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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 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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