Collection Mss 042 - LP Collection

Identity elements

Reference code

US.INSON Mss 042

Name and location of repository

Level of description



LP Collection



Approximately 55 linear feet

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

This is an artificial collection that is comprised of all donations of vinyl LPs. Sound recordings include: original cast recordings of Broadway musicals and Hollywood movie musicals, including foreign language albums; albums recorded by Songbook-era performers, in both mono- and stereophonic form; and albums including Songbook-era pieces sung by later performers.

System of arrangement

This collection has been cataloged and can be found in our LibraryWorld catalog (link can be found on homepage).

Conditions of access and use elements

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.

Physical access

Technical access

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.

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

NOTE: Collections with mixed content that includes LPs are linked in the "Related Descriptions" below.
A2011-005 Received from Lucille Wright on April 12, 2011.
A2011-007 Received from Loren Plotkin of Levine Plotkin & Menin on May 13, 2011.
A2011-008 Received from Arline Lloyd on May 5, 2011.
A2011-009 Received from Ethel Gevirtz on May 24, 2011.
A2011-029 Received from Michael Feinstein on
A2013-017 Received from Gregory Clapper on July 12, 2013.
A2017-005 Received from Bruce Reynolds on June 26, 2017.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Citation: LP Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places