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Gus Kahn Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 001
  • Folder
  • 1909 - 2007

The collection consists of scrapbooks, photos, sheet music, manuscripts, and other material documenting the personal and professional life of popular music lyricist Gus Kahn who collaborated on many of the most enduring hits of the 20th-century including “Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby,” “Carolina in the Morning,” and “It Had to Be You.”

Kahn, Gus

Robert Grimes Collection, Preliminary Inventory

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

The collection contains 34,000 pieces of sheet music, 14,000 recordings, 3,300 books, 200 publicity photographs, news clippings and correspondence.

Grimes, Robert

Hy Zaret Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 009
  • Folder
  • 1936 - 2007

Papers and sound recordings spanning the career of lyricist Hy Zaret (Hyman Harry Zaritsky). Includes research, notes, handwritten musical notes and lyrics on staff paper, mock-ups and drafts of sheet music, printed sheet music, orchestrations, arrangements, and folios. It also includes copyright registrations, requests for use, letters of praise, scrapbooks, and correspondence. Collection also contains plaques and certificates presented to Zaret for milestones related to “Unchained Melody” and in appreciation for his work with Lou Singer on children’s educational music, and audio recordings featuring unpublished and commercial reel-to-reel tapes, 78s, LPs, and lacquers of Zaret’s songs, his Little Songs, and research-related materials.

Zaret, Hy

Bob Kennedy Printed Music Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 011
  • Item
  • 1900 - 1967

Approximately 1,600 pieces of sheet music, orchestral arrangements, and other documents related to the performances and career of Bob Kennedy.

Kennedy, Bob

Robert Boyer Collection of Andrews Sisters Materials

  • US US.INSON Mss 012
  • Folder
  • 1937 - 1995

The collection consists of photos, recordings, posters, letters, and publicity material documenting the careers of The Andrews Sisters including 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs, photographs, posters, lobby cards, magazines, and miscellaneous research materials. It also includes to a lesser extent similar materials pertaining to Georgia Gibbs and Rose Murphy.

Boyer, Robert

Donald Kahn Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 044
  • Folder
  • 1930 - 2007

The collection consists of sheet music, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material documenting the career of Donald Kahn.

Kahn, Donald

Meredith Willson Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 049
  • Folder
  • 1902 - 2006

The personal and business papers of Meredith Willson, author and composer of "The Music Man" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," along with photographs, sheet music and arrangements, sound recordings, and audiovisual recordings from his personal collection.

Willson, Meredith

Libi Staiger Musical Theater Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 051
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 2009

Scripts, sheet music, souvenir books, programs, newsclippings, arrangements, photographs, playbills, and showbills from Libi Staiger's professional career and that of her husband, Jerome Eskow.

Staiger, Libi

Marguerite Piazza Arrangements

  • US US.INSON Mss 056
  • Collection
  • c. 1950s-1990s

The majority of the collection is made up of arrangements written for Ms. Piazza, mostly undated, along with some published music and miscellaneous items like playbills and program lists.

Piazza, Marguerite

Ray Charles Papers, Preliminary Inventory

  • US US.INSON Mss 059
  • Collection
  • 1925

Boxes 1-3: 66 scores
Boxes 4-27: books
Boxes 28-45: CDs
Boxes 46-49: LPs and books
Boxes 50-54: cassette tapes
Boxes 55-60: arrangements
Boxes 61-67: misc. sheet music and arrangements
Box 68: plaques
Box 69: advertising award
Boxes 70-83: Show binders
Box 84: National Memorial Day concert, handwritten music 1995-2004
Box 85: Kennedy Center Honors books 2009-2013
Box 86: Glen Campbell Show vocal sketches + arrangements
Box 87-88: calendars
Box 89: plaques, Perry Como Show shooting schedule, Scrapbook, misc.
File cabinets: sheet music, folios, arrangements, and scores

Charles, Ray, 1918-2015

Jay Gorney Papers, Preliminary Inventory

  • US US.INSON Mss 063
  • Folder
  • 1929 - 1991

Personal papers of Jay Gorney, including correspondence and scripts, sheet music, arrangements, orchestrations, and recordings of Gorney's works.

Gorney, Jay