Vincent Sherwood papers,

Title
Vincent Sherwood papers, 1927-1972.
Author
Sherwood, Vincent M.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailableJPB 06-60 Box 1Offsite

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Description
.5 linear feet (1 flat box)
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Scores.
  • Sheet music.
Biography (note)
  • Music publisher, publicity agent, and songwriter Vincent M. Sherwood (1889-1972) was a veteran of the music industry who worked in many capacities during the course of a long career.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-60
Author
Sherwood, Vincent M.
Title
Vincent Sherwood papers, 1927-1972.
Summary
The Vincent Sherwood papers contain a mixture of personal and business papers, which include such documents as copies of Sherwood's birth certificate, will, and an autobiographical sketch entitled, This Is My Life, along with correspondence relating to Sherwood's business concerns and the South Dakota Society of New York. Music scores include some published sheet music, as well as manuscript vocal scores and lead sheets of some titles, the majority of which were co-written with Richard Howard, including I Believe in the Man in the Sky.
Biography
Music publisher, publicity agent, and songwriter Vincent M. Sherwood (1889-1972) was a veteran of the music industry who worked in many capacities during the course of a long career. Born in De Smet, South Dakota, he operated theatres early on and traveled extensively, becoming a road representative and song plugger for several music publishing houses. Sherwood settled in New York and became the office manager for McKinley Music Company and later began his own business, the Sherwood Music Company. The company (also known variously as Sherwood Music House and Sherwood Music Service), which he operated for many years with his wife, Giselle Sherwood, primarily was a retail and mail order supplier of vocal and dance arrangements. Committed to staying connected to his South Dakota roots, Sherwood also served as the president of the South Dakota Society of New York and collected material on notable South Dakota natives. He also collaborated with Richard Howard on a few popular songs, including, I Believe in the Man in the Sky, which was recorded by Elvis Presley on his first gospel album, His Hand in Mine (1960).
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Commercial agents.
Music publishers.
Added Author
Howard, Richard, 1890-1981.
South Dakota Society of New York.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-60
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