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Ms. Coll. 135

The Tom Everett Collection of Jazz Scores, 1971-2011: A Finding Aid

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Ms. Coll. 135
Repository: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: The Tom Everett Collection of Jazz Scores, 1971-2011.
Date(s): 1971-2011.
Quantity: 1 collection (4.5 linear feet (8 file boxes).)
Abstract: Scores and memorabilia documenting 40 years of jazz at Harvard.

Processed by:

Douglas Freundlich and Michael Heller
Finding aid encoded by: Christina Linklater

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Loeb Music Library, owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation:

Ms. Coll. 135, The Tom Everett Collection of Jazz Scores, 1971-2011. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University.

Biographical and Historical Note

For over four decades, Harvard University has fostered an active environment for jazz performance and scholarship. Through the years, the university has hosted residencies for jazz legends, sponsored courses and seminars on jazz topics, and maintained several performance groups for Harvard students.
The central figure in promoting jazz at Harvard has been band director Tom Everett. A trombonist by trade, Everett was hired in 1971 to direct the college bands, and founded the Harvard Jazz Band later that year. While the early years saw the band supporting itself by playing local dances, university support gradually increased, especially through the Office for the Arts, allowing for official residencies and formal commissions. Everett taught courses on jazz as well, inviting a parade of stars to address and inspire Harvard undergraduates. This enhanced level of respect— aided by the growing presence of jazz in the academic curriculum—bred good-will from the artists themselves, who were welcomed with tributes appropriate to their accomplishments.
Everett amassed a significant collection of scores, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia. These materials represent both a personal and an institutional history. When viewed collectively, the interaction between jazz musicians, colleagues, students and friends serves to chronicle the university's evolving support for the jazz enterprise.

System of Arrangement

Scope and Content

The collection contains 75 manuscript scores, parts and lead sheets from the Harvard Jazz Band library and Tom Everett's personal archive dating from 1971. Included also are letters, flyers, photographs and other memorabilia spanning 40 years of jazz at Harvard.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Jazz.
Jazz -- Lead sheets.
Music -- Manuscripts.
Big band music -- Scores and parts.
Adamson, Harold
Allen, Geri
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986
Arnheim, Gus
Bauzá, Mario, 1911-1993
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Bley, Carla
Bloom, Jane Ira
Braxton, Anthony
Brubeck, Dave
Burtis, Sam
Burton, Gary
Carter, Benny
Cheatham, Doc
Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991
Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991
Clayton, Ross
Corea, Chick
Dameron, Tadd, 1917-1965
Di Novi, Gene
Dijkstra, Jorrit, 1966-
Edison, Harry, 1915-1999
Elliott, Nancy Miller
Evans, Bill, 1929-1980
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988
Everett, Tom
Feinstein, Allen
Fontana, Carl
Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973
Freund, Geraldine
Friedman, Jeff
Gershon, Russ
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
Gibbs, Michael, 1937-
Gibbs, Terry, 1924-
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Giuffre, Jimmy
Golson, Benny
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986
Granz, Norman, 1918-2001
Hall, Jim, 1930-2013
Hampton, Slide
Haynes, Roy
Hemphill, Julius
Hersey, Baird
Hill, Andrew, 1931-2007
Ho, Fred Wei-han
Hodeir, André, 1921-2011
Jacquet, Illinois
Jarrett, Keith
Johnson, J.J., 1924-2001
Johnson, Sy
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Kibwe, Talib
Knepper, Jimmy, 1927-2003
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973
Kuhn, Steve
Lacy, Steve
Lee, Thomas Oboe
Lewis, John, 1920-2001
Lyman, Abe, 1897-1957
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
McBee, Cecil
McCormick, Cathleen
McHugh, Jimmy, 1894-1969
Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979
Mulligan, Gerry
Murray, Albert
O'Brien, Peter F. (Peter Francis)
Opdycke, Rob
Ory, Kid, 1886-1973
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955
Paul, Harry
Powell, Morgan, 1938-
Putnam, A., active 1918
Redman, Don
Redman, Joshua
Reynolds, Herbert, 1867-1933
Rudd, Roswell
Russell, George, 1923-2009
Schaphorst, Ken
Schickele, Peter
Schifrin, Lalo
Schuller, Gunther
Spicer, Jack
Stock, Jaxon
Strayhorn, Billy
Swallow, Steve
Terry, Clark
Weston, Randy, 1926-
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981
Wilson, Phil (Trombonist)
Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986
Winstone, Norma, 1941-

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