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MS Thr 222

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. George Gershwin letters to Isaac Goldberg, 1929-1931: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 222
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Title: George Gershwin letters to Isaac Goldberg
Date(s): 1929 August 22 - 1931 July 30
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 case)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American composer George Gershwin to author Edward I. Stern.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-203. Gift in memory of Dr. Isaac Goldberg, by Mrs. Edward I. Stern, 14 Garrett Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts; received: 1952 April 10.
Mrs. Stern was the sister of Dr. Goldberg.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Gershwin Letters to Isaac Goldberg, 1929-1931 (MS Thr 222). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Isaac Goldberg (1887-1938) was an American journalist, author, critic, translator, and editor. Goldberg received an AB from Harvard College in 1910, AM in 1911, and a PhD in 1912. He wrote articles and a biography on George Gershwin.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

12 typescript signed letters from Gershwin to Goldberg. Letters concern Gershwin's composing activities, his concerts and other activities, and discussion of his life.

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