Found 37 collections related to Lyricists

Lambs (Theatrical club : New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 06-1
183 linear feet (257 boxes)
Established in New York City in 1874, the Lambs Club is the oldest professional theater club in the United States. The Lambs Club scores consists of the organization's library of published and manuscript music, representing a range of popular... more
Lehac, Ned, 1899-1999
Music Division | JPB 14-07
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Ned Lehac (née Ned Levin, 1900-1999) was a composer who contributed to several Broadway revues between 1930 and 1942. The Ned Lehac papers, dating from 1920 to 1997, document Lehac’s music career through scores, correspondence, performance... more
Hunter, Alberta
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 329
10 linear feet
The Alberta Hunter Papers consist of personal and professional papers documenting Hunter's singing and nursing careers. Her personal papers consist of reminiscenses, family correspondence (1964-1985), personal correspondence (1924-1985),... more
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ 27913-914
.75 linear feet,(2 boxes)
Dorothy Fields, lyricist and librettist, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, July 15, 1905. She was the daughter of Lew Fields, comedian and producer, and Rose (Harris) Shoenfeld. Her first well known song was "I Can't Give You Anything But Love,"... more
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-014
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist, created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Bock, Jerry
Music Division | JPB 02-10
22.31 linear feet (72 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Jerry Bock papers primarily document the professional activities of the prime twenty years of his composing career, as well as his later works, and do not offer much, if any, insight into his personal life. Vocal scores, lead sheets, and... more
Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1987-001
13 linear feet, (25 boxes, 22 scrapbooks)
Carolyn Leigh, lyricist, was born 21 August 1926 in New York. She wrote lyrics for the Broadway shows PETER PAN, WILDCAT, HOW NOW DOW JONES, and LITTLE ME and for a tribute to labor commissioned by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, SOMETHING TO DO. She... more
Razaf, Andy, 1895-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 35
1.2 linear feet
Songwriter, poet. Material reflecting Razaf's career as a songwriter, lyricist, and poet. Papers consist of correspondence concerning the performance or publication of Razaf's work, and with Jean Blackwell Hutson, his second wife and the chief of... more
Ragni, Gerome
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-027
13 linear feet (14 boxes )
Gerome Ragni (1935-1991) was a stage actor and musical theater lyricist and librettist active from the 1950s through the 1980s, who achieved renown as one of the authors and original stars of the musical, Hair (1968). Born Jerome Bernard Ragni in... more
Grant, Ethel Watts Mumford, 1878-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2080
Collection contains Mumford's writings, legal papers, correspondence, art work, and printed matter. Writings consist primarily of manuscripts of her plays with some short stories, poems, musical lyrics, and clippings of a literary column she wrote... more
Nelson, Portia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-039
5.53 linear feet (13 boxes)
Portia Nelson (1920-2001) was an American singer, actress, songwriter and author. Her performing career was primarily in cabaret and recordings, but she also appeared in film and stage musicals. She also wrote songs, musicals, poems, and the... more
Besoyan, Rick
Music Division | JPB 15-71
5.56 linear feet (19 boxes)
The Rick Besoyan papers (1942-1979) document Besoyan's songwriting career and are primarily comprised of scripts, sheet music, and sound recordings.
Korie, Michael
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-171
21.65 linear feet (56 boxes, 2 oversized folders, 3 tubes); 8 gb (2678 computer files)
The Michael Korie papers (1960s-2014) document the career of Michael Korie, an American librettist and lyricist, known for operas Where's Dick?, Harvey Milk, The Grapes of... more
Polshek, Ellyn
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2016-012
1.09 linear feet (3 boxes)
Yip Harburg (1896-1981, née Isidore Hochberg) was an American lyricist best known for the Oscar winning song Over the Rainbow. The Ellyn Polshek collection of materials about Yip Harburg, dated 1977 to 2005, holds a... more
Smalls, Charlie
Music Division | JPB 14-06
2.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Charlie Smalls (1943-1987) was a composer and songwriter best known for writing the lyrics and music for the Broadway musical The Wiz (1974). The Charlie Smalls scores for The Wiz date from 1974 and contain piano-conductor scores and parts used... more
Comden, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-107
8.64 linear feet (23 boxes)
Betty Comden was an American lyricist, playwright, screenwriter and actress working on stage and screen productions from the late 1930s through the 1990s. This collection is the personal and professional papers of Betty Comden. It consists mainly... more
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-001
2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Dorothy Fields (1905-1974) was an American lyricist and librettist, writing films, musicals and pop songs. The Dorothy Fields scripts contain scripts for plays and films written by Fields and her brother Herbert Fields.
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-002
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Siegel, Arthur, 1923-1994
Music Division | JPB 07-4
23 linear feet (26 boxes)
Arthur Siegel was a pianist, composer, lyricist and vocalist who wrote for musicals, revues and cabaret. His papers contain scores, clippings, correspondence, programs, promotional material and lyrics.
Apolinar, Danny
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-027
12 linear feet (15 boxes)
The Danny Apolinar Papers document the career of Danny Apolinar, lyricist, composer, pianist, nightclub entertainer and illustrator. The materials date from 1946-2000 (bulk dates 1957-1993) and include professional correspondence, legal and... more
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-006
50 linear feet (97 boxes, 29 volumes and 3 oversized folders)
This collection of personal papers, correspondence, production files, radio scripts, autobiographical writings, interviews, speeches, articles, songs, clippings, photographs and visual materials provides a wealth of documentation on the personal... more
Kleban, Edward
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1988-007
The Edward Kleban Papers include correspondence, scripts, lyrics, production materials and ephemera. The bulk of the papers document Kleban's involvement in the creation of A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line, one of Broadway's most successful musicals,... more
Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983
Music Division | JPB 06-31
5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Howard Dietz was a musical theater lyricist and motion picture publicist. This collection contains mainly material on his 1974 autobiography, Dancing in the Dark: Words by Howard Dietz, such as background research... more
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987
Music Division | JPB 03-23
15 linear feet (13 boxes)
Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote... more
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-018
Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote... more
Engvick, William
Music Division | JPB 13-22
.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
The William Engvick collection of Alec Wilder scores holds sketches, lead sheets, piano reductions, or full scores for musicals and individual songs by Engvick and Wilder, as well as for music Wilder wrote with other collaborators, or by himself.
Silverman, Stephen M.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-042
12.13 linear feet (31 boxes); 104.448 kb (9 computer files)
Stephen M. Silverman (1951-) is an American biographer, journalist, editor, and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. This collection includes research materials and drafts of books,... more
La Touche, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1970-005
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
John Latouche (d. 1956) was a lyricist who wrote for many Broadway musicals. The John Latouche lyrics and scripts date from about the 1940s to 1956. The collection contains lyrics for songs by Rudy Revil and Vernon Duke, including songs from the... more
Kalmanoff, Martin, 1920-2007
Music Division | JPB 07-10
59.6 linear feet (126 boxes)
The Martin Kalmanoff Papers document the career of an American composer of operas, musicals, choral works, religious services and popular song. The papers consist of scores, correspondence, financial and business papers, writings, notes, concert... more
Ebb, Fred
Music Division | LPA Mss 2005-001
86 linear feet (109 boxes)
Fred Ebb was a lyricist and librettist for Broadway musicals and motion picture and television projects. With composer John Kander, Ebb wrote scores for many acclaimed successful musicals. This collection contains scripts, scores and production... more
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