Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981

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E.Y. (Yip) Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist, was born April 8, 1898 in New York City. Among his best known songs are “Over the Rainbow,” “April in Paris,” “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” and the musical Finian's Rainbow.Among his principal collaborators were Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne, Sammy Fain, Jeff Alexander, Jay Gorney, Larry Orenstein, Earl Robinson, and Philip Springer.

Mr. Harburg died in Los Angeles in 1981.

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referencedIn Jay Gorney Papers, 1932-1992 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Sam Adams Darcy Papers, 1924-1985 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. E.Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Bloomer Girl / music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy, based on a play by Don and Lilith James, music and lyrics adapted by Alan Moon, book adapted by Alan Moon and Jackie Maxwell ; directed by Jackie Maxwell, 2004 - performance files. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.). Herbert Biberman and Gale Sondergaard papers, 1908-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Myers, Henry, 1893-1975. What a day for a miracle : a tale of the Children's Crusade : play / by Henry Myers & E.Y. Harburg (from Henry Myers' novel "Our lives have just begun) ; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Larry Orenstein & Jeff Alexander. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Let's see what happens / words by E. Y. Harburg, music by Jule Styne. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. I got a song / [Harold Arlen]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lane, Burton, 1912-1997. Finian's rainbow, 1967 Mar. 10 / from the play by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy ; music by Burton Lane. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Miles White costume designs, 1943-1947. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Guide to the Sam Adams Darcy Papers, 1924-1985 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Lane, Burton, 1912-1997. Finian's rainbow / music by Burton Lane ; lyrics by Yip Harburg ; book by Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy ; book adaptation by Arthur Perlman ; based on the presentation by New York City Center Encores! ; original adaptation for Encoes! by David Ives , 2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Austin, Aleine. Oral History of the American Left. Oral histories, 1980-1982. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976. Papers, 1905-1962. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf The E.Y. Harburg Collection, 1929-1968 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf Palca, Alfred. Blue star : a musical play, 1961 July 6 / by Alfred Palca and Joshua Logan ; music by Burton Lane ; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Jay Gorney scores, 1916-1975, 1924-1961 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf E. Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Lane, Burton, 1912-1997. How are things in Glocca Morra / words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Burton Lane. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, 1973 - . Video Tape Programs and Worldnet Broadcasts, 1999 - 2009 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers, 1913-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bay, Howard. Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl : a modern musical comedy with old-fashioned charm / music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by E. Y. Harburg ; book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy ; based on a play by Dan and Lilith James ; concert adaption by David Ives, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn African-American related sheet music and sheet music written by African-Americans, 1851-1974 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990. Jay Gorney scores, 1916-1975 (bulk 1924-1961). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. E.Y. Harburg papers, 1913-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Things / [words by] Gershwin - Harburg ; [music by] H. Arlen. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl / words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Harold Arlen ; arr. by L. Leonardi. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Lunchtime One-Acts, 2004 - house program. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981. Papers, musical scores, sound recordings, 1913-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968 Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Audio Recordings, 1942 - 1999 National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Gerald, Charles Hammond, 1920-1988. Charles Hammond Gerald papers, 1940-1988. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn The E.Y. Harburg Collection, 1929-1968 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Song of the woodman / music by Harold Arlen ; lyric by E.Y. Harburg. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers, 1913-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Jerome Kern sheet music, 1904-1946. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Bloomer girl / [words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Harold Arlen] University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf E. Y. Harburg collection of music, ca. 1929-1981 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Corigliano, John, 1938-. Sketch for One sweet morning / John Corigliano. Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf NDWT Archives (University of Guelph). The Happiest Girl in The World / book by Fred Saidy and Henry Myers, lyrics by E. Y. Harburg, music by Jacques Offenbach, story by E. Y. Harburg, 1977 - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York NY US
Brentwood CA US
Subject
Musical films
Musicals
Musical theater
Theater
Theater
Theater
Occupation
Composers
Librettists
Lyricists
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Birth 1898-04-08

Death 1981-03-05

Americans

English

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