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Charlie Spivak Papers, 1913-1982 and undated

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Administrative Information


The Charlie Spivak Papers were found in Special Collections in 2004. These materials were probably donated to Furman University in January 1983 as part of the Charlie Spivak Music Collection.

Custodial History

Spivak’s widow, “Dubby” Lambert Spivak, gave the Music Collection and Spivak’s trumpet to Furman music professor, Dan Ellis, in January 1983 to be housed in the Duke Library.  In July 2008, the Music Library had possession of the Charlie Spivak Music Collection and Jenny Colvin, Music Librarian, transferred the collection to Special Collections and Archives (Acc. 2008-063). The trumpet remains displayed in Professor Gary Malvern’s office in the Music Department.

Related Material

  • George and Elaine Howard Collection of Charlie Spivak Memorabilia, Acc. #: 2015-065
  • Charlie Spivak Music Collection, Acc. 2008-063
  • South Caroliniana file – Charlie Spivak Biography

Access and Use

Access and Restrictions

Open to research without restrictions. Researchers are advised to contact Special Collections and Archives prior to visiting.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charlie Spivak Papers, Acc. 0000-006 [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.