Name and location of repository
Level of description
- 1890-present (Publication)
Approximately 300 linear feet
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
This is an artificial collection that is comprised of all donations of books. Subjects include: analysis and criticism of the Great American Songbook; biographies and autobiographies of the Songbook's composers, lyricists, and performers; the history of American musical theater and musical comedy; and commentary on the technology and culture of the 20th century. The collection also contains reference materials such as publishers' lists of sound recordings.
System of arrangement
The majority of this collection has been cataloged and can be found in our LibraryWorld catalog (link can be found on homepage). It is arranged using Library of Congress call numbers.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.
Conditions governing reproduction
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
NOTE: Collections with mixed content that include books are linked in the "Related Descriptions" below.
A2011-004 Received from Richard Basore on March 10, 2011.
A2011-011 Received from David Wilk on May 27, 2011.
A2012-006 Received from Michael Feinstein on February 9, 2012.
A2013-001 Received from Alfred Holden on January 2, 2013.
A2013-008 Received from Michael Feinstein on March 8, 2013.
A2013-020 Received from Jane Miller on September 26, 2013.
A2015-017 Received from Michael Feinstein on September 17, 2015.
A2016-006 Received from Michael Feinstein on January 22, 2016.
A2017-004 Received from Lisa Bennett on June 7, 2017.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Book Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.