Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
NMAH.AC.0388
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0388
Creators:
Udkoff, Robert, 1918-, businessman
Dates:
1924-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.33 cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs, event programs, periodicals, cassette audio tapes, correspondence, TV program scripts and pamphlets documenting Duke Ellington's career as a musician, 1924-1974, and his legacy after his death.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into five series: (1) Photographs, 1964-1968; (2) Publications, 1944-1990; 3) Memorabilia, 1965-1981; (4) Correspondence and sketches, 1958-1990; (5) Cassette audio tapes, 1924-1933.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Businessman and Ellington enthusiast, Robert Udkoff was born in Chicago and first heard Duke Ellington perform at Chicago's Oriental Theater in 1928. In 1932 he established a cordial relationship with Ellington that lasted until Ellington's death in 1974.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by David Jellema and Scott Schwartz, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 1993
Author
Finding aid prepared by David Jellema
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Collection donated by Robert Udkoff, 1991, January 29.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, 1924-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright restrictions.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician), 1919-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swedish Music Academy. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes--1920-1940 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence--1940-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz--20th century--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music--20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--1960-1970 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television scripts 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