Guide to the foot Notes of Jazz History: Tom Whaley Collection
NMAH.AC.0652

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0652
Creators:
Whaley, Thomas L.
Dates:
1941-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers documenting Whaley's association with Duke Ellington and his career as a copyist, pianist, composer and arranger. The collection includes letters, photographs, music manuscripts, business records, writings, and printed materials including magazine and newspapers articles, concert programs, and catalogs.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is divided into eight series.
Series 1: Music Materials, 1942-1968
Series 2: Performances and Programs, 1948-1972
Series 3: Business records, 1951-1968
Series 4: Scripts, ca. 1944-1970
Series 5: Correspondence, ca. 1956-1967
Series 6: Photographs, undated
Series 7: Publications, ca. 1944-1972
Series 8: Miscellaneous Material, 1960-1969.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Composer, pianist and arranger, best remembered as Duke Ellington's chief copyist from 1941-1971.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by NMAH Staff.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The collection was donated by Mercer Ellington on XXXX.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Tom Whaley Collection, ca. 1941-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
This collection was originally part of the Duke Ellington Collection. It was later organized into a separate collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles--1940-1980 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records--1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers--20th century Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence--1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz--20th century--United States Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music--Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians--20th century Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pianists Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs--Concerts 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