Collection Mss 004 - Book Collection

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US.INSON Mss 004

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Title

Book Collection

Date(s)

  • 1890-present (Publication)

Extent

Approximately 300 linear feet

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Citation: Book Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.

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