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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Jazz Ensemble
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nk322h21r
Dates:
2010-2017
Size:
74688 digital files and 1 websites
Language:
English

Abstract

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble was a student-run jazz and swing band founded in the fall of 1974 by Gary Getz (Class of 1976) and Eva Lerner-Lam (Class of 1976). The Ensemble, whose first director was Mark Reboul (Class of 1977), formed independent of the University's Department of Music and remained so for much of its history. The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings contain primarily digitized audio recordings (raw and edited) of performances, web captures of the Ensemble's public wiki, and scant organizational records of the Ensemble from its inception in the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. Also included in the collection are digitized recordings dating back to the 1940s from other student jazz bands and individuals at Princeton, including Stan Rubin, Sons of Bix, Prospective Sound, and Princeton 8-Balls.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings contain primarily digitized audio recordings (raw and edited) of performances, web captures of the Ensemble's public wiki, and scant organizational records of the Ensemble from its inception in the mid-1990s to the early 1990s. Also included in the collection are digitized recordings dating back to the 1940s from other student jazz bands and individuals at Princeton, including Stan Rubin, Sons of Bix, Prospective Sound, and Princeton 8-Balls. These materials were collected, digitized, and assembled in the 2010s by alumni members of the Ensemble in an effort to preserve the legacy of jazz on the campus.

The organizational records of the Ensemble are PDF scans of concert photos, articles, posters, concert programs, rosters, tickets, advertisements, and correspondence. These records also contain audio and transcripts of interviews with alumni conducted in 2015 during Reunions.

Please note that dates associated with each folder reflect the dates that materials were digitized, not the date of the original record itself. Dates of original recordings can often be found embedded within the files themselves.

Arrangement:

The collection retains its original order.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble was a student-run jazz and swing band founded in the fall of 1974 by Gary Getz (Class of 1976) and Eva Lerner-Lam (Class of 1976). The Ensemble, whose first director was Mark Reboul (Class of 1977), formed independent of the University's Department of Music and remained so for much of its history. After more than two decades as a student-ran organization, the Ensemble was subsumed by the Department.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The records were transferred to the University Archives in March of 2017 (AR.2017.016).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from the collection.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2017. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2017.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use. Due to size constraints, researchers seeking access to this collection's digitized content should contact the University Archives.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Special Requirements for Access:

This collection contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Recordings; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nk322h21r
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345