9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Porter, Cole, 1891-1964.

  1. Cole Porter collection, 1912-1957

    2,700 items. 28 containers. 12 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Cole Porter was an American composer and songwriter for the musical theater. The collection primarily consists of music manuscripts, including holograph sketches and printed and manuscript piano-vocal scores, of Porter's music, mostly from his later works. Eighteen shows are represented, including film versions of stage works. Lyric sheets, correspondence, clippings, research, scripts, playbills and other miscellaneous items are also included.

  2. 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.

  3. George H. Moss collection of sheet music, 1885-1935

    approximately 1,400 items. 16 containers. 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George H. Moss (1923-2009) was a local historian in Monmouth County, New Jersey, who also had an interest in early American theater. The collection consists of printed sheet music dating between 1885 and 1935, the majority of which is for American popular songs dating from 1900 to 1925. The composers and music publishers represented in the collection include Irving Berlin, Fred Fisher, George Gershwin, Charles K. Harris, Victor Herbert, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, Arthur Sullivan, and many others.

  4. Vinton Freedley papers, 1865-1936

    approximately 50 items. 1 container. 1 linear foot. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Vinton Freedley (1891-1969) was a producer of American musical theater, including works by Vernon Duke, George and Ira Gershwin, Burton Lane, and Cole Porter. The Vinton Freedley Papers consist chiefly of manuscript and printed music for these and other composers such as Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Henderson, Herbert Johnson, and Jimmy McHugh.

  5. Warner/Chappell collection, 1880-1987

    approximately 55,000 items. 399 containers. 166.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Warner/Chappell Music is an American music publishing company that traces its establishment to Chappell & Co. in London in 1810. Warner/Chappell grew in part due to its acquisition of other music publishers, many of which played prominent roles in New York City's Tin Pan Alley and in the production of shows on Broadway and elsewhere. The Warner/Chappell Collection primarily consists of scores for musicals, most intended for Broadway, but some for film, television, and other venues. The majority of the scores are manuscripts in the hands of arrangers, songwriters, and copyists, and includes combinations of full scores, piano-vocal scores, parts, and lyric sheets. The collection also contains manuscripts for popular songs and works for orchestra, band, and chamber ensembles, as well as a small number of business papers and cancelled checks.

  6. Milton Berle papers, 1906-2002

    approxiamtely 33,000 items . 287 containers. 128 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Milton Berle (1908-2002) was an American vaudevillian, comic, actor, lyricist, producer, and author. Nicknamed "Mr. Television," Berle transitioned from a successful career in radio to become host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre. The collection contains comedic writings, scripts, correspondence, business papers, photographs, music, and other materials that document his life and career in entertainment.

  7. Rose Marie Grentzer and Harold Spivacke Fund collection, 1615-1994

    approximately 300 items. 7 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Rose Marie and Harold Spivacke Fund Collection consists of materials purchased through an endowment that Rose Marie Spivacke established in 1982 at the behest of her husband, Harold Spivacke, who was chief of the Music Division at the Library of Congress from 1937 to 1972. The collection includes music manuscripts, printed scores, correspondence, clippings, and iconography.

  8. 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.

  9. John McGlinn collection, 1890s-2010

    approximately 27,450 items. 376 containers. 145 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    John McGlinn (1953-2009) was an American conductor and musical historian best known for his reconstructions, performances, and recordings of original Broadway orchestrations, including Show Boat and Anything Goes. The collection largely consists of scores and parts for music by Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Arthur Schwartz, Harry Warren, and other notable Broadway composers. It also contains librettos, programs, writings, and other materials related to McGlinn's life and career.