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Duke Ambassadors records, 1947-2004 0.25 Linear Feet — 7 Items

The Duke Ambassadors were an independent, student run, thirteen piece dance band founded by Sonny Burke '37 that was a staple of the Duke University social scene for thirty years. This collection is one compiled artificially by the Office of Alumni Affairs and contains material pertaining to the music and the origination of the Duke Ambassadors including one folder of background information and four CDs. Materials in the collection date from 1947-2004, bulk 1947-1957.

This is an artificial collection compiled by the Office of Alumni Affairs and contains material pertaining to the music and the origination of the Duke Ambassadors including one folder of background information and four CDs. Information about individual arrangers and performers on the CDs can be found in the Collection Control File. Reference copies of the CDs will need to be made for patron use. Materials in the collection date from 1947-2004, bulk 1947-1957.

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George "Jelly" Leftwich scrapbook, 1925-1931 3 Linear Feet — 4 folders Items

George "Jelly" Leftwich joined Duke University in 1926 as conductor of the Duke University Club Orchestra. He is best remembered for having written the words and music to Duke's fight song, "The Blue and White." The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photos, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, advertisements, posters, and memorabilia related to the Duke University music department, as well as George "Jelly" Leftwich's personal photos and documents. The items date from 1925 to 1931.

Four folders contain newspaper clippings, photos, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, advertisements, posters, and memorabilia related to the Duke University music department, as well as George "Jelly" Leftwich's personal photos and documents. The items date from 1925 to 1931, the bulk of which is from Leftwich's time as conductor of Duke University Club Orchestra. The folders combined consist of approximately 120 pages.