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Scope and Content of the Collection The John and Seymour Rennolds Collection covers the time period from 1933 to about 1992. The manuscript portion of the collection includes materials that the Rennolds gathered on twentieth-century lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Included in the collection are a brief history of the collection itself, general files, correspondence, clippings and programs, music and lyrics, song magazines, one photograph, and three videotapes.A significant part of the manuscript...
Dates: 1933-circa 1992; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985
Abstract: The Robert Kimball Collection, 1930-2008, consists of mixed materials compiled by the well-respected musical theater historian as research for his co-edited book The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer (New York, 2009). The collection contains biographical information on Johnny Mercer's collaborators, songs (in the form of sheet music, arranger's piano and vocal scores, arranger's lead sheets, piano-conductor scores), newspaper clippings, copies of theater programs...
Abstract: Steve Allen (1921-2000) was a well-known author, pianist, comedian, composer, and actor. He was an admirer of Johnny Mercer's lyrics. After Mercer's death, his widow Ginger Mercer and Bill Harbach encouraged Allen to write a song to a title Mercer had created, "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life." This collection consists of a lead sheet and typed lyrics for Allen's "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life."
- Arrangement (Music) 1
- Composers 1
- Jazz 1
- Lyric writing (Popular music) 1
- Popular music -- Writing and publishing 1
- Richmond (Va.) 1
- Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting 1
- clippings (information artifacts) 1
- phonograph records 1
- photographs 1 ∧ less
- Allen, Steve 1
- Cole, Nat King, 1919-1965 1
- Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 1
- Kimball, Robert 1
- Raksin, David 1