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BOX 126, 131-132 Miscellaneous Music and Lyric Sketches 1800-1900
The lyric sketches include handwritten and typewritten drafts and samples of lyrics for unidentified shows, notes about lyrics and characters, and ideas for lyrics. The music includes published sheet music, music manuscripts, and some holographs. There is a significant amount of songs with lyrics by Hammerstein. The Show and Project Files series also contains lyrics, lyric sketches, and music.
Arranged in two subseries. The Music is arranged alphabetically by composer name.
BOX-FOLDER 126/1 Bad figures of speech
BOX-FOLDER 126/2-8 Ideas and notes
BOX-FOLDER 126/9-12 Lyrics, lyric sketches
BOX-FOLDER 126/13 Lyrics to "Merry Christmas, little friend"
Includes drafts and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 126/14 Unused lyrics
BOX-FOLDER 126/15 Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
BOX-FOLDER 131/1 Ahlert, Fred E.
Unidentified piece
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 Bennett, Robert Russell.
"Oscar Hammerstein 2nd"
A musical autogram.
BOX-FOLDER 131/3 Broadhurst, Cecil, and Frances Roots Hadden.
Songs from Jotham Valley, 1951-1952
Sheet music.
BOX-FOLDER 131/4 Cohn, Jack, and Felix Bernard.
BOX-FOLDER 131/5 Coots, J. Fred.
"This is Heaven" and other unidentified songs
BOX-FOLDER 131/6 Curiel, Gonzalo, and Juan Peso.
"Vereda tropical"
BOX-FOLDER 131/7 Gensler, Lewis E.
"No time for tears"
Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
BOX-FOLDER 131/8 Hammerstein, Arthur.
"I have seen the starlight"
Words by Oscar Hammerstein IInd.
BOX-FOLDER 131/9 Hammerstein, Oscar.
"Cecelia and Amelia," 1901
BOX-FOLDER 131/10 Kalmar, Bert, and Harry Ruby.
"A kiss to build a dream on," 1950
Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Correspondence included.
BOX-FOLDER 131/11-13 Kern, Jerome.
Various works
Printed and manuscript music.
Includes Hammerstein lyric sketches, notes, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 131/14 McCarthy, Corinne Alice.
"Easter Day in Philadelphia," 1951
Correspondence included.
BOX-FOLDER 131/15 Melvin, Ernest.
"'Nowt about 'Owt"
BOX-FOLDER 131/16 Meyer, George W.
"A three day pass"
BOX-FOLDER 131/17 Oakland, Ben.
Various works
Includes Hammerstein lyric sketches, notes, and correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 131/18 Rodgers, Richard.
Various works, 1943-1957
Printed music.
BOX-FOLDER 132/1 Romberg, Sigmund.
Various works
BOX-FOLDER 132/2 Ruby, Harry.
Unidentified work
BOX-FOLDER 132/3 Silver, Abner.
BOX-FOLDER 132/4 Stone, G. Richard.
"Song tribute--salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 132/5 Stothart, Herbert.
Works from various shows, 1920-1925
Printed music.
George Gershwin is co-composer on selections from Song of the Flame. Book and lyrics for the shows: Guy Bolton, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, and Frank Mandel.
BOX-FOLDER 132/6 Strauss, Johann II.
"The bat," from The Great Waltz
BOX-FOLDER 132/7 Suesse, Dana, and Pierre Norman.
"Take me in your arms
BOX-FOLDER 132/8 Walters, Thorley.
Includes lyric sheets.
BOX-FOLDER 132/9 Weill, Kurt.
"Buddy on the Nightshift" and "The Good Earth," 1942
Words by Oscar Hammerstein
BOX-FOLDER 132/10 Weston, Harris.
"A coople o'dooks (A couple of ducks), 1929
BOX-FOLDER 132/11 Weston, R.P. and Bert Lee.
"Eeh! By gum it were a real fine do!," 1921
BOX-FOLDER 132/12 Whiting, Richard A.
Songs from Free for All, 1931
By Oscar Hammerstein II and Laurence Schwab.
BOX-FOLDER 132/13 Yost, Ben, and Al Rubin and Richard Roffman.
"The official basketball song," 1950
Includes a letter.
BOX-FOLDER 132/14 Youmans, Vincent, and Herbert Stothart.
"I love you, I love you, I love you!," 1923
Book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein 2d.
BOX-FOLDER 132/15 Autographed printed music
BOX-FOLDER 132/16-17 Unidentified music
BOX 95-101, 134-135, 152, 159 Writings, 1919-1986
Arranged in two subseries: By Oscar Hammerstein II and About Oscar Hammerstein II. Arranged chronologically therein.
BOX 95-98, 134, 159 By Oscar Hammerstein II, 1930-1959
Articles, speeches, eulogies, reviews, essays, statements, and notes by Hammerstein on various professional and personal topics. Unidentified fragments, notes and writings can be found at the end of the subseries. The box of index cards containing handwritten notes most likely pertain to unidentified Hammerstein shows and lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 95/1 "Modern stage: noted author's views, age of musical comedy, emotional play defended," 1930
BOX-FOLDER 95/2 Radio talk in Melbourne, Australia, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 95/3 "Aims of cultural commission," circa 1937
BOX-FOLDER 95/4 "Navy Day 1942,"
A poem that was set to music by Sigmund Romberg. Published in Seapower, 1942 Dec.
BOX-FOLDER 95/5 Eulogy to Sophie Taub Biow, 1943, Feb. 28
Bound volume.
BOX-FOLDER 95/6 "In re Oklahoma!," 194-?
BOX-FOLDER 95/7 "Re Oklahoma!" (from The Drama Mailbag, New York Times), 1943, Sept. 5
BOX-FOLDER 95/8 Poem for Jerome Kern, 1944, Oct. 28
BOX-FOLDER 95/9 Address to 63rd graduating class of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1947, Mar. 20
BOX-FOLDER 95/10 Speech on the publication of plays, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 95/11 "The American artist and the American tradition," 1948, Mar.
The Maltz speech.
BOX-FOLDER 95/12 "Bringing South Pacific to the North Atlantic city of Boston ...," 1949, Mar. 4
BOX-FOLDER 95/17 Article for South Pacific souvenir program, 1949, May 4
BOX-FOLDER 95/18 Statement issued by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1949, June 9
Regarding Paul Robeson.
BOX-FOLDER 95/16 Review of And on the Eighth Day, by Abner Dean, New York Herald Tribune, 1949, Oct. 9
BOX-FOLDER 95/13 Drury College acceptance speech of honorary degree, 1949, Nov. 4
BOX-FOLDER 95/19 "Where the song begins," 1949, Dec. 3
From the Saturday Review of Literature.
BOX-FOLDER 95/14 On a dying theatre, 1949, Dec.
BOX-FOLDER 95/15 Plea for support of muscular dystrophy campaign, 1949
BOX 134 Materials relating to Lyrics, by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1949-1950
Includes drafts, lyric sheets, correspondence, bound scrapbook.
BOX-FOLDER 95/20 United World Federalists speech, 1950, Aug. 25
BOX-FOLDER 95/21 "Getting off the pyramid," 1950, Dec. 23
From the Saturday Review of Literature.
BOX-FOLDER 95/22 "I want to write the words," 1950
From One World or None!.
BOX-FOLDER 96/4 "If we are the leaders, let us lead," 1951, Apr.
From The Federalist.
BOX-FOLDER 96/6 "More than a dream," 1951, Oct. 20
Published in the Congressional Record, for United Nations Day.
BOX-FOLDER 96/9 Review of Dance to the Piper by Agnes de Mille, for New York Herald Tribune, 1951, Dec.
BOX-FOLDER 96/1 American Theatre Wing Professional Training School, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 96/2 "I came to talk over with you a problem that confronts us all," 1951
BOX-FOLDER 96/3 "If I thought I could write a song about world peace," 1951
For the United World Federalists.
BOX-FOLDER 96/5 "The King and I and we," 1951
BOX-FOLDER 96/7 Narrative on Laurette Taylor by her daughter, 1951
Annotated by Oscar Hammerstein II.
BOX-FOLDER 96/8 "Nobody likes war...," 1951
For the United World Federalists.
BOX-FOLDER 96/10 Statement for an article on Hammerstein's move from Hollywood to Broadway, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 96/11 "Stop crying and go to work," 1951
BOX-FOLDER 96/12 "Hammerstein takes a look at theater--and likes it," 1952, Apr. 6
BOX-FOLDER 96/13 Speech advocating and asking for peace by enforceable world law, 1952, Apr.
BOX-FOLDER 96/14 "Remarks at funeral for Canada Lee," 1952, May 13
BOX-FOLDER 96/15 "Have you a civilized mind?" 1952, June 22
BOX-FOLDER 96/21 "Happy birthday, dear Dick," 1952, June
BOX-FOLDER 96/16 "Eulogy to Gertrude Lawrence," 1952, Sept. 9
BOX-FOLDER 96/26 "What wouldn't I give," 1952, Nov. 17
From Columbia University's Jester of Columbia.
BOX-FOLDER 96/17 "High time," 1952, Dec.
BOX-FOLDER 96/18 Advocating world government for world peace, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 96/19 "The civilized mind--words to live by," 1952
BOX-FOLDER 96/20 Danger to world government from atomic war, 1952
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