Thursday, June 20, 2013

Archives Update: Two New Finding Aids

We're happy to report that two more archival collections have been processed and are available for use here at the Library:

The Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington

A sample scrapbook page filled with autographs
This collection is comprised of memorabilia created and compiled by Franklin McGinley on Duke Ellington, including clippings, various commemorative materials, and a scrapbook documenting the rise of swing music. The scrapbook is a definite highlight of the collection, with artwork by McGinley and numerous autographs from the musicians featured on its pages, including a rare signature from influential bassist Jimmy Blanton. Other notable autographs include Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Harry Carney, and Duke Ellington.

The Bobby Vince Paunetto papers

A small fraction of the Paunetto papers
This collection includes scores, audio recordings, and other related materials created and collected by vibraphonist and Latin jazz composer Bobby Vince Paunetto '73 (1944-2010). Paunetto was a prolific composer who fused salsa and jazz in innovative ways. He was significantly influenced by Cal Tjader, Gary Burton, John LaPorta, and Herb Pomeroy, among others. Paunetto attended Berklee from 1969-1973 and released five albums over the course of his lifetime: Nuance (1962), Paunetto's Point (1974), Commit to Memory (1976), Composer in Public (1998), and Reconstituted (2001).

As with the rest of our archival materials, these collections do not circulate but may be viewed on site by appointment Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours available upon request. Email or call 617-747-8001 to schedule a visit or to learn more about the Archives. You can also peruse other finding aids, as well as some digital collections, online at:

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