Robert Grimes Collection, Preliminary Inventory

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Robert Grimes Collection, Preliminary Inventory


  • 1895 - 2011 (Publicación)


Approximately 570 cubic feet; 276 bankers boxes

Nombre del productor

Historia biográfica

Área de contenido y estructura

Alcance y contenido

The collection contains 34,000 pieces of sheet music, 14,000 recordings, 3,300 books, 200 publicity photographs, news clippings and correspondence.

Sistema de arreglo

The sheet music comprises the bulk of the collection. Approximately 80% of it has been processed in its original order and is sorted into 6 series: Songs by Title, Songs from Musicals and Movies, Songs about Places, Songs by Composer, Songs by Performer, and Songs by Subject Matter.
The books in this collection have been cataloged and can be found in our LibraryWorld catalog (link can be found on homepage). The remainder are still in process.

Condiciones de acceso y uso de los elementos

Condiciones de acceso

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.

Acceso físico

Acceso técnico


The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1925 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

Idiomas del material

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Notas sobre las lenguas y escrituras

Some sheet music is not in English.

Instrumentos de descripción

Due to the immense size of this collection, the attached finding aid includes only the sheet music inventoried through the end of 2017 and will not be regularly updated. If you would like to request a specific piece, please contact the staff of the Library & Archives

Uploaded finding aid

Elementos de adquisición y valoración

Historial de custodia

Origen del ingreso

Received from Robert Grimes on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, CA. Funds to purchase collection were donated by the Gershwin Trust.

Valoración, selección y eliminación

Recordings and books that were duplicates or outside the scope of the GASF collection development policy were disposed of in accordance with our collection management policy.


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  • Procesamiento de la información: The sheet music is in process by Marcia Jansen.
  • Mención: Cite as Robert Grimes Collection, Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Nota del archivista

Description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.

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