Scope and Content Note
Comprising primarily collected clippings, notes, book extracts, compiled lists and research correspondence, the Thomas A. Delong Research Files provide raw information culled from numerous sources and repositories concerning the life and career of bandleader Paul Whiteman. These files formed the basis of Tom DeLong's book, Pops: Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz, published in 1983 by New Century Publishers. The collection is divided into three series: Family and Personal Life, Career, and Images.
Thomas A. Delong Research Files, 1908-1995