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Series I: Correspondence
Series III: Jazz Musicians
At a Glance
Arranged in six main series: I. Correspondence; II. Personal Files; III. Jazz Musicians; IV. Publicity; V. Promotions; VI. Miscellaneous.
Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, documents, photographs, posters, clippings relating to the professional career of Phoebe Jacobs and notable jazz musicians, especially Louis Armstrong.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Tube Box 22: located off site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Phoebe Jacobs papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Jennifer Sears 2/2003.
2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Public relations executive; Director public relation for The Rainbow Room, 1969-1973; Vice President of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, 1970. Sy Kravitz has written 'The life and career of Phoebe Jacobs reads like a who's who of the country's greatest jazz musicians and singers with whom she has worked.' Executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, she has made invaluable contributions to Armstrong's living legacy, playing an important role in the establishment of the Armstrong Archives at Queens College in New York in 1993. In 1995, her long campaign for the release of a Louis Armstrong postal stamp came to fruition. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Lincoln Center's The Ellington Centennial and Research Associate in the jazz program at the Museum of American History.