D. Russell Connor collection of Benny Goodman audio recordings
- 1928 - 1986
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 396 reel-to-reel tapes of rare and unreleased performances compiled over four decades and donated by D. Russell Connor, a Benny Goodman biographer and discographer. It represents the most complete collection of Goodman recordings anywhere and includes reels from Goodman's personal archive, as well as those of many Goodman researchers and collectors worldwide. This collection was digitized as part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
60.15 Cubic Feet
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use.
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
Yale University Music Library: D. Russell Connor collection of Benny Goodman interviews (MSS 143)
- Kristiana Weseloh
- Connor, D. Russell (Donald Russell). 1988. 'Benny Goodman : Listen to His Legacy' Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press.
- Connor, D. Russell (Donald Russell). 'Benny Goodman : Wrappin’ It up.' Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press; 1996.
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