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The Milton and Nelma Fillius Jazz Archive

Identifier: yhm-arc-2021-011


Established in 1995, The Milton and Nelma Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College holds a collection of videotaped interviews, numbering over 350 entries, with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics. The collection generally focuses on artists associated with mainstream jazz and the swing era. Members of bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and the Dorsey brothers are well represented as well as soloists and leaders of small ensembles dating from the 1930s. This oral history project was conceived by Milton F. Fillius Jr. ’44 with the support of jazz singer Joe Williams. Interviews were transcribed by Romy Britell and videotaped by Tim Hicks.


  • Creation: 1995-present

Conditions Governing Use

The Hamilton College Jazz Archive has made a reasonable effort to secure permission from the interviewees to make these materials available to the public. Use of these materials by other parties is subject to the fair use doctrine in United States copyright law (Title 17, Chapter 1, para. 107) which allows use for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship without requiring permission from the rights holder.

Any use that does not fall within fair use must be cleared with the rights holder. For assistance in contacting the rights holder please contact the Jazz Archive, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323.


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Part of the Hamilton College Archives Repository

198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY United States