Guide to the Don Brown Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings
NMAH.AC.0472

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0472
Creators:
Brown, Don, 1923-1985
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1925-1973.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39,boxes.
39 Boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Disc jockey, musician, owner of a record store, published a newsletter called RECORD FINDER from 1956-1977.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Rueben Jackson, 2003
Author
Finding aid prepared by Reuben Jackson
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection was purchased from Brown's widow Darlene Brown in 1992.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Don Brown Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings, 1925-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audio cassettes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes--Open reel Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concerts Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio broadcasts Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings--Phonograph records--Discs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television broadcasting of music Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Test pressings 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