Composer, pianist and arranger, best remembered as Duke Ellington's chief copyist from 1941-1971.
Papers documenting Whaley's association with Duke Ellington and his career as a copyist, pianist, composer and arranger. The collection includes letters, photographs, music manuscripts, business records, writings, and printed materials including magazine and newspapers articles, concert programs, and catalogs.
Tom Whaley Collection, ca. 1941-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
1988.3058 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves