Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Creators:
Albertson, Chris
Barnet, Charlie, 1913-1991
Bigard, Barney, 1906-1980
Briggs, Arthur, 1901-1991
Brown, Lawrence, 1907-1988
Bunn, Teddy (Theodore Leroy), 1910-1978
Bushell, Garvin, 1902-1991
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
Crouch, Stanley, 1945-2020
Dance, Helen Oakley, 1913-2001
Dance, Stanley, 1910-1999
Durham, Eddie, 1906-1987
Duvivier, George, 1920-1985
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988
Green, Charles, (Musician), 1919-1997
Greer, Sonny (William Alexander), 1895-1982
Hall, Al, 1915-1988
Hinton, Milt, 1910-2000
Jackson, Quentin, 1909-1976
Johnson, Gus, 1913-2000
Johnston, Helen Armstead
Jones, Jimmy, 1918-1982
Montgomery, Monk
Nierenberg, George T.
Procope, Russell (1908-1981)
Royal, Marshall, 1912-1995
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
Terry, Clark, 1920-2015
Turner, Joe, 1907-1990
Tizol, Juan, 1900-1984
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)
Willard, Patricia
Williams, Cootie, 1911-1985
Dates:
1971-1984
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.5 Cubic feet
9 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.
Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whaley, Cootie Williams, Marshal Royal, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Jones, Quentin Jackson, Barney Bigard, Charlie Barnet, Lawrence Brown, Red Callender, Al Hibbler, Irving Mills, Ray Nance, and Mercer Ellington.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into three series
Series 1: Transcripts, 1975-1980
Series 2: Master Tapes
Series 3: Reference Cassette Tapes, 1974-1984

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Original tapes in possession of Rutgers University.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Archives Center Staff.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Dan Morgenstern, Institute of Jazz Studies, January 3, 1992.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions. Contact Archives Center staff for information.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but the master tapes are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project, 1971-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Original recordings loaned to the Archives Center and duplicated in 1989. Original tapes returned to Rutgers University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audiotapes -- 1970-1990 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz -- 1970-2000 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 1970-1990 -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history -- 1970-1990 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name 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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives