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Libi Staiger Musical Theater Collection

  • 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.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

Marvin Hamlisch Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 013
  • Folder
  • 2012-05-16

The collection includes one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper listing the concert song lineup and 4 sticky notes of performance notes in Hamlisch's writing.

Hamlisch, Marvin

Mary Miller Audio Collection

  • 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

Meredith Willson Papers

  • US.INSON Mss 049
  • Collection
  • 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

Niela Goodelle Collection

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

The collection contains newsclippings, photos, address book, lacquers discs, 78s, contracts, telegrams belonging to 1930's actress and singer Niela Goodelle.

Goodelle, Niela

Oral History Collection

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

This artificial collection contains collected oral histories.

Peter Brunelli Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 053
  • Collection
  • 1970-02-08 - ?

The collection consists of six arrangements written by composer Peter Brunelli and one wooden box containing rubber stamps for arrangements and compositions, custom-made for Peter Brunelli.

Brunelli, Peter

Phil Harris – Alice Faye Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 003
  • Collection
  • 1946 - 1954

Approximately 140 musical arrangements for the weekly NBC radio show The Phil Harris – Alice Faye Show. The arrangements were created by Walter Scharf.

Harris, Phil

Ray Shonfield Collection

  • 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

Robert Boyer Collection of Andrews Sisters Materials

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

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. to a lesser extent similar material pertaining to Georgia Gibbs and Rose Murphy.

Boyer, Robert

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.

Rudy Vallee Collection of Aluminum Disc Radio Show Recordings

  • US.INSON Mss 007
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1939

3 boxes containing 74 aluminum disc recordings of Rudy Vallee radio shows from 1932-1939. Guest stars included Tallulah Bankhead, Alice Faye,Sophie Tucker, Ethel Barrymore, Dick Powell, Betty Boop, Gloria Swanson, Bob Hope, Rudolph Friml, Jr., Milton Berle, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Edgar Bergen and many others.

Vallee, Rudy

Sandler & Young Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 006
  • Collection
  • 1966 - 1983

Approximately 200 original arrangements created by various arrangers for the singing duo Sandler & Young, who performed internationally from 1963-1982. Most arrangements include a master score, vocal parts, and various instrument parts. The collection also includes a few news clippings.

Young, Ralph

Tony Martin Memorabilia

  • 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

Waterwell Theater Company Blueprint Specials

  • 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.

Will Friedwald Sound Recording Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 010
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 2010

The collection consists of 3,500+ LP recordings, 78 rpm recordings, video discs and radio transcription discs. The LP collection includes Broadway cast recordings, jazz, blue, swing, Western swing, and novelty albums.

Friedwald, Will

William Wilcox Theatrical Ephemera Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 017
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 1966

Theatrical ephemera for a London-based run of "Funny Face," including a framed lobby card, accounting sheet, and playbill, as well as other miscellaneous programs and sheet music.

Wilcox, William

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