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BOX 66-68 Project Files, 1959-1978
Most of the Project Files consists of Mingus’s annotated drafts of his autobiography Beneath the Underdog. The scripts and production summaries, organized by producer name, are from films in which Mingus appeared, composed the score, or contributed music. Typescript liner notes, correspondence regarding various projects, and other short writings are also included.
Arranged alphabetically by project or producer name.
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 All Night Long, 1961-1962
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Beneath the Underdog, undated
Typescript (incomplete)
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Beneath the Underdog, undated
Photocopy of typescript draft with annotations; pages 1-88
BOX-FOLDER 66/4-8, 67/1 Beneath the Underdog, undated
Typescript draft with annotations; pages 181-739
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Beneath the Underdog. Clippings, 1971-1975
Advertisements; reviews
BOX-FOLDER 67/3-6 Beneath the Underdog. King Draft no. 2, 1970 January 5
Photocopy of typescript draft
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Beneath the Underdog. Notes, undated
Excerpts with holograph edits
BOX-FOLDER 67/8 Beneath the Underdog. Playboy correspondence, 1964-1965
BOX-FOLDER 68/1 Film. Daniele Senatore, producer, circa 1969-1977
Sierra Nevada: Two copies of production summary and script fragments; Zoo: Synopsis, correspondence, notes
BOX-FOLDER 67/10 Film. Edward Pressman, producer, 1977-1978
Correspondence; script for untitled screenplay by John Byrum
BOX-FOLDER 67/9 Film. Robert Herridge, producer, 1959, undated
Scripts with annotations.
Contents:
  • Frankie and Johnny (television)
  • Two copies of A Song with Orange in It
  • Five copies of contract and correspondence for With Honor and Glory
BOX-FOLDER 68/2 Film. Shadows, 1962 April
Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 68/3 Liner notes, undated
Typescript liner notes with annotations for Blues and Roots; photocopy of typescript liner notes with annotations for Let My Children Hear Music; typescript liner notes for Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 68/4 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1977, undated
Two letters
BOX-FOLDER 68/5 Notes, undated
Liner notes and holograph notes for unidentified albums
BOX-FOLDER 34/3 "An Open Letter to the Avant Garde" by Charles Mingus. Changes, June 1973
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Writings by Charlies Mingus, undated
Typescript and holograph; most unidentified
BOX 33-34, 40, 69-71 Clippings, 1950-1996, undated
Album advertisements, Mingus’s and Debut Records artists’ concert and album reviews, and periodicals comprise the Clippings series. Most of the clippings concern concerts, including those Mingus gave in Europe and Asia, or biographical exposés. Mingus kept periodicals and articles about major historical events or articles on topics of personal interest, which are included in this series. Some clippings have been photocopied due to physical deterioration. The series is divided into two file groups: Articles, which are single articles cut or photocopied from newspapers or magazines, and Periodicals, which contain entire magazines. Several articles are posthumous tributes to Mingus published after his death in 1979.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically therein.
Articles
BOX-FOLDER 70/4 "36th Annual Readers Poll," DownBeat, 1971 December
BOX-FOLDER 71/9 "44th Annual Readers Poll," DownBeat, 1979 December
BOX-FOLDER 70/2 Balliett, Whitney. "A Reporter at Large: Mingus at Peace," The New Yorker, 1971 May 29
BOX-FOLDER 71/2 Brower, Bill. "Salt Peanuts at 1600," Musician Player & Listener, no. 14, 1978 October
BOX-FOLDER 33/34 "Charles Mingus." Jazz Wereld, no. 30, 1970 July
BOX-FOLDER 34/3 "Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert." Changes, 1973 June
BOX-FOLDER 34/6 "Charles Mingus Answers John S. Wilson of the New York Times." Changes, 1972 March
BOX-FOLDER 71/8 Coelho, Joao Marcos. "Chazz Minkus," Abre Alas, 1979 November 1
BOX-FOLDER 69/3 "Debut Records," Musikrevue, 1957 April
BOX-FOLDER 69/5 Ditlevsen, Knud. "Mingus Fra Brande: De Nye Plader Pa Debut," Musikrevue, 1957 October
BOX-FOLDER 69/10 Feather, Leonard. "Charles Mingus," DownBeat, 1960 April 28
BOX-FOLDER 69/11 Feather, Leonard. "Charles Mingus-#2," DownBeat, 1960 May 12
BOX-FOLDER 69/15 Feather, Leonard. "Charles Mingus sur la Sellette," Jazz Magazine, no. 61, 1960 July-August
BOX-FOLDER 70/3 "Hail and Farewell," New York, 1971 September 13
BOX-FOLDER 69/20 Heckman, Donald. "About Charlie Mingus," The American Record Guide, 1962 August
BOX-FOLDER 70/21 "Jazz at the White House" BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, issue 3, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 71/1 Jeske, Lee. "The White House All Stars," Jazz Journal International, volume 31, no. 9, 1978 September
BOX-FOLDER 70/22 Johnson, Sy. "Gallery," Jazz Magazine, volume 2, no. 3, 1978 Spring
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 Klee, Joe H. "Charles Mingus: Better Git It In Your Soul," Jazz Interactions, 1972 January/February
BOX-FOLDER 70/1 "Mingus, Charles," Current Biography, volume 32, no. 2, 1971 February
BOX-FOLDER 40/17 McCormack, Ed. "My Man Mingus," Changes, 1975 June 15
BOX-FOLDER 71/6 Polillio, Arrigo. "Ed Ora Anche Mingus…" Jazz Musica, 1979 February
BOX-FOLDER 71/5 Posthumous tributes, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 71/3 Primack, Bret. "The Gospel According to Mingus. Disciples Carry the Tune," DownBeat, 1978 December 7
BOX-FOLDER 70/9 Salvatore, Dario. "Charlie Mingus Story: L'Erotomane del Jazz," Ciao 2000, 1973 June 17
BOX-FOLDER 40/18 Sidran, Ben. "Charles Mingus Finds a New Voice: The Underdog Meets Joni Mitchell," Rolling Stone, 1979 January 11
BOX-FOLDER 70/11 Tesser, Neil. "Charles Mingus: Moves," Downbeat, 1974 August 15
BOX-FOLDER 69/19 Testoni, Giancarlo. "Breve Viaggo a New York," Musica Jazz, 1962 July-August
BOX-FOLDER 69/2 de Wilde, H. "Beknopte Discografie van Charlie Mingus," Rhythme, no. 71, 1955 August 15
BOX-FOLDER 71/7 Zabor, Rafi. "Charles Mingus: April 22, 1922-January 5, 1979," Musician Player & Listener, no. 17, 1979 April
Miscellaneous clippings,
BOX-FOLDER 69/1 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 34/4 1956-1975
BOX-FOLDER 69/9 1960-1961
BOX-FOLDER 69/18 1962-1963
BOX-FOLDER 69/24 1964
BOX-FOLDER 69/26 1965-1969
BOX-FOLDER 69/29 1970-1971
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 1972
BOX-FOLDER 70/7 1973
BOX-FOLDER 70/10 1974
BOX-FOLDER 70/12 1975 January-June
BOX-FOLDER 70/13 1975 July-December
BOX-FOLDER 70/14 1976
BOX-FOLDER 34/7 1976-1980, undated
BOX-FOLDER 70/16 1977 January-March
BOX-FOLDER 70/17 1977 April-June
BOX-FOLDER 70/18 1977 July-September
BOX-FOLDER 70/19 1977 October-December
BOX-FOLDER 70/20 1978
BOX-FOLDER 71/4 1979
BOX-FOLDER 71/11 1980-1981, 1996
BOX-FOLDER 71/12 Undated
BOX-FOLDER 71/10 Mingus Dynasty, 1979-1980
Periodicals
BOX-FOLDER 70/15 Black Sports, 1976 January
BOX-FOLDER 70/8 Changes, no. 80, 1973 March
BOX-FOLDER 40/16 Daily News, 1968 April 8
BOX-FOLDER 69/6 DownBeat, 1957 November 14
BOX-FOLDER 69/7 DownBeat, 1957 November 28
BOX-FOLDER 69/14 DownBeat, 1960 June 23
BOX-FOLDER 69/16 DownBeat, 1960 September 1
BOX-FOLDER 69/22 DownBeat, 1963 March 28
BOX-FOLDER 69/25 DownBeat, 1964 August 27
BOX-FOLDER 69/27 DownBeat, 1966 June 2
BOX-FOLDER 40/15 International Musician, 1966 March
BOX-FOLDER 69/23 Jazz, 1963 July-August
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 Jazz Monthly, 1957 September
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 Jazz Monthly, 1957 December
BOX-FOLDER 69/8 Jazz Monthly, volume 4, no. 5, 1958 July
BOX-FOLDER 69/12 The Jazz Review, 1960 June
BOX-FOLDER 69/21 Jet, 1962 September 6
BOX-FOLDER 69/13 Metronome, 1960 June
BOX-FOLDER 69/17 Metronome, 1961 August
BOX-FOLDER 40/14 Muhammad Speaks, 1963 August 2
BOX-FOLDER 69/28 Three Mothers: Their Life Stories, 1968
BOX 38-39, 50, 71-72 MAPCASE 6 Publicity and Programs, 1940-1979, undated
This series is divided into two file groups. Publicity is made up of Charles Mingus’s and Debut Records musicians’ biographies and album advertisements as well as posters from Mingus’s performances at jazz festivals in the United States and around the world. The Programs are from Mingus’s performances or performances of his music by others, primarily from the 1970s.
Publicity
Arranged alphabetically by artist or festival name and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 38/20 Ailey, Alvin, 1972 October-November
Three broadsides for "Mingus Dances," Joffrey Ballet, New York City, City Center
BOX-FOLDER 71/13 Curson, Ted, undated
BOX-FOLDER 71/14 Dolphy, Eric, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 71/15 Knepper, Jimmy, circa 1977-1978
Mingus, Charles, circa 1960-1978
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