4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Popular music--To 1901.

  1. 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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  2. George L. Tracy collection of music manuscripts, 1877-1920

    approximately 250 items. 9 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George Lowell Tracy was an American composer, conductor, arranger, and instructor. The collection documents his professional career as composer and arranger and is comprised entirely of music.

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  3. Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965

    41 boxes (approximately 1,000 items). 232 photographic prints : . 29 negatives : . over 400 sound discs, including zinc, copper, celluloid, rubber, shellac, and vinyl pressings and masters, in various speeds, and in sizes ranging from 5 to 12 inches in diameter. 1 film reel of 1 (12 feet) : . over 100 items, chiefly telephone, gramophone, and laboratory equipment, with 7 acoustic insulating panels and material samples, all made of various materials and in various sizes. -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born immigrant to America who invented the gramophone, the flat disc recording, the radio microphone, acoustic tile, and an early version of the helicopter. Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner and various family members, as well as recordings published by Berliner's gramophone companies in the U.S., Canada, and Germany.

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  4. Leo Feist collection, 1880-1930

    2,000 items. 18 containers. 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Leo Feist was an American music publisher. The collection primarily consists of a set of twenty-six bound volumes containing most of the music published by Leo Feist Inc., between the years of 1880 and 1930. These include approximately 2000 titles, mostly of popular music. The collection also includes vocal scores for Paoletta, Irene, and M. Beaucaire, as well as a Feist dance folio of popular music arranged for the piano.

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