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Rhodes Baker Papers | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Rhodes Baker PapersAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/074
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The papers are partially organized, but also contain considerable duplicate material; the arrangement is complicated by early attempts -- some 40 years ago -- to make sense of collection and catalog the recordings which came with it, which saw UNT materials and notes shuffled in with Baker's materials. The collection also includes considerable documentation of stages of assessment and organization in the early 1970s, the early 1990s, and 2008-2009.
Subjects: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974, Jazz
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of two boxes of papers related to Houston attorney Rhodes Baker's research and collection of Duke Ellington recordings.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Related Materials: See also: the Dennis Askey Papers For more information please see

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 706929.
Folder 1: Correspondence, circa 1967Add to your cart.
Photocopies of correspondence with record dealers and auction houses.
Folder 2: Correspondence, continued, circa 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ellington orchestra personnelAdd to your cart.
Lists from various sources.
Folder 4: Ellington clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ellington recordingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ellington bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Assorted papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Assorted papers, continuedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Listing of selected tune titles organized by record labelAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Index according to Jepsen's Ellington discographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Assorted discographical sources; list of unreleased titlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Discographical sources, continuedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: "Missing DE items"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Discography duplicatesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Handwritten notes; labels for "Rose LPs"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Index cards; "non-Ellington sides"; "index in prep"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Materials from periodicals, catalog pages, additional envelope of Ellington newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Blank pages and empty envelopesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: UNT Music Library documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: UNT catalog lists and card proofsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: UNT binder of organized documentation from Baker, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Copied from Baker's papers; compiled as part of an initial effort to digitize recordings.
Item 22: "Miscellaneous data" binder compiled by BakerAdd to your cart.
Includes: Index to Ellington Non-Commercial Material; an index of V-discs; Ellington Air-Shots Recorded on Shellac; Ellington 12" LPs; "Complete List of Multiple Master Recordings."
Box 2Add to your cart.
Barcode 706935.
Item 1: Black and white photograph of Rhodes Baker meeting Duke EllingtonAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Binder: List of Duke Ellington 78 rpm recordings which R. Baker transferred to reel-to-reel tapeAdd to your cart.
Includes listings by tape, a key to abbreviations used for vocalists, and an index by tune title.
Item 3: Discography of Duke Ellington by Rhodes S. BakerAdd to your cart.
Large brown binder with alphabetical tabs.
Item 4: Stereo Tapes / Ellington TapesAdd to your cart.
"A" series of tapes consists of dubs from commercial releases and pre-recorded material. "B" series includes air checks.
Item 5: Index of tunes dubbed to tape with numbers "PO-1" through "PO-17"Add to your cart.
Item 6: Binder: Index of 78 rpm records by various artistsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Binder: "Misc. reels"Add to your cart.

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