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Norman Gentieu Collection Relating to Eastwood Lane

An inventory of his collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: (PRB)
Date: 27 Mar 2013

Biographical History

Norman Gentieu (1914-2009) was an American author and historian from Philadelphia whose interest in twentieth century jazz led him to research and publish articles on Eastwood Lane.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Norman Gentieu Collection Relating to Eastwood Lane consists of Correspondence-subject files, Printed material and Research material.

Correspondence-subject files include letters to Norman Gentieu from Modena Scovill Lane, the widow of Eastwood Lane, and a small number of letters from Eastwood Lane.

Printed material consists of one piece of artwork, two books, one by Modena Scovill, a concert program and several copies of published sheet music by Eastwood Lane.

Research material consists of photocopies of correspondence from the originals which are in the Eastwood Lane Papers.

Arrangement of the Collection

All material is arranged alphabetically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Eastwood Lane Papers.

Subject Headings


Gentieu, Norman, 1914-2009.
Lane, Eastwood, 1879-1951.
Scovill, Modena.

Genres and Forms

Sheet music.



Location of Originals

Originals of the photocopied correspondence may be found in the Eastwood Lane Papers.Originals are here and here and here.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Originally accessioned as part of the Eastwood lane Papers, gift of Mary Meloscia and Thomas S. Pletcher, 2013.

Table of Contents

Correspondence-subject files

Printed material

Research material