Jay Gorney Papers

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Reference code

US.INSON A2015-020

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Jay Gorney Papers


  • 1929 - 1991 (Creation)


10 linear feet; 15 boxes

Name of creator

(1896-12-12 - 1990-06-04)

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Scope and content

Personal papers of Jay Gorney, including correspondence and scripts, sheet music, arrangements, orchestrations, and recordings of Gorney's works.

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Combined with A2015-023.

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Conditions governing access

All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Daniel Gorney, Jay Gorney's son, on October 15, 2015.

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Jay Gorney Scores, JPB 044-33, Music Division, the New York Public Library

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  • Citation: Jay Gorney Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
  • Processing information: Processed by Mike Cook. Inventory completed October 2017.

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Archivist's note

Finding aid created by Mike Cook, October 2017.
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, January 2018.

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