Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010

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Title
Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010
Summary
The papers chiefly consist of materials from his work, including his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, such as Little shop of horrors and the Disney animated musicals The little mermaid, Beauty and the beast, and Aladdin. The biographical materials include early writings and school project materials, address and date books, and memorial tributes. The correspondence consists chiefly of personal letters received by Ashman throughout his career, get-well wishes during his illness, and condolence letters to his sister Sarah after Ashman's death. The writings by others primarily contain plays or musicals in draft form, some of which are annotated. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, promotional materials, writings, drawings, sketches, storyboards, and memorial tributes.
Contributor Names
Ashman, Howard.
Subject Headings
-  Ashman, Howard
-  Ashman, Howard--Archives
-  Ashman, Howard--Correspondence
-  Lyricists--United States
-  Librettists--United States
-  Theatrical producers and directors--United States
-  Dramatists, American--20th century
-  Songs--Texts
-  Musicals--Librettos
-  Musicals--Scores
-  Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores
-  Musicals
-  Musical films
-  Musicals--Production and direction
-  Musical theater--United States--20th century
-  Theater--United States
-  Animated films--United States
-  Motion pictures--United States
-  Menken, Alan
-  Gillespie, Sarah Ashman--Correspondence
-  Beauty and the beast (Motion picture : 1991)
-  Little mermaid (Motion picture)
-  Little shop of horrors (Musical play)
-  Little shop of horrors (Motion picture : 1986)
-  Aladdin (Motion picture)
-  Walt Disney Company
-  WPA Theater
-  Drama--20th century
-  Storyboards--United States
Notes
-  Organized into the following series: I. Project Files, 1973-2010, II. Biographical Materials, 1973-1993, III. Miscellany, 1981-1993.
-  Howard Ashman (b. May 17, 1950, in Baltimore, Md.; d. March 14, 1991, in New York City) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director.
-  Gift; Sarah Ashman Gillespie and William Lauch; 2008, 2011 and 2013.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002
-  Howard Ashman Papers, Music Division, Library of Congress.
Medium
2250 items (31 boxes, 16 linear feet)
Call Number/Physical Location
ML31 .A75
Repository
Library of Congress Music Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/perform.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002.3
Library of Congress Control Number
2012563812
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Description
Howard Ashman (1950-1991) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director. The papers chiefly consist of materials from his work, including his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, such as Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney animated musicals The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, correspondence, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, promotional materials, writings, drawings, sketches, storyboards, address and date books, and memorial tributes.
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Ashman, Howard. Howard Ashman papers, -2010. 1973. Manuscript/Mixed Material. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002.

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Ashman, H. (1973) Howard Ashman papers, -2010. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002.

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Ashman, Howard. Howard Ashman papers, -2010. 1973. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu013002>.