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Rhodes S. Baker, Jr. Collection

Identifier: 06-074

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists about 14 boxes of papers related to Houston attorney Rhodes Baker's research and collection of Duke Ellington recordings, along with tape recordings, 78 r.p.m., and LP records.


  • Creation: 1924-1990
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 00/00/1968


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.


14.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

The papers are partially organized, but also contain considerable duplicate material; the arrangement is complicated by early attempts -- some 40 years ago -- to make sense of collection and catalog the recordings which came with it, which saw UNT materials and notes shuffled in with Baker's materials. The collection also includes considerable documentation of stages of assessment and organization in the early 1970s, the early 1990s, and 2008-2009.

Physical Access Requirements

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library and in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Rhodes S. Baker's widow.

Related Materials

See also: the Dennis Askey Papers

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Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository