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BOX 7 Programs, 1930-1973
This series consists of programs for performances of Duke Ellington and his orchestra as well as events honoring Ellington. In addition to programs for concerts across the United States, many of these materials document performances on international tours across Canada, Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Western Europe. This series also contains programs for events at which Ellington was an honoree. These events include, among others, Ellington's induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1970, Duke Ellington Day in New York City in 1967, and the ceremonies at which he received honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Yale University in 1967 and Assumption College in 1970.
Arranged in two file units and alphabetically by location therein.
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 Argentina, 1968-1971
Buenos Aires and Mendoza
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 Brazil, 1968
San Paulo
BOX/FOLDER 7/8 Canada, 1947
BOX/FOLDER 7/1 Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1963
Colombo and Perideniya
BOX/FOLDER 7/3 England, 1933, 1958, 1967-1969, and undated
London and Manchester
BOX/FOLDER 7/2 France, undated
BOX/FOLDER 7/2 Germany, circa 1970
BOX/FOLDER 7/1 India, 1963
BOX/FOLDER 7/5 Italy, 1950
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 Mexico, 1968-1971
Mexico City and Puebla
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 Panama, circa 1970
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 Peru, 1971
BOX/FOLDER 7/6 El Salvador, 1971
BOX/FOLDER 7/5 Sweden, 1950
BOX/FOLDER 7/7 Syria, 1963
BOX/FOLDER 7/9-19 United States, 1930-1947, 1957-1973, and undated
Includes: Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Miami; Chicago; Boston; New York City; Cleveland; Portland; Philadelphia; and Milwaukee
Events Honoring Duke Ellington
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters induction, 1970 May 26
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 Buenos Aires, Ambassador of Jazz, 1968 September 10
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 Hampton, Virginia, Hampton Institute Centennial Medallion, 1969 June 13
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 The MacDowell Colony, Handel Medallion, undated
BOX/FOLDER 7/21 Miscellaneous, undated
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 New York City, Duke Ellington Day, 1969 May 20
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 New York City, Odyssey House, Duke Ellington Day, 1969
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 Worcester, Massachusetts, Assumption College, Doctor of Music honorary degree, 1970 June 6
BOX/FOLDER 7/20 Yale University, Doctor of Music honorary degree, 1967 June 12
BOX 8-9 Promotional Material, 1930s-1970s
This series consists of materials related to Ellington's performances and other professional engagements from the 1930s through the 1970s. Most events documented in this series took place between 1958 and 1972. Items include the press kit titled Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, press releases, and record and sheet music catalogs. In addition, the series contains booklets from his band's international tours across Europe, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Russia, as well as tours within the United States.
Arranged alphabetically by material type.
BOX/FOLDER 8/1-3, 15/2 Engagement, 1930-1970
BOX/FOLDER 14/13 Press kit, Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, undated
BOX/FOLDER 14/14 Press releases, 1944-1967, and undated
BOX/FOLDER 8/4-5 Record and sheet music catalogs, undated
Tour Booklets
BOX/FOLDER 9/6 Europe, 1958,1964
BOX/FOLDER 9/8-13 Great Britain, 1933, 1958, 1964-1971, and undated
BOX/FOLDER 9/1-4 Japan, 1966-1972 and undated
BOX/FOLDER 9/14 Mexico, 1968
BOX/FOLDER 9/14 Nicaragua, 1971
BOX/FOLDER 9/5 Russia, 1971
BOX/FOLDER 9/15-17 United States, 1946-1948, 1965-1970, and undated
BOX 10-13, 17 Articles, 1933-1985
This series consists of journal and magazine articles about Ellington's life, compositional style, performing engagements, and contributions to jazz. Articles date between 1933 and 1985, with the majority from 1961 and 1974, and were published in prominent sources such as ASCAP Today, Chicago Times Magazine, Down Beat, Ebony, and New York Times Magazine. While primarily in English, several articles are in French, German, and Japanese. Included are six articles that Duke Ellington wrote about his view of jazz and its future as a genre. Other notable authors represented include Joachin Berendt, Stanley Dance, Leonard Feather, Derek Jewell, Edward Morrow, Barry Ulanov, and Jerry Valburn. In addition, this series contains five tribute issues dedicated to Ellington: Jazz Magazine from 1943, Jazz Hot in 1950, Down Beat from 1952, Record Research from 1974, and Contemporary Keyboard in 1978.
Arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
BOX/FOLDER 11/2 Barter, Christie. "The Piano Player: An Informal Duke Ellington Discography," Cue, 1964
BOX/FOLDER 13/5 Bellerby, Vic. "Drop Me Off at Oldham," Jazz Express, 1985
BOX/FOLDER 10/11 Berendt, Joachim E. "Herzog im Jazzland: Duke Ellington," Die Schallplatte, 1954
BOX/FOLDER 12/12 Berendt, Joachim E. "In Memoriam: Duke Ellington," by Jazz Forum, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 17/5 Campbell, Mary. "Untitled," Associated Press, undated
BOX/FOLDER 12/7 Carriere, Claude and Jean Delmas."La Fabulous Histoire de Duke Ellington," Jazz Hot, 1973
BOX/FOLDER 10/13 Clar, Mimi. "The Style of Duke Ellington," The Jazz Review,, 1959
BOX/FOLDER 13/4 Cooke, Alistair. "The Grand Duke of Jazz," Esquire, 1983
BOX/FOLDER 17/7 Dance, Stanley. "The Eloquence of Ellington," undated
BOX/FOLDER 12/1 Dance, Stanley. "New Conquests for Duke," Down Beat, 1970
BOX/FOLDER 11/13 Dance, Stanley. "The Peerless Ellington," ASCAP Today, 1968
BOX/FOLDER 12/4 Duckett, Alfred. "Duke Ellington: Greatest Living Popular Musician," Sepia, 1972
BOX/FOLDER 17/8 Ellington, Duke. "The Future of Jazz," undated
BOX/FOLDER 10/4 Ellington, Duke. "Jazz as I Have Seen It," Swing, 1940
BOX/FOLDER 12/5 Ellington, Duke. "Listening to Jazz," Boy's Life, 1972
BOX/FOLDER 17/9 Ellington, Duke. "Music is My Mistress," Ebony, undated
BOX/FOLDER 12/3 Ellington, Duke. "My Path of Prayer," Guideposts, 1971
BOX/FOLDER 12/8 Ellington, Duke. "What Did Duke Ellington Know and When Did He Know It?" Esquire, 1973
BOX/FOLDER 10/15 Ellington, Duke. "Where Is Jazz Going?" Musical Journal, 1962
BOX/FOLDER 17/6 Feather, Leonard. "Big Ben," Downbeat, 1958 November 27
BOX/FOLDER 13/1 Feather, Leonard. "A CK Special: Duke Ellington," Contemporary Keyboard, 1978
Ellington tribute issue
BOX/FOLDER 10/14 Feather, Leonard. "Duke Ellington: A Jazz Genius at 60," International Musician, 1961
BOX/FOLDER 11/1 Fournier, Yvan. "Duke Ellington at Geneva," Rhythm and Blues Panorama, 1964
BOX/FOLDER 10/7 Fox, Charles. "Duke Ellington at Bournemouth," Jazz Music, 1948
BOX/FOLDER 10/16 French, Jeremy. "Ellington, 1963," The Jazz Scene, 1963
BOX/FOLDER 11/14 Garland, Phyl. "Duke Ellington: He Took the 'A' Train to the White House," Ebony, 1969
BOX/FOLDER 11/9 Hentoff, Nat. "This Cat Needs No Pulitzer," New York Times Magazine, 1965
BOX/FOLDER 12/11 Jewell. Derek. "Farewell to the Duke and the Age of Ellington," The Sunday Times Magazine, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 12/2 Locke, Don. "Random Reflections," Jazz Monthly, 1970
BOX/FOLDER 13/2 Lubin, Jacques. "The Recorded Music of Duke Ellington and His Sidemen," Le Point du Jazz, 1982
BOX/FOLDER 11/11-12 McCarthy, Albert. "Duke Ellington," Il Jazz, 1968
BOX/FOLDER 13/6-13 Miscellaneous, 1959, 1967-1968, 1981
Issues of Jet, ASCAP Today, Il Jazz, Downbeat, and Jazz without articles on Ellington specifically
BOX/FOLDER 10/3 Morrow, Edward. "Duke Ellington on Gershwin's 'Porgy,'" New Theatre, 1935
BOX/FOLDER 10/2 Overstreet, H. A. "Touching Tomorrow's Frontiers with Duke Ellington," Metronome, 1933
BOX/FOLDER 11/7 Preston, Denis. "Ellington Revisited," Crescendo, 1965
BOX/FOLDER 13/3 Riley, Clayton. "The Duke: Sophisticated, Sure, but What Else?" The Dial, 1983
BOX/FOLDER 12/9 Rose, Don. "Duke Ellington: The Man and His Music," Chicago Daily News, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 11/1 Tonneau, Serge. "Duke Ellington in France," Rhythm and Blues Panorama, 1964
BOX/FOLDER 10/8 Ulanov, Barry. "The Duke at 50," Metronome, 1949
BOX/FOLDER 11/10 Valburn, Jerry. "The Recordings of Duke Ellington…," Record Research, 1966
BOX/FOLDER 10/9 Various. "Duke Ellington et Orchestre," Jazz Hot, 1950
BOX/FOLDER 10/10 Various. "Ellington Silver Jubilee," Down Beat, 1952
Ellington tribute issue
BOX/FOLDER 10/5 Various. "Jazz: Ellingtonia Issue," Jazz Magazine, 1943
BOX/FOLDER 12/15 Various. "Saluting the Duke," Record Research, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 10/6 Waxman, David. "An Ellington Classic: 'Jack the Bear…," Jazz Notes, 1946
BOX/FOLDER 12/6 Willard, Patricia. "Love and Learn: The Ellingtonians at UW," Down Beat, 1972
BOX/FOLDER 12/13 Williard, Patricia. "Love You Madly," Down Beat, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 11/8 Williams, Martin. "The Genesis of Duke," Jazz Journal, 1965
Ellington tribute issue
BOX/FOLDER 12/14 Woodward, Russell. "Really the End of an Era," Storyville 54, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 11/4 Unidentified. "Dance to the Duke," Hot Club de France, 1965
Record review
BOX/FOLDER 11/5 Unidentified. "Le Duc jeue Ellington," Jazz Magazine, 1965
BOX/FOLDER 11/6 Unidentified. "The Duke," CBC Times, 1965
BOX/FOLDER 12/10 Unidentified. "Duke Ellington's Legacy: Music and Love," Jet, 1974
BOX/FOLDER 10/1 Unidentified. "Introducing Duke Ellington," Fortune, 1933
BOX/FOLDER 10/12 Unidentified. "Mood Indigo and Beyond," Time, 1956
BOX/FOLDER 11/3 Unidentified. Swing Journal, 1964
Language: Collection material in Japanese
BOX 14-17 Clippings, 1930-1989
This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings that document significant moments in Duke Ellington's professional career, such as performance engagements and record releases, as well as events at which he was honored after his death. The materials date between 1930 and 1989, with the majority from the 1960s and 1970s. Downbeat, Guideposts, Jet, Metronome, New York Daily News, New York Times, Swing, Time, and The Washington Post are among the sources for the clippings.
Arranged chronologically or alphabetically by source title.
BOX/FOLDER 14/1 1930-1945
BOX/FOLDER 15/3 1940 February-1952 November
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