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Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1920-1950

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Correspondence and Subject Files, 1933-1950 (bulk 1941-1945) (continued)
BOX 19-20 Music Publishers' Protective Association, 1942
This subseries consists of letters sent to the Music Publishers' Protective Association (MPPA) during the first months of 1942 by military personnel requesting complimentary sheet music for their units. This correspondence was forwarded to the Sub-Committee on Music by the MPPA.
Arranged alphabetially by company name.
BOX-FOLDER 19/30 ABC Music, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/31 Advanced Music, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19-32 Ager, Yellen & Bernstein Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/33 Irving Berlin Inc., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/34 Braun Music Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/35 Chappell & Company, Inc., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/36 Crawford Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/37 Dash Connelly, Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/38 Famous Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/39 Leo Feist Inc., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 19/40 Fillmore Music House, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/1 Sam Fox Publishing Inc., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/2 Gershwin Music Publishing Co., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/3 Handy Bros. Music Company, Inc., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/4 Harms Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/5 Jewel Music Publishing Co., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/6 Kay & Kay Publishing Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/7 Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/8 Mayfair Music Corp., 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/9 Melody Lane Publishers, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/10 Mercer and Morris Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/11 Edwin H. Morris and Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/12 Miller Music Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/27 Miscellaneous lists of requestors, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/26 Miscellaneous publishing companies - unsorted requests, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/13 Music Publishing Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/14 Mutual Music Society Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/15 Paramount Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/16 Remick Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/17 Charles Rinker Music Publishing Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/18 Robbins Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/19 Santly-Joy Select, Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/20 Sheppard Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/21 Southern Music Publishing Corporation, Incorporated, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/22 Twentieth Century Music Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/23 Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Corporation, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/24 Clarence Williams Music Publishing Company, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 20/25 M. Witmark & Sons, 1942
BOX 20-23, 29-30 Administrative Papers, 1941-1945
This series consists of meeting minutes, memoranda, and various lists documenting the activity of the subcommittee.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
BOX-FOLDER 20/28 Clippings, 1942-1943
BOX-FOLDER 20/29-35 Meeting minutes, 1941-1946 and undated
Music Lists and Publicity Rankings
BOX-FOLDER 21/1-4 Best Sellers - Columbia Recording Corporation, 1941-1942
BOX-FOLDER 21/5 to 22/2 Best Sellers - Music Dealers Service, Inc., 1942-1945
BOX-FOLDER 22/3-5 Best Sellers - Various publishing companies, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 to 23/1 Song rights cards, undated
Reports and Memoranda
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Conference - Special Services Branch, Ninth Service Command, 1943 March 31-April 2
BOX-FOLDER 30/3 Entertainment and Recreation Conference - Special Services Division, Armed Service Forces, 1944 September 7-8
BOX-FOLDER 23/3-4 "History in Brief of the Music Section," 1943
BOX-FOLDER 29/1 Miscellaneous memoranda, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 29/2 Outline of Musical Activities program, undated
BOX-FOLDER 29/3 Red Cross "Voices from the Battlefield" transcripts, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Reception reports and comments from the other Americas, 1942 May-October
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 Reports, notes - music-related, 1943
BOX 24-30 Publications, 1920-1946
This series consists of manuals, booklets, songbooks, sheet music, and bibliographies sent to and created and disseminated by the Sub-Committee. Among these materials are instructional works, lists of resources (books and music available to outfit recreational areas of camps and bases), and programmatic items to facilitate troop entertainment.
Arranged in two subseries.
BOX 24-27, 29 Music-Related Publications, 1920-1946
This subseries contains a variety of publications related to instruction and training to perform in or lead bands and singing groups, provide entertainment to service members, and acquire music and recordings for use in camps. Also included are examples of songbooks and sheet music that were made available to military personnel, compendia of skits and sketches generated by the United Services Organization (USO) for use in camp shows and "Army Hit Kits" to be used in sing-alongs, and drafts of songbooks.
Arranged alphabetically by category and alphabetically by author or title within.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Instructional materials, 1941-1942 and undated
  • "10 Minute Self Instruction for the Tonette, Ocarina, Harmonica, Ukelele"
  • Bartholomew, Marshall. "Joint Army-Navy Guide for Army Band Leaders and Outline of Instructions for Band Leader Classes," 1942 July
  • "Century Manual of Harmony"
  • Joint Army-Navy Committee "Report and Recommendations on Singing as a Wartime Activity," 1941 September
  • MacMillan, Ernest. On the Preparation of Ear Tests
  • War Department Educational Manual "How to Sing and Read Music: A Self-Teaching Course" EM 600
  • William J. Smith Music Company. E Easy Z Method for Harmonica
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Coast Guardsmen March, 1936
By M. G. Strode; arranged by R. M. Eckman
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Edward B. Marks Band Library, 1941-1944
Scores and parts
  • Paper Doll
  • Poinciana
  • Ship Ahoy
  • What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  • Yours
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Edward B. Marks "Goldmine" Library Band, 1930-1936
Scores and parts
  • Alla en Rancho Grande
  • Amapola
  • Songs of the Islands (Hawaiian Waltz)
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Edward B. Marks Miscellaneous music, 1921, 1931-1932, 1942
  • Mama Inez - piano-vocal score
  • The Peanut Vendor - piano-vocal score
  • Volga Echoes" - piano and vocal parts
  • Waldteufel Waltzes - Arr. by D. Savino
BOX-FOLDER 24/6; 29/4 Various publishers, 1920-1939
  • "Mayhew Lake's Master Melody Series"
  • My Own U.S.A - piano-vocal score and parts
  • Robbins Music Corporation. Mammoth Collection of Famous Piano Music
  • Thematic Pages of Organ Music for Church Recital or Study
  • We're Men of the Navy - piano-vocal score in Box 29 Folder 4
Programming Tools
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 to 25/2 Army Hit Kits, 1943-1946
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Camp Shows, Inc. "At Ease," 1942-1943
Contents: "Minstrel Shows with Music" and "Music and Lyrics for Comedies and Revues"
Note: "Minstrel Shows with Music" contains mistrelsy sketches and songs in dialect, detailed descriptions of how to cast minstrel characters, and several images of performers in blackface
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Camp Shows, Inc. Camp Show Sketches, "At Ease," 1943
Contents: Vols. 1-2, 4, 6-7, and 9-11
Note: Several volumes contain minstrelsy sketches and songs
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 "Lest We Forget," 1943
  • America Determines Her Destiny - Handbook for Listeners
  • Our Constitution - Handbook for Listeners
  • Our Nation's Shrines
  • Series 1 - Teachers Manual
  • Series 3 - Teachers Handbook
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 "Musical Quizzical," undated
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Stagecraft Manual: Navy on Stage, vol. 2, undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 "26-Week Music Program," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Band, 1940-1941
  • Special Services Division ASF Band Leaders' Guide
  • War Department. "Basic Field Manual, The Band," FM 28-5, 1941
  • War Department. "Technical Manual of Field Music," TM 20-250, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 "Bibliography of Songs for Group Singing Including a List of Community Song Books," 1944 October and December
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Dunham, Franklin. "Catalog of Sound Recordings," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 "Group Singing: Helpful Hints and Guides and Bibliography for Community and Ward Sings," VA Pamphlet 6-1, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 26/6 "List of Band Music," 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/7 "List of Band Music Recommended for the Use of U. S. Army and Navy Bands," with supplement, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/8 "List of Choral Music," 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/9 "List of V-Disc Recordings," 1944
BOX-FOLDER 26/10 "Material for Developing Army Music Curriculum," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/11 "Selected List of Band Music," No. 28-6, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 26/12 "Selected List of Choral Music," No. 28-7, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 26/13 Song Leaders, 1942-1943
  • Bartholomew, Marshall. "Guide for Army Band Leaders and Outline of Instructions for Band Leader Classes," 1942
  • "Pocket Guide for the U. S. Army Song Leader"
  • "Training the U.S. Army Song Leader: A Handbook for Musical Directors"
BOX-FOLDER 26/14 "S" miscellaneous, 1941
Contents: Clark, Kenneth S. "Stories of America's Songs" and "Suggested Outline of Armed Forces Institute Music Courses"
BOX-FOLDER 26/15 A-M, circa 1940-1946
  • Andrews, Mark. "A Book of Descants to Well-Known Tunes"
  • "Anthems for General Church Services"
  • "Army Song Book" - 3 imprints
  • "A Call to Worship"
  • "Christmas Songs and Carols" (Treasure Chest Publications)
  • "Elmira College Choral Series"
  • Feist Band Publications. "Modern instrumentation/Effective Arrangements"
  • "Freedom Sings"
  • "Freedom Sings for Camp, Home, and Community Singing" (Robbins Music Corporation)
  • "G-I-Like to Sing Songs of the AAFTTC"
  • "Hymns from Home" (Army Service Forces )
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 J-Si, circa 1940-1946
  • "Jenkins Music Company Presents Piano Solos and Piano Ensemble Material by American Composers"
  • "Let's Sing" (60th Div Special Services Office)
  • "Parody Parade" (Pre-view Second Service Command Song Book)
  • "Selected Jewish Songs for Members of the Armed Forces"
  • "Sing for Fun" (Ninth Service Command)
  • "Sing Out Soldier" (Special Service Office Second Service Command)
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 So-U, circa 1940-1946
  • "Songs of Stephen Foster" - two lyric books
  • "Songs of Stephen Foster" - scores booklet
  • "Songs to Sing" (Fifth Naval District Welfare and Recreation Dept.)
  • "U.S. Navy Song Book"
BOX 27-30 Non-Music Publications, circa 1935-1946
This subseries contains general resources and instructional material.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 "Athletics & Recreation: A Model 26-Week Program," undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 "Athletics & Recreation: A Model 60-Day Program," undated
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