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.”
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.
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.
The collection contains 4 scrapbook pages with photos of the Wolverine Orchestra, including member Bix Beiderbecke; 1 bound scrapbook containing news clippings and other items concerning the travels of Dick Voynow's Wolverine Orchestra; miscellaneous unlabeled photos; miscellaneous news clippings