Artist and Lecture Series, Duke Ellington Band, photo 1
This image shows the Duke Ellington Band, with Duke Ellington and possibly Ella Fitzgerald singing on a stage while the band plays behind them at Appalachian State University as part of the Artist and Lecture Series. Established in the mid-1950s, Artist and Lecture Series was a program to bring a variety of music, dance, and theater performances to Appalachian State Teachers College (1929-1967) and Appalachian State University (1967-current). Performances and lectures were scheduled throughout the University's academic year, and were attended by students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community. Nationally or regionally known artists, musicians, and scholars were invited to the university based on relevance to students and campus events.
Appalachian State University
General Picture Files, 2004.040, Box 5, Artist and Lecture Series F2, C220.127.116.11.
University Archives, Appalachian State University