Special Collections and Archives

Borowitz Sheet Music Collection: Ephemera and Related items

Special Collections and Archives

Borowitz Sheet Music Collection: Ephemera and Related items

Borowitz Sheet Music Collection: Ephemera, Programs, and Related items, late 19th century-2004

Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, October 25, 2003
1 document case, 4 oversize folders, 1.33 cubic feet, 11th floor

Requests for information about this collection should be directed to the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Alphabetical by Composer, Performer, or Subject


Ballet Russe

Folder -- Contents

  1. Souvenir program for 1916-1917 American tour of Serge Diaghileff's Ballet Russe, includes color prints of drawings by Leon Bakst for the ballet, Scheherazade

Irving Berlin

Folder -- Contents

  1. Playbill from the American Palace Theater production (1996) of The Cocoanuts
  2. Musical production Everything, at the New York Hippodrome. 1918-19 Souvenir Book includes cast list, advertisements and photographs
  3. B.G. DeSylva production Louisiana Purchase, 1941 Souvenir Book includes cast list (biographies and photos) and production stills
  4. Warner Bros. picture This Is The Army, 1943 Souvenir Album proceeds benefit the Army Emergency Relief Fund, book includes words and music to songs, cast list, information about the stage production

Book and Theater Reviews

  1. Tne New Yorker December 11, 2000 review of Reading Lyrics, an anthology of 180 modern lyricists

Billie Burke

Folder -- Contents

  1. Picture postcard mentions her starring role in the motion picture Gloria's Romance, 1916

Marie Cahill

  1. Picture postcard 'Broadway feature, Universal star', [no date]

Earl Carroll

Folder -- Contents

  1. Souvenir program from Earl Carroll's Theatre-Restaurant in Hollywood, shows photographs from revues past and present

George M. Cohan

Folder -- Contents

  1. Broadway musical George M!, 1968 Souvenir program includes cast and producer list (biographies and photos), production stills and a brief biography about George M. Cohan

Noel Coward

Folder -- Contents

  1. Time January 30, 1933 review of Design for Living

Walt Disney

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from the film Fantasia, includes illustrations from the film, 1940

The Dolly Sisters

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blank greeting card with their photograph ca. 1928-29 by Dora Philippine Kallmus (Madame d'Ora)

Duke Ellington

Folder -- Contents

  1. "Black, Brown, Beige" And More: Happy Birthday, Duke, program from January 21, 1999 Carnegie Hall performance
  2. A Drum Is A Woman and My People, program from January 17, 1999 Severance Hall performance
  3. Ellington Phantasia part of the Breaking the Frames performance, program from March 5-6, 1999 Ohio Ballet season 1998-99
  4. Everything Ellington, Performance calendar from January-August 1999 Tri-C Jazz Fest

English Folk Songs

  1. Program from performance given by the London Glee Singers, featuring Frank Pemberton, [no date]

Gaiety Girls

  1. Postcards of Gaiety Girls, reprints of 1910s Gaiety Girl photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2004

Garrick Gaieties

Folder -- Contents

  1. Pamphlet for The Garrick Gaieties at the Lyceum Theatre Minneapolis, week of November 24th, [no year], featuring a variety of composers and performers

George and/or Ira Gershwin

Folder -- Contents

  1. Gershwin Centenary Concert at Barbican Hall September 20, 1998
  2. New York City Guide featuring Music, Art, Gershwin at Carnegie Hall, September 10, 1998
  3. Program from Strike Up The Band September 18, 1998 --The Lost Musicals 1998, (was the first performance of the full book and orchestration since the original version in 1927, which was withdrawn after its tryout)
  4. The Unitarian Players program Of Thee I Sing, November 1964

Lulu Glaser

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from 1901 production of Dolly Varden at the Euclid Ave. Opera House, with Glaser's photograph on cover

Kitty Gordon

  1. Picture postcard, postmark 1908

E. Y. (Yip) Harburg

Folder -- Contents

  1. Exhibit program from The Necessity of Rainbows: Lyrics by Yip Harburg November 20, 1996-April 26, 1997, Main Gallery of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Oscar Hammerstein II

Folder -- Contents

  1. Time magazine October 20, 1947, feature story about the lyricst pp. 66-72, makes brief mention of Richard Rodgers

Victor Herbert

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from Paula Stone and Hunt Stromberg Jr.'s presentation of The Red Mill, includes cast list (biographies and photos), [no date]

Hiawatha

Folder -- Contents

  1. New York Standard Theatre Programme for the opera Hiawatha, February 27, 1880 by Edward E. Rice, composer of Evangeline (oversize, shelved with the collection)

The Lion King

Folder -- Contents

  1. Stagebill from New Amsterdam Theatre

Frank Loesser

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from Guys and Dolls: The Fabled Musical of Broadway exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York November 24, 2000-June 10, 2001

Edna May

  1. Picture postcard, with raised and colored surface, accented by glitter

Lionel Monckton

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from Ohio Light Opera performance of The Arcadians
  2. Program from The New Scala Theatre of A Country Girl, December 16-18, 1948

New Amsterdam Theatre

Folder -- Contents

  1. Publications about the New Amsterdam Theatre, by The Theatre Historical Society, Annual No. 5, 1978

Obituaries

Folder -- Contents

  1. Dorothy Dickson, New York Times September 27, 1995
  2. Erté, New York Times April 22, 1990
  3. Tamara Geva, New York Times December 11, 1997
  4. Josef Locke, New York Times October15, 1999
  5. Mitchell Parish, New York Times April 2, 1993
  6. Leo Robin, New York Times January 3, 1985
  7. Miklos Rozsa, New York Times July 29, 1995

Adelina Patti

Folder -- Contents

  1. Farewell Tour Program from Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio December 5, 1903

Pavlova Ballet

Folder -- Contents

  1. Page from Vogue showcasing the costumes from Sleeping Beauty designed by Bakst

Rodgers and Hart

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from 1938 production I Married An Angel, includes cast list with biographies and photos

Harold Rome

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from Pins and Needles, presented by Labor Stage with the I. L. G. W. U. players [1937?], (oversize, shelved with collection)

Billy Rose

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from Billy Rose's Aquacade from the Great Lakes Exposition 1936-37

Lillian Russell

  1. Lillian Russell movie still of Alice Faye
  2. Photocopy of a letter by Lillian Russell to Wm. Leuch, [no date]
  3. Picture postcard, postmark 1907

Social History

Folder -- Contents

  1. Le Train Bleu restaurant menu and pamphlet about the origins of pizza (oversize, shelved with the collection)

Stephen Sondheim

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from the musical Company, includes cast list (biographies and photos) Broadway production 1970-72
  2. Program from Sondheim-inspired musical Floyd Collins, Beck Center for the Performning Arts, 1999


War Songs

  1. U. S. Battleship Maine stereoscope card, sunk in Havanna Harbor February 15, 1898

Weber and Fields

  1. Picture postcard, 'Collection of leading artists of the American stage', [no date]

Kurt Weill

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program from The Eternal Road music by Kurt Weill, performance at the Manhattan Opera House, includes lengthy biography and many photographs of Max Reinhardt
  2. Program from 1943 production of One Touch Of Venus, includes cast list with biographies and photos

Ziegfeld Follies and Related Performers

Folder -- Contents

  1. Pamphlet promoting the M-G-M film The Great Ziegfeld at the Nixon Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2. Beatrice Lillie from the new Ziegfeld Follies on the cover of Life magazine March 18, 1957 (oversize, shelved with collection)
  3. Souvenir program of Show Boat includes cast list with biographies and photos [no date]
  4. 3-D "Shadowgraph" glasses, from a performance at the Amsterdam Theater [1923?]
  5. Ziegfeld Follies program from 1925 production
  6. Ziegfeld Follies program from 1936-37 production, contains mostly photographs
  7. Ziegfeld Follies program from 1957 Hanna Theatre performance

Requests for information about this collection should be directed to the Department of Special Collections and Archives.