Guide to the John Gensel Collection of Duke Ellington Music
NMAH.AC.0763

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0763
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Gensel, John
Morgen, Joe,
Dates:
1950-1979.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers relating to Duke Ellington, once owned by Ellington's publicist Joe Morgen: Morgen's correspondence, much of it relating to appearances by Ellington; photographs; some financial records; some music manuscripts of Ellington's; concert and theater programs; a film of Ellington at the White House in 1969 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon; and press releases and newspaper and magazine articles.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gensel was a pastor, an aficionado of Ellington's, and a friend of Joe Morgen.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Will Crafton, undated.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Will Crafton

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
John Gensel Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Rights situation uncertain.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence--1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music--Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--1950-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Press releases Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs--Concerts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater programs--1950-1990 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