38 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Popular music--United States.

  1. Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    1 container. 10.5 linear inches of manuscripts and graphic images; 124 sound recordings, 15 graphic images, 1 item of electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

  2. David Bromberg collection, circa 1962-2013

    760 items (6 linear feet). moving images: 61 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. moving images: 10 video reels : sound, color ; 1 in.. moving images: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color.. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (acetate) : analog ; 12 in.. graphic images: 133 photographs : prints, black and white, color.. manuscripts: 62 folders (550 items). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of video recordings, photographs, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, posters, and ephemera from the career of David Bromberg, musician, singer-songwriter, and luthier, from around 1962 to 2013, including recordings of his performances at concerts and folk festivals around the United States as well as overseas and various interviews with Bromberg. Includes photographs of other folk music and popular music performers.

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  3. Edison sheet music collection, 1830-1958

    circa 13,000 items. 148 containers. 444 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental pieces.

  4. Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992

    23,500 items. 285 containers. 176 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a popular and highly-respected American jazz and pop vocalist and recording artist. The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include Buddy Bregman, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, and Gerald Wilson. The arrangements consist of a combination of full scores and parts, and are often accompanied by piano-conductor short scores, reduced scores, lead sheets, and lyric sheets. Music is found in the form of manuscripts, printed music, photocopies, and ozalids, often in multiple or different versions. In addition, the collection contains repertoire and program lists and other miscellaneous material, including a minimal amount of correspondence and photographs.

  5. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1918-1992

    approximately 86,950 items. 790 containers. 253 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Danny Kaye (1911-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and humanitarian. His wife, Sylvia Fine (1913-1991), was an American lyricist, composer, writer, lecturer, and producer. The collection, which documents their lives and careers, contains printed and manuscript music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, speeches, oral history transcripts, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, posters, honors, and realia.

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  6. Anita O'Day papers, 1937-2004

    1,200 items. 20 containers. 8.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anita O'Day was an American jazz vocalist. The collection primarily consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, parts, and annotated sheet music for arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards performed by O'Day throughout her career. In addition, it contains a small amount of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, clippings, honors and awards, posters, and publicity materials.

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  7. Marge Champion collection, 1897-2014

    approximately 9,600 items. 66 containers. 52.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Marge Champion (b. 1919) is an American actress, dancer, director, choreographer, and teacher. The collection, which documents her life and career, includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, promotional materials, manuscript music scores and parts, articles, clippings, scripts, scrapbooks, awards and posters. The collection also holds materials related to Champion's former husband, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer, choreographer, and teacher Ernest Belcher.

  8. Harry and Sara Lepman collection, 1890-1945

    800 items. 7 containers. 2.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Dentist Harry Lepman and his wife Sara collected American political memorabilia and artifacts. The collection consists of sheet music, mostly songs, the majority of which were composed to rally public support for military efforts in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. The patriotic titles are enhanced by colorful cover art depicting American patriotic themes and images. Many notable songwriters of the day are represented, including Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and Albert and Harry von Tilzer.

  9. 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 materials, printed matter, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia, business and financial papers, awards, and realia.

  10. Harold Rome papers, 1936-1967

    approximately 850 items. 16 containers. 7.25 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harold Rome (1908-1993) was an American composer and lyricist best known for his work in musical theater. Rome first made his mark by writing and composing musical revues, most notably his 1937 hit debut Pins and Needles. He later established himself as a writer of shows that were considered to be socially conscious for the time, including I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1962) and The Zulu and the Zayda (1965). The collection contains piano-vocal scores, music and lyric sketches, scripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous items related to his most well-known shows and projects, especially Fanny, Pins and Needles, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, and Sing Out the News.