Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project
NMAH.AC.0327

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Creators:
Bigard, Barney,
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician), 1919-1996
Greer, Sonny,
Hibbler, Al,
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies.
Tizol, Juan,
Williams, Cootie
Dates:
1971-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 Cubic feet
9 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.
Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whaley, Cootie Williams, Marshal Royal, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Jones, Quentin Jackson, Barney Bigard, Charlie Barnet, Lawrence Brown, Red Callender, Al Hibbler, Irving Mills, Ray Nance, and Mercer Ellington.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged into one series.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original tapes in possession of Rutgers University.
Processing Information note
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Collection donated by Dan Morgenstern, Institute of Jazz Studies, January 3, 1992.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project, 1971-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions. Contact Archives Center staff for information.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original recordings loaned to the Archives Center and duplicated in 1989. Original tapes returned to Rutgers University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Terry, Clark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes--1970-1990 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Musicians--1970-1990--United States Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz--1970-2000 Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music--20th century Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians--1970-1990--United States Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history--1970-1990 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu