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Jazz and Swing Foundation records

Identifier: M069

Scope and Content of the Records

The records contain board activity reports, legal documents, correspondence, information on donors and their contributions, publicity materials, information on related organizations and events, and various subject files related to the functions and goals of the Jazz and Swing Foundation.


  • Creation: 1986-1988


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

History of Jazz and Swing Foundation

The Jazz and Swing Foundation was a non-profit organization founded in 1986. Its expressed purpose was to collect and preserve jazz and swing sound recordings and information about jazz and swing music and musicians. The collection of sound recordings and the foundation's office files were transferred to Georgia State University in August 1988 when the Jazz and Swing Foundation ceased to exist.


0.83 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

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The Jazz and Swing Foundation was a non-profit organization that existed 1986-1988, in order to collect and preserve jazz and swing sound recordings and information about jazz and swing music and musicians. Its records contain board and organizational information as well as various subject files.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arthur Montgomery, August 1988.

Separated Materials

During processing a substantial number of non-manuscript materials was separated to other collections. Several books on jazz and popular music were cataloged and added to the Special Collections books. Over 3,000 45rpm discs, 78rpm discs, 33rpm discs, reel-to-reel tapes, 8-track cassettes, analog cassettes, compact disks and instantaneous discs were entered in the Popular Music Collection sound database and housed with the Popular Music Collection sound recordings. Consult Special Collections for access.

Processing Information

Processed by Casey P. Cater at the file level, 2006.

Jazz and Swing Foundation:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 15, 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)