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Richard Rodgers papers

Title
Richard Rodgers papers, 1914-1989.
Author
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
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Box/Portfolio 17Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box/Portfolio 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 15Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 16Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1987-006 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Found In
p1bc Richard Rodgers papers, sound recordings and music. (CStRLIN)NYPW96-A28.
Description
7.13 lf. (16 boxes)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Dorothy Rodgers
  • Dorothy Rodgers
Biography (note)
  • Richard Rodgers, composer and producer, was born in New York City on June 28, 1902.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Richard Rodgers papers. sound recordings and music.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Accessioned
Call Number
*T-Mss 1987-006
Author
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Title
Richard Rodgers papers, 1914-1989.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Richard Rodgers Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, posters, newspaper clippings, and other material related to the career of Richard Rodgers. There is a small series of production files which includes materials on THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC and OKLAHOMA! The primary strength of the collection lies in the inclusiveness of the business correspondence; there are both complimentary and uncomplimentary letters, indicating that Rodgers did not edit the collection to eliminate unfavorable information. Another strength of the collection lies in the amount of correspondence with his collaborators, particularly Oscar Hammerstein II. There is, however, no direct correspondence between Rodgers and his first collaborator Lorenz Hart and there are few references to Hart. Although there are a considerable amount of letters from Rodgers to his wife, there are very few from her to him. There is also a small amount of correspondence related to Dorothy Rodgers political and literary activities.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Richard Rodgers papers. sound recordings and music.
Biography
Richard Rodgers, composer and producer, was born in New York City on June 28, 1902. He composed his first song, "My Auto Show Girl," when he was fourteen years old. In 1918, Rodgers met his first professional partner, Lorenz Hart. Together, they presented their first hit show, THE GARRICK GAIETIES, in 1925. In 1929, Rodgers and Hart appeared in a two-reel autobiographical short, MASTERS OF MELODY, produced by Paramount-Famous-Lasky Corp. and written and directed by S. J. Kaufman. In 1948, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a biographical film about the professional relationship and career of Rodgers and Hart.
Rodgers teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein II in 1942 to produce OKLAHOMA! After the death of Lorenz Hart in 1943, Hammerstein became Rodgers's permanent collaborator. They worked together until Hammerstein's death in 1960. Following Hammerstein's death, Rodgers continued to produce musicals, including SOUTH PACIFIC, FLOWER DRUM SONG and CAROUSEL. In 1962 he wrote both the music and the lyrics for NO STRINGS, and in 1965 he teamed up with Stephen Sondheim on DO I HEAR A WALTZ? His last original musical was an adaptation of John Van Druten's play, I REMEMBER MAMA, which opened on Broadway on May 31, 1979.
Richard Rodgers married Dorothy Feiner in 1930. He died in New York City on December 30, 1979.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Local Note
Some materials in this collection previously cataloged as MWEZ+ n.c. 27772-27792; 27906; 27909-27910.
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Occupation
Composers.
Found In:
p1bc Richard Rodgers papers, sound recordings and music. (CStRLIN)NYPW96-A28.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1987-006
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