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About the Collection

The Herb Pomeroy Jazz Collection was generously donated to the MIT Libraries’ Distinctive Collections by the Pomeroy family. This rich collection contains materials spanning from the early 1940s to Pomeroy’s passing in 2007. It showcases Pomeroy’s musical and teaching careers, as well as his personal life.

The collection includes a wealth of print materials, such as:

  • music scores and parts
  • newspaper clippings
  • teaching materials
  • personal and professional correspondence, and photographs
  • posters
  • performance programs and notebooks
  • promotional materials for the Herb Pomeroy Big Band
  • other professional memorabilia

The collection also contains a variety of audio & video materials, which are being reformatted to ensure long-term accessibility and preservation.

  • 348 cassette tapes
  • 105 CDs
  • 89 reel-to-reel tapes
  • 30 LP records
  • 1 DAT (digital audio tape)
  • 36 VHS tapes

The collection is available for research in the Institute Archives. An updated guide to the contents of the collection is coming soon, and will be linked from this page. We are working towards providing rich online access to as much of the collection as possible, but must navigate complex copyright issues before doing so.

Thanks to the Pomeroy Collection Processing Fund donors. We would not be able to do this work without their support.

For questions about the collection, please contact pomeroycollection@mit.edu.