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Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

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...
Dates: 1936-1999; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1976

Jeff Friedman papers, 1916-1999

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-020
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 3 boxes containing notes, papers, and teaching materials compiled by long-time Berklee faculty member Jeff Friedman. It is believed these materials were primarily used to support his class on Duke Ellington, and it is likely that some of the items were passed down to him by his predecessor, Herb Pomeroy. The bulk of the materials are scores, but also include articles, a few recordings, articles, and other ephemera by or about Duke Ellington.

Dates: 1916-1999; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999