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At a Glance
Typescripts, manuscript drafts, handwritten scores, notes, and other papers for Harbach's musicals. Manuscript and typed drafts and notes of Harbach's memoirs. Correspondence, legal documents, and financial records regarding personal and professional issues. Playbills, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, and other materials about his career. Also song sheets of other composers works, several with inscriptions and autographs.
Warner Brothers; Oscar Hammerstein; Knox College; Arthur Hauerbach; Knickerbocker Theatre; Irving Caesar; Andre Hauerbach; Frances Calfrisco.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Otto Harbach Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Papers sent off-site PL 9/13/2005.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American pop and Broadway lyricist-librettist Otto Harbach was in songwriting teams with Karl Hoschna, Rudolf Friml, and, most successfully, with Oscar Hammerstein II.