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Bandstand, used by the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Referenced:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Physical Description:
fibreboard (overall material)
aluminum (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 23 in x 16 in; 66.04 cm x 58.42 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
Bandstand
ID Number:
1989.0369.412
Accession number:
1989.0369
Catalog number:
1989.0369.412
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-9958-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_997358

Ellington Orchestra Music Stand

User:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
masonite (overall material)
paint (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 25 in x 1 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 63.5 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
music stand
Place made:
United States: Indiana, East Chicago
Manufacturing date:
early 1960s
Credit Line:
Gift of Fank M. Malfitano
ID Number:
2016.0137.01
Accession number:
2016.0137
Catalog number:
2016.0137.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2887-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829769

Ellington Orchestra Music Stand

User:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
masonite (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 25 in x 1 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 63.5 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
music stand
Place made:
United States: Indiana, East Chicago
Manufacturing date:
early 1960s
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Malfitano
ID Number:
2016.0137.02
Accession number:
2016.0137
Catalog number:
2016.0137.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2888-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829771

Ellington Orchestra Music Stand

User:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
masonite (overall material)
paint (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (folded): 23 1/2 in x 25 in x 1 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 63.5 cm x 4.445 cm
overall (standing): 23 3/4 in x 24 7/8 in x 16 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 63.1825 cm x 42.545 cm
Object Name:
music stand
Place made:
United States: Indiana, East Chicago
Manufacturing date:
early 1960s
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Malfitano
ID Number:
2016.0137.03
Accession number:
2016.0137
Catalog number:
2016.0137.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2889-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829772

Ellington Orchestra Music Stand

User:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
masonite (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 25 in x 1 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 63.5 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
music stand
Place made:
United States: Indiana, East Chicago
Manufacturing date:
early 1960s
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Malfitano
ID Number:
2016.0137.04
Accession number:
2016.0137
Catalog number:
2016.0137.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-288a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829773

Ellington Orchestra Music Stand

User:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
masonite (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 25 in x 1 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 63.5 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
music stand
Place made:
United States: Indiana, East Chicago
Manufacturing date:
early 1960s
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Malfitano
ID Number:
2016.0137.05
Accession number:
2016.0137
Catalog number:
2016.0137.05
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-288b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829774

Performances and Programs

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1973
Scope and Contents note:
Includes souvenir and concert programs, domestic and international tour itineraries, press releases, correspondence, news articles, and citations. The records document domestic and international tours to Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe made by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1933-1973. In addition, they document three diplomatic tours to the Near and Middle East (1963), Soviet Union (1971), and Central and South America (1971) sponsored by the United States State Department. Of particular interest are the materials documenting Ellington's Concerts of Sacred Music performed between 1965 and 1973. These include correspondence, announcements, and publicity relating to the planning and execution of these concerts, dating from January 1963.

The records are organized into three subseries: Subseries 2.1, International Tours (including Ellington's diplomatic tours for the State Department), Subseries 2.2, Domestic Tours, and Subseries 2.3, The Sacred Concerts. The material within each group is arranged chronologically by performance dates. Span dates are identified within parentheses only when the dates for a group of materials falls outside of the performance dates. Undated items have been placed at the end of each grouping. Oversized materials have been placed at the end of the series but are incorporated chronologically in this listing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 2
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Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8975a8cdd-336b-4095-9922-e9225a07cf11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref14312

Work Dues

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1974
Scope and Contents note:
The records document the various state and local union dues that Duke Ellington, Incorporated paid for performances given by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In addition, the records document the dues that were paid to the union by the individual band members. The statements are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Subseries 3.3
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 3: Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8df8808c9-5fb3-4061-8bd0-3720292f71b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref15930

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Johnny Hodges

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 121 (Subseries 6.1), Item RTC1513-RTC1514
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.1: Reference Cassettes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80e7fc936-b55a-4d2b-b31c-954ae6aeea72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref18776

Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection

Collector:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Photographer:
DeCarava, Roy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1924-1972, undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains black and white and color photographs, contact sheets, slides, and negatives documenting Duke Ellington's career as a musician and the evolution of the Duke Ellington Orchestra between 1924 and 1972. The photographs depict the orchestra and its various band members and singers in domestic concerts and international tours, Ellington with presidents and heads of state, Ellington's family, the Sacred Concerts, and publicity shots of Ellington.

Images of particular interest include Duke Ellington with Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and prominent musicians including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, and Billy Strayhorn. The images also document places of interest where Ellington performed, such as Birdland, Westminster Cathedral, and the ancient theatre in Baghdad. Of particular interest are photographs of the original Cotton Club Orchestra and the Washingtonians, Duke Ellington's first band.

The photographs are arranged into subject categories such as Awards, Band Members, Duke Ellington at the Piano, Friends and Associates, International Tours, Publicity, etc.
Miscellaneous photographs of musicians, concerts, etc. Includes work by famed photographer Roy de Carava, ca. 1960s (Box 1, folders 33, 34, and 35, and other locations in the series).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Occupation:
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 7
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ecdc330e-44ea-4970-8858-e94b4899d826
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref18966

Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1973, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Contains articles from nationally and internationally published newspapers and magazines documenting the tours, performances, and television appearances of Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra between 1931 and 1973. The clippings were compiled for Duke Ellington by clipping services Burelles, Incorporated, Livingston, New Jersey; Vital Information Press, Brooklyn, New York; Luce International of New York, New York; and Associated Press Clippings, London, England.

The newspaper clippings document Ellington's activities in the United States. The clippings are also an extension of the scrapbooks which document Ellington's international tours and some early American performances between 1933 and 1958 that were reported by international news services. Newspaper clippings for the years 1960-1961 can be found in volume twenty two in the scrapbook series. The clippings are arranged in chronological order. Samples of the mailing envelopes from the newspaper clipping service and other materials found among the clippings are at the end of the series. Of particular interest are clippings with caricatures of Ellington and other African-American performers such as Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll; the 1959 premiere performance at Hunter College of Ellington's Queen Suite, written for England's Queen Elizabeth II; and an Ellington concert following a Detroit Pistons and St. Louis Hawks professional basketball game in 1960.

Some of the newspaper clippings were discarded due condition of the materials.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 9
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8810ddce9-b2a8-4c4e-8b78-a412768cf53a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref20034

Chronology of Duke Ellington Orchestra Personnel, 1926-1954, in Jazz: Bulletin of the Hot Club of Japan, May, 1953

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 8 (Series 10), Folder 13(b)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings / 10.2: Foreign Articles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e79f8f5b-4801-4dc9-8c64-4ab1039a40fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21273

"Duke Ellington," by Madeleine Gautier, in Bulletin du Hot Club de France, November, 1971 [French];25, "Duke Ellington Orchestra Arrives," in The Guardian, Rangoon, January 25, 1972

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 10 (Series 10), Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings / 10.2: Foreign Articles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dbd3cd47-0071-4adc-a7d5-4b61516b8932
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21357

"The Duke Ellington Orchestra: Digital Duke"

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 12), Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
N.P.; undated

Half sized. 19x24. CD release poster. Color. Duke Ellington on a 22 cent stamp.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 12: Posters and Oversize Graphics / 12.1: Domestic Tours / 12.1.3: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep812db11bd-d387-4715-8ae6-43394c16e252
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21563

"The Duke Ellington Orchestra Folkets Park"

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
[Poland?]; undated

Full sized. 39 ½ x 28. 2c. Ellington photo. One black lettering on blue background. One black lettering on red background.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 12: Posters and Oversize Graphics / 12.2: Foreign Tours / 12.2.15: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89e94548d-dbe5-45b7-993e-ac99008118be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21704

Music Manuscripts

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Still, William Grant, 1895-1978  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Hamilton, Jimmy  Search this
Lacy, Steve  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-  Search this
Collector:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Robison, Willard (orchestra conductor)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Creator:
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)  Search this
Robison, Willard  Search this
Carney, Harry  Search this
Redman, Don  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
212 Cubic feet (Approx.; 530+ boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Date:
circa 1930-1981, undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes original manuscripts (parts and scores), copy scores, lead, lyric and copyright sheets, published music and arrangements of compositions by Duke Ellington and his main collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. This series also contains arrangements by Ellington, Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and others for songs encompassing African-American spirituals and traditional songs from the nineteenth century, pre-World War II standards, Broadway tunes, film themes and pop songs from the 1950s to 1970s. Original manuscripts of compositions and arrangements created for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra by Mary Lou Williams and Don Redman among others can be found in this series. Of particular interest are original manuscripts of twentieth-century notable composers including Eubie Blake and William Grant Still that were not created for or used by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout the Collection are early works by contemporary jazz artists including Quincy Jones and Steve Lacy. Scores and parts for a 1982 posthumous Broadway musical tribute, Sophisticated Ladies, based on Ellington/Strayhorn compositions, is also included in this series.

The music manuscripts were the ephemera of Ellington and the band's life on the road and reflect their peripatetic existence. Frequently there are phone numbers, personal notes, and shopping lists jotted on the original manuscripts. The music manuscripts were not deliberately collected for posterity but maintained by band members or assembled by a "band boy" for distribution to band members for performances. Individual arrangements are not necessarily complete. Each title has been separated by arrangement and key when possible, but for most titles additional research is necessary to complete the arrangement or to document a specific performance or recording.

The manuscripts provide documentation that Ellington wrote his arrangements for his individual band members. Directions on the scores and most of the parts indicate the soloist's name or nickname rather than the instrument he played (for example; Johnny Hodges's parts are usually indicated by "Johnny" or "Rab" for his nickname "Rabbit" instead of Alto Saxophone).

The bulk of the scores and parts are hand-written by Ellington, Strayhorn or Tom Whaley (Ellington's chief copyist, circa 1942-1969); in many instances identifications are attached to the music or listed on the folder. A reference notebook available to researchers identifies the handwriting of composers, arrangers, and copyists found in the Collection.

The titles range from short songs to large-scale, multi-movement works and are arranged alphabetically. The title list is not a definitive research document. However, alternate titles provided by reference publications and research by Ellington scholars or Archives Center staff suggest a relationship between certain titles. Titles in italics indicate that there is additional music, in a separate location, which might be of interest to the researcher.

There are four reference abbreviations used in the title list: see, sa (see also), aka (also known as), and verso. Title fragments, abbreviations, working titles, or nicknames which are written on the music are cross-referenced to the proper title. They are distinguished by the use of "see" followed by the proper title to indicate the location of the music (for example; Mon-Sat see Never On A Sunday). Some songs are known by more than one title and the different titles denote a change significant enough to warrant its listing under two separate titles (for example; "Concerto For Cootie" was an instrumental arrangement which became Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me when words were added). In this and similar cases, the music is located under both titles and the reference "sa" with the alternate title in italics designates an alternate location (for example; "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" sa "Concerto For Cootie"). Some identical songs were recorded and performed under two different titles. In this instance, the music will be found under one title with reference to the alternate title (for example; Altitude see "Main Stem", "Main Stem" aka "Altitude"). Some titles have akas (also known as) and in this document "aka" is used to indicate that there is no music under the other known title (for example; "Merry-Go-Round" aka "Ace Of Spades"). Some music is located on the reverse side of a score or part with a different title. In this instance "verso" indicates that there is additional music with this title located elsewhere (for example; "Eggo" verso "Kick").

Sixty-seven extended works by Ellington and other collaborators, composers, arrangers, and lyricists---most notably Billy Strayhorn---have been identified and filed alphabetically. The extended works are distinguished in the finding aid by capital letters and bold text (for example; FAR EAST SUITE). The individual titles which are elements of an extended work have been relocated to their respective suites (for example: Agra see FAR EAST SUITE). Series 1 also contains ten non-Ellington extended works. These are distinguished by lower-case bold lettering (for example: Mikado Swing).

One box of songbooks containing published sheet music of Ellington and Strayhorn compositions is physically located at the end of Subseries 1.1: Oversize scores are physically located at the end of this series but are listed alphabetically and indicated in the title list by the abbreviation OS (for example; I Fell And Broke My Heart sa OS).

The music manuscripts in Series 1 have been organized into eight subseries. Each subseries has its own container list, but titles in Subseries 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 are referenced in the Subseries 1.1 title list (for example: Caravan see also 1.2).

The bulk of the material is located in Subseries 1.1, Music Manuscripts, consisting of scores and parts composed and arranged by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and others for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout this series are arrangements by Tom Whaley for bands that performed during his tenure as musical director of various Harlem Theatres including the Apollo Theatre, circa 1930-1942. Eubie Blake manuscripts of his original compositions contained in this series also were not created for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Contained within this series are complete unpublished and unrecorded scores and parts by composers, most notably Mary Lou Williams, submitted to Ellington for possible performance or recording. Subseries 1.2, Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of three cubic feet of bound manuscript notebooks including ones by Ellington, Strayhorn, Jimmy Hamilton and Tom Whaley. These "sketchbooks" are particularly valuable and fragile and may not be photocopied. The notebooks are available to researchers with special instructions for handling. Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of ten cubic feet of parts for individual soloists, including Lawrence Brown and Harry Carney, or for a specific instrument.

Subseries 1.4, Unidentified Music consists of five cubic feet of untitled and unidentified parts and scores including original Ellington and Strayhorn manuscripts.

Subseries 1.5, Willard Robison Arrangements consists of nine cubic feet of scores and parts that were arranged for Robison's Deep River Orchestra and in particular for the Deep River Hour, a weekly radio show broadcast from New York City that aired from 1929 to 1932. Most of these arrangements are original manuscripts of William Grant Still (1895-1978) who is considered one of the most significant African-American classical composers of the twentieth century.

Subseries 1.6, Published Sheet Music consists of nine cubic feet of published sheet music unrelated to the titles in Subseries 1.1 including one-half cubic feet of published songs in Spanish and Portuguese that were most likely presented to Ellington during his 1967 Latin American tour.

The bulk of the material in Subseries 1.2, Music Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of spiral-bound notebooks or "sketchbooks" containing original scores, incomplete scores, sketches and lyrics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and Ellington band members Jimmy Hamilton and John Sanders. There is one notebook created by Ann Michlau. The material is very fragile and valuable.

Titles or title fragments are listed in the order they appear. In some notebooks, researchers' notes identifying the material are included, and special care is necessary to maintain this order. Each folder contains one notebook or loose pages grouped for creation or copyright. The creator of each notebook is identified by name and underlined at the beginning of the folder; change of creator within each folder is also designated. Most of the folders contain untitled works.

Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of parts for Ellington Orchestra soloists including Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Harry Carney and Lawrence Brown. In the early years, Duke Ellington's band members maintained their own "books" for performances; later the "books" were distributed by a band manager. A new band member inherited the "book" of the sideman he replaced, therefore each "book" frequently contains parts originally written for a former band member (for example, Barney Bigard clarinet parts can be found in Jimmy Hamilton's "book"). The material is in fair to poor condition.

The folders are arranged alphabetically by band members' last name, followed by folders with parts for specific instruments. The titles in each folder are filed alphabetically. To reduce handling of the material a title guide directs the researcher to a specific soloist. The title guide identifies the set number and copyist - when known-for researchers to determine if the material in this subseries corresponds with their search in Subseries 1.1, The container list marks the location of the material.

Subseries 1.4, Untitled Scores and Parts consists of untitled complete and incomplete scores and parts. The material is arranged by type of material (for example Duke Ellington scores, alto sax parts). There is no container list available for this subseries.

Subseries 1.5, Scores and Parts for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra, circa 1929-1931 consists of scores and parts arranged for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra. The bulk of these scores were created for Robison's radio show Deep River Hour. Many of the scores are the seminal arrangements of William Grant Still who was later crowned the "Dean Of Afro-American Classical Composers". The material is arranged alphabetically. Oversize scores are interfiled alphabetically but are physically located in Subseries 1.1 oversize boxes.

Subseries 1.6, Arrangements for Della Reese consists of music parts arranged by instrument.

Subseries 1.7, Non-Ellington Published Music consists of published sheet music never performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. The individual titles are arranged alphabetically, followed by published songbooks. This subseries contains foreign language material; of particular interest is the material in Spanish which was most likely presented to Duke Ellington on his 1967 Latin American tour.

Subseries 1.8, Ephemera contains Duke Ellington's discography, Mercer Ellington's discography, and assorted lyrics and set lists.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Big bands  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Piano music (Jazz)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Music -- Manuscripts
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 1
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81a936710-59f5-4842-9999-658241c31892
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref36665

C Jam Blues. [sound recording]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Manuscripts
Music
Sound recordings
General:
Test pressing.
Participant or Performer Note:
Roche, Betty.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Sound recordings -- Phonograph records -- Discs
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.2: Original Discs (10" and 12") / "'C Jam' Blues" Duke Ellington Orchestra
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82ae80c9a-7644-404a-96a9-3894eb482396
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52757

[Duke Ellington Orchestra during an international concert performance; "Photo SAM. H.M. Beyrouth",1963?

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (item, 7-1/8" x 9-1/2", Silver gelatin on paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Arrangement:
Box No.4.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000071.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.6: Band Members
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep840d16fb9-235d-43c9-9d0e-ed5a88962da8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53289

"'C Jam' Blues" Duke Ellington Orchestra

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Subseries 6.2), Item ELL-16
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.2: Original Discs (10" and 12")
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83b9a3459-c225-42e9-9532-cf747ebda52b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53645

"Merry Christmas 1946" Part 1 / Part 2, Frankie and Johnnie and the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Subseries 6.2), Item ELL-157
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.2: Original Discs (10" and 12")
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846f69d0a-4789-4788-8715-1880b28963c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53785

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