Richard Himber Arrangements Collection

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Richard Himber Arrangements Collection


  • 1930 - 1950 (Creation)


53 linear feet (67 boxes)

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The collection consists of approximately 1500 unpublished musical arrangements used by Richard Himber with his bands and orchestras. In most cases the arranger is not known.

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The musical arrangements are organized in a single series and are alphabetical by title. Scores have been separated from the parts to store them flat. When score and parts have been separated that is noted in the inventory. The inventory is listed alphabetically with scores and parts noted next to each other.

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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 and Archives.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

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English lyrics. Musical notation.

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Custodial history

The collection was in the possession of Casey Bork whose father performed with Richard Himber.

Immediate source of acquisition

Presented by Casey Bork, March 11, 2022, Carmel Indiana.

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