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MS Thr 469

Melanie, 1947-. Melanie song scores and other papers, circa 1969-1977: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 469
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Melanie, 1947-.
Title: Melanie song scores and other papers,
Date(s): 1969-1977,
Date(s): (bulk) 1971-1972.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scores for songs recorded by Melanie Safka composed by Safka and others, with a small amount of miscellaneous material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-1. Gift of John C. Weaver, New Jersey; received: 2002 July 7.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Melanie Song Scores and Other Papers, circa 1969-1977 (MS Thr 469). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Melanie Ann Safka-Schekeryk, born February 3, 1947, in Astoria, New York (N.Y.), is an American singer-songwriter. She is usually known professionally simply as Melanie. Her recordings have been produced primarily by her husband, Peter Schekeryk, her first recording appearing in 1968. She performed at the Woodstock Festival in August of 1969.


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Scope and Contents

Collection is primarily song scores in the form of diazotype reproductions from manuscript in unknown hands, composed by Melanie and others, with some manuscript scores (probably in the hands of Melanie, Peter Schekeryk, and others). Some songs include parts for instruments. Many song reproductions, most from 1971-1972, were copyrighted by the Neighborhood Music Corporation or by Schekeryk Enterprises, Inc. The collection also includes miscellaneous receipts, photographs, notes, and printed material.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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