Query: Duke Ellington Orchestra
Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Creators:
Ellington, Edward
Richardson, Deborra A.
Ellington, Gaye
Dates:
1899-1981
Size:
9.5 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0704
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the activities of the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of both Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington and his son Mercer Ellington. Materials include music manuscripts, business records, lyrics, scripts, and other writings, magazine articles, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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in NMAH.AC.0704 for Duke Ellington Orchestra
Duke Ellington Oral History Project
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Greenlee, Marcia (oral historian)
Willard, Patricia
Dates:
1989- 1993
Size:
15 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0368
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-nine oral history interviews created by the Archives Center with Duke Ellington's music and business associates. The interviews cover a range of topics including Ellington as a musician, the significance of race in Ellington's work and life, Ellington and the economics of the music business, Ellington as international cultural figure, and Ellington and the historical record.

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Don Brown Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Brown, Don, 1923-1985
Dates:
1925-1973
Size:
39 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0472
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An extensive collection of commercial recordings by Duke Ellington and his orchestra.

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William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Creators:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 (musician)
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various …

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Billy Strayhorn Ephemera Collection
Creators:
Gregory, Thelma
Morris, Gregory
Dates:
1965-1969
Size:
3 Items (3 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0383
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of two newsclippings, and an advertising yearbook documenting Strayhorn's career as Duke Ellington's chief arranger, co-composer, lyricist, and emergency fill-in at the piano.

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Willie Smith Collection
Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.

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Duke Ellington Collection
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Rex Stewart Papers
Creators:
Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)
Dates:
circa 1875-1890s, 1924-1988
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Rex Stewart Papers consist of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, genealogical records, newsclippings, periodicals, and ephemera materials that document the life and career of Rex Stewart, as well as the history of jazz from the perspective of one who witnessed first-hand the genre's "golden era". The collection is organized …

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Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Creators:
Celley, Al
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1943-1989
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1240
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.

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Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera and Related Audiovisual Materials
Creators:
Dimmer, Dennis
Brown, N.H.
Barkin, Stanley
Walburn, Jerry
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Dates:
1914-2017
Size:
3.2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0386
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bulletins, programs, broadsides, newsletters, newsclippings, periodicals, photographs, published sheet music and audio and videotapes documenting the life and career of Duke Ellington and the activities of the Ellington Jazz and Music societies.

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