Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Phoebe Jacobs papers, 1951-2002

Series III: Jazz Musicians

Includes manuscripts

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Subseries III.1: Louis Armstrong


Sub-subseries III.1.1: General Files



Box 1 Folder 2 Louis Armstrong Beth Israel hospital story in another person's hand (transcribed) Collections of Song Lyrics written in Louis Armstrong's hand, June 23, 1971, 11 pages photocopies


Box 1 Folder 3 Autobiography titled "Our Neighborhood"; 8 copies of 6 pages, [n.p.], [n.d.], 48pages

[Photocopies of originals written in Armstrong's hand.]


Box 1 Folder 4 Autobiography: 2 copies of pages numbered to 77, some missing, Sunday, March 15, 1970 & June 1st, 1970, 154 pages

[Photocopies of originals in Armstrong's hand.]


Box 1 Folder 20 Avakian, George To Joe Moore., Columbia Records, 25 April 1956, 1 page t.ms.

[Unsigned copy. Regarding upcoming Armstrong recording.]


Box 1 Folder 5 Louis Armstrong Autobiography: "Louis Armstrong and the Jewish Family in New Orleans, LA. The Year of 1907, manuscript with drafts, Beth Israel Hospital, NY, 31 March 1969, 6 page t.ms. 48 pages copies

[Pages in incomplete numerical order; photocopies contain duplicates]


Box 1 Folder 21 Avakian, George Columbia Records To Joe Glaser., [n.p.], 13 June 1956

[Unsigned copy. Correspondence regarding copyrights, royalties, and release of "The Faithful Hussar" and "Six Foot Four."]


Box 1 Folder 22 Avakian, George Columbia Records To Joe Glaser, [n.p.], 14 June 1956, 1 page t.ms.

[Unsigned copy. List of Armstrong records produced by Columbia Records.]


Box 1 Folder 6 Louis Armstrong Lists of song titles for performances and recordings, [v.p.], 1952-1957, 5pages 5 pages

[Photocopies of original written in Armstrong's hand.]


Box 1 Folder 7 Louis Armstrong To: Joe Glaser (Armstrong's manager). Contains commentary (liner notes) on various compositions; 5 copies of 9 pages, Los Angeles, CA., May 22, 1951., 45 pages t.ms.


Box 1 Folder 8 Louis Armstrong Autobiography titled "New Orleans." 2 copies of 42 pages, May 6, 1968, 84 pages copies

[Photocopies of original ms. in Armstrong's hand. Memoir inspired by letter from childhood friend: Larry Amadee of Chicago, IL.]


Box 1 Folder 9 Louis Armstrong To: Joe Glaser, Louis Armstrong's manager. [v.p.], [n.d.] 1954-1960, 75 pages photocopies

[Included are typed and handwritten letters, telegrams, and copies of the mailing envelopes.. Many typed on assorted hotel stationary while on tour. Also included is a photocopy of "Lose Weight the Satchmo Way" and two pages of "The Armstrong Story" numbered pages 167-168 with a note written to Glaser.]


Box 1 Folder 10 Louis Armstrong Autobiography: 3 copies of pages 20-54, printed two to a page., [n.d.], 54 pages photocopies

[Photocopies of originals written in Armstrong's hand. Content includes courtship and marriage between Armstrong and last wife Lucille.]


Box 1 Folder 11 Louis Armstrong Autobiography: work titled "Barbershop"; 2 copies of 5 pages, [n.d.], 10 pages copies

[Photocopies of original ms. in Armstrong's hand.]


Box 1 Folder 12 Louis Armstrong Song lyrics "You're in New Orleans," "A Boat that's leaving for New York," "Where's My Bess?", "Oh, Lord-I'm on my way," "Dance to Dixie Land," "Creole Gumbo," "I'm a Red Hot papa," "Surrender"; 3 copies of 9 pages, [n.d.], 18 pages copies

[Photocopies of originals in Armstrong's hand; selections previously sorted together]


Box 1 Folder 13 Louis Armstrong Lyrics: "We Have All the Time in the World"; copies of 1 page original, [n.p.], [n.d.], 8 pages copies

[Photocopies of original ms. in Armstrong's hand.]


Box 1 Folder 14 Autobiography: "The Satchmo Story, 2nd Edition." 3 copies of 11 doublesided pages., [n.d.], 18 pages copies

[Copies of original t.ms.]


Box 1 Folder 15 Louis Armstrong Autobiography: "The Armstrong Story"; copies of various segments of larger work. Samples of Armstrong's handwriting., [n.p.], [n.d.], 50 pages copies

[Photocopies of t.ms. and a.ms. by Armstrong, some pages doubled sided.]


Box 1 Folder 17 Avakian, George Columbia Records To Goddard Lieberson., 29 December 1955, 1 page t.ms.

[Unsigned copy. Internal discussion regarding signing Armstrong for a long term exclusive contract. References to Armstrong's manager Joe Glaser.]


Box 1 Folder 18 Avakian, George Columbia Records To Goddard Lieberson, 27 March 1956, 1 page t.ms.

[Irritable interoffice communication referring to copyright issues and personal dealer with Joe Glaser.]


Box 1 Folder 19 Avakian, George To Fred Friendly, Columbia Records, 2 April 1956, 1 page t.ms.


Box 1 Folder 23 Handwritten memoir numbered 2-22 with extra pages, [n.d.], 24 pages photocopy

[Copies of handwritten manuscript.]



Box 4 Folder 97 Queens Library Foundation "Jazz Programming at East Elmhurst: Fiscal Year 2000 Report": materials submitted to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, New York, March 2000, 1 folder


Box 4 Folder 99 Correspondence regarding the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College, New York, 1994-2000, 1 folder


Sub-subseries III.1.2: Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation


Box 4 Folder 101 Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Event listings, press releases and paraphernalia regarding Louis Armstrong House Foundation, New York, [n.d.], 1 folder



Box 12 Folder 209 Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Miscellaneous PR items, New York, [n.d.]; 1998, 1 folder


Box 12 Folder 211 Louis Armstrong House and Archives Miscellaneous materials include meeting notes, promotional materials, proposals, Queens, New York, [n.d.] 1998-2002, 1 folder


Box 12 Folder 208 Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Projects, proposals, meeting minutes, New York, 1999-2002, 1 folder



Box 11 Folder 197 Queens College Envelopes and flyers celebrating the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, New York, 24 May 1994, 6envelopes 2 flyers



Box 4 Folder 100 Louis Armstrong House and Archives press kit. Sent to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation from Michael Cogswell, Director of the Archives at Queens College, New York, 1999-2000, 1 folder



Box 21 Jazz Reach A general operating grant request from Jazz Reach presented to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, November 2001

[Folder also contains printed material concerning Jazz Reach]


Sub-subsubseries III.1.3: Photographs



Box 1 Folder 24 Louis Armstrong Photograph: close head shot, black and white, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 13 1/2 x 9 inches


Box 1 Folder 25 Louis Armstrong Profile from the back; on stage; black and white, Time/Life: New York, [n.d.], 1 photograph 13 x 10 inches



Box 5 Folder 107 Photographs and picture postcards, [v.p.], [n.d.], 9 items

[Includes three informal snapshots: 1 of Lucille Armstrong; two of dedication of Louis Armstrong stadium (Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center big band playing on the field)]



Box 12 Folder 220 Publicity photographs of Louis Armstrong, [n.p.], [n.d.], 9 8 x 10 inch, black and white 2 8 x 10 inch, color 1, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch, black and white

[One photograph with Jack Teagarden]


Box 12 Folder 222 Miscellaneous photographs of Louis Armstrong, [n.p.], [n.d.]; 1931, 5 items

[Includes 8 x 10 black and white of baseball team "Armstrong's Secret Nine, 1931"]



Box 18 Folder 358 Armstrong, Lucille Color photographs, Poland, 1974, 1 5 x 7 inches 1 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches

[With Phoebe Jacobs during 1974 tour in Rumania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, France, and England.]


Box 18 Folder 359 Armstrong, Lucille Color snapshots, New York; Las Vegas, 31 December 1975; [n.d.], 2 3 1/2 x 5 inches 1 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

[With Phoebe Jacobs and Louis Jacobs]



Box 12 Folder 219 Armstrong, Louis Sacred Heart Church Snapshots from "A Music Tribute to Louis Armstrong", New Orleans, 25 August 2000, 11 color photographs

[Pictures of a tribut to Louis Armstrong; No pictures of Louis Armstrong himself]


Sub-subsubseries III.1.4: Clippings


Box 12 Folder 214 Newspaper clippings regarding Armstrong life and activities: copies and originals, [v.p.], [n.d.]1995-2002, 1 folder



Box 5 Folder 104 Newspaper clippings, [v.p], 1975-1999, 1 folder


Box 5 Folder 105 Periodical clippings, [v.p.], [n.d.] 1971-2000, 1 folder



Box 12 Folder 215 Murray, Albert Periodical clipping: "The Wild Words of Louis Armstrong", The New Republic: Washington D.C., 22 November 1999, 2 copies

[Article exploring Armstrong's personal writings]


Box 12 Folder 216 Morgenstern, Dan "Louis Armstrong: An American Genius, Book Review", [n.p.], 1983, 4 pages

[Periodical source unidentified.]


Box 12 Folder 217 Articles printed and faxed from unidentified sources re: Louis Armstrong, [v.p.], [n.d.] 1995-1999, 1 folder


Box 12 Folder 218 Sacred Heart of Jesus Church "A Music Tribute to Louis Armstrong": notes, flyers, and correspondence, New Orleans, LA, 25 August 2000, 1 folder



Box 13 Folder 229 Louis Armstrong International Airport Clippings and programs regarding the naming of Louis Armstrong International Airport, New Orleans, LA, August 2001, 1 folder


Sub-subsubseries III.1.5: Louis Armstrong Centennial


Box 13 Folder 223 Newspaper and periodical clippings, [n.p.], 2001, 1 folder



Box 5 Folder 103 Armstrong related newspaper clippings during the Armstrong centennial, [v.p.], 2000, 1 folder



Box 13 Folder 225 Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Flyers and press releases regarding Centennial activities, Queens, New York, 2001, 1 folder


Box 13 Folder 227 Newspaper clippings regarding New Orleans Centennial Tribute, New Orleans, LA, 2001, 1 folder


Box 13 Folder 228 New Orleans Centennial Tribute to Armstrong: flyers, programs and general information regarding New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 2001, 1 folder


Box 13 Folder 230 University of New Orleans Materials regarding centennial celebration, New Orleans, LA, August 2001, 1 folder


Sub-subseries III.1.6: Miscellaneous


Box 13 Folder 231 Promotional materials for the Louis Armstrong Jazz Curriculum Project, Lincoln Center: New York, 1 folder



Box 1 Folder 16 Lists of music recordings. [n.p.], 1951-1955, 8 pages t.ms. 1 page carbon copy

[Dates refer to recording dates.]



Box 5 Folder 108 Louis Armstrong Stamp Collection, New Orleans, LA, 1 September 1995, 2 packets


Box 5 Folder 106 Miscellaneous printed materials regarding Armstrong's life, [v.p.], 1 folder



Box 4 Folder 98 Queens College of the City University of New York Materials: "Satchmo's Students: The 'Pops' Project", New York, Fall 1997, 1 folder



Box 13 Folder 232 Miscellaneous Louis Armstrong materials, [n.p.], 1 folder



Box 11 Folder 195 U.S. Postal Service First day of use envelopes with Louis Armstrong stamps, New Orleans, LA, 1 September 1995, 14 postmarked envelopes

[Envelopes unused]


Box 11 Folder 198 Armstrong, Louis and Lucille Unaddressed Christmas card, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 card


Box 11 Folder 203 Miscellaneous artwork related to Louis Armstrong, [n.p.], [n.d.], 8 x 6 3/4 inches color ink sketch s. 8 1/2 x 11 inches ink line drawing s.

[Signatures: "Sir Shadow"; other unclear]



Box 12 Folder 221 Assorted, unused postcards of Louis Armstrong, [n.p.], [n.d.], 10 p.c. black and white



Box 13 Folder 224 Programs, flyers, and press releases, [n.p.], 2001, 1 folder


Box 13 Folder 226 Jones, Lisa L. Antiquarian catalogue containing ad with Louis Armstrong's watch, [n.p.], 2001, 1 vol. bd. 1 a.n.s.


Sunseries III.2: James Hubert "Eubie" Blake



Box 6 Folder 136 Short biographical write up [unsigned]; record reviews and periodical clippings, [v.p.], [n.d.] 1973-1983, 5 items


Box 6 Folder 137 Promotional materials: recording pamphlets, programs for "Brunch with the Blakes" at the Rainbow Room and Carnegie Hall event, New York, 1980, 5 items


Box 6 Folder 138 Invitation and menus from White House luncheon celebrating Blake's receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; photographs of Blake with President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan; memento napkin, Washington D.C., Sept 1981, 8 items 2 color photographs 8 x 10 inches


Box 6 Folder 140 Invitations to Blake's 100th birthday party; admission tickets, Shubert Theatre, New York, 7 February 1983, 1 card 6 tickets 2, envelopes


Box 6 Folder 139 Blake, Marion T. Memorial service programs; one undated and unsigned open letter detailing her last years, New York, [n.d.]; 6 July 1982, 3 programs 2 t.l.


Box 6 Folder 141 United States Army Band Program: An Evening with Eubie Blake, An American Classic, Lincoln Center, New York, 12 June 1982, 1 program


Box 6 Folder 142 James Hubert "Eubie" Blake Memorial service programs, St. Peter's Church, New York, 18 February 1983, 10 programs

[Remarks given by Gregory Hines]


Box 6 Folder 143 Events in Blake's name: New York Centennial Ragtime Celebration; 108th anniversary celebration, New York, 1991-1997, 2 items


Box 6 Folder 144 Assorted photographs of Blake, [n.p.], [n.d.] 11980, 1982, 8 snapshots 3 photographs 8 x 10 inches


Box 6 Folder 145 Robert Walker Two photographs of Blake's head as sculpted by the artist Walker; three photographs of hands, [n.p.], [n.d.], 3black and white photographs, 5 x 7 inches 3 color photographs, 3 1/2 x 5 inches

[Medium unidentified, possibly wood or ]



Box 15 Folder 284 Biographical manuscripts with notes , Beverly Hills, CA, [n.d.], 2 pages t.ms. 1 page a.ms.

[Author unidentified]


Box 15 Folder 285 The New York Times Article "24 Hours of Jazz to Celebrate 100 Years of Eubie Blake" with short vita attached, New York, 4 February 1983, 5 photocopies


Box 15 Folder 286 Times-Union Article "They're Just Wild about Eubie Blake", [n.p.], 1982, 1 page


Box 15 Folder 287 Bolcom, William Rolling Stone Magazine Obituary "Eubie Blake: February 7th, 1883-February 12, 1983", [n.p.], 31 March 1983, 1 page


Box 15 Folder 288 Snapshots of "Eubie" Blake from unidentified occasion at "Red Blazer", [n.p.], 8 color photographs, 3 1/2 x 5 inches

[With Buddy Tate, Louis and Phoebe Jacobs, Muriel Zuckerman, ]


Box 15 Folder 289 Miscellaneous snapshots of "Eubie" Blake, New York, 1978-1983, 4 color photographs, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

[With Lucille Armstrong, Phoebe Jacobs, and Robert Merrill]


Subseries III.3: Duke Ellington


Sub-subsubseries III.3.1: General



Box 2 Folder 26 Correspondence and contracts regarding biography of Duke Ellington by his granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington. Primary authors include Marshall Lee from Balance House Ltd. (the book's publisher), Mercedes Ellington, and Phoebe Jacobs; excerpts from manuscript, New York, 1998-1999, 1 folder

[ RESTRICTED ACCESS TO THESE MATERIALS]



Box 3 Folder 44 Assorted Duke Ellington education related materials: Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Duke Ellington Education Kit., [n.p.], 1997-1998, 1 folder

[Including newspaper articles, curriculum guide, concert programs, and promotional material]


Box 3 Folder 45 The Washington Post Article: "Students Honor Duke with a Song", Smithsonian National Museum of History, Washington, D.C., 25 April 1998, 2 pages photocopies


Box 3 Folder 62 Ellington Memorial items: map and description of Woodlawn Cemetary; postcard photograph with sculpture of Ellington to be placed in London's Soho Square, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 flyers 1 postcard


Box 3 Folder 43 New York Times "Ellington Gives Wisconsin His Music and Thoughts", [n.p.], 23 July 1972, 1 page


Box 3 Folder 51 New York World Telegram and Sun Newspaper clipping: "Girl Joins the Duke's Peerage." , New York, 10 January 1964, 1 page photocopy


Box 3 Folder 52 Downbeat Magazine Newspaper clipping: "Love You Madly", [n.p.], 25 April [1974?], 7 pages photocopy 7 pages photocopy

[Birthday letters and notes to Duke Ellington sent in from readers; one from Frank Sinatra]


Box 3 Folder 53 Magazine clippings: advertising for Olivetti typewriters and Mademoiselle fashion spread, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 pages


Box 3 Folder 54 Horizon Magazine clipping: "Duke's Sweet Thunder: Five years after his death, Ellington is ordained as a great American composer", [n.p.], November 1979, 1 page


Box 3 Folder 55 The New York Times Newspaper clipping: "Smithsonian Acquires Duke Ellington Trove of Scores and Papers"; itinerary of exhibition travel dates, Washington D.C., 27 April 1988, 1 page 2 pages


Box 3 Folder 56 Mark Feeney The Boston Globe Magazine Magazine clipping: "Duke: 20 years after Duke Ellington's death, his music is thriving", [n.p.], 19 December 1993, 6 pages photocopy 6 pages photocopy


Box 3 Folder 57 Mitch Baranowski Spirit Magazine Magazine clipping (incomplete), [n.p.], June 1999, 1 page


Box 3 Folder 58 Young, Noel Night & Day Magazine article: "The Duke's Daughter", [n.p.], 9 April 2000, 3 pages

[Article regarding controversial Ellington biography claiming Ellington's younger sister Ruth was in fact his daughter.]


Box 3 Folder 60 U.S. Department of State Flyer with biography of Duke Ellington's work among others, [n.p.], February 1965 copyright, 3 pages photocopy 3 pages photocopy

[Titled: "Cultural Presentations Program of the U.S. Department of State, 1 July 1963-30 June 1964: A Report to the Congress and the Public by the Advisory Committe on Arts." ]


Box 3 Folder 61 Biographical notes and miscellaneous memoir, [n.p.], [n.d.], 7 pages 1 page a.ms.

[Handwritten page does not appear to be Ellington's handwriting]


Box 3 Folder 63 New York Public Library Program, opening invitations, and press release regarding library exhibit: "Love You Madly: A Celebration of Duke Ellington", New York, 10 July-18 August 1979, 5 programs 3 note cards 2, pages t.ms.


Box 3 Folder 64 TDES, Inc. Newsletters, New York, 1995-1998, 7 items

[Organization dedicated to Ellington's work]


Box 3 Folder 65 Programs, flyers, and announcements regarding Ellington tributes, [v.p.], 1995-2000, 8 items



Box 14 Folder 254 Duke Ellington Ellington memorial postage stamps, [n.p.], 29 April 1986, 3 envelopes


Box 14 Folder 255 American Music Theater Festival Program "Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie", PA, 18-28 September 1986, 1 vol. bd.


Box 14 Folder 256 Duke Ellington Memorial Fund, Inc. Flyers, New York, NY, [n.d.], 5 flyers


Box 14 Folder 257 New York University Flyer "Tribute to Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington", New York, NY, 1-22 February 1999, 1 flyer


Box 14 Folder 258 Providence Public Library Flyer: The Duke Ellington Orchestra, directed by Mercer Ellington, Providence, RI, 7 April 1995, 1 flyer 2 envelopes


Box 14 Folder 259 Jacobs, Phoebe Ellington on Ellington: press release by Phoebe Jacobs, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 pages t.ms.


Box 14 Folder 261 Cohen, Harvey Masters Thesis: "The Marketing of Duke Ellington", [n.p.], 12 April 1996, 1 vol. bd.


Box 14 Folder 262 "Duke Ellington in Flight", [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 vol. bd. 1 page a.ms.

[Unfilled book and contents list in unidentified hand]


Box 14 Folder 263 Nixon, Richard Presidental Award to Edward Kennedy Ellington, Washington D.C., 29 April 1969, 1 page photocopy


Box 14 Folder 240 Jazz at Lincoln Center Program and press releases regarding Ellington Centennial Festival, New York, 1998, 4 items


Box 14 Folder 239 Duke Ellington Youth Project Curriculum Guide Activities List, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder

[No indication of what organization sponsored and arranged the selections]


Box 14 Folder 238 The Duke Ellington Society [TDES, Inc.] Programs and newsletters, New York, 1995-1998, 12 items



Box 11 Folder 196 U.S. Postal Service Duke Ellington memorial stamps, New Orleans, LA, 1 September 1995, 8 unused stamps 1 postmarked envelope 1, announcement

[Envelopes unused]


Sub-subseries III.3.2: Clippings



Box 14 Folder 241 Feeney, Mark Article "Duke: 20 Years after Duke Ellington's death, his music is thriving", The Boston Globe Magazine: Boston, MA, 19 December 1993, 1 vol. bd. 5 pages photocopies


Box 14 Folder 242 Charles A. Moses Press release regarding Ellington rights released for "Broadway Swings" revue , Burbank, CA, 23 March 1995, 1 page t.ms.


Box 14 Folder 243 Schirmer News Article "Hall of Fame" with Ellington's listing, New York, NY, 6 March 1998, 1 page photocopy


Box 14 Folder 244 Tom Harris Duke Ellington International Conference Formal conference notes and press release, Chicago, IL, 6-10 May 1998, 2 pages t.ms. 3 pages facsimile


Box 14 Folder 245 Museum News "The Duke's Festival", [n.p.], July/August 1998, 4 pages photocopies

[Regarding Ellington Collection at the National Museum of American History]


Box 14 Folder 246 Thomas, Greg The Black World Today "Historic Collaboration Honors Duke Ellington", [n.p.], 14 April 1999, 3 pages photocopies

[Web magazine: www.tbwt.com/views/feat/feat1074.asp]


Box 14 Folder 247 Holmes, Emory Los Angeles Times: Sunday Calendar "The Duke of L.A.", Los Angeles, CA, 25 April 1999, 1 vol. bd.


Box 14 Folder 248 Swed, Mark Los Angeles Times "Duke's Singular Genius", Los Angeles, CA, 5 May 1999, 2 pages


Box 14 Folder 249 Fernandez, Enrique Sun-Sentinal "Jazz Ruled the Century, and The Duke Ruled Jazz", South FL, 31 May 1999, 1 page photocopy


Box 14 Folder 252 The New Yorker "The Theatre: Saluting the Duke", New York, NY, 16 March 1981, 1 page


Box 14 Folder 253 The New Yorker "Jazz: Ellington Theatre", New York, NY, 9 November 1981, 2 pages


Sub-subseries III.3.3: Eve Ellis Ellington



Box 2 Folder 27 Copy of Eve Ellis Ellington's will and the court's final judgment on her estate by the Surrogate's Court of New York County, State of New York; photocopies of correspondence and checks regarding Phoebe Jacobs' inheritance from Eve Ellis Ellington's will., 1978, 1 folder


Box 2 Folder 28 Eve Ellis Ellington Eve Ellis Ellington's will, 1976, 5 bound documents



Box 14 Folder 233 Eve Ellis Ellington Last will and testament; unused personal check, New York, 20 January 1976, 7 pages t.ms.s.


Sub-subseries III.3.4: Mercedes Ellington



Box 3 Folder 35 Mercedes Ellington To Phoebe Jacobs, [n.p.], 6 January 1999, 1 page a.ms.s.

[Regarding financial transactions and Duke Ellington biography project.]


Box 3 Folder 42 TV Guide Article: "Mercedes Ellington Leads Duke Ellington Orchestra", [n.p.], 8 April 1996, 1 page photocopy



Box 2 Folder 31 Mercedes Ellington Contracts and correspondence, [v.p.], [n.d.] 1996-1998, 12 pages photocopies


Box 2 Folder 32 Mercedes Ellington To Phoebe Jacobs, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2pages a.ms.s.

[Correspondence regarding professional frustration with Winton Marsalis and Lincoln Center.]


Box 2 Folder 29 Mercedes Ellington Promotional materials: clippings, photographs, promotional biography, [n.p.], [n.d.] 1999-2000, 1 folder 2 photographs; head shots, 8 1/2 x 11 inches


Box 2 Folder 30 Garment, Leonard Dechert Price & Rhoads To Mercedes Ellington, Washington D.C., 23 October 1997, 3 pages facsimile

[Unsigned draft of fax regarding the legal disputes of the Duke Ellington heirs.]



Box 14 Folder 234 Ellington, Mercedes Materials regarding book "Uncle Edward: A Duke Ellington Album": press releases, correspondence, notes, contracts, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder


Box 14 Folder 235 Ellington, Mercedes Press vita and related articles, [v.p.], [n.d.] 1999-2000, 4 items


Sub-subseries III.3.5: Mercer Ellington



Box 2 Folder 33 Receipts from Phoebe Jacobs and Mercer Ellington. Most relate to expenses incurred by or for the promotion of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and/or Mercer Ellington, [n.p.], [n.d.] 1993-1996, 1 folder



Box 3 Folder 38 Assorted correspondence about, to, or from Mercer Ellington, [n.p.], [n.d.]; 1982-1995, 1 folder

[Includes one page typed draft of biographical notes.]


Box 3 Folder 40 Mercer Kennedy Ellington Last Will and Testament, Circuit Court, Oakaloosa County, Florida, 6 June 1996, 9 pages photocopy

[Date reflects the filed date in Okaloosa County, Florida]


Box 3 Folder 39 Mercer Ellington Typed manuscripts "Ellington on Ellington" in 2 sections; copies of article "What it's like working with the Duke.", New York, [n.d.], 25 pages t.ms. photocopies 2 pages photocopies

[Article identified: "A daily critique by WWD."]


Box 3 Folder 41 Press release, concert announcement for Duke Ellington Orchestra conducted by Mercer Ellington; business cards for the orchestra, [v.p.], 1996, 2 pages 4 cards



Box 14 Folder 237 Ellington, Mercer Copies of vita and article regarding professional activities, [n.p.], [n.d.] 1993, 1 folder


Sub-subseries III.3.6: Photographs


Box 14 Folder 264 Ellington, Duke Ellington in live performance with horn players and vocalist, [n.p.], [n.d.], 8 black and white photographs, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches


Box 14 Folder 265 Publicity photographs of Ellington alone or with unidentified , [n.p.], [n.d.], 3 black and white photographs, 8 1/2 x 10 inches


Box 14 Folder 266 Ellington with Eve Ellis Ellington, [n.p.], [n.d.], 4 black and white photographs, 8 x 10 inches 1 photo negative


Box 14 Folder 267 Ellington with Mercedes and Mercer Ellington, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 color photograph, 8 x 10 inches


Box 14 Folder 268 Ellington with unidentified woman, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches


Box 14 Folder 269 Photograph with Willie B at Watkins's Basin Street East, New York, NY, 1961, 1 black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches


Box 14 Folder 270 Photograph of youthful Ellington at piano, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches



Folder OVERSIZE OVERSIZE Book Duke Ellington; volume with photographs, Gil Kravette: Irvington, NJ, [n.d.], 1 vol. bd.



Box 18 Folder 362 Ellington, Duke Color slides, [n.p.], [n.d.], 7 2 x 2 inches


Box 18 Folder 363 Ellington, Duke Negative, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 4 1/4 x 5 inches


Box 18 Folder 364 Ellington, Duke Glossy photocopy, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 black and white, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

[With unidentified man and woman]


Box 18 Folder 365 Glaser, Joe Color snapshots, New York, 1972; [n.d.], 1 4 x 4 inches 1 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

[Publicity agent for Duke Ellington; one includes Mercer Ellington and others]


Box 18 Folder 366 DeSayles, Sylvia Color photographs, New York, [n.d.], 3 4 x 5 inches

[Singer with Duke Ellington; At Ralph Watkins Basin Street East]


Box 18 Folder 367 Ellington, Mercer Black and white publicity photographs, [n.p.], [n.d.], 4 photographs, 7 x 9 1/4 inches

[Conducting at unidentified awards ceremony]


Box 18 Folder 368 Ellington, Mercer Color slides, [n.p.], [n.d.], 18 2 x 2 inches



Box 3 Folder 46 Photographs: Ellington at the piano surrounded by young people, [n.p.], [n.d.], 10 photographs 8 1/2 x 11 inches; black and white


Box 3 Folder 37 Photographs: snapshot sized. Identified persons are Adelaide Hall and Rachel Edelson (Benny Goodman's daughter)., [n.p.], [n.d.], 3 photographs; 4 x 6 inches 1 photograph; 4 x 4 inches


Box 3 Folder 47 Photograph: Duke Ellington at piano surrounded by unidentified adults, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 photograph 8 1/2 x 11 inches; black and white

[Stamped: "From the the Collection of Eve Ellis Ellington."]


Box 3 Folder 48 Photograph: Duke Ellington with Eve Ellis Ellington and birthday cake, New York City, [n.d.], 1 photograph 81/2 x 11 inches; black and white

[Note on verso: "Evie Ellis Ellington and Duke, A birthday Celebration in Ralph Watkins' Basin Street, Broadway and 50th Street, NYC."]


Box 3 Folder 49 Photograph: Ellington's Third Sacred Concert at St. John of the Divine; with press release, New York City, [n.d.], 1 photograph 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches; black and white 1 page

[Release: "Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert to Have American Premiere."]



Box 14 Folder 236 Ellington, Mercedes Snapshots at Ellington gravesite and Lincoln Center, New York, [n.d.], 20 color photographs 4 x 6 inches



Box 3 Folder 50 Color slides, [n.p.], [n.d.]; 1974, 6 slides 2 x 2 inches

[With handwritten notes on 5: "Duke - Africa"; "Duke and young lady"; "Duke and Priest"; and "Duke entering an Embassy." ]


Box 3 Folder 59 Laser printed photos of Ellington with Evie Ellis Ellington; Ellington at the piano; Ellington on stage with band, [n.p.], [n.d.], 3 pages


Subseries III.4: Ella Fitzgerald


Sub-subseries III.4.1: General



Box 15 Folder 272 Program for Ella Fitzgerald's 75th birthday tribute, New York, NY, 2 February 1993, 1 program 1 envelope

[Handwritten note "I am producer of this event." Phoebe Jacobs]



Box 6 Folder 124 Birthday Tribute book concerning Ella Fitzgerald with notes from famous personalities, Los Angeles, 28 April 1989, 1 vol. bd.


Box 6 Folder 125 Ella Fitzgerald Computer printout of memories of Ella Fitzgerald on her death, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder


Box 6 Folder 126 Ella Fitzgerald New Year card signed "Love, Ella", [n.p.], 1995, 1 card s.


Box 6 Folder 127 Dodson, Howard To Phoebe Jacobs, New York, 10 August 1998, 2 pages t.l.s.

[The New York Black 100" exhibition invitation; Ella Fitzgerald listed as one of 100]


Box 6 Folder 128 National Museum of National History Press materials for museum oral history project concerning Ella Fitzgerald; includes request for interview with Jacobs, New York, 1997-1998, 1 folder 1 photobraph 8 x 10 inches


Box 6 Folder 129 Ella Fitzgerald Press materials for television biography "Forever Ella"; materials for the making of the film, California and New York, 1996-2000, 1 folder



Box 15 Folder 273 Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation "Night for Light" benefit with Ella Fitzgerald, New York, NY, 20 October 1981, 1 program


Box 15 Folder 274 Ella Fitzgerald Diabetes Interdisciplinary Research Program Brochure, CA, 1990, 1 brochure


Box 15 Folder 275 14 Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Event notice and press release, Duarte, CA, 6 March 1999, 1 card 2 pages t.ms.


Sub-subseries III.4.2: Clippings


Box 15 Folder 276 People Magazine Notice of Fitzgerald's award: "Woman of the Year" at Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Cambridge, MA, 1 March 1982, 1 vol. bd.



Box 6 Folder 119 Ella Fitzgerald The Columbus Dispatch Newspaper clipping:The glare of the spotlight, Columbus, OH, 11 May 1986, 1 page

[With sizeable photo]


Box 6 Folder 120 Los Angeles Times Newspaper clipping concerning Ella Fitzgerald: "Quintessential Jazz Singer Made the Song the Star", Los Angeles, 16 June 1996, 1 page


Box 6 Folder 121 Newspaper articles concerning Ella Fitzgerald, unidentified sources, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 page 2 pages photocopies



Box 15 Folder 277 Christian Science Monitor Quote regarding Ella Fitzgerald from Phoebe Jacobs, [n.p.], 14 August 1990, 1 page photocopy


Box 15 Folder 278 "Two-day festival in April will honor Ella Fitzgerald", [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 page photocopy

[Unidentified source, date]


Box 15 Folder 279 Los Angeles Herald Examiner "Singing praises of Ella", Los Angeles, CA, 1 May 1989, 1 page photocopy


Box 15 Folder 280 Daily News Ella Fitzgerald feature in column "Suzy", New York, 10 October 1980, 1 page photocopy


Box 15 Folder 281 Press release for video release "Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For", [n.p.], 18 October 1999, 2 pages t.ms.


Sub-subseries III.4.3: Photographs


Box 15 Folder 282 Fitzgerald, Ella The Mike Douglas Show Photograph: live performance , [n.p.], June 1975, 1 black and white, 8 x 10 inches

[With Godfrey Cambridge]



Box 6 Folder 122 Ella Fitzgerald Photograph, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 photograph 8 x 10 inches

[At table with unidentified crowd]


Box 6 Folder 123 Photographs of Ella Fitzgerald taken at Ralph Watkins' Basin St. East, New York, 1960 and 1961, 2 photographs 3 1/2 x 5 inches

[With Trini Lopez and Billy Daniels]



Box 15 Folder 283 Ella Fitzgerald Miscellaneous items concerning Ella Fitzgerald: television schedule and addressed envelope; newspaper clipping, [n.p.], 1 envelope 2 pages

[Clipping is notice of article with graphic; article not included]



Box 18 Folder 369 Fitzgerald, Ella Publicity photographs, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 black and white, 7 x 9 1/4 inches


Box 18 Folder 370 Fitzgerald, Ella Color slides, [n.p.], [n.d.], 3 2 x 2 inches

[Youthful Fitzgerald performing live [not positively identified]]


Box 18 Folder 371 Fitzgerald, Ella Exhibition announcement "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song", National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution: Washington D.C., 19 March 1998, 1 p.c.

[Announcement on back of Fitzgerald postcard]


Subseries III.5: Dizzy Gillespie



Box 3 Folder 93 Quincy Jones Written memories of Dizzy Gillespie , Los Angeles, 6 January 1992, 2 pages t.ms.

[Facsimile sent from Rogers and Cowan, Inc. in Los Angeles]


Subseries III.6: Benny Goodman



Box 6 Folder 130 Frazier, George Biographical write up on Goodman, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 pages t.ms.


Box 6 Folder 131 Lissner, John Magazine article "Benny Goodman: The Swing Era +40", American Way, August 1975, 4 pages


Box 6 Folder 132 Newspaper clippings regarding Benny Goodman, [n.p.] & New York, [n.d.]; 1961, 2 pages photocopies

[Containing 9 clippings]


Box 6 Folder 133 Photographs: negative of Benny Goodman and snapshot of Rachel Goodman with Phoebe Jacobs , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 black and white negative 4 x 3 inches 1 color photograph, 4 x 4 inches


Box 6 Folder 134 Goodman, Benny Concert announcement for ongoing shows at Freedomland, [n.p.], July 20-25 [n.y.], 1 item


Box 6 Folder 135 Goodman, Benny Program: Carnegie Hall 40th anniversary concert program, New York, 1978, 1 vol. bd.

[Goodman featured artist]


Subseries III.7: Peggy Lee


Box 6 Folder 147 Photocopies of biography, recording lists, and flyer for art exhibition for Lee's daughter, Nickie Lee, [v.p.], [n.c.]1947-1999, 1 folder, photocopies



Box 15 Folder 290 Barbour, Dave Daily News Obituary listing of Peggy Lee's divorced husband, New York, 13 December 1965, 1 clipping


Box 15 Folder 291 Stein, Jeannine Los Angeles Times Article "S' Wonderful: Society of Singers and Friends Galore Salute Jazzy Peggy Lee", Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, 11 May 1994, 1 page photocopy


Box 15 Folder 292 The Times Article "That's not all there is, says Miss Lee", [n.p.], 15 June 1994, 1 page photocopy


Box 15 Folder 293 Elwood, Philip Article "Peggy Lee Steals Carnegie Hall", San Fransisco Examiner, San Fransisco, CA, 27 June 1995, 9 photocopies


Box 15 Folder 294 Snow, Shauna Column item "Peggy Lee Hospitalized", [n.p.], 4 November 1998, 1 page


Box 15 Folder 295 Incomplete record review of "The Complete Peggy Lee and June Christy Capitol Transcription Sessions", [n.p.], May 1999, 1 page photocopy

[Source unidentified]


Box 15 Folder 296 Los Angeles Times Article concerning Peggy Lee, "One Last Goodbye", Los Angeles, CA, 5 February 2002, 1 page

[Memorial article mentions Phoebe Jacobs]


Box 15 Folder 297 Billboard Magazine Cover article "Miss Peggy Lee: May 26, 1920-January 21, 2002", [n.p.], 9 February 2002, 1 vol. bd.


Box 15 Folder 298 Haran, Mary Cleere Article "How Peggy Lee Changed My Life", Modern Maturity, January-February 1999, 4 pages


Box 15 Folder 299 Feather, Leonard Article "Singers Salute Peggy Lee in Song and Celluloid", Los Angeles Times, [n.d.], 2 pages photocopies


Box 15 Folder 300 Articles "Peggy Lee Has Shining Hour In a Dazzling Performance" and "Jazz Pop Lives with Lee, Torme"; "Lee's ever the enchantress" with "Peggy Lee and Mel Torme Offer Mystery and Precision, New York, [n.d.], 1 page photocopy 10 photocopies 12, photocopies

[Sources and dates unidentified]


Box 15 Folder 301 Excerpt of published letters with references to Peggy Lee, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 pages

[Unidentified date and source]


Subseries III.8: Sy Oliver



Box 5 Folder 112 Clark, Lillian Vita, obituary, and articles regarding the wife of Sy Oliver, [n.p.], 1 folder


Subseries III.9: Sarah Vaughn



Box 6 Folder 146 Photographs, biography, press quotes, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 black and white photographs,8 x 10 inches 3 page t.ms.