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Marvin Drager papers, circa 1948-2010

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1671
Bib ID 10389835 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Drager, Marvin
Title Marvin Drager papers, circa 1948-2010
Physical Description 20 linear feet (20 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 phonograph record box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

Material related to Drager and his work as a creative arts agent. Records include address books, business records, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and publicity records.

There are no records related to the publication of Drager's book, The Most Glorious Crown.

There is very little personal material in the papers.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marvin Drager Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2013-2014-M004: Source of acquisition--[source of acquisition]. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--7/2/2013.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Container list was created by Catherine C. Ricciardi in November 2021. Collection was minimally rehoused and largely remains in hanging files at this time.

Subject Headings

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Personal papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Dangerfield's Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drager, Marvin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gorme, Eydie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawrence, Steve, 1935- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Marvin Drager (1920-2013) graduated from St. John's and received a Masters from Columbia University. After working for the Associated Press, he headed his own public relations firm for many years. He was also the author of "The Most Glorious Crown" a history of thoroughbred racing's triple crown.

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Series I: Papers



Box 1A Taekwondo


Box 1A United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCPNYC), 1960


Box 1A Belmont Ball, 1962

Much of this also related to United Cerebral Palsy.


Box 1A [United Cerebral Palsy], 3 folders


Box 1A Dana Valery


Box 1A Video Now Magazine


Box 1A Frankie Vaughn



Box 1B Vit-Min Production Ltd.


Box 1B Rusty Warren, 1963


Box 1B Water Wheel Inn


Box 1B Karl Westin


Box 1B Wayne Varnum Associates


Box 1B West Point Jewish Chapel


Box 1B Roger Williams / Gretchen Wyler / Rusty Warren


Box 1B Water Wheel Inn / Hugo Winterhalter


Box 1B World Body Building Guild


Box 1B [Unlabeled]

Appears to be related to Christmas Songs


Box 1B United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCPNYC) Clippings, 1966


Box 1B Belmont Ball, 1961



Box 2A Address Book


Box 2A Sing a Song with Vaughn


Box 2A Film Promotion


Box 2A Vaughn Monroe


Box 2A Nanuet Star Theatre


Box 2A Nathan, Johns, and Dunlap


Box 2A Outdoor Game Council of the USA, Inc.


Box 2A Bill Norvas and the Upstarts


Box 2A The Nurses


Box 2A Bernie Palmer


Box 2A Parker Sisters


Box 2A Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.


Box 2A Pension Life Ins.


Box 2A Gene Pitney


Box 2A Carmel Quinn


Box 2A Prenctice-Hall


Box 2A Johnnie Ray


Box 2A Wilma Reading


Box 2A Lillian Roth / Ziva Rodann / Teddy Randazzo


Box 2A Alberto Rochi


Box 2A Roundtable / Ronnie's Steak House / The Redheads


Box 2A Rankin / Bass Productions



Box 2B Caroline Richter / Jimmy Roselli


Box 2B Monti Rock III


Box 2B Sale of the Century


Box 2B Sauter-Finnegan


Box 2B Martha Schlamme


Box 2B O.D. Schuman, Inc.


Box 2B Steven Scott Entertainment


Box 2B Nina Simone / Dorothy Sarnoff


Box 2B Supermarket Sweep


Box 2B Silverfox Prod.


Box 2B Trans-World Entertainment Net


Box 2B Enzo Stuarti Correspondence, 1963


Box 2B New York Tuberculosis & Health Assoc.


Box 2B Charles Trenet / Conway Twitty



Box 3A Address Book


Box 3A Address and Appointment Book, 1980s

This is related to The Federation, Skywaves, Bes' Friends, and Celebration.


Box 3A [Miscellaneous]

Includes various papers and photographs that were unfoldered in the box.


Box 3A Drager-Bass Productions, Inc. (Binder)

Includes seal. These papers were originally in a binder. Binder was discarded due to its poor condition.


Box 3A Marvin Drager, Inc. Corporate Records

Includes seal. These papers were originally in a binder. Binder was discarded due to its poor condition.



Box 3B Phonograph Records

Includes various commerical recordings.



Box 3C United Cerebral Palsy--Photograph, 1968

Photograph in frame, thanking Marvin for the 1968 telethon.


Box 3C Nic-Mar Printing Company

Various mechanicals and samples for Drager's business letterhead, cards, etc.


Box 3C Wheeldex (Address Cards)


Box 3C Ledger, 1960s-1980s



Box 4A 424 Madison Ave. Corp.


Box 4A [Dangerfield's], 2 folders


Box 4A United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCPNYC) Clippings, 1961


Box 4A Where City Guide


Box 4A [Negatives]

Includes Vaughn Monroe; Steven and Eydie [Lawrence]; Roger Williams; Fats Domino; Jean Carroll, Dog Show, Mountains; Steve Allen; Johnny Mercer.



Box 4B Dangerfield's Concierge Mailing Card

Includes cards and envelopes.


Box 4B Dangerfield's Press Information Letterhead


Box 4B Negatives

Approximately 30 envelopes of negatives. Primarly of people, most envelopes have labels.



Box 5 Vaughn Monroe Portraits, 2 folders


Box 5 "Singing Guns" Stills / Toughest Man in Tombstone…Stills


Box 5 [Vaughn Monroe]


Box 5 Vaughn Monroe '63


Box 5 Vaughn Monroe --Radio and Record Promotion '53


Box 5 Special Promotions

Vaughn Monroe



Box 6A The Mariners / Corbett Monica / Al Martino / Clyde McFatter


Box 6A John MacNally


Box 6A Jane Morgan / Patricia Marand / Clyde McCoy


Box 6A Minsky


Box 6A The Money Maze


Box 6A Eydie Gorme, 1956-1957

Includes slides from June 1959.


Box 6A Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lawrence


Box 6A Dick Lord / Dorothy Lamour


Box 6A Gloria Lynne--Correspondence


Box 6A Four Lads


Box 6A The Saucier Restaurant


Box 6A Johnny Marks


Box 6A Glenn Miller Band


Box 6A Glenn Miller Orch.



Box 6B Guy Mitchell


Box 6B Mills Brothers / J. Fred Muggs / Buddy Morrow


Box 6B Vaughn Monroe Releases From


Box 6B [The Lawrences]


Box 6B The Lawrences, 1963


Box 6B Vaughn Monroe Candids


Box 6B [Vaughn Monroe Photographs]


Box 6B Vaughn Monroe Negatives


Box 6B Vaughn Monroe Contacts



Box 7A The Lawrences, 1960


Box 7A Steve Lawrence Candid and Contacts


Box 7A Lester Lanin


Box 7A George Kirby Clippings


Box 7A George Kirby Releases


Box 7A George Kirby


Box 7A Kapp Records / Jack Kane



Box 7B George Kirby, 1964-1965


Box 7B '67 Honeymoon Race


Box 7B Burl Ives


Box 7B Ahmad Jamal Prods.


Box 7B "Jimmy"

Broadway musical.


Box 7B Joni James


Box 7B Dick Jensen


Box 7B Damita Jones / Betty Johnson / Dick Jurgens


Box 7B Jubilee Records


Box 7B Hugo Kahn


Box 7B Benny Goodman


Box 7B Goodman Records


Box 7B Al Ham


Box 7B Ina Rey Hutton / Ted Heath / The Highwaymen


Box 7B Bill Hayes / Al Hoffman


Box 7B Johnny Halliday / George Hamilton IV


Box 7B Heathertel


Box 7B Heathertel Ent.



Box 8A Greatest Sports Legends TV


Box 8A Greatest Sports Legends


Box 8A Georgia Gibbs / Larry Green


Box 8A Dave Gershenson


Box 8A Glen Island Casino


Box 8A Four Seasons


Box 8A Tim Gale


Box 8A Generation Gap Clippings


Box 8A Marvin Drager (Personal)


Box 8A Yvonne Constant


Box 8A Column Items


Box 8A Sherman Edwards


Box 8A Ralph Flanagan


Box 8A Jacqueline François


Box 8A Commerical Interiors Corp.


Box 8A Fats Domino / Bill Doggett / Phyllis Diller



Box 8B Jamie DeRoy


Box 8B Jimmy Dean


Box 8B George Carlin / Camel Caravan / Don Costa / Chase & Reed


Box 8B Tommy Dorsey Orch.


Box 8B Beryl Davis


Box 8B Chubby Checker


Box 8B Mindy Carson, 2 folders


Box 8B Jean Carroll


Box 8B Sam Cooke / Dick Caruso


Box 8B Chase & Reed


Box 8B Christmas Cards (Samples)


Box 8B Courtime Meadowlands Racquetball


Box 8B Bob Crosby / Corrine Calvet / Commodore Hotel



Box 9A Castle Hillbeach Club, 2 folders


Box 9A Kaye Ballard / Oscar Brown, Jr.


Box 9A Bond Sign


Box 9A Kathy Barr / Barry Sisters


Box 9A Café Versailles


Box 9A Tony Cabot


Box 9A Tony Bennett / Brook Benton


Box 9A Ray Anthony


Box 9A Paul Anka


Box 9A Alternate Energy Industries


Box 9A Jimmy Clanton / Karen Chandler / Jo Ann Campbell


Box 9A Roger Ailes & Associates, Inc.


Box 9A Alliance of Latin Arts


Box 9A Eddy Arnold


Box 9A Frankie Avalon



Box 9B Contract Forms


Box 9B [Unlabeled], 2 folders


Box 9B Antenna Correspondence


Box 9B Drager / Bass Prod. Inc.


Box 9B Personal Management Contracts


Box 9B Drager Enterprises Corporate Taxes


Box 9B The Federation


Box 9B The Mobley Gang


Box 9B Skywaves


Box 9B Celebration


Box 9B Bes' Friends Contract


Box 9B Sweet Life Photos, 2 folders


Box 9B Anselmo


Box 9B Recapitulation


Box 9B United Cerebral Palsy of New York City



Box 10A Concierges


Box 10A Advertising Art


Box 10A Radio Promotions


Box 10A Lists


Box 10A Advertising


Box 10A [Dangerfield's]

File and unlabeled envelope.


Box 10A Promotion


Box 10A High Schools


Box 10A [Unlabeled]


Box 10A [Unlabeled Photograph File]



Box 10B Drager's Business Cards


Box 10B Drager's Business Name Tag Stickers


Box 10B Dangerfield's Advertising Cards


Box 10B Triumph Books Fall 2005 Catalog


Box 10B Unlabeled Envelope of Negatives


Box 10B Expense Sheets, 1975


Box 10B Contracts


Box 10B [Dangerfield's]


Box 10B Johnny Marks Bio


Box 10B [Unlabeled]


Box 10B Empire State Messenger Service


Box 10B Goodman Magazine Promotion


Box 10B [Dangerfield's]

Promotions, press for George Kirby, Red Foxx, etc.