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Don George papers

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-024

Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily comprised of musical manuscripts, photographs, a draft of Sweet Man: The Real Duke Ellington, and other personal effects belonging to lyricist Don George.

Dates

  • 1940s-1980s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

Biographical Note

Lyricist Don George (1909-1987) is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Duke Ellington, particularly the standard “I’m Beginning to See the Light” (1944). Based on their personal friendship, George authored the biography Sweet Man: The Real Duke Ellington (1981).

Extent

24 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection has been minimally processed. Materials are currently housed in the original order they were received.

Creator

Title
Don George papers
Status
Unprocessed
Date
2014/07/30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid were completed with support from a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Contact:
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston MA 02215 USA
617-747-8001