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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

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

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and in appreciation for his work with Lou Singer on children’s educational music, and audio recordings featuring unpublished and commercial reel-to-reel tapes, 78s, LPs, and lacquers of Zaret’s songs, his Little Songs, and research-related materials.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

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

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

John Miller Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 031
  • Folder
  • 1960 - 1990

The collection contains newsclippings, notebooks, test pressings and books. books,

Miller, John

Jeanne Parker Collection

  • US US.INSON Mss 040
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1984

Sheet music, photos, booklets and autographs collected by Jeanne and her husband, Roy, from concerts they attended.

Parker, Jeanne

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

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

George M. Cohan Arrangements

  • US US.INSON MSS 083
  • Folder
  • 1927

"When Lindy Comes Home" sheet music excerpt from "The New York American" newspaper dated 6/6/1927

Melinda Lissauer

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