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Photographs, Richard Whiting, The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, James T. White and Company, New York, 1930s

 File — Box: OS 1

Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Richard A. Whiting Collection, 1896-2006, contains files related to Whiting's life and career as a musical composer. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950-2006 and was assembled by his widow and daughters. The collection contains the "Outline of the Whiting family" written by Eleanor Whiting, which provides a personal account of Richard Whiting's life and career. Correspondence and documents regarding the legal arrangements of PaxWin Corporation, the entity established between Whiting's widow, daughters and publisher George Paxton, are notable to the Collection. The Collection also contains an accumulation of articles, essays and book chapters showing Whiting's influence on and contributions to the early American pop music scene. Whiting family photos showing family homes, childhood photos and Whiting with colleagues constitute a significant portion of the collection.

Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Detailed information on material in this collection was provided by the donor. This information has been photocopied and placed in the beginning of relevant folders. All such has information has also been collected and filed together in the folder marked "Yellow Slips."


  • Creation: 1930s


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


1 folder(s) (5 x 7 inch, black and white portrait in publication folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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