John Stubblefield Papers


This two-year project will process and create a detailed finding aid for the papers of jazz saxophonist John Stubblefield, known for his avant-garde style, his association with musical greats Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente, among others, and for his ability to "blow [the saxophone] like a raging torrent." (Robert Palmer, "Jazz: John Stubblefield" New York Times, April 8, 1980, p. C5.) Contained in eighty containers, this inaccessible collection includes correspondence, photographs, musical compositions, and record albums of this significant jazz musician.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



University of Arkansas


  • Mr. Timothy G. Nutt

Date Range

1967 - 2005

Geographic Scope

The collection's geographic scope is local, national, and international, covering the city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the country of Japan.


  • 100 Audio (Including Speech And Music), Image, Musical Scores, Text (Including Electronic Texts)