Collection MS 278 - The Dundee Jazz Club

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MS 278


The Dundee Jazz Club


  • 1952-1979 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 Box and 3 Folders

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Biographical history

The club existed from 1955 and was formally discontinued in 1965, though it had effectively stopped most of its activites in 1962. The American jazz musician Pee Wee Russell (1906-1969) accepted an invitation to become honorary President of the Dundee Jazz Club in 1959.

Archival history

The material was held by the secretary of the Club, Gordon Sneddon, and was handed over to James Thomson (a member of the club) by his widow. A former employee of the Archives suggested that Mr Thomson deposit the material.

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Scope and content

Minute book 1955-1965, letters to Gordon Sneddon, secretary, from or relating to Pee Wee Russell 1959-1967, file of correspondence with Gordon Sneddon 1952-1962, brochures, programmes, newspaper supplements mainly 1960s (one from 1979).


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Paper and photographs.

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MS 278

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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