Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968.

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Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968.

Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968.

The collection is in two series, Music and Non-music. The former includes his stage, vocal, and instrumental music, sketchbooks, lyric sheets, and music not by Duke, including the holograph of Signature for the High-low concerts by Aaron Copland. The latter consists of: correspondence with, among others, George Balanchine, Martin Charnin, Peter De Vries, Howard Dietz, Dean Dixon, Neshui Ertegun, Ira Gershwin, Bernard Hermann, George Ivask, Serge, Olga, and Natalie Koussevitzky, John Latouche, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Lotte Lehmann, Anthony Lindsay-Hogg, Jimmy McHugh, Johnny Mercer, Ogden Nash, Gabriel Paichadze, Roland Petit, Serge Prokofiev, Ginger Rogers, Harold Rome, Ann Ronell, Nicolas Slonimsky, Leopold Stokowski, David Turet, William Walton, and Arthur Whitelaw, as well as ASCAP, American Guild of Authors & Composers, and the puplishers Broude Bros., Carl Fischer, Frank Music Corp., Little, Brown & Co., G. Ricordi, and attorneys Weissberger & Frosch; subject files of correspondence, clippings, and other material; photographs; programs; scrapbooks; and miscellaneous material.

around 17,500 items (145 boxes, 52 linear feet).

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Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969

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Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995

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Paĭchadze, Gabriel

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Carl Fischer, Inc., 1939-1978

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Ricordi (Firm)

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Ivask, I︠U︡riĭ

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Lehmann, Lotte

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Walton, William, 1902-1983

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Ronell, Anna Petrov

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