Ken Rattenbury Collection
Rattenbury, Ken, 1920-
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 (musician)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Materials collected and created by Ken Rattenbury, professional musician and author.
Miles Davis Music Manuscript
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988
Manuscript for "Summertime", recorded by Davis and GIl Evans in 1959.
Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts
Conductor's scores for: "Didn't it Rain", "Shadrack", "This Train", "Sometimes", "Jonah", "Down by the Riverside", "Jonah and the Whale", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Condensed scores for: "Shadrack", "Go Down Moses", Ezekiel", "Motherless Child", "Rock My Soul".
Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group
Duke Ellington Society
Eight conference programs, seventeen videotapes, and eighty-six cassette audio tapes documenting the proceedings of the International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group.
James Moody Papers
Moody, James, 1925-2010
This collection documents the life and career of musician James Moody, and includes: Moody's compositions and arrangements, including parts for various instruments; correspondence, some personal, some business; business records such as contracts, copyright and royalty statements, and tour itineraries; photographs, some personal, and some documenting Moody's musical activities, some featuring …
John and Devra Hall Levy Collection
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business …
Tom Whaley Collection
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.
Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
Photographs, event programs, periodicals, cassette audio tapes, correspondence, TV program scripts and pamphlets documenting Duke Ellington's career as a musician, 1924-1974, and his legacy after his death.
Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke Ellington
Collection consists of original cassettes, open-reel master, and reference cassette audiotapes of two oral history interviews about the life and career of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather's oral history interview has a transcript. In separate interviews jazz critic Leonard Feather and Sam Woodyard discuss their relationships with and knowledge of Ellington and his music.
Ben and Ruth Liman Jazz Films Collection
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.