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Ella Fitzgerald collection of sheet music, 1897-1991
PASC-M 135  
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
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  • Title: Ella Fitzgerald collection of sheet music
    Collection number: PASC-M 135
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13.0 linear ft. (32 flat boxes and 1 1/2 document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1897-1991
    Abstract: This collection consists of primarily of published sheet music collected by singer Ella Fitzgerald.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    creator: Fitzgerald, Ella

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ella Fitzgerald Collection of Sheet Music (Collection PASC-M 135). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Estate of Ella Fitzgerald, 1996-1997.

    Biography

    Singer Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She sang with the Chick Webb Orchestra from 1934 to 1939 and was a recording artist for the Decca and Verve labels. Fitzgerald’s numerous recordings include the eight “Songbook” albums made from 1956 to 1964 featuring the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer. She won many awards, including 12 Grammys. Ella Fitzgerald died June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists primarily of published sheet music collected by singer Ella Fitzgerald. Also present are fourteen publicity photographs of Fitzgerald, a small amount of correspondence and notes, and published songbooks.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232976 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fitzgerald, Ella
    Popular music--United States.
    Sheet music.
    Women jazz singers--United States--Archives.