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   Phoebe Jacobs Jazz collection, 1951-2002

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Phoebe Jacobs Jazz Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:5420059 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Jacobs, Phoebe, collector.
Title:Phoebe Jacobs Jazz collection, 1951-2002
Physical description:11 linear ft. 2,500 items in (23 boxes; 1 Flat Box; 1 Tube Box).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site. Tube Box 22 is located off-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, documents, photographs, posters, clippings relating to the professional career of Phoebe Jacobs and notable jazz musicians, especially Louis Armstrong.

Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence

Subseries I.2: Arranged Correspondence

Subseries I.3: Personal

Series II: Pheobe Jacobs Personal Material

Subseries II.1: General

Subseries II.2: Rainbow Room

Series III: Jazz Musicians

Includes manuscripts

Subseries III.1: Louis Armstrong

Sunseries III.2: James Hubert "Eubie" Blake

Subseries III.3: Duke Ellington

Subseries III.4: Ella Fitzgerald

Subseries III.5: Dizzy Gillespie

Subseries III.6: Benny Goodman

Subseries III.7: Peggy Lee

Subseries III.8: Sy Oliver

Subseries III.9: Sarah Vaughn

Series IV: Publicity Material

Series V: Promotional Materials

Series VI: Miscellaneous

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

 Tube Box 22 is located off-site.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Phoebe Jacobs Jazz Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 2/2003 Jennifer Sears

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
ManuscriptsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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African American composers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African American musicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African American singers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellington, Mercedes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellington, Mercer.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fitzgerald, Ella.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jazz musicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jazz--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lee, Peggy, 1920-2002.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music publicity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oliver, Sy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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