- Collection ID:
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
Duvivier, George, 1920-1985
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)
Green, Charles, (Musician), 1919-1997
Greer, Sonny (William Alexander), 1895-1982
Jackson, Quentin, 1909-1976
Procope, Russell (1908-1981)
Royal, Marshall, 1912-1995
Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)
Williams, Cootie, 1911-1985
- Physical Description:
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.
The collection is arranged into three series
Series 1: Transcripts, 1975-1980
Series 2: Master Tapes
Series 3: Reference Cassette Tapes, 1974-1984
Original recordings loaned to the Archives Center and duplicated in 1989. Original tapes returned to Rutgers University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Dan Morgenstern, Institute of Jazz Studies, January 3, 1992.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original tapes in possession of Rutgers University.
Collection processed by Archives Center Staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-3270.
Rutgers University NEA Jazz Oral History Project, 1971-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012