Guide to the foot Notes of Jazz History: Tom Whaley Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0652
Creators:
Whaley, Thomas L.
Dates:
1941-1979
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers documenting Whaley's association with Duke Ellington and his career as a copyist, pianist, composer and arranger. The collection includes letters, photographs, music manuscripts, business records, writings, and printed materials including magazine and newspapers articles, concert programs, and catalogs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into eight series.
Series 1: Music Materials, 1942-1968
Series 2: Performances and Programs, 1948-1972
Series 3: Business records, 1951-1968
Series 4: Scripts, circa 1944-1970
Series 5: Correspondence, ca. 1956-1967
Series 6: Photographs, undated
Series 7: Publications, circa 1944-1972
Series 8: Miscellaneous Material, 1960-1969

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Composer, pianist and arranger, best remembered as Duke Ellington's chief copyist from 1941-1971.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Mercer Ellington in 1988.
Custodial History
This collection was originally part of the Duke Ellington Collection. It was later organized into a separate collection.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Tom Whaley Collection, ca. 1941-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Articles -- 1940-1980 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers -- 20th century Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Manuscripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs -- Concerts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pianists Topical 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