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MS Thr 851

Lieberson, Goddard, 1911-1977. Goddard Lieberson papers, ca. 1909-1977: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 851
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lieberson, Goddard.
Title: Goddard Lieberson papers,
Date(s): 1909-1977.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for Goddard Lieberson papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2008MT-103. Gift of Vera Zorina Estate; received: 2009 June 1.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

RESTRICTED: Collection is unprocessed. Access to collection requires permission of curator.
This collection is not housed at the Harvard Theatre Collection 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.

Biographical / Historical

Goddard Lieberson (1911-1977) was president of Columbia Records, and composer by training. In the 1940s, he introduced to the American public the long-playing records of classical repertoire and Broadway productions. His greatest legacy was original recordings of Broadway musicals and other productions, as well as studio cast recordings of major Broadway hits.
In 1946 he married ballet dancer and actress Vera Zorina; the marriage produced two sons, composer Peter Lieberson (1946-2011) and philosopher, writer and journalist Jonathan Lieberson (1949-1989).


Arrangement is a rough box list only and materials are not fully sorted. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, compositions, music scores, medical records, passports, photographs, awards, publicity material and other items.


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

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