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Title: Bobby Short Papers

Collection Dates: 1908-2006

Extent and Forms of Material: 13.6 cubic feet, (35 boxes)

Creator: Bobby Short (Robert Waltrip Short)

Abstract: Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle’s Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short’s career as a performing artist.

Repository: Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. archivescenter@si.edu 202 633-3270 www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives

Collection Number: AC0946

Processing Note: Processed by Anne Morgan Jones, 2006-2007; supervised by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivists.

INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE COLLECTION

Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an “as needed” basis, as resources allow. Researchers must use photocopies of scrapbooks due to the fragility of the originals, unless special access is approved.

Technical Access: Listening to sound recordings requires special appointment; please inquire.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.

Preferred Citation: [title and date of item], Bobby Short Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXXX

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Administrative/Biographical History: Bobby Short (Robert Waltrip Short) was born to Rodman and Myrtle Short on September 15, 1924, in Danville, Illinois. He was one of six surviving children. As part of the town’s relatively small African American community, the Short family maintained a middle-class standard of living, even during the Great Depression. Rodman Short pursued several occupations but spent most of his life as a coal miner in West Virginia and was seldom at home. Myrtle Short, a domestic worker, was a fastidious housekeeper who expected a high standard of deportment in her children. In Bobby Short’s first memoir, Black and White Baby, he wrote: “Except for our color, we conformed in almost every degree to the image of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant—in our manners, our mores, and our way of life.” Music was an important part of that life; many members of the extended family played instruments or sang, some professionally. Short first played a song by ear at the family upright piano when he was four years old and began his life-long love affair with words and music. Church, school, vaudeville, and minstrel shows provided his earliest musical influences and repertoire; his innate musicality and enthusiasm enabled him to become a skilled performer at an early age. By the time he was ten years old, he was playing and singing in local night spots and as far away as Indianapolis. At twelve, he was playing in vaudeville, at times billed as “the Miniature King of Swing.” At thirteen, he returned to Danville, attended high school, and after graduating in 1942, left his home town to begin his professional life in earnest.

Short spent the 1940s and early 1950s as an increasingly successful entertainer in sophisticated night clubs and jazz venues in Chicago and other Midwestern cities, California, and New York, as well as Paris and London. While his early repertoire featured novelty songs and boogie-woogie, as he matured he embraced the standards of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and other notable composers and song writers. He enthusiastically promoted the work of African American composers such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and Andy Razaf. His encyclopedic knowledge of popular songs, both the well-known and the obscure, gave his performances a freshness that delighted his audiences.

In 1956, Short moved to New York City, taking up residence in a Carnegie Hall studio apartment. His career as a “saloon singer” (his words) continued in New York and in frequent visits to the Midwest and California. He appeared in theatrical roles and began recording for Atlantic Records. In 1968 his concert at Carnegie Hall with Mabel Mercer led to his engagement at the intimate Café Carlyle at the Hotel Carlyle. He remained there, playing for six months of the year, for the rest of his life. His performances at the Carlyle made him a darling of society and an icon of sophisticated New York style. In the early 1970s his album “Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter” introduced him to a larger audience; he published his first memoir, Black and White Baby, in 1971.

Short recorded numerous albums, earning several Grammy nominations. He appeared on radio and television, occasionally acted on stage and was seen in small roles in several films. He produced “Black Broadway,” a theatrical review featuring many veteran performers he had long revered; he was instrumental in the revival of Alberta Hunter’s career. Four Presidents--Nixon, Carter, Clinton and Reagan--invited him to perform at the White House. When he was not at the Café Carlyle, he traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, appearing in both night clubs and symphony halls. Success enabled him to purchase a villa in the south of France. His second memoir, Bobby Short, the Life and Times of a Saloon Singer, was published in 1995. Short earned many awards and honors during his lengthy career and was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 1999. He died in New York on March 21, 2005.

Sources: Short, Bobby. Black and White Baby, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,1971.

Short, Bobby (with Robert Mackintosh). Bobby Short, the Life and Times of a Saloon Singer, New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1995.

Scope and Content: This collection consists of personal materials relating to Mr. Short’s childhood, family, and friends as well as business materials relating to his career as a performer. These include photographs, correspondence, business documents, periodicals, musical materials, manuscripts and awards. Most of the material is arranged chronologically. The container list is detailed as to the type and date of the materials.

Series 1, Personal Materials, circa 1908-2005. This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1, Early Life in Danville, Illinois; Subseries 2, Awards, Honors, and Milestones; Subseries 3, Personal Ephemera and Miscellaneous Publications; and Subseries 4, Original Artworks owned by Bobby Short.

Subseries 1 includes poems written in childhood and two high school annuals. Subseries 2 includes numerous citations and awards as well as three Grammy nominations. Subseries 4 contains small prints and sketches as well as larger works by various artists.

Series 2, Correspondence, circa 1950-2005. This Series is dividedinto three subseries: Subseries 1, Personal Correspondence; Subseries 2, Correspondence with Celebrities and Notable People; and Subseries 3, Business Correspondence and Related Materials. The material is arranged chronologically.

The material in Subseries 1 and 2 consists of letters, telegrams, invitations, and notes.

Series 3, Photographs, circa 1908-2005. This Series is divided into six subseries: Subseries 1, With and ofFamily and Friends; Subseries 2, With Celebrities and Notable People; Subseries 3, Other Performers, Notable People, and Autographed; Subseries 4, In Performance; Subseries 5, Publicity, Fashion, and Advertising; and Subseries 6, Photographs of Artworks Depicting Bobby Short.

Subseries 1 contains a number of early family photographs and early photographs of Bobby Short. Subseries 1 and 3 include photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Subseries 1 and 5 include photographs by Horst, Hurrell, and Scavullo. Subseries 4 contains photographs of Bobby Short in performance, both alone and with others.

Series 4, Contracts and Related Documents, 1953-2005. This series is divided into five six Subseries: Appearances in the United States and Foreign Countries; Film, Radio and Television Appearances; Recording Contracts, Royalty Statements and Related Materials; Print, Radio and Television Advertising; Licensing Proposals; and Union and Labor Department Documents.

Subseries 1 is arranged as follows: Hotel Carlyle Contracts; United States Contracts arranged alphabetically by state . These are followed by foreign contracts arranged alphabeticall y by name of country. Subseries 2 is arranged as follows: contracts and related materials for radio appearances, television appearances and appearances in films. Subseries 3 consists of recording contracts and royalty statements ar ranged chronologically and by company. Subseries 4 , 5, and 6 are arranged chronologically .

 

Series 5, Programs, Publicity, and Promotion, 1956-1996. This series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Programs for Performances by Bobby Short; Subseries 2, Newspaper Clippings and Magazines; and Subseries 3, Promotional Materials.

Subseries 1 consists primarily of programs for performances at concert halls. Subseries 2 consists largely of newspaper and entertainment magazine notices from the 1950s and 1960s. Subseries 3 includes flyers, announcements and table cards.

Series 6, Special Events, 1963-2003. This series consists of materials relating to special events such as charity benefits and anniversary celebrations at which Short performed or was otherwise involved. Several of these events benefited the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Series 7, Musical Materials, circa 1920s-1995. This series consists of a variety of materials relating to music; publications, sheet music, lyrics, recording contracts, album covers, and two 45 rpm recordings. Song lists, discographies, and articles about music are included.

Series 8, Theatrical Productions as Producer or Investor, 1979-1988 This series consists of contracts and performance materials for productions for which Bobby Short acted as a producer and/or investor. Programs, correspondence, and publicity materials are included; also partnership documents and financial statements.

Series 9, Manuscripts, Research, and Publishing Materials, circa 1954-1997. This series is arranged in two subseries: Subseries 1, Writings: Bobby Short; Subseries 2, Writings: Others.

Subseries 1 includes a partial manuscript for Black and White Baby and research and other materials for a proposed volume, Black Lady Singers, that was not written. Subseries 2 consists of miscellaneous writings by others including a partial script for a play, Tinsel Town, and a film script, Johnny Twennies.

System of Arrangement: The papers are arranged in nine series.

Series 1, Personal Materials, circa 1908-2005
Subseries 1, Early Life in Danville, Illinois, 1924-1942
Subseries 2, Awards, Honors and Milestones, 1964-2005
Subseries 3, Personal Ephemera and Miscellaneous Publications, 1937-2002
Subseries 4, Original Artworks Owned by Bobby Short, 1841-1990s

Series 2, Correspondence, circa 1938-2005
Subseries 1, Personal Correspondence, 1950s-2004
Subseries 2, Correspondence with Celebrities and Notable People, 1962-2004
Subseries 3, Business Correspondence and Related materials, 1938-2005

Series 3, Photographs, circa 1908-2005
Subseries 1, With and of Family and Friends, circa 1908-2005
Subseries 2, With Celebrities and Notable People, circa 1953-1990s
Subseries 3, Other Performers, Notable People, and Autographed, circa 1920s-1990s
Subseries 4, In Performance and Related Subjects, circa 1940s-2001
Subseries 5, Publicity, Fashion, and Advertising, circa 1930s-2000s
Subseries 6, Photographs of Artworks Depicting Bobby Short, circa 1960s-1990s


Series 4 , Contracts a nd Related Documents , circa 1953-2005
Subseries 1, Appearances in the United States and Foreign Countries, circa 1953-2005 Subseries 2, Radio, Television, and Film Appearances, 1978-2000
Subseries 3, Recording Contracts, Royalty Statements and Related Materials, 1955-2003 Subseries 4 , Print, Radio and Television Advertising, 1976-1997
Subseries 5, Licensing Proposals, 1984-2000
Subseries 6 , Union and Labor Department Documents, 1981-2005

Series 5, Programs, Publicity, and Promotion, 1956-1996
Subseries 1, Programs for Performances by Bobby Short
Subseries 2, Newspaper Clippings and Magazines
Subseries 3, Promotional Materials

Series 6, Special Events, 1963-2003

Series 7, Musical Materials, circa 1920-1995

Series 8, Theatrical Productions as Producer or Investor, 1979-1988

Series 9, Manuscripts, Research, And Publishing Materials, circa 1954-1997
Subseries 1, Writings: Bobby Short
Subseries 2, Writings: Others

Acquisition Information: Bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution by Bobby Short.

Related Artifacts: Objects (2006.0071): awards, clothing, medals, and a music portfolio, including thirteen sound recordings (1984.0134), are housed in the Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Access Points:

Subject/Names
Astor, Brooke
Bacall, Lauren
Bach, Jean
Bachrach, Bert
Bailey, Mildred
Baker, Josephine
Bankhead, Tallulah
Bennett, Robert Russell
Bennett, Tony
Birmingham, Stephen
Blake, Eubie
Bolcom, William
Bricktop, [Ada Smith DuConge]
Bruce, Lenny
Bruce, Virginia
Bull, Clarence Sinclair
Café Carlyle
Caine, Michael
Cab Calloway
Carroll, Barbara
Carroll, Diahann
Carter, Jimmy
Carter, Rosalind
Channing, Carol
Clinton, Bill
Clinton, Hillary
Colbert, Claudette
Coleman, Cy
Coward, Noël
Dahl, Arlene
Damone, Vic
Damrosch, Walter
Dinkins, David
Duke, Vernon
Ellington, Duke
Ertegun, Ahmet
Ertegun, Nesuhi
Eula¸ Joe
Jamie Farr
Fairbanks, Douglas Jr.
Feyer, George
Ford, Gerald
Ford, Betty
Goodman, Dodie
Gore, Leslie
Gray, Joel
Grubb, Davis
Hackman, Gene
Marvin Hamlisch
Hampton, Lionel
Hart, Kitty Carlisle
Hildegarde
Hines, Gregory
Hirschfeld, Al
Holiday, Billie
Holliday, Jennifer
Horne, Lena
Horst
Hotel Carlyle
Hunter, Alberta
Hurrell
Jones, Jack
Kachaturian, Armen
Kaufman, Elaine
Keller, Grete
Kempner, Nan
Kennedy, Edward
Kilgallen, Dorothy
Koch, Mayor Ed
Kravitz, Lenny
Krementz, Jill
Kukla, Fran and Ollie
Lane, Burton
Laine, Cleo
Lawrence, Gertrude
Lindsay, John
Lollobrigida, Gina
Lutcher, Nellie
McCarroll, Louise
McGavin, Darren
McPartland, Marian
Mailer, Norman
Martin, Mary
Meehan, Danny
Mercer, Johnny
Mercer, Mabel
Merkin, Richard
Meyers, Hazel
Minnelli, Liza
Moore, Phil
Nichols, Mike
Nixon, Richard
Nixon, Pat
Norman, Jessye
O’Connor, Carroll
O’Connor, Donald
O’Connor, Patrick
Penn, Irving
Peters Sisters
Porter, Cole
Preston, Billy
Price, Leontyne
Rawls, Lou
Razaf, Andy
Reagan, Ronald
Reagan, Nancy
Redmond, Don
Reddy, Helen
Reed, Rex
Risko
Rorem, Ned
Ross, Steve
Sablon, Jean
Sands, Diana
Scavullo, Francesco
Schatz, Arthur
Sinatra, Frank
Smith, Liz
Sondheim, Stephen
Steele, Danielle
Strich, Billy
Stutz, Geraldine
Sullivan, Maxine
Swift, Kay
Switt, Loretta
Warhol, Andy
Warrick, Ruth
Welch, Elizabeth
Wilkins, Roy
Williams, Joe
Wing, Toby
Wright, Cobina
Wyatt, Lynn

Subject/Topical
American music
Piano
Singing
Recording
Nightclubs
Cabaret
Entertainment
Vaudeville

Places
New York (N.Y.)
Danville, Illinois ( Ill.)
Los Angeles ( Calif.)
Chicago ( Ill.)

Form/Genres
Contracts and business material
Correspondence-20th century
Telegrams
Photographs
Press and publicity material
Musical material
Manuscripts
Passports
Drawings
Paintings

Occupations
Pianists
Singers
Recording artist

CONTAINER LISTING

 

Box

Folder

Series 1, Personal Materials, circa 1908-2005

   

Subseries 1, Early Life in Danville, Illinois, circa 1924-1942

1

1

Marriage certificate for Rodman Short and Myrtle Render [parents], 1908 August 12

 

2-5

Poems by Bobby Short, circa 1933

 

6

Poem “Spring Fever” by Bobby Short, 1934

 

7

Letter from Marion Campbell Sheehan [teacher] accompanying Bobby Short’s childhood writings, 1970

 

8

Story, “The Living Skeleton” by Bobby Short, circa 1934

 

9

“Daily Looking Glass” [by Bobby Short?] circa 1930s

 

10

Danville High School Yearbook, The Medley, 1939

 

11

Danville High School Yearbook, The Medley, 1942

 

12

Program for Danville High School show, Moments Musical, 1942

 

13

“ Danville and Vermillion County” History project by Michelle Monson, no date

 

14

Program for Danville High School class of 1943 reunion, 1978

   

Subseries 2, Awards, Honors and Milestones, 1964-2005

 

15

“Bobby Short Day,” Danville, 1964 April 26

 

15

“ New York in the Thirties” dance honoring Bobby Short, circa 1971

16

Certificate of Appreciation from Smithsonian Institution, 1975

24

1

Proclamation of “Bobby Short Day” Danville, March 18, 1980

1

17

Letter from Mayor Ed Koch on Bobby Short’s 50 th anniversary as performer

 

18

International Best Dressed Poll Hall of Fame, 1980-1990

9

15

Event Honoring Bobby Short, Jerry Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyke, Donald O’Connor, and Gene Hackman, Danville, 1988 May 23, (photographs)

1

19

Third Street Music School Settlement, New York Award for Achievement in Music, October 1988

32

3

Proclamation of “Bobby Short Day” in the Borough of Manhattan, 1988 October 9

 

4

Proclamation of “Bobby Short Day” in the state of Illinois, 2001 March 2

1

20

Laureate Award, Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 1989

31

1

Medal for Laureate Award, Lincoln Academy

1

21

Bloomfield College (NJ) Degree of Doctor of Arts, 1990 (Photograph and Diploma. Stewardship Reports, 2003, 2004)

 

22

Letter from Mayor David Dinkins on Bobby Short’s receiving the Duke Ellington/Shepherd of the Night Flock Award, 1992

 

23

25 th Anniversary at the Carlyle Hotel, June 1, 1992

8

27

Honorary Citizen of Chicago Award, circa 1990s.(photographs)

2

1

Grammy Nomination, 1992

 

2

Grammy Nomination, 1993

 

3

New York State Governor’s Arts Award, 1994

 

4

Danville, “ Celebrity Way” signs featuring Bobby Short (photographs)

 

5

Town Hall Foundation Certificate, 1996

 

6

Chicago Academy for the Arts Distinguished Service Award for the Arts, 1996

 

7

Grammy Nomination, 1999

 

8

Library of Congress Living Legend, 1999 (Certificate and program )

 

9

Outstanding Alumnus, Danville Community Public School Foundation, 2001

 

9

Smithsonian Evenings Honoring Popular Singers, 2001

 

10

Society of Singers First Annual Louis Armstrong Award, 2001

 

11

Officiates at Tower Relighting, The Carlyle, 2002

 

12

Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award, 2002

 

13

Associates of the Art Commission Gala Honoring Bobby Short, 2002

 

14

35 th Anniversary Reception at the Carlyle, 2003 May 12

 

15

Honorary Doctor of Music Award, City University of New York, 2004

27

1

Diploma for Honorary Doctorate, City University of New York

2

16

Bobby Short’s 80 th Birthday Party, 2004 September 12. Invitations, place card, photograph of cake

 

17

80 th Birthday Party, text of remarks, 2004 September 12. Letter from Senator Edward Kennedy, 2004 September 14

 

18

New Yorker for New York Awards Saluting Bobby Short; Lena Horne Legend Award, 2005 February 14

 

19

Collection of obituaries and appreciations of Bobby Short. Written at his death, 2005 March 21

 

20

Correspondence about obituary collection, April-May 2005

 

21

Program for Bobby Short’s funeral, Danville, 2005 July 22

27

2

Auction catalogue, Christie’s New York. The Personal Property of Bobby Short, February 16, 2006

   

Subseries 3, Personal Ephemera and Miscellaneous Publications, 1937-2002

24

2

Living expenses, New York , September-October, 1937

3

1

Cancelled checks, 1954

 

2

Income tax return, 1955; wage and tax statement, 1969

 

3

Weber cartoon from The New Yorker, undated

 

4

Miscellaneous cards and postcards, blank

 

5

Duke Ellington postage stamp First Day Cover. 1986 April 29.
Cole Porter postage stamp First Day Cover, 1991 June 8

 

6

Document for purchase of house in Mougins, France, 1993. Notes on sale and purchase of apartments, 1986

 

7

Passports, 1952, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1994

 

8

Miscellaneous travel materials

 

9

Travel arrangements and documents, Asian trip, 2002

 

10

Theater programs, 1966, 1983, and undated

 

11

Concert programs, 1958, 1980, 1982, and undated

 

12

Miscellaneous notes, addresses, and business cards, circa 1970-1990s

 

13

Information about Max Jules Gottschalk, circa 1980s

 

14

Miscellaneous ephemera

 

15

About Town, 1941 November 16; 1942 December 12

 

16

Burr Tillstrom’s Kuklapolitan Courier Year Book, 1951

 

17

Gaslight Gazette, March-April,1963

 

18

Stamp Help Out! by Lenny Bruce, undated

 

19

The New Yorker, 1983 July 18. Article about Jean Bach, p. 39

 

20

“The Merkin Style,” Gentleman’s Quarterly articles by Richard Merkin, 1988-1991

 

21

Danville Area Visitors Guide 2001

 

22

Press clippings about others; 1969s, 1989, 2004

31

2

Press about others; 1956, 1963 and undated

 

3

Press about others; 1980s

   

Subseries 4, Original Artworks, 1841-1990s

27

3

French fashion plates, 1841 (with note)
Small painting on card, circa 19 th century

 

5

Painting of dancer/showgirl, 1934

 

6

Caricature of Cole Porter, 1934

32

1

Print with lyrics to “ Nagasaki” by Richard Merkin, 1967

27

7

Mock-up of proposed cover for Black and White Baby, circa 1971

 

8

Drawing of dancers by Joe Eula, 1971

 

9

Drawing of Bobby Short by LeRoy Nieman, 1982

32

1

Caricature portrait of Bobby Short by Risko, circa 1990s

34

5

Silkscreen print of page from Women’s Wear Daily, 1971

 

6

Print, Interior of the Mosque of the Sultan el Ghoree, 1849

 

7

Painting of man in overcoat by Emily Chan, 1970

   

Series 2, Correspondence, 1950s-2004

   

Subseries 1, Personal Correspondence, 1950s-2004

4

1

Personal correspondence, 1950s
Letters to friends from Bobby Short, 1956

 

2

Telegrams for opening of Kiss Me Kate, 1956 May 8 (copies)

 

3

Telegrams for Town Hall appearance, 1961 January 15 (copies)

 

4

Telegrams for opening at Le Caprice, 1964 April 16 (copies)

 

5

Telegrams for “Bobby Short Day” in Danville, 1964 April 25 (copies)

 

6

Telegrams for concert with Mabel Mercer, 1968 May 19 (copies)

 

7

Original telegrams for folders 2-6, 1956-1968

 

8-9

Personal correspondence: 1962-1969

 

10-11

Personal correspondence, January-October, 1970

 

12

Letters from students at Garfield School, Danville, Illinois, 1971

24

3

Personal correspondence: 1972-1973

4

13-17

Personal correspondence: 1971-1977

5

1

Personal correspondence: 1982-1983

 

2

Personal correspondence: 1985 (contains photographs)

 

3-7

Personal correspondence: 1986 (folder 5 contains photographs)

24

4

Personal correspondence: 1985, 1985, 1988, 1993

5

8-9

Personal correspondence: 1990-1992

 

10

Letters to Charles Putney from Bobby Short, circa 1962-1993 (some copies)

 

11

Originals of letters to Charles Putney, 1962-1964, 1968

 

12

Personal correspondence: 1993-1995

6

1-2

Personal correspondence: 1996-1999 (contains photographs)

 

3

Personal correspondence: 2000-2004

 

4

Personal correspondence: undated letters

 

5

Personal correspondence: undated invitations and notes

 

6

Personal correspondence: undated postcards and greeting cards

 

7

Letters written by and to others: circa 1928-1974 (contains photographs)

   

Subseries 2, Correspondence from Celebrities and Notable People, 1962-2004

 

8

Celebrity correspondence: 1962-1963
Vernon Duke, Carl Van Vechten

 

9

Celebrity correspondence: 1964-1965
Diahann Carroll, Mrs. Nat King Cole, Mayor John Lindsay, Marian McPartland, Liza Minnelli

 

10

Celebrity correspondence: 1968-1969
“Bricktop,” Kay Linz, Senator Edward Kennedy, Mabel Mercer, Leontyne Price, Roy Wilkins

 

11

Celebrity correspondence: 1970
Lena Horne, President Richard Nixon, Ruth Warrick

 

12

Celebrity correspondence: 1971
Bert Bachrach, Stephen Birmingham, Noël Coward, Nesuhi Ertegun, Lena Horne

 

13

Celebrity correspondence: 1971
Mayor John Lindsay, Norman Mailer, Leontyne Price, Stephen Sondheim

 

14

Celebrity correspondence: 1973
Davis Grubb, Glynis Johns, Burton Lane, Liz Smith, Roy Wilkins

 

15

Celebrity correspondence: 1974-1979
Robert Russell Bennett, President Jimmy Carter, Ethel Merman, Van Johnson, Holly Woodlawn

 

16

Celebrity correspondence: 1982-1984
Saul Chaplin, George Feyer, Hildegarde, President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Danielle Steele, Elizabeth Welch

 

17

Celebrity correspondence: 1986
William Bolcom, Len Cariou, John Hammond, Danielle Steele, Gloria Vanderbilt

 

18

Celebrity correspondence: 1987-1990
Hildegarde, Mike Nichols, Jessye Norman, President and Mrs. Reagan

 

19

Celebrity correspondence: 1992-1994
Barbara Carroll, Hildegarde, Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price, Ned Rorem, Mrs. Roy Wilkins

7

1

Celebrity correspondence: 1995
Lena Horne, Stanley Marcus, Carroll O’Connor, Nancy Reagan, Barry Sullivan

 

2

Celebrity correspondence: 1997-1999
Brooke Astor [with photograph of], Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Lena Horne, Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price

 

3

Celebrity correspondence: 2000-2001
Nellie Lutcher, Leontyne Price, Ned Rorem

 

4

Celebrity correspondence: 2002-2004
John Berendt, Hubert de Givenchy, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Leontyne Price, Steve Ross, Vincent Youmans, Jr.

 

5

Celebrity correspondence: undated
Brooke Astor, Earl Blackwell, Diahann Carroll, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Joe Eula, Hermione Gingold [?], Hubert de Givenchy, Marvin Hamlisch

 

6

Celebrity correspondence: undated
Kitty Carlisle Hart, Lena Horne, Nellie Lutcher, Henry Mancini, Tex McCrary, Marian McPartland

 

7

Celebrity correspondence: undated
Elsa Maxwell, Richard Merkin, Liza Minnelli, Anna Moffo, Leontyne Price, Nancy Reagan

 

8

Celebrity correspondence: undated
Kay Swift, Gloria Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Welch

 

9

Letter from Walter Damrosch to Mrs. William May Wright, 1928; letter from Vernon Duke to Cobina Wright, 1937; telegram from Bea and Bobby Peel (Beatrice Lillie and Lord Peel) to Cobina Wright, undated

   

Subseries 3, Business Correspondence and Related Materials, 1938-2005

7

10

General business correspondence: 1938-1943

 

11

Business correspondence from Bobby Short, 1950s

 

12

Insurance correspondence, 1956

 

13

General business correspondence: 1950s

 

14

General business correspondence: 1960s

 

15

Business correspondence from Bobby Short, 1960s, 1971

24

5

General Business correspondence: 1969, 1970

7

16-18

General business correspondence: 1970s

 

19

General business correspondence: 1981-1985

 

20

Correspondence concerning Duke Ellington Memorial, 1986-1987

 

21

General business correspondence: 1986-1988

 

22

General business correspondence: 1990-1997

 

23

General business correspondence: 2000-2005

 

24

Correspondence concerning retirement from The Carlyle, 2004

     
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