E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers 1913-1985

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E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers, 1913-1985

E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers 1913-1985

E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film , as well as the Broadway shows , , and . Among his principal collaborators were Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz and Jerome Kern. He died in Los Angeles in 1981. The collection is primarily business papers, scripts, research notes, notes for lyrics and production ideas from 1929 to 1981. Papers deal mainly with the professional life of Harburg. His political ideology and opinions can be seen in his lyrics, research notes and clippings files. Though there is little mention of his being blacklisted in 1945, his attitudes on government and politics indicates how he may have fallen victim to the McCarthyites and the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Wizard of Oz Finian's Rainbow Bloomer Girl Flahooley

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