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BOX 82 Scripts, 1939-1999
Chiefly full scripts, excerpts, or synopses for musicals composed by Ellington and/or Strayhorn.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 82/1 American Negro ballet, undated
By Archibald Fleming (MacLiesh)
Synopsis
BOX-FOLDER 82/2 Angel street, 1939
By Patrick Hamilton
BOX-FOLDER 82/3-5 Beggar's holiday, undated
By Duke Ellington
Scripts and lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 82/6 City woman, undated
Synopsis
BOX-FOLDER 82/7 Cock o' the world, undated
By Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
BOX-FOLDER 82/8 The crystal tree, undated
By Duke Ellington
BOX-FOLDER 82/9 A drum is a woman, 1957
By Duke Ellington
BOX-FOLDER 82/10 Frederick Douglass escape plan episode, undated
BOX-FOLDER 82/11 Jump for joy, 1941
By Duke Ellington
BOX-FOLDER 82/12 The man beneath, undated
By Herbert E. Martin and Stephen Bates
BOX-FOLDER 82/13 My people, undated
By Duke Ellington
BOX-FOLDER 82/14 Rose-colored glasses, 1954
By Billy Strayhorn and Luther Henderson
BOX-FOLDER 82/15 Swee' Pea: The story of Billy Strayhorn, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 82/16 Swee' Pea amd the beast, 1996
By Laurence Holder
BOX 30, 83 Photographs, 1930s-1996
Images of Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, notable jazz singers and musicians, and other people.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 30/20-22 Billy Strayhorn, alone, 1930s-1940s? and undated
BOX-FOLDER 30/20-22 Billy Strayhorn, alone, 1930s-1960s? and undated
BOX-FOLDER 83/1 B. Strayhorn, alone, 1930s-1940s?, 1957, 1960s?
BOX-FOLDER 83/2 B. Strayhorn, with Duke Ellington, 1930s-1940s, 1960s? and undated
BOX-FOLDER 83/3 B. Strayhorn, with others (notables), 1940s-1960s? and undated
Includes: Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Martin Luther King, Jr., Willie "The Lion" Smith, Billy Taylor, Mary Lou Williams
BOX-FOLDER 83/4 B. Strayhorn, with others, 1930s-1960s? and undated
BOX-FOLDER 83/5 Strayhorn family members?, undated
BOX-FOLDER 83/6 Duke Ellington, alone and with others, 1910s-1960s? and undated
BOX-FOLDER 83/7-8 Miscellaneous people, 1940s-1960s?, 1990-1996 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 30/23-24 Miscellaneous people, undated
BOX 30, 84-86 Biographical Materials and Miscellany, 1918-2012
Correspondence, programs and promotional materials, lyric sheets, business papers, personal documents, and other miscellaneous items concerning Strayhorn's life and career.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 84/1 Address book, undated
BOX-FOLDER 84/2 Business papers, 1942-1967
Chiefly contracts
BOX-FOLDER 84/3 Clippings, 1940s-1950s
Materials of interest to Strayhorn
BOX-FOLDER 84/4 Copasetics, Inc., 1949-1950, 1966-1967
BOX-FOLDER 84/5 Correspondence, 1918-1968
Includes: Aaron Bridgers.
BOX-FOLDER 84/6 Financial documents, 1942-1968
BOX-FOLDER 84/7-9 Lyric sheets, undated
Arranged alphabetically
BOX-FOLDER 84/10 Master Apartments, 1961-1966 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 85/1 Miscellany, 1942-1947, 1963-1967 and undated
Funeral and memorial items, family documents, drawings by children, and other materials
BOX-FOLDER 30/25-26 Miscellany, 1942 and undated
Track listing for Anatomy of a murder and one inscribed item
BOX-FOLDER 85/2 Personal documents, 1931-1934, 1958-1962
BOX-FOLDER 85/3-6 Press clippings and articles, 1943-1954, 1967-2012
BOX-FOLDER 85/7 to 86/1 Programs, 1965, 1984-2011 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 86/2 Turkey tour, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 86/3-8 Writings about Strayhorn, 1962, 1974, 1985-1999, 2011
BOX-FOLDER 86/9 Writings by Strayhorn, undated

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