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Rocky Clark Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 132

Scope and Contents

Rocky Clark was a journalist who wrote about the jazz scene in Southern Connecticut. As the first president of the Dixieland Society of Southern Connecticut, his papers document the activities of this organization. Also represented in the collection is some coverage of the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival at Quinnipiac College. Clark collected a large number of jazz-related photographs for his features, which are also included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1949 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Arrangement

The Rocky Clark Papers are made up of four series: I. Material related to the Dixieland Society of Southern Connecticut; II. Material related to the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival at Quinnipiac College; III. Scrapbooks and Clippings; and IV. Photographs.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/music.mss.0132

Overview

Rocky Clark was a journalist who wrote about the jazz scene in Southern Connecticut. As the first president of the Dixieland Society of Southern Connecticut, his papers document the activities of this organization. Also represented in the collection is some coverage of the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival at Quinnipiac College. Clark collected a large number of jazz-related photographs for his features, which are also included in the collection.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Rockwell "Rocky" Clark, Jr. (1907-1990), was a reporter and journalist in Southern Connecticut. He was born in Bridgeport, and attended Yale University (Class of 1930). Clark was a news editor at WNHG-TV, and an editor for The Bridgeport Post and the New Haven Register, where he wrote a weekly column on jazz. Clark was also the first president of The Dixieland Society of Southern Connecticut. Founded in 1962, the Society was a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Dixieland jazz entertainment, and encouraged the playing of Dixieland jazz in Southern Connecticut. The Society published a newsletter called Jazz Echo, and sponsored many concerts in the area.
Title
Guide to the Rocky Clark Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Ferrigno
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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