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MS Thr 707

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937, composer. George Gershwin sheet music, 1918-1946: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 707
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gershwin, George, 1898-1937, composer.
Title: George Gershwin sheet music,
Date(s): 1918-1946.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (4 portfolio boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Sheet music composed by George Gershwin.

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:

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:

George Gershwin Sheet Music, 1918-1946 (MS Thr 707). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

George Gershwin (1898-1973) was an American pianist and composer well-known for his collaborations with older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's work included musical theater, opera, most notably Porgy and Bess, and other classical compositions.


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Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed sheet music composed by George Gershwin. Other notable lyricists and composers include, Ira Gershwin, Irving Caesar, B. G. (Buddy Gard) De Sylva, E. Ray Goetz, Roger Edens, DuBose Heyward, and Arthur Freed, among others.


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

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