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D. Russell Connor collection of Benny Goodman audio recordings

Identifier: IJS-0122

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.


  • 1928 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use.


60.15 cubic feet

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository

185 University Avenue
John Cotton Dana Library
4th Floor
Newark New Jersey 07102 United States