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Graduate Student Papers

  • US.INSON Mss 055
  • Collection
  • 2014-present

This collection contains papers written by graduate students on topics related to the Great American Songbook.

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

Oral History Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 005
  • Collection
  • 1990-02-16 - ?

This artificial collection contains collected oral histories.

Audio/Visual Collection

  • 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.

Peter Brunelli Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 053
  • Collection
  • 1970-02-08 - ?

The collection consists of six arrangements written by composer Peter Brunelli and one wooden box containing rubber stamps for arrangements and compositions, custom-made for Peter Brunelli.

Brunelli, Peter

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.

Sandler & Young Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 006
  • Collection
  • 1966 - 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

Andre Kostelanetz Collection

  • 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

Ella Fitzgerald Costumes, Preliminary Inventory

  • US.INSON Mss 064
  • Collection
  • 1965-1975

The collection includes two costumes created for Ella Fitzgerald for concert performances. The first, a grey silk evening gown with a black silk and velvet floral overlay, was worn by the singer on stage in the 1960s. The second, mint green silk jumpsuit heavily adorned with rhinestones, faux pearls and fringe on the sleeves and waistline, was worn by the singer on stage in the early 1970s. An inside label reads "Elizabeth Courtney/Costumes Hollywood."

Courtney, Elizabeth, 1905-1974

Bebe Landis Collection, Preliminary Inventory

  • US.INSON Mss 065
  • Item
  • 1963-1975

The collection consists of one script of The Student Gypsy dated March 1971, one script of Christy, and several music arrangements from the shows acquired by Bebe Landis during performances.

Landis, Bebe

John Miller Collection

  • US.INSON A2012-002
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1990

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

Miller, John

Mary Miller Audio Collection

  • 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

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.

Marguerite Piazza Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 056
  • Collection
  • c. 1950s-1990s

The majority of the collection is made up of arrangements written for Ms. Piazza, mostly undated, along with some published music and miscellaneous items like playbills and program lists.

Piazza, Marguerite

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

Phil Harris – Alice Faye Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 003
  • Item
  • 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

Joyce Maurer Saxon Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 021
  • Collection
  • 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

Waterwell Theater Company Blueprint Specials

  • 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.

Robert Boyer Collection of Andrews Sisters Materials

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

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.

Boyer, Robert

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

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