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Project Files, 1936-1985 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 35/1-3 Little White Lie, 1954 and undated
Scripts (original and revised); notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/4-5 The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, 1966 and undated
Scripts; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/6 A Matter of Principles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 35/7 Miscellaneous, undated
Holograph lead sheets; lists of song titles; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 35/8 Miscellaneous songs, 1960-1963 and undated
Lyric sheets; notes
Contents: Come Live with Me and Be My Love; Hurry Home; I Know the Blues; I'll Get Him Yet; In Praise of Tourists; It's All in the Name of Love; Neither Rain nor Snow; Someone to Come Home To; Summer Love; That's What I'm Like Without You; The Weather in My Heart
BOX-FOLDER 35/9 to 36/3, 50/10 Mister Sycamore, 1937, 1941, 1961-1976, 1981-1987, and undated
Script; holograph piano-vocal scores; holograph lead sheets; sketches; lyric sheets; business papers; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 36/4 Mrs. Mooney, 1965 and undated
Script; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 36/5 to 37/1 Nemesis, 1984-1987 and undated
Scripts; clippings; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/2-5 Obsession, 1983-1985 and undated
Scripts; lyric sheets; correspondence; clippings; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/6 The Secret of the Mountain, undated
BOX-FOLDER 21/8, 37/7-11, 50/11 The Seven Year Itch, 1952-1955 and undated
Script; holograph full score for clarinet, piano, and strings; sketches; programs; clippings; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 37/12 She Shall Have Music, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 37/13 Stagestruck, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/1-2 Starbright, 1964-1965, 1985, and undated
Synopsis; notes; clippings
BOX-FOLDER 38/3 Take a Note, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/4 Tallulah, Dahling!, undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/5-6 That Does It, 1943 and undated
Script; synopsis; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 38/7-9 This Changing World, 1985 and undated
Scripts; correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 38/10-11 Tonight We Do It Without the Net, 1968-1978 and undated
Script; holograph lead sheets; lyric sheets; correspondence; notes
BOX-FOLDER 38/12 Trilby, undated
Script; notes
BOX-FOLDER 38/13 to 39/1 The Voice of the Hyena, 1962-1973, 1984, and undated
Scripts; correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 39/2 The Wedding Dress, 1984 and undated
Synopsis; notes
BOX-FOLDER 39/3 Young Man with a Harp, 1939-1940, 1955, and undated
Clippings; programs; photograph of Guy Frazier Harrison; biography of Casper Reardon
BOX-FOLDER 39/4 Unidentified, 1978 and undated
Synopses and notes for three productions; partial script for one production
BOX 39-42 Correspondence, 1922-1987
This series includes personal and professional correspondence, both typescript and autograph, between Suesse and others. A substantial amount of letters to her mother, Nina Quarrier, document her personal and professional life in New York City as well as her trip abroad to study with Nadia Boulanger. A small number of letters to and from her first husband Courtney Burr, second husband Charles Edwin Delinks, step-father Robert Chase Stevens, uncle Arthur Quarrier, and grandmother Sallie L. Hogan further document her family life.
The series also includes ample correspondence from her manager, Miriam Stern, that documents the business aspect of Suesse's music career. Other letters provide a snapshot of her vast network of prominent figures in the music, literary, and arts scenes, including Tallulah Bankhead, George Bartieneff, Nadia Boulanger, Vera Brodsky, Sammy Cahn, Samuel Chotzinoff, Virginia Faulkner, Michael Feinstein, Leonard Feist, Frederick Fennell, Arthur Fiedler, William Gaxton, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Hildegard, Coral Potter, Ethel Bartlett Robertson, Jack Robbins, Carlos Salzedo, Oscar Serlin, Hans Spialek, Kay Swift, and Emanuel Vardi.
Arranged alphabetically by last name.
BOX-FOLDER 39/5 Allen, Steve, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/6 Bankhead, Talullah, 1968-1970?
BOX-FOLDER 39/7 Bartenieff, George, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 39/8 Boles, Lester, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/9 Boulanger, Nadia, 1947-1950
BOX-FOLDER 39/10 Brennen, Jim, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/11 Brodsky, Vera, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/12 Burr, Courtney, 1984-1985
BOX-FOLDER 39/13 Cahn, Sammy, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/14 Chernow, Marlene, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 39/15 Chotzinoff, Samuel, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 39/16 Cohen, Aaron I., 1977
BOX-FOLDER 39/17 Copelin, David, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 40/23 Delinks, Charles Edwin, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/18 Douglass, Olive May?, 1978-1979
BOX-FOLDER 39/19 Engel, Carl, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 39/20 Faulkner, Virginia, 1947, 1974-1975, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/21 Feinstein, Michael, 1986-1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/22 Feist, Leonard, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 39/23 Fennell, Frederick, 1955-1957
BOX-FOLDER 39/24 Fiedler, Arthur, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 39/25 Flournoy, Mrs. L. S., 1926
BOX-FOLDER 39/26 Gabrielle, Blanche, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 39/27 Gaxton, William, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/28 Gershwin, Ira, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 39/29 Glover, David Carr, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 39/30 Goossens, Eugene, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 39/31 Green, Bill, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 39/32 Greene, Luther, undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/33 Hammerstein, Oscar, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 39/34 Harter, Hugh, 1952-1955, 1980-1987
BOX-FOLDER 39/35 Hassan, Alex, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 40/1 Hildegard, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 40/2 Hogan, Sallie L., 1926-1927
BOX-FOLDER 40/3 Holeman, Frank, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 40/4 Jacobi, Herbert, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 40/5 Kiley, Mr., 1986
BOX-FOLDER 40/6 King, Clinton, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 40/7 Kroeger, Ernest R., 1926
BOX-FOLDER 40/8 Lax, Roger, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 40/9 Logan, Joshua, 1940, 1951, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 40/10 Lyman, Cora, 1926
BOX-FOLDER 40/11 Malkovich, Mark, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 40/12-19 Mintun, Peter, 1972-1987 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 40/20 Perry, Richard, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 40/21 Potter, Coral S., 1975
BOX-FOLDER 40/22 Quarrier, Arthur, 1926, 1938, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 40/24 to 41/11 Quarrier, Nina, 1929-1964 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/12-13 Quarrier, Nina and Robert Chave Stevens, 1947-1949, 1956-1957
BOX-FOLDER 41/14 Robertson, Ethel Bartlett, 1943 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/15 Robbins, Jack J., 1941, 1953-1956, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/16 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano and Eleanor, undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/17 Rower, Ann, undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/18 Rule, James S., 1961
BOX-FOLDER 41/19 Safford, Edwin, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 41/20 Salzedo, Carlos, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 41/21 Schonseld, Moses, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 41/22 Schwarz, Ellen, undated
BOX-FOLDER 41/23 Serlin, Oscar, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 41/24 Spialek, Hans, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 41/25-27 St. George, Philip, 1971-1981
BOX-FOLDER 41/28 Staff, Virgil, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 41/29-34 Stern, Miriam, 1974-1982, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 41/35 Swift, Kay, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 42/1 Vardi, Emanuel, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 42/2 Waters, Frank, 1932
BOX-FOLDER 42/3 Weiss, George David, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 42/4 Whitlock, Clyde E., 1936
BOX-FOLDER 42/5 Whorf, Michael, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 42/6 Woodsore, Mrs., undated
BOX-FOLDER 42/7-12 Unidentified, 1922, 1940-1950, 1957, 1965, 1972-1974, 1980-1986, and undated
BOX 21, 28, 42-44 Biographical Materials, 1978-1999
This series contains a variety of materials related to Suesse's career, including awards, memberships, legal documents, and transcriptions from radio show appearances. A possible memoir, "Nobody Gets Top Billing," provides anecdotes regarding colleagues Suesse worked with, though it is incomplete. Other items provide insight into Suesse's personal life. The juvenilia demonstrate that from an early age Suesse was creative in other artistic mediums beside music. Suesse also danced, wrote poetry, created paintings and drawings, and designed costumes and dresses. Report cards, travel papers, personal and religious documents, scrapbooks, a recipe book, and family historical information all reveal further details about her life. There are also materials compiled by donor Peter Mintun, including correspondence with others regarding Suesse, research materials assembled about her, and details regarding a special dinner party Mintun planned in her honor in 1979.
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