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MS Thr 852

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979, composer. Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 852
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979, composer.
Title: Richard Rodgers sheet music,
Date(s): 1920-1958.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Printed sheet music of Richard Rodgers compositions.

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:

Richard Rodgers Sheet Music, 1920-1958 (MS Thr 852). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific.


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Scope and Contents

This collection includes 20th-century printed sheet music of Richard Rodgers compositions. Prominent lyricists include Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Edith Meiser, and Herbert Fields.


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

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