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Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington, 1956, 1964, 1991

view Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington, 1956, 1964, 1991 digital asset number 1
Interviewer:
Harman, Carter
Interviewee:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Audiotapes
Date:
1956
1956-1991
1956, 1964, 1991
20th century
1950-1970
Notes:
Carter Harman (1918-2007) was a music critic, reporter, editor and producer who was first exposed to Duke Ellington and his music as a young child listening to radio broadcasts during the 1920s. After his World War II service, Harman became a music reporter for the New York TImes, and in 1952 became the music editor for Time. He interviewed Ellington after a performance in 1956. The remaining taped interviews took place in 1964 and were intended to be the basis for Ellington's autobiography to be ghost-written by Harman, a project which was never completed. After this he worked for the record label, Sounds of Our Times, and later was the executive director and producer of Composers Recordings, Inc.
Summary:
Ten interviews Harman conducted with Duke Ellington, in 1956 and in 1964. The collection capures Duke Ellington's thoughts on music, performing, composing, and his personal history in his own voice in approximately 20 hours of interviews.
Cite as:
Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington, 1956, 1964, 1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Music
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
1991.3084 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access to user copies only, on site by appointment. Some reels have digital reference copies
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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