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MS Thr 704

Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989, composer. Irving Berlin sheet music, 1909-1957: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 704
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989, composer.
Title: Irving Berlin sheet music,
Date(s): 1909-1957.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Sheet music for songs composed by Irving Berlin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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:

Irving Berlin Sheet Music, 1909-1957 (MS Thr 704). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was a European-born American composer and lyricist whose compositions included, among others, God bless America.


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Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed sheet music for songs composed by Irving Berlin. Many of the songs include ukulele arrangements as well.


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

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