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Series I: Writings, 1985-2000
Series III: Transcriptions
At a Glance
Musical scores, correspondence, sheet music, audio tapes of interviews with jazz musicians, and other materials from Tucker, jazz pianist and scholar.
12 rsc.; 1: Lectures, papers, Articles by Mark Tucker; 2: Lectures, papers, Articles by Mark Tucker; 3: Interviews & other materials for Gavin Bushell book "Jazz For The Beginners" -- All interviews by Mark Tucker (unless otherwise noted); 4: Material for Ellington Reader (Oxford); 5: Miscellaneous Ellington Tapes (many dubbed from The Ellington Collection of Jerry Valburn; 5: Tapes of various interviews of Jazz musicians and their associates -- interviews conducted by Mark Tucker -- To be dubbed to digital; 6: Mark Tucker Jazz scores and transcriptions; 7: Xeroxes from Smithsonian Collection (Duke Ellington Collection) including inventory made by MT before collection was opened to the public -- plus miscellaneous Xerox jazz scores & stocks; 8: Mark Tucker Early Ellington (Univ of Ill. Press); 9: Miscellaneous vintage sheet music (of special interest to jazz scholars are the volumes labeled by year -- from the 1920s; 10: Mark Tucker Lectures, Papers, Articles; 11: Miscellaneous Jazz articles (Xeroxed) + Photocopies from Duke Ellington Collection (labeled "DEC") at Smithsonian; 12: Duke Ellington Collection (DEC) - Smithsonian -- scores Xeroxed.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized.
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); Mark Tucker Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers arranged and described by Jenny Lee, April 2021.
Unit #s 7, 11-12 were deaccessioned and transferred to the Music Library, 4/28/04, after the survey was completed
2023-02-14 Links to digitized AV added. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Mark Tucker was a professor, musician and jazz scholar who specialized in Duke Ellington.