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    Ira Gershwin files from the law office of Leonard Saxe, 1935-1967 This collection consists primarily of correspondence and contracts related to the personal legal affairs of Ira Gershwin and the activities of the Rose Gershwin Testamentary Trust from 1935-1967. It includes royalty and copyright materials for well-known Gershwin shows and films, most notably Porgy and Bess. In addition, this collection contains financial documents related to the Rose Gershwin Estate, litigation materials, programs, and press clippings.
    • Contributor: Saxe, Leonard Spier
    • Date: 1935
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    Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003 Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.
    • Contributor: Jablonski, Edward
    • Date: 1942
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    Don Walker collection, 1932-1984 Don Walker was an arranger, orchestrator, composer, lyricist, and author, who was particularly known for his Broadway orchestrations. The collection, which relates primarily to his career, includes holograph music manuscripts and printed scores from musicals, radio and television shows, and films; scripts; personal and business papers that include correspondence, clippings, and financial documents; writings; and photographs.
    • Contributor: Walker, Don
    • Date: 1932
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    Carlton E. Morse script collection, 1939-1952 Photocopies of sixty-four radio scripts written by Carlton E. Morse for the detective series Adventures by Morse, I Love a Mystery, and I Love Adventure.
    • Contributor: Morse, Carlton E.
    • Date: 1939
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    Vivian Fine music manuscripts, 1927-2004 Vivian Fine was an American composer, pianist, and educator. The collection primarily consists of Fine's holograph manuscript scores, sketches, and parts for works composed between 1929 and 1993. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of correspondence, programs, and clippings.
    • Contributor: Fine, Vivian
    • Date: 1927
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    William J. Crowe papers, 1932-2003 Naval officer and diplomat. Correspondence, memoranda, biographical material, clippings, memorabilia, naval records, orders for duty, political campaign files, press releases, photographs, printed matter, scheduling notebooks, reports, research material, speeches and writings, and subject files relating chiefly to Crowe's naval career, service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and tenure as ambassador to the United Kingdom.
    • Contributor: Crowe, William J.
    • Date: 1932
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    Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, 1922-1981 Primarily ms. (holograph scores and sketches) and printed music, writings of Edward Steuermann, and correspondence of Edward and Clara Steuermann. The music includes most of Steuermann's compositions, his arrangements of works by Busoni, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Webern, and various 18th- and 19th-century composers, ms. scores of works by, among others, Hans Eisler, Erich Itor Kahn, Earl Kim, and René Leibowitz, and printed music from the ...
    • Contributor: Steuermann, Edward - Steuermann, Clara - Busoni, Ferruccio - Poulenc, Francis - Schoenberg, Arnold - Webern, Anton - Eisler, Hanns - Kahn, Erich Itor - Kim, Earl - Leibowitz, René - Adorno, Theodor W. - Kolisch, Rudolf - Kolisch, Lorna
    • Date: 1922
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    Photographs from the Mary Margaret McBride collection, 1934-1968, and undated Photographs and accompanying paper documents that form part of the much larger Mary Margaret McBride Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress. The collection represents McBride's long and influential career as a journalist and pioneering woman radio personality; photographs show McBride, some of her guests, program anniversary events, and featured places and products.
    • Contributor: McBride, Mary Margaret
    • Date: 1934
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    Harry A. Blackmun papers, 1913-2001 Lawyer, judge, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, memoranda, case files, legal papers, subject files, speeches, and writings relating primarily to Blackmun's judicial career from 1959 to 1994.
    • Contributor: Blackmun, Harry A. (Harry Andrew) - Blackmun, Harry A.
    • Date: 1913
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    Alan Lomax collection, Collection comprises manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, film, and videorecordings created and collected by Alan Lomax in his work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004; plus his worldwide collection of ethnographic documentary ...
    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Association for Cultural Equity
    • Date: 1933
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    Arch Oboler collection, 1916-1992 Nearly the entirety of the prolific output of radio playwright and independent film maker Arch Oboler (1909-1987) in radio, motion pictures, television, theater, and print is contained in the Arch Oboler Collection. Featured are his radio plays from the 1930s and 1940s and the first three-dimensional feature film, Bwana Devil.
    • Contributor: Oboler, Arch
    • Date: 1916
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    Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949 Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.
    • Contributor: Kapp, Jack
    • Date: 1900
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    George Antheil correspondence to Stanley Hart, 1919-1931 George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author, and inventor. He first gained fame and notoriety in the 1920s for his mechanistic compositions. This collection chiefly consists of letters from George Antheil to friend and writer Stanley Hart. The letters chronicle Antheil's personal and professional exploits during his 1920s European tour.
    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Hart, Stanley
    • Date: 1919
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    Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010 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, ...
    • Contributor: Ashman, Howard - Menken, Alan - Hamlisch, Marvin - Mann, Barry - Sheffer, Jonathan
    • Date: 1973
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    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010 Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.
    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Date: 1900
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    Amateur hour collection, 1934-1948 Primarily over 7000 applications from contestants who appeared on the Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour radio program between 1934 and 1948. A small percentage of the administrative papers dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, as well as materials relating to the Mexican version of the program, La hora internacional del aficionado, are also included. Filed with the contestant applications are letters of introduction, ...
    • Contributor: Bowes, Edward, Major - Mack, Ted - Brewer, Teresa - Kaye, Stubby - Merrill, Robert - Sills, Beverly - Sinatra, Frank
    • Date: 1934
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    Arthur Rothstein papers, 1936-2000 Photographer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and lectures, articles, notes, subject files, transcripts, press clippings, and other material relating to Rothstein’s career as a photojournalist.
    • Contributor: Rothstein, Arthur
    • Date: 1936
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    David Ginsburg papers, 1919-2007 Lawyer, author, and teacher. Correspondence and memoranda, newspaper clippings and press releases, legal material, speeches and writings, reports, research material, minutes, political campaign material, legislation, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Ginsburg's involvement with civil rights, the recovery of German assets after World War II, and his legal career.
    • Contributor: Ginsburg, David
    • Date: 1919
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    Columbia Records paperwork collection, 1923-1964 Record label orders, record label copy sheets, press release information, recording studio job sheets, and cut-out project information from Columbia Records.
    • Contributor: Columbia Records, Inc
    • Date: 1923
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    Progressive National Committee Supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt for President records, 1936 Correspondence, office files, press releases, scrapbook of clippings, and other printed material relating to the committee's activities in the 1936 presidential campaign.
    • Contributor: Progressive National Committee Supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt for President
    • Date: 1936
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    Frederick Loewe collection, 1923-1988 Frederick Loewe was a German-born composer who wrote, with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, the scores for such musicals as My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Brigadoon. The collection contains music manuscripts from Loewe's stage and screen musicals, as well as individual songs not associated with a particular show. In addition, the collection contains photographs, a small amount of correspondence, clippings, business papers, writings, and ...
    • Contributor: Loewe, Frederick - Lerner, Alan Jay
    • Date: 1923
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    George Antheil correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok, 1921-1940 George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author, and inventor. He first gained fame and notoriety in the 1920s for his mechanistic compositions. This collection principally consists of letters between George Antheil and his longtime patron, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Other items include several writings by Antheil, photographs of his staged works, promotional materials, and clippings.
    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok
    • Date: 1921
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    Maurice Rosenblatt papers, 1910-2003 Lobbyist and consultant. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, newsletters, and other papers related primarily to Rosenblatt's work with the National Committee for an Effective Congress and files on Joseph McCarthy and the issue of McCarthyism.
    • Contributor: Rosenblatt, Maurice
    • Date: 1910
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    Harold Spivacke collection, 1923-1984 Harold Spivacke was a music librarian, administrator, musicologist, and musician. He was chief of the Library of Congress Music Division for thirty-five years, from 1937 until 1972. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, including correspondence, student notebooks, speeches, his dissertation, photographs, clippings, programs, manuscript and printed music, artwork, awards and honorary degrees, and business papers.
    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Date: 1923
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    Susannah Armstrong Coleman collection, 1912-1953 Susannah Armstrong Coleman (1897-1985) was an American pianist, composer and teacher. The Susannah Armstrong Coleman Collection consists of music manuscripts, organizational publications, correspondence, programs, photographs, biographical notes, clippings, and miscellaneous items.
    • Contributor: Coleman, Susannah Armstrong
    • Date: 1912