2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Swift, Kay, 1897-1993.

  1. George and Ira Gershwin collection, 1895-2008

    60,415 items. 143 containers. 64 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his lyricist brother Ira (1896-1983) wrote some of the most significant American popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with novelist and poet DuBose Heyward, they created the great American opera Porgy and Bess. Additionally, George Gershwin composed several singularly American concert works, including An American in Paris and Rhapsody In Blue, and both brothers produced many distinguished songs working with other collaborators. The George and Ira Gershwin Collection contains music manuscripts, handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, printed music, correspondence, photographs, programs and publicity materials, legal and financial documents, and thirty-one scrapbooks, which present nearly a complete record of the Gershwins' lives and work as they were chronicled in the contemporary press.

  2. 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.