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Andre Kostelanetz Collection

  • US US.INSON A2011-014
  • Collection
  • 1965

1 abstract still life painting, 24" x 28", signed by the artist, Harold Arlen, composer for the classic film The Wizard of Oz. Yellow background, green vase, multicolored flowers; oil on canvas.

Arlen, Harold, 1905 - 1986

Irving Berlin Sheet Music Dedication Copy

  • US US.INSON A2011-015
  • Collection
  • 1907 - 1966

The collection contains one red binder of Irving Berlin sheet music dedicated to Jimmy Van Heusen. The binder was a gift from Berlin to Van Heusen.

Didier Deutsch LP Collection

  • US US.INSON A2011-020
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 2010

Foreign language and cast recordings from the personal collection of record producer Didier Deutsch.

Deutsch, Didier C.,

Gerry LaFollette 78 Collection

  • US US.INSON A2011-024
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1955

100's of popular recordings in 78 format, many in original albums, some loose.

Jolson, Al, 1886 - 1950

John Miller Collection

  • US US.INSON A2012-002
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1990

The collection contains books, newsclippings, notebooks, and test pressings.

Miller, John

Mary Miller Audio Collection

  • US US.INSON A2012-026
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1959

Audio recordings: 11 by Art Tatum, 1 Fats Waller and 1 Showboat recording. 7-12", 2-10" and 3-7" recordings

Miller, Mary

Waterwell Theater Company Blueprint Specials

  • US US.INSON A2018-006
  • Collection
  • 1940s

The collection contains scanned pages from several shows known as "blueprint specials," which were musicals-in-a-box created for the US Army during WWII.

Richard W. Judy and Jane M. Lommel Collection of X-Ray Film Recordings

  • US US.INSON Mss 002
  • Collection
  • 1958 - 1959

The collection contains 18 Soviet-era x-ray film recordings of jazz music obtained during Richard Judy's exchange studies in Moscow from 1958-1959. Songs include "Begin the Beguine," "To A Wild Rose," "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye" and others by various artists.

Judy, Richard W.

Book Collection

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

This artificial collection comprises 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.

Grimes, Robert

Oral History Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 005
  • Collection
  • 1990-02-16 - ?

This artificial collection contains collected oral histories.

Andre Kostelanetz Radio Broadcast Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 015
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1946

Approximately 30 compact disc recordings of Andre Kostelanetz's CBS radio broadcasts from 1932 to 1949.

Kostelanetz, Andre

Ray Shonfield Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 020
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 1956

The collection consists of news clippings, photos, books and recordings of Ray Shonfield performing with the Charlie Davis and Jim Riley Orchestras.

Shonfield, Ray

Audio/Visual Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 022
  • Collection
  • 1980s-present

This is an artificial collection that is comprised of all donations of CDs and DVDs.
Sound recordings include: original cast recordings of Broadway musicals and Hollywood movie musicals, including foreign language albums; albums recorded by Songbook-era performers; and albums including Songbook-era pieces sung by later performers.
Video recordings include: recorded Broadway musical performances; Hollywood movie musicals; documentaries; and movies with Songbook-era music in the soundtrack.

Tony Martin Memorabilia

  • US US.INSON Mss 024
  • Collection
  • 1949 - 1953

The collection contains 21 pieces of memorabilia given to Tony: certificates of appreciation, correspondence from Governor Nixon and President Eisenhower and other items.

Martin, Tony

George and Louise McCabe Collection of Sound Recordings

  • US US.INSON Mss 036
  • Collection
  • 1931 - 1947

The collection contains approximately 1,200 78-rpm recordings focusing on the work of Bing Crosby and a sampling of other artists from the same period.

McCabe, George

Johnny Burke Recordings

  • US US.INSON Mss 046
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1964

The collection contains 7", 10", and 12" lacquer discs, various reel-to-reel tapes, miscellaneous 78s and LPs, and some sheet music belonging to lyricist Johnny Burke. Many of the lacquers are test pressings of music for which he wrote the lyrics.

Burke, Johnny, 1908-1964

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

Niela Goodelle Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 054
  • Collection
  • 1911 - 1988

The collection contains newsclippings, photos, an address book, lacquer discs, one 78rpm recording, contracts and telegrams belonging to 1930's actress and singer Niela Goodelle.

Goodelle, Niela

Graduate Student Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 055
  • Collection
  • 2014-present

This collection contains papers written by graduate students on topics related to the Great American Songbook.

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