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Book Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 004
  • Collection
  • 1890-present

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.

Robert Grimes Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 008
  • Collection
  • 1895 - 2011

34,000 pieces of sheet music, 14,000 recordings, 3,300 books, 200 publicity photographs, newsclippings and correspondence.