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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

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

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

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and in appreciation for his work with Lou Singer on children’s educational music, and audio recordings featuring unpublished and commercial reel-to-reel tapes, 78s, LPs, and lacquers of Zaret’s songs, his Little Songs, and research-related materials.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

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

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

Jan August Papers

  • US US.INSON Mss 023
  • Folder
  • 1920 - 1985

The collection consists of menus, press clippings, photos and recordings from the career of arranger and composer Jan August.

August, Jan

Albert Vincent Glenn Arrangements

  • US US.INSON Mss 038
  • Folder
  • 1911 - 1941

The collection consists of approximately 85 commercial and original arrangements used by the Hotel Van Ness Orchestra, led by Albert “Al Getchie” Glenn, as well as some miscellaneous sheet music and a photograph of the orchestra.

Glenn, Albert "Al" Vincent

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

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