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

  1. Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968

    around 17,500 items. 146 boxes. 52 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Vernon Duke (born Vladimir Dukelsky) was an American composer and songwriter. He rose to success in the 1930s with hit songs such as "April in Paris" and "Autumn in New York" and later collaborated with many leading composers and lyricists of the period, including George and Ira Gershwin, Serge Prokofiev, and Serge Koussevitzky. The collection contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, subject files, photographs, and other materials related to his career.

  2. Harry Von Tilzer and H. Harold Gumm papers, 1878-1959

    approximately 11,000 items. 76 containers. 26.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Harry Von Tilzer and H. Harold Gumm Papers consist of both personal and professional papers of composer and music publisher Harry Von Tilzer (1872-1946) and his brother, H. Harold Gumm (1881 or 82-1973), who was a lawyer, agent, and producer in the entertainment business. After having served as attorney for the Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co. (HVTMPC) for several decades, Harold Gumm served as executor of Harry Von Tilzer's estate and took over the company when Von Tilzer died in 1946. This collection contains the records of the HVTMPC which are inextricably combined not only with Harry Von Tilzer's papers but also with Gumm's papers and those of his firm Goldie & Gumm. Von Tilzer's personal papers include correspondence, writings, legal and financial documents, and drafts of his autobiography. The HVTMPC materials primarily consist of music (manuscript and printed), lyrics (manuscript and typewritten), scripts, legal and financial records, and a catalog of works published by HVTMPC. Most of Gumm's subject files relate to his activities as an agent for many prominent black performers of the 1930s and 1940s. Materials relating to their brothers (music publisher Will Von Tilzer; songwriter Albert Von Tilzer; and Jules and Jack Von Tilzer, who both worked in the family business) also appear in the collection. In addition, the collection contains programs, photographs, and clippings.

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  3. Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    753,000 items. 932 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, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, business papers, legal and financial records, scrapbooks filled with press clippings, awards and honors, artwork and realia.

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  4. 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 materials include correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, promotional materials, iconography and legal papers.

  5. 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, clippings, business papers, writings, and programs.

  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.

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  7. Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010

    2,250 items. 31 containers. 16 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    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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  8. Harold Prince papers, 1935-2010

    2,000 items. 22 containers. 9.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harold Prince is a theater producer and director. The papers chiefly consist of personal correspondence and Prince’s annotated copies of the scripts for the shows he directed.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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, film, radio, and stock productions. The script library notably includes five working copies of The Glass Menagerie (1944) by Tennessee Williams and early performance drafts of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1921), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), and Strange Interlude (1923). The collection also highlights several unpublished, unproduced works by female playwrights, such as Harriet Ford and Margery Benton Cooke.