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Phoebe Jacobs papers, 1951-2002 

Jacobs, Phoebe,
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11 linear feet (11 linear feet 23 boxes; 1 flat box; 1 tube box)
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Biographical Note

Public relations executive; Director public relation for The Rainbow Room, 1969-1973; Vice President of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, 1970. Sy Kravitz has written 'The life and career of Phoebe Jacobs reads like a who's who of the country's greatest jazz musicians and singers with whom she has worked.' Executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, she has made invaluable contributions to Armstrong's living legacy, playing an important role in the establishment of the Armstrong Archives at Queens College in New York in 1993. In 1995, her long campaign for the release of a Louis Armstrong postal stamp came to fruition. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Lincoln Center's The Ellington Centennial and Research Associate in the jazz program at the Museum of American History.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, documents, photographs, posters, clippings relating to the professional career of Phoebe Jacobs and notable jazz musicians, especially Louis Armstrong.