Scope and arrangement
The Victor Herbert Collection measures 2. 5 linear feet and consists of correspondence, contracts, newspaper articles, photographs, memorabilia, royalty statements, and other material related to the career of Victor Herbert.
The collection was organized by Victor Herbert's daughter Ella Herbert Bartlett and most of the correspondence and documents in the collection were her business papers. For this reason, apart from the contracts, there is very little in the collection written or signed by Victor Herbert. There is also no information about the formation of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
The Victor Herbert papers are arranged in two series:
Includes contracts for many of Victor Herbert's major shows. Some of the contracts are signed by him and others are signed by his heirs primarily for films of his shows produced posthumously. The bulk of the correspondence is between his heirs (particularly Ella Herbert Bartlett) and others regarding royalties or copyrights. There is some very interesting correspondence in Box 28,549 Folder 1 regarding his daughter's insights into her father's personality for the making of THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT (cinema 1939). Also in this series are photographs from his shows, articles about his career, and memorabilia.
Consists of royalty statements and some correspondence about royalties.