Showing 46 results

Archival Description
Only top-level descriptions The Great American Songbook Foundation
Print preview View:

12 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

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

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.

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

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.

Phil Harris – Alice Faye Arrangements

  • US US.INSON Mss 003
  • Folder
  • 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

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.

Sandler & Young Arrangements

  • US US.INSON Mss 006
  • Folder
  • 1963 - 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

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

Will Friedwald Sound Recording Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 010
  • Item
  • 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

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

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

William Wilcox Theatrical Ephemera Collection

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

The collection contains theatrical ephemera for a 1928 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

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

Joyce Maurer Saxon Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 021
  • Folder
  • 1945-1995

The collections consists of news clippings, photos, a promotional leaflet, and magazines pertaining to the musical career of Joyce Mauer Saxon who lived and performed in and around Chicago, Illinois.

Saxon, Joyce Mauer

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.

Results 1 to 20 of 46