Robert Grimes Collection

Zone d'identification


US.INSON Mss 008

Nom et localisation du dépôt

Niveau de description



Robert Grimes Collection


  • 1895 - 2011 (Publication)

Importance matérielle

Approximately 570 cubic feet; 276 bankers boxes

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

34,000 pieces of sheet music, 14,000 recordings, 3,300 books, 200 publicity photographs, newsclippings and correspondence.

Mode de classement

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.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

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.

Accès physique

Accès technique

Conditions de 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.

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Some sheet music is not in English.

Instruments de recherche

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.

Instrument de recherche téléversé

Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation

Historique de la conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

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

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Recordings and books that were duplicates or outside the scope of the GASF collection development policy were donated or sold.


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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Élément de notes

Notes spécialisées

  • Information en traitement: The sheet music is in process by Marcia Jansen.
  • Citation: Cite as Robert Grimes Collection, Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Note de l'archiviste

Description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.


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