University of Massachusetts Boston - Healey Library
The collection consists of approximately 4500 pieces of sheet music of American popular songs. The collection spans the years from 1895 to 1963, with the greatest number of titles being published between 1910 and 1945. Much of the collection is from the era of Tin Pan Alley. The collection contains many songs of popular composers and lyricists of the period, including Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harry von Tilzer and others
Collection contains publicity photographs for movies publicized by Halsey Raines, including "Surprise Package", "Dr. No", and "Born Free". Collection also contains Raines professional files, which contain correspondence, clippings, legal documents, press releases written by Raines, and several scripts for unproduced movies. Lyric manuscripts, copies of musical scores, and sheet music for songs composed by Raines are in this collection as well
Collection contains published and unpublished songs by Stern; sheet music and songbooks for Irving Berlin songs and musicals; sheet music for over 150 musicals, over 200 children's songs, and several hundred popular songs by a variety of composers; photographs; a small amount of correspondence; membership lists, pamphlets, and reports related to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; 4 scrapbooks; and miscellaneous certificates, programs and newspaper clippings
The bulk of the collection is music scores (1968-1986) and scripts (1970-1986). Most of the scores include full orchestration for television shows, musicals, etc. Scripts are for Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Awards programs, TV shows and specials and motion pictures. The legal files mainly regard a project to produce a musical version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Audio tapes are of a contemporary family drama series entitled "United States"
Collection contains sheet music dated from 1890-1981 that Bartz collected, played, and used to teach her piano lessons. The collection includes military music from World War I and II, popular music from 1900-1950, children's songs, classical music, and religious music
The Mort Garson collection consists primarily of his original, hand-written musical scores. His early work contains scores for songs from "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" and songs like, "Did You Know Marilyn Monroe?" and "Who's That Girl?". His later scores, considered pre-new age, on sounds of the zodiac, called, "Zodiac Cosmic Sounds" (Elektra, 1967) and "The Wozard of Iz" are included and many other less well-known songs whose titles are contained in several lists, enclosed in the collection