An extensive collection of commercial recordings by Duke Ellington and his orchestra.
Scope and Contents note:
Nine hundred twenty-eight recordings by Duke Ellington's orchestra, of which seven hundred ninety-six were commercially issued, and one hundred thirty-two unissued, which are studio test pressings, concert recordings and recordings done from radio and television broadcasts.
Disc jockey, musician, owner of a record store, published a newsletter called Record Finder 1956-1977.
The collection was purchased from Brown's widow Darlene Brown in 1992.
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-3270.
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.