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Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, 1943-1989

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Collector:
Celley, Al
Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. : 7 boxes. 1 oversize folder
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Signatures (names)
Collection descriptions
Badges
Business records
Contracts
Correspondence
Financial records
Handbills
Notes
Passports
Photographs
Record covers
Tickets
Writings
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1933-1962
1943-1989
20th century
Notes:
Celley was Duke Ellington's manager from 1942-1964.
Summary:
A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.
Cite as:
Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Archival Materials, 1943-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American musicians
Big bands
Jazz
Music
Music trade
Musicians
Orchestras
Local number:
2011.3035 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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