Scope and arrangement
The Sophie Tucker Collection consists of songs performed by Tucker and is organized in two series.
The first series is the more significant of the two and contains material which was personally arranged for Tucker. Each folder of material can contain a typescript of lyrics, manuscript instrumental parts, manuscript scores, piano accompaniments, and published sheet music. Sometimes items include special lyrics and musical passages.
The second series is a bound presentation copy of songs in published sheet music that were sung by Tucker and have her image on the covers. This collection was assembled by pianist Tommy Ferris and presented to Tucker in 1953, on the occasion of her fifieth anniversary in show business.
The Sophie Tucker collection of performance material is arranged in two series:
On the occasion of Sophie Tucker's fiftieth anniversary in show business in
1953, pianist Tommy Ferris presented to her a bound copy of sheet music with which she had been associated. All sheet music covers include a photograph of Tucker. They are bound and arranged chronologically.