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Paul Whiteman collection

Identifier: MC-217

Scope and Contents

The Paul Whiteman collection contains a variety of materials that document the life and musical career of Paul Whiteman. Specifically, the collection includes music scores, sheet music, audiovisual materials, business files, personal files, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, radio broadcasts and transcripts, books, and other materials that relate to Whiteman and the musicians who participated in his orchestra or worked with him in some capacity.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

The Paul Whiteman Collection is open for research. Some audio recordings may be inaccessible due to format or fragility.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Please consult with staff regarding questions about publishing materials from the Paul Whiteman collection. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright or performance rights issues that may be associated with collections and materials. Duplications from this collection are provided for research use only and do not imply permission to perform or publish the contents. See "External Documents" for lists of copyright contacts, titles, and holders.


580 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L2 Storage, E8b, E9b, E10a, E10b, F6b. Most artifacts are housed in L2. The larger artifacts are housed at LSF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Whiteman, 1930s-1940s. Gift of Cindy Magill (granddaughter), 1990s and early 2000s.

Paul Whiteman collection
Nash, Katie and Laurel Rhame
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267