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Papers, 1946-1965

Sondheim, Stephen

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 8.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes and 9 flat boxes); plus
    • additions of 0.1 c.f
  • OCLC ocn145801074
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of a composer and lyricist, consisting of correspondence, scripts and drafts, music and lyrics manuscripts, and miscellaneous writings. Coverage is best for "Do I Hear a Waltz?" (1965), "Gypsy" (1957), and "West Side Story" (1957), for which Sondheim wrote the lyrics, and for "Anyone Can Whistle" (1964) and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1962), for which he wrote both the music and the lyrics. Also included are small files for several other musicals and television series, both produced and unproduced; a group of miscellaneous songs; and professional correspondence, 1949-1960. Among the prominent correspondents are George S. Kaufman and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1946-1965, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1954 and are described below.


  • Presented by Stephen Sondheim, New York, N.Y., 1965, 1980.
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