Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright) 1915-
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Whaley, Thomas L
Tempo Music, Inc
Approx. 13 cu. ft.: 41 boxes
Piano vocal scores
Subseries 3: Some works written expressly for the Ellington organization and copyrighted by Temp Music.
Materials include lead sheets from Tempo company files, original manuscripts in both Ellington's and Strayhorn's hands, short titles, and extended works. Includes Strayhorn manuscripts and compositions before partnership with Ellington, early arrangements of "Black, Brown, and Beige," negatives for "Pousse Cafe," scores and parts for "A Drum Is a Woman," and lead sheets for the multi-movement work "The River."
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1940-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History