Found 59 collections related to Sheet music

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Tracy, Arthur, 1899-1997
Music Division | LPA Mss 2005-002
35.03 linear feet (24 boxes)
This collection contains materials related to Arthur Tracy’s radio, stage, and film career as the Street Singer. Materials include correspondence, manuscript and sheet music, photographs, and posters. There is little personal material.
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.
Skipper, William
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 185
17 linear feet (38 boxes)
William "Billy" Skipper was a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. Skipper danced with all the greats of Broadway in the 1940s and 1950s. He choreographed for musical theater throughout the United States. Skipper produced two films, one about the... more
Comden, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-004
12 linear feet (29 boxes)
Betty Comden and Adolph Green were lyricists, librettists, screenwriters and performers. This collection consists of scripts, production files, office files, financial records, awards, photographs and programs from 1933 to 2003.
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1941-003
Correspondence, scripts, songs, articles, programs and clippings document the life and career of Edward Harrigan. Includes extensive correspondence with his wife when he was touring with Tony Hart in the 1870s, photocopies of typescripts of a few... more
Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935
Music Division | JPB 91-94
75 linear feet
Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued... more
Enters, Angna, 1897-1989
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 158
158 boxes
Angna Enters was a dancer and mime, a painter and writer. She developed nearly 300 separate characters for her touring Theater of Angna Enters from 1928-1960. She was a well-known artist and sculptor. Enters designed and... more
Kosloff, Alexis
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 342
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Alexis Kosloff (circa 1888-1983) was a dancer, instructor, writer, and choreographer. The Alexis Kosloff papers (1905-1951) hold sheet music, photographs, programs, publications, promotional materials, writings, clippings, and correspondence... more
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977
Music Division | JPB 13-37
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Zero Mostel (1915-1977) was an American artist and actor of stage and screen, well known for his portrayal of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. The Zero Mostel scores contain Mostel's personal copies of published sheet music... more
Effrat, John, approximately 1908-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-124
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
John Effrat (1908-1965) was a stage and production manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway and special events. The scripts, dated 1950s to 1960s, are from his theatrical and other stage productions. The remaining material relates to the Broadway Show... more
Stahl, Irwin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-017
10.71 linear feet (16 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Irwin Stahl was a theatrical director, playwright, actor, and educator. The Irwin Stahl theater files date from 1893 to 1988 and contain scripts, sheet music, programs, clippings, sketches, notes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Nash, Mary, 1885-1976
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1977-003
8.32 linear feet (15 boxes, 16 volumes)
Mary Nash (1884-1976) was an American stage and film actress most famous for playing Katharine Hepburn's mother in The Philadelphia Story (1940). Her sister Florence Nash (1888-1950) was an American actress, comedienne, and writer. The Mary and... more
Stephens, Leona
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-009
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Leona Stephens (born circa 1885) and her husband Len D. Hollister (1884-1936) were writers and actors who worked on the Broadway stage and in vaudeville in the early 20th century. Following Hollister's death, Stephens continued performing and... more
Myers, Henry, 1893-1975
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-MSS 2012-016
9.56 linear feet (26 boxes)
Henry Myers (1893-1975) was an American writer and lyricist who wrote in many genres of fiction including plays, musicals, motion pictures, revues, and novels. Before becoming a writer, Myers was a composer and classical pianist. The Henry Myers... more
Doyle, Little Buddy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-018
.88 linear feet (3 boxes); 22.19 gb (645 computer files)
Peggy Hoover and her husband, Buddy Doyle, were American vaudevillians and performers for Broadway and film. The collection (1905-1949) documents their careers through scrapbooks, photographs, and sheet music.
Ames, Jerry
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 404
1.72 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jerry Ames (1930-2011) was an American tap dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The papers document Ames' career as a dancer and teacher, and consist of correspondence, photographs, programs, scores, and scrapbooks.
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 473
10.34 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Maxine Sullivan Papers document her career as a jazz performer. The papers contain correspondence from both professional and personal contacts, legal contracts, newspaper clippings, performance flyers, posters, and programs, sheet music, and... more
Dafora, Asadata, 1890-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 48
Correspondence mainly addressed to Dafora from friends, business associates, and promotional agents; some express his continued association with Sierra Leone. Also, personal papers, autobiographical sketch written in 1960, agreements, contracts,... more
Brown, Egbert Ethelred
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 87
The collection consists of personal papers, material related to the Community Church of Harlem, and to the Jamaica Progressive League. Personal papers including certificates, sheet music with lyrics and melodies written by Brown, and an obituary... more
Ellis, Mary, 1900-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-017
13.625 linear feet (19 boxes
During her long life, Mary Ellis (1897-2003) was a successful singer and actress in opera, theatre, film, radio, and television. Working first in her native United States, then from the 1930s in her adopted home of England, she played dozens of... more
McCorkle, Susannah
Music Division | JPB 06-3
30 linear feet (63 boxes)
Susannah McCorkle (1946-2001) was an important American jazz / pop singer as well as a talented writer. Her papers consist of her writings, correspondence, business and personal papers, scores, concert programs, clippings, publicity material,... more
Theatre Guild
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1978-007
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Theatre Guild Technical Drawings and Other Production Materials primarily consist of miscellaneous technical drawings and other items documenting various productions put on by the independent production company. The contents of the individual... more
Hornberger, G. O.
Music Division | JPB 06-37
9.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
This collection contains materials related to concert cellist and music professor Gustave Otto Hornberger. The materials primarily consist of scores created by Hornberger. There is a small amount of material documenting Hornberger's concert schedule.
Ruby, Harry
Music Division | JPB 11-18
1.8 linear feet (6 boxes)
Harry Ruby was an American composer, songwriter, librettist and screenwriter. This collection documents Ruby's personal and professional life through scrapbooks, press clippings, musical scores, songbooks and sheet music, publishing and copyright... more
Jarvis, Jane
Music Division | JPB 07-7
11.55 linear feet (36 boxes)
Jane Jarvis (1915-2010) was a jazz pianist, also known for her work as the organist for the New York Mets, and as a programming executive for Muzak. The Jane Jarvis papers (1896-2004) contain correspondence, scores, photographs, contracts, notes,... more
Des Verney, Bertha
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 449
.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Bertha Des Verney was a pianist, composer, arranger, writer, singer, playwright, concert promoter, and music teacher. The Bertha Des Verney papers include programs and flyers for musical events that she was involved in, annotated musical texts,... more
Brown, Lawrence, 1893-1972
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3597
4.5 linear feet; l0 microfilm reels
Composer, pianist, arranger. Brown worked as Paul Robeson's accompanist for thirty-eight years. The Lawrence Brown papers encompass correspondence reflecting Brown's wide-ranging travels, and his friendships (mostly letters written by his friends... more
Isaacs, Lewis Montefiore, 1877-1944
Music Division | JPB 04-7
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Lewis m. Isaacs (ca. 1877-1944) was born and raised in New York City. Although better known as a lawyer and for his friendship with the poet E.A. Robinson, Isaacs was also composer. This collection highlights Isaacs's less well known musical ability.
Horst, Louis
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 286
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Louis Horst (1884-1964) was a composer, choreographer and pianist who pioneered the use of contemporary music for dance scores. The Louis Horst Course Materials and Research collection consists of copied sheet music and notes used by Horst in... more
Kramer, Catherine
Music Division | JPB 06-42
2.79 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Catherine Kramer Scores primarily consist of original music composed by Kramer, as well as her arrangements of works by other composers. Catherine (or Catharine) Kramer completed a three-year course in piano, piano pedagogy, and composition at... more
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