Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Duke Ellington Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Languages:
Collection is in
English
. Some materials in
Czech
,
Dutch
,
German
,
French
,
Italian
,
Polish
,
Russian
,
Spanish
, and
Swedish
.
Physical Description:
400 Cubic feet
Repository:
The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.