14 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musical theater--United States--20th century.

  1. Alfred Drake papers, 1892-2004

    approximately 2,700 items ; 42 containers ; 19.9 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alfred Drake was an American actor, singer, director, and author. The collection primarily documents Drake's theatrical career, and includes scripts, music scores, photographs, programs, writings, production materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials.

  2. Oscar Hammerstein II collection, 1847-2000

    35,051 items ; 160 containers ; 72.65 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oscar Hammerstein II was an American librettist, lyricist, theatrical producer and director, and grandson of the impresario Oscar Hammerstein I. The collection, which contains materials relating to Hammerstein's life and career, includes correspondence, lyric sheets and sketches, music, scripts and screenplays, production materials, speeches and writings, photographs, programs, promotional...

  3. American / Century Play Company scripts and business papers, 1894-2006

    approximately 16,000 items ; 185 containers ; 93.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The American Play Company / Century Play Company was a conglomerate publishing house that represented many of the most prominent American playwrights and dramatists of the 20th century. The scripts and business papers in the collection document numerous aspects of American theater production history, including author representation, show production, publishing, and licensing for television,...

  4. Alan Jay Lerner papers, 1880-1997

    2500 items ; 38 containers ; 19.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist, librettist, playwright and screenwriter. The papers include stage scripts and screenplays in multiple drafts, music, correspondence, photographs, writings, programs, biographical materials, clippings and collected lyrics.

  5. Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011

    approximately 15,400 items ; 144 containers ; 71.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business papers, awards, clippings, and articles.

  6. Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983

    approximately 7,650 items ; 58 containers ; 27.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, sketches and lyric sheets, correspondence, photographs, scripts, clippings, publicity materials, financial and legal documents, writings, and awards.

  7. Frederick Loewe collection, 1923-1988

    1,000 items ; 14 containers ; 5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    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,...

  8. Victor Herbert collection, 1880-1939

    3200 items ; 199 containers ; 96 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Victor Herbert was a composer, conductor, cellist, and co-founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The music materials include mostly manuscript scores, parts and sketches for Herbert's stage, screen and orchestral works, and arrangements. The collection also contains Victor Herbert Orchestra encore part books and music by other composers. Additional...

  9. Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    21,050 items ; 77 containers ; 36 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    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.

  10. Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    753,000 items. 931 containers. 703 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irving Berlin was an American lyricist and composer of over 1,200 songs. He was also a music publisher, theater owner, and a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The collection, which documents all aspects of his life and career, contains music scores, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, publicity and promotional materials,...