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Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, 1933-1990

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Collector:
Shell, Theodore Dr (dentist)
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft.: 1 box
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Broadsides
Clippings
Programs
Articles
Correspondence
Radio scripts
Sketches
Drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
1975
1933-1990
1940-1980
20th century
1940-1990
1940-2000
Notes:
Dentist and amateur photographer, Theodore Shell graduated from Shaw University in 1937 and served 5 years in the military during WWII. He received his dentistry degree from Howard University in 1950 and founded chapter 90 of the Duke Ellington Society in the late 1950s.
Summary:
Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.
Cite as:
Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, 1933-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Jazz musicians
Jazz
Music
Local number:
1993.3189 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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