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Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington, 1936-1999

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-004

Scope and Contents

Memorabilia created by Franklin McGinley for and by Duke Ellington, including a scrapbook, additional clippings, and various commemorative materials. The scrapbook, presumably put together by McGinley, documents the rise of swing music and Duke Ellington and includes autographs by Ellington and other musicians of the period. The remaining loose materials document Ellington's posthumous legacy, with the majority of the clippings consisting of obituaries or coverage of Duke Ellington’s passing in 1974.

Dates

  • 1936-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1936 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

The scrapbook in Series 1 is extremely fragile and is unavailable for access except by special permission from the Associate Director of Berklee Archives.

Selected materials have also been scanned and are available online here: https://archives.berklee.edu/bca-004-mcginley.

Extent

0.7 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: Scrapbook (19436-1940); Series 2. Clippings (bulk 1974), organized chronologically; Series 3: Other materials, organized by type.

Acquisition History

These materials were donated by Jeff Friedman, former Berklee professor in the department of Jazz Composition.

Digitized Material

Selected materials have also been scanned and are available online here

Creator

Title
Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington
Status
Completed
Author
Sofia Becerra-Licha
Date
2013/06/12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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