Ann Ronell papers 1914-1999


Ann Ronell papers 1914-1999

Ann Ronell was a songwriter and lyricist who had an extensive career working on film scores and in musical theater in numerous capacities. The Papers include material pertaining to her professional activities along with some personal correspondence. The bulk of the materials date from the early 1920s through the 1970s, and includes scores, correspondence, subject files, biographical material, financial records and photographs. A small amount of material pertaining exclusively to the activities of her husband, Lester Cowan, are included in the papers.

8.5 linear feet; 26 boxes

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