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Bennie Benjamin papers,

Title
Bennie Benjamin papers, 1907-1992.
Author
Benjamin, Bennie, 1907-1989.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 604 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 604 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 3Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 604 Box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 4Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 604 Box 4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 5Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 604 Box 5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
1.8 lin. ft.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sheet music.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to the Photographs and Print Division; recordings transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division; poster and other artifacts transferred to the Art and Artifacts Division.
Source (note)
  • Albert, Jack N., executor of Benjamin estate
Biography (note)
  • Claude A. "Bennie" Benjamin, born in Christansted, St. Croix, Virgin Island in November 1907, relocated to New York City at the age of twentyand became a well known lyricist of popular songs from 1941 until his death in 1989.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Container list available.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
Call Number
Sc MG 604
Author
Benjamin, Bennie, 1907-1989.
Title
Bennie Benjamin papers, 1907-1992.
Summary
The collection is comprised of biographical information, correspondence, sheet music, printed material and four scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain letters, postcards, flyers, notes, cards, photographs, v-mail (early photocopies), and newspaper and magazine clippings from 1941 to 1955. The bulk of the collection documents Benjamin's agreements with music publishing companies, artists' agreements with Benjamin's music publishing companies, and sheet music.
Biography
Claude A. "Bennie" Benjamin, born in Christansted, St. Croix, Virgin Island in November 1907, relocated to New York City at the age of twentyand became a well known lyricist of popular songs from 1941 until his death in 1989. Benjamin, Sol Marcus, and Eddie Seiler wrote the lyrics and music for "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire,": a song made famous by the Ink Spots. He also co-authored, with George Weiss, the hit song, "When the Lights Are On Again (All Over the World)." Benjamin and Weiss wrote the musical scores and lyrics for two Walt Disney full length movies, "Fun and Fancy Free" and "Melody Time." He was was both a co-owner with singer, Perry Como (1950) and later sole owner (1968) of his own music publishing company.
Indexes
Container list available.
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Research Call Number
Sc MG 604
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