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Book Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 004
  • Collection
  • 1890-present

This is an artificial collection that is comprised of all donations of books. Subjects include: analysis and criticism of the Great American Songbook; biographies and autobiographies of the Songbook's composers, lyricists, and performers; the...

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.

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

Margaret Sautter Sheet Music Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 002
  • Collection
  • copyright dates

Sheet music, arrangements, and folios of popular music that belonged to Margaret Sautter.

Sautter, Margaret Ann

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 f...

Willson, Meredith

Dorothy May Sheet Music Collection

  • US.INSON A2012-044
  • Collection
  • 1902 - 2012

The collection consists of a plastic sleeve of sheet music and correspondence regarding small family concerts held in her hometown in the 1930s.

May, Dorothy

Irving Berlin Sheet Music Dedication Copy

  • US.INSON A2011-015
  • Collection
  • 1907 - 1966

The collection contains one red binder of Irving Berlin sheet music dedicated to Jimmy Van Heusen. The binder was a gift from Berlin to Van Heusen.

Gus Kahn Collection

  • 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 collaboratedon many of the most enduring hits of the 20th-century inc...

Kahn, Gus

William Wilcox Theatrical Ephemera Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 017
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 1966

Theatrical ephemera for a London-based run of "Funny Face," including a framed lobby card, accounting sheet, and playbill, as well as other miscellaneous programs and sheet music.

Wilcox, William

Niela Goodelle Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 054
  • Collection
  • 1911 - 1988

The collection contains newsclippings, photos, address book, lacquers discs, 78s, contracts, telegrams belonging to 1930's actress and singer Niela Goodelle.

Goodelle, Niela

Albert Vincent Glenn Arrangements

  • US.INSON Mss 038
  • Collection
  • 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

Dr. Donald Wilson 78 Collection

  • US.INSON A2012-027
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1959

Collection of 78 recordings in paper sleeves and 4 albums of classical recordings

Wilson, Donald

Jan August Collection

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

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

August, Jan

Ray Shonfield Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 020
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 1956

Photos, books and recordings of Ray Shonfield performing with the Charlie Davis and Jim Riley Orchestras.

Shonfield, Ray

Libi Staiger Musical Theater Collection

  • US.INSON Mss 051
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 2009

Scripts, sheet music, souvenir books, programs, newsclippings, arrangements, photographs, playbills, and showbills from Libi Staiger's professional career and that of her husband, Jerome Eskow.

Staiger, Libi

Frankie Randall Arrangements

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

Approximately 600 arrangements originally belonging to singer Frankie Randall.

Randall, Frankie

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