Victor Herbert papers,

Title
Victor Herbert papers, 1894-1973.
Author
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924.
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Box 1Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Moving imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1989-006 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
2.5 lin. ft. (6 boxes).
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Jacoby, Herbert P./The Victor Herbert Foundation
Biography (note)
  • Victor Herbert, born in Dublin, Ireland in 1859, was the dominant composer for the Broadway musical stage from the late 1800s to the 1920s.
  • A number of Victor Herbert musicals were adapted for film, including Babes in Toyland (1934 and 1961), Mlle. Modiste (retitled Kiss Me Again, 1931), Naughty Marietta (1935), and Sweethearts (1938). Mr. Herbert was also a cellist, a conductor and a leader in the formation of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). In 1939 a film, The Great Victor Herbert, was made about his life. Victor Herbert died in New York in 1924.
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  • Finding aid available in repository:
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-006
Author
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924.
Title
Victor Herbert papers, 1894-1973.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Victor Herbert collection consists of correspondence, contracts, newspaper articles, photographs, memorabilia, royalty statements, and other material for many of Mr. Herbert's major shows. The bulk of the correspondence is between his heirs, particularly his daughter, Ella Herbert Bartlett, and others regarding royalties or copyrights. There is one folder of correspondence concerning the making of The Great Victor Herbert which gives his daughter's insights into her father's personality. The collection contains no information on the foundation of ASCAP.
Biography
Victor Herbert, born in Dublin, Ireland in 1859, was the dominant composer for the Broadway musical stage from the late 1800s to the 1920s. His major works include The Serenade (1897), The Fortune Teller (1898), Babes in Toyland (1903), Mlle. Modiste (1905), The Red Mill (1906), Naughty Marietta (1910), Sweethearts (1913), and The Only Girl (1914). Mr. Herbert's most frequent lyric partner was Harry B. Smith.
A number of Victor Herbert musicals were adapted for film, including Babes in Toyland (1934 and 1961), Mlle. Modiste (retitled Kiss Me Again, 1931), Naughty Marietta (1935), and Sweethearts (1938). Mr. Herbert was also a cellist, a conductor and a leader in the formation of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). In 1939 a film, The Great Victor Herbert, was made about his life. Victor Herbert died in New York in 1924.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: folder level control.
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Occupation
Composers.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1989-006
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