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Dick Voynow Scrapbook Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 063
  • Collection
  • 1920's

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

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

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

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

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

Andrews Sisters Collection

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

Photos, recordings, posters, letters, and publicity material documenting the careers of The Andrews Sisters, Georgia Gibbs, and Rose Murphy. Includes 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs, photographs, posters, lobby cards, magazines, and miscellaneous research materials.

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.

Bing Crosby Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 057
  • Collection
  • ca. 1970s

The collection consists of 10 band arrangements used by Bing Crosby in the early 1970s near the end of his career, and one photo of the singer.

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

Bob Kennedy Printed Music Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 011
  • Collection
  • 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

Gus Kahn Papers

  • US.INSON Mss 001
  • Collection
  • 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

Hy Zaret Papers

  • US.INSON Mss 009
  • Collection
  • 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

Frankie Randall Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 045
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1960

Approximately 600 arrangements originally belonging to singer Frankie Randall.

Randall, Frankie

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

Didier Deutsch LP Collection

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

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

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