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Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Series 4 contains business documents and records, mainly from O’Farrill’s advertisement and jingle business, correspondence to, from, and about him and his wife Lupe, obituaries, guestbooks, speeches, publications, programs, posters, awards, yearbooks, photographs, clippings, and artifacts. Clippings contain information about Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill’s career, festivals he performed in, and information about advertising companies. Photographs of O’Farrill include him performing, recording, and candid shots. People such as Dizzy Gillespie, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Tito Puente, and his son Arturo O’Farrill can be seen. Awards include Latin USA Jazz Awards, presidential recognitions, and keys to the city.

Conditions Governing Access

Most of the collection is available for research. There is one restricted control folder that contains confidential personal and financial information. Some of the documents have been modified to omit confidential information while retaining the document for research use. The original documents are in this folder. The audiovisual media in the collection are currently open for visual inspection only. Access copies for listening and/or viewing may be created on request, if possible. Contact the Institute for details or to make a request.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Spanish; Castilian


Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository

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