Jolson, Al, 1886-1950

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From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110

Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His career spanned fifty years of American Music history (adapted from the International Al Jolson Society website).

From the description of Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 60395897

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. Popular Music Archives, ca. 1890-ca. 1970. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hanan, Stephen Mo,. Jolson & Co. : a musical play / [music and lyrics of 16 songs by various artists] ; book by Stephen Mo Hanan and Jay Berkow, 2002. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Sheet music - American composers, 1790-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American minstrel show collection, 1823-1947. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Higgins Family papers, 1923-1971 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. Dear me : autobiography : ADS, ca. 1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Jolson, Al, d. 1950. Little pal / [Al Jolson ; arr.] by Gouhl Googin & Tom Carmode. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Caricatures of Black Americans : sheet music, 1861-1947 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976. Harry Allen Smith photograph collection, 1925-1976. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Irving Berlin Sheet Music Collection, 1908-1952 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Buchman, Sidney, 1902-1975. Jolson sings again : mimeograph copy of typescript, 1948 Oct. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra papers, [1921-1928]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Radio Entertainers and Announcers Collection, 1937-1945 (Bulk 1942-1943) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lee Tracy collection of noncommercial recordings, 1934-1964 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State. 1964-1974. National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Lepman, Harry, 1904-1970. Harry and Sara Lepman collection, 1880-1945 (bulk 1914-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Babb, James Elisha, 1864-1934. James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Jolson, Al, d. 1950. Old-fashioned girl [microform] / Al Jolson. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Harold R. Atteridge papers, 1909-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Richard Rodgers collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. Mr. Jolson / words and music by Irving Berlin. Library of Congress
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Cain, Lodoen Purdy. Lodoen Purdy Cain collection of motion picture actors and actresses photographs, ca. 1920s [graphic]. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Caricatures of Black Americans : sheet music, 1861-1947. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection song folios, circa 1882-1983. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn National Broadcasting Company. Recollections at 30 [sound recording], 1957. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938. Harold R. Atteridge papers, 1909-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Soren, David,. David Soren popular sheet music collection, 1839-1974 (bulk 1900-1930). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Colling, Joseph B. Papers, 1980. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Jolson, Al, d. 1950. Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson. University of Florida
referencedIn Lloyd, Norman, 1914-. [Interview with Norman Lloyd] [sound recording] / Norman Lloyd ; [interviewed by] David Marc, Brentwood, CA, between 1996 and 1999. Syracuse University
creatorOf Jolson, Al, d. 1950. Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Richard Rodgers collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Winter Garden (Theatre : New York, N.Y. : 1911- ). International Al Jolson Society Collection, 1912-1994. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Lawson, John Howard, 1894-1977. Jolson's story : mimeograph copy of typescript, 1945 Sept. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harold R. Atteridge papers, 1909-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938. person
associatedWith Babb, James Elisha, 1864-1934. person
associatedWith Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. person
associatedWith Bryan, Alfred, 1871-1958. person
associatedWith Buchman, Sidney, 1902-1975. person
associatedWith Carmode, Tom. person
associatedWith Colling, Joseph B. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Dreyer, Dave, 1894-1967. person
associatedWith Egan, Raymond B., 1890-1952. person
associatedWith Fisher, Fred, 1875-1942. person
associatedWith Gallagher, Irene, person
associatedWith George A. Smathers Libraries. Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Googin, Gouhl. person
associatedWith Hanan, Stephen Mo, person
associatedWith Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943. person
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Higgins family family
associatedWith International Al Jolson Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Kahn, Gus, 1886-1941. person
associatedWith Keeler, Ruby. person
associatedWith La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. person
associatedWith Lawson, John Howard, 1894-1977. person
associatedWith Lepman, Harry, 1904-1970. person
associatedWith Lloyd, Norman, 1914- person
associatedWith Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith National Broadcasting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Rose, Billy, 1899-1966. person
associatedWith Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976. person
associatedWith Soren, David, person
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Tracy, Lee, 1898-1968 person
associatedWith United Service Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Subject
Band music, Arranged--Parts
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
Actresses
Sextets (Clarinets (2), violins (3), double bass), Arranged--Parts
Motion pictures
Male singers
Male actors
Vaudeville
Blackface entertainers
Occupation
Singers
Actors
Composers
Performer
Function

Person

Birth 1886-05-26

Death 1950-10-23

Americans

English

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