane Pickens Hoving. Songs From The Heart, 1984
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0022
Vadana. Indian Devotional Chants. Self-Realization Church, 1984
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0002_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0002_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0002
Beholding the One in All. An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda., 1985
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0038
Awake in the Cosmic Dream. An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda, 1987
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0031
Luigi Zaninelli. Songs from the Magic Place, 1989
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0001_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0001
Herbert R. Denis Jr., undated

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

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0006_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0006_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0007_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0008_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0008_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0008
BB King, undated

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

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0009_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0009_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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").

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0010_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0011_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0011_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0012_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0013_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0013_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0014_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0014_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0015_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0015_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0016_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0016_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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".

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0017_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0017_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0019_01_PM.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0021_01_PM.wav; RL10005CS0021_02_PM.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0023_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0023_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0023
Ray Charles, undated

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

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0024_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0024_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0025_01_PM.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0027_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0029_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0030_01_PM.wav; RL10005CS0030_02_PM.wav
Original audiocassette
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."

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0032_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0032_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0032
Unknown, undated

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

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0034_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
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.

Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0035_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0035
Les Aivi Mamao, undated

Hawaiian music.

Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0036
LL Newpoint Choir, undated
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0039_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0039_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0039
Untitled recording, undated
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0040_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0040_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0040
The Tantra Way, by Norbu Chen, undated
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0041_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0041_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0041
LL + Yvette, undated
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0044_01_pm.wav; RL10005CS0044_02_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0044
LL + Choir, undated
Digital-materials SET-0006
Audio-file RL10005CS0042_01_pm.wav
Original audiocassette
Box 35
Audio-cassette RL10005-CS-0042

3. Sheet Music and Index Cards, 1899-1949 and undated

640 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.

Related Material

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


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

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.