Robert Boyer Collection of Andrews Sisters Materials

Identity elements

referentie code

US.INSON Mss 012

Name and location of repository




Robert Boyer Collection of Andrews Sisters Materials


  • 1937 - 1995 (Vervaardig)


40 linear feet; 23 binders, 6 banker’s boxes, 5 document boxes, 2- 7” record boxes, 2 CD boxes, 1- 16” transcription disc box, and 1 long rectangular box of materials.

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Bereik en inhoud

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.


This collection is divided into four series:
I) Biographical information: includes books, newspapers, and magazine articles that trace the Andrew Sisters’ lives and careers from before they were discovered to obituaries, plus candid, publicity, and family photographs covering that same time span. Two of the binders relate information specific to Georgia Gibbs and Rose Murphy.
II) Audio and video recordings: recordings in a wide variety of formats. Some of Georgia Gibb’s and Rose Murphy’s commercial records are also included.
III) Print publications: sheet music, programs from live performances or shows featuring the music they popularized, and lyric, music, and news magazines containing their song lyrics or articles about their work. Some of the articles relate to Georgia Gibbs.
IV) Miscellaneous: assorted memorabilia and ephemera, including movie posters, a record cleaner, a beach towel, and other items.

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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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Technical access

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

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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Uploaded finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

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Directe bron van verwerving

Received from Robert Boyer on May 5, 2010.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


A2012-011 (received March 13, 2012)
A2013-007 (received March 6, 2013)

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Related archival materials

Maxene Andrews Oral History, OHC 39, Southern Methodist University, part of the Ronald Davis Oral History Collection

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  • Processing information: Processed by Elizabeth Ungemach. Completed March 2013.
  • Citation: Robert Boyer Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
  • Processing information: Separated materials: Commercial recordings and books can be accessed via Libraryworld.

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Finding aid created by Elizabeth Ungemach, March 2013.
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.


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