Guide to the Naomi Huber Brown Papers (Documenting Duke Ellington's Concert Tour of Asia)

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0429
Creators:
Brown, Naomi Huber
Dates:
1960-1963.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic Feet
1 box
Repository:
Records document the preparation and management of Duke Ellington's 1963 tour of Asia.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Naomi Huber Brown Papers contain black and white photographs, correspondence, business contracts, travel itineraries, list of band members, newspaper reviews, a concert program and Brown's personal diary documenting Duke Ellington's 1963 State Department tour of the Middle East and Asia. The material is arranged alphabetically. Of particular interest is a program from a November 1 and 3 Karachi, Pakistan concert, and photographs autographed by Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Isaac Stern.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Naomi Huber Brown was the United States Foreign Service officer that was responsible for the administration of Duke Ellington's State Department tour of the Middle East and Asia in 1963. Her duties included scheduling travel and making arrangements for the members of the Ellington Orchestra, and the distribution of appropriate currencies to the band members as they toured each country.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Ben Nicastro and Scott Schwartz, 1996
Author
Ben Nicastro and Scott Schwartz
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Naomi Huber Brown, July 15, 1991.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Naomi H. Brown Papers Documenting Duke Ellington's Concert Tour of Asia, 1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All rights transferred to Museum in Deed of Gift.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jazz musicians -- 1960-1970 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz -- 1960-1970 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes -- 1960-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asia -- Concerts -- 1960-1970 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1960-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971 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