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BOX 142-143 Artifacts, 1910-1988
All artifiacts are listed in alphabetical order.
Gershwin Gallery Caviar tin of IG
BOX 142 Congressional bronze medals of GG and IG (2), 1988
Gershwin Gallery Congressional gold medals of GG and IG (2), 1988
Gershwin Gallery Desk of GG, 1933
Gershwin Gallery Electric pencil sharpener of IG
Gershwin Gallery Fountain pen of IG, circa 1935
BOX 143 Letter opener of GG, Tiffany
SSF Medals of IG (1 Gold; 25 Silver)
Gershwin Gallery Metronome of GG, circa 1910
Gershwin Gallery Piano of GG, circa 1925
Note : Steinway Model B, Serial # 235494
Gershwin Gallery Piano chair of GG, circa 1925
Gershwin Gallery Typewriter of IG, circa 1930
Gershwin Gallery Typing table of IG, circa 1930
BOX 131-132, 135, 137, 139, 141 MAPCASE FOLDER 8 Miscellany, 1923-1973
The miscellaneous materials are organized alphabetically by subject matter.
BOX-FOLDER 131/7 Botkin, Henry: autobiographical essays (4), 1972-1973
Typescript photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 135/26 Brown, Anne: correspondence with Leopold Godowsky III
Four letters and three photographs
Exhibition catalogs
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 "Exhibition of the George Gershwin Collection of Modern Paintings," The Arts Club of Chicago, 1933 November 10-25
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 "George Gershwin, Painter (1898-1937): Memorial Exhibition," The Arts Club of Chicago, 1938 March 15-28
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 "George Gershwin, Painter (1898-1937): Memorial Exhibition," Marie Harriman Gallery, NY, 1937 December 18 - 1938 January 4
BOX-FOLDER 137/37 Fisk University Library: Selected Items from the George Gershwin Memorial Collection of Music and Literature, undated
BOX-FOLDER 131/3 2 Flexocol record labels from "Music by Gershwin" radio show, 1934
Note : Labeled in the hand of Ira Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 132/18 "From Bach to Gershwin," 1944 May
BOX-FOLDER 131/4 George Gershwin lodge newsletter, undated
MAPCASE FOLDER 8 George Gershwin mausoleum blue prints
BOX-FOLDER 132/17 George Gershwin personalized music manuscript paper
1 blank sheet music leaf; 2 blank full score leaves
Gershwin: George, the Music/Ira, the Words, 1968 May 6 - September 2
The Museum of the City of New York
BOX-FOLDER 131/5 A catalogue of the exhibition
Two copies
BOX-FOLDER 131/6 Invitation to a reception and preview, 1968 May 5
BOX-FOLDER 144/6 Gershwin, Morris: birth certificate transcript, 1932 May 16
BOX-FOLDER 141/41 Godowsky, Frances Gershwin: memorial materials, 1999 January
Includes : program; eulogy by Manya "Fifi" Starr Nowak; eulogy and cover letter to Leopold Godowsky III by Lawrence Stewart; press release; obituary
BOX-FOLDER 144/7 Leiding, Harriette Kershaw. "Streetcries of an Old Southern City." Daggett Printing Company, Charleston, SC, 1927.
BOX-FOLDER 131/8 Logbook of orchestral parts
Laid in: IG typescript note
BOX-FOLDER 131/9 Merle Armitage collection auction catalog, 1965 May 10
BOX-FOLDER 131/10 News release re: Edward Kilenyi, Sr., 1966 May 23
BOX-FOLDER 131/1 Shaw, Arnold. re: "Curtain call!"
BOX-FOLDER 131/11 Songs of Adieu [book of poetry], 1923
Note : Inscribed by Ira Gershwin to Benjamin Botkin
BOX-FOLDER 131/12 Sound recordings from George Gershwin's library (lists)
Laid in: IG holograph and typescript notes
BOX-FOLDER 139/20 Strike Up the Band research materials
BOX-FOLDER 131/13 Works lists
  • Published songs (Harms)
  • Published songs (Music Publishers Holding Corp.)
  • Published songs (Remick)
  • Published songs, Photocopy of
  • Porgy and Bess publications

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