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The M. Abbott Van Nostrand Theatre Collection Music Holdings, ca. 1900-1950
64 oversize archives bozes (32 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Contains primarily multi-part manuscript orchestrations of early-twentieth-century musicals. Some printed sheet music and some later materials are also included.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

The material formed a single unit as received from Mr. M. Abbott Van Nostrand, and presumably was housed together at Samuel French, Inc. as it is listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists primarily of multi-part manuscript orchestrations of early-twentieth-century musicals. However, some printed sheet music and some later materials are also included.

The material is arranged in a single unit as received from Mr. M. Abbott van Nostrand.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in The M. Abbott Van Nostrand Theatre Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The material formed a single unit as received from Mr. M. Abbott Van Nostrand, and presumably was housed together at Samuel French, Inc. as it is listed in this finding aid.

Processing Information
Finding Aid:2003 May
Listed by:John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections
Prepared for web:2003 May
By:Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
After the ball


Box 1
All that glitters is not gold


Box 1
Aloma


Box 1
American fantasy of quodlibets


Box 1
Betty be good (start)


Box 1
Betty be good (end)


Box 2
Blue jeans


Box 2
Brother Rat


Box 2
Buddies (start)


Box 2
Buddies (cont.)


Box 3
Buddies (end)


Box 4
Burlesque


Box 4
The constant nymph


Box 4
East is west


Box 4
Experience (start)


Box 4
Experience (end)


Box 5
Fashion girl


Box 5
50 miles from Boston


Box 5
Fireman's flame (start)


Box 5
Fireman's flame (end)


Box 6
45 minutes from Broadway


Box 6
Founders


Box 7
G & S cocktail


Box 7
George Washington Jr. (start)


Box 7
George Washington Jr. (end)


Box 8
The girl who wasn't


Box 8
The golden grotto


Box 8
Good doctor


Box 8
Happy (start)


Box 8
Happy (end)


Box 9
Harmony Hall


Box 9
Helen of Troy, N.Y. (start)


Box 9
Helen of Troy, N.Y. (end)


Box 10
Honey girl (start)


Box 10
Honey girl (end)


Box 11
Inn mates


Box 11
Judy


Box 11
June moon


Box 11
The kingdom of love


Box 12
The kiss burglar


Box 12
A kiss in Xanadu


Box 13
Kosher Kitty Kelly


Box 13
Lady Billy (start)


Box 13
Lady Billy (end)


Box 14
Little Johnny Jones (start)


Box 14
Little Johnny Jones (end)


Box 15
Little Nellie Kelly (start)


Box 15
Little Nellie Kelly (end)


Box 16
Lollipop


Box 16
The love waltz (start)


Box 16
The love waltz (end)


Box 17
The magic ring/Mitzi (start)


Box 17
The magic ring/Mitzi (cont.)


Box 18
The magic ring/Mitzi (cont.)


Box 19
The magic ring/Mitzi (end)


Box 20
Marigold


Box 20
Mary


Box 20
Masquerade (start)


Box 20
Masquerade (end)


Box 21
The matinee girl (start)


Box 21
The matinee girl (end)


Box 22
Medea


Box 22
Mr. Pepys


Box 22
My girl (start)


Box 22
My girl (end)


Box 23
The naughty mamzelle


Box 23
No other girl (start)


Box 24
No other girl (end)


Box 25
Oh boy! (start)


Box 25
Oh boy! (end)


Box 26
Oh lady lady (start)


Box 26
Oh lady lady (end)


Box 27
Old folks


Box 27
The old homestead


Box 27
Opera


Box 27
Orpheus in the underworld


Box 27
Our wives


Box 27
Paris bound


Box 27
Plain Jane (start)


Box 27
Plain Jane (end)


Box 28
Poppy (start)


Box 28
Poppy (cont.)


Box 29
Poppy (cont.)


Box 30
Poppy (cont.)


Box 31
Poppy (end)


Box 32
Porgy


Box 33
Prunella


Box 33
Queen high


Box 33
Quincy Adams Sawyer


Box 33
Raggedy Ann


Box 34
Rosalie runs riot


Box 34
Snow White


Box 34
Some girl


Box 34
Sonny


Box 34
Story book land


Box 34
Sweet little devil (start)


Box 34
Sweet little devil (end)


Box 35
Teddy Somersault


Box 35
1066 and all that (start)


Box 35
1066 and all that (end)


Box 36
13 Rue de l'Amour


Box 36
Top hole (start)


Box 36
Top hole (end)


Box 37
The two bouquets (start)


Box 37
The two bouquets (end)


Box 38
Under fire


Box 38
Up she goes


Box 38
The vagabond king (start)


Box 38
The vagabond king (end)


Box 39
Vamping Venus


Box 39
Wilson in the Promised Land


Box 39
A woman's revenge


Box 39
The Yankee prince (start)


Box 39
The Yankee prince (end)


Box 40
Olympic revels


Box 40
The invincibles


Box 40
Sunday costs five pesos


Box 40
[no title -- revue?] (start)


Box 40
[no title -- revue?] (end)


Box 41
Snow White (start)


Box 42
Snow White (end)


Box 43
Girofle, Girofla (start)


Box 43
Girofle, Girofla (end)


Box 44
[no title -- revue?]


Box 44
Snow White


Box 45
Steppin' around


Box 45
Flo Flo


Box 45
Beggar on horseback


Box 45
[misc.]


Box 45
Miss Blue Eyes


Box 46
The love waltz


Box 46
Dig, dig, dig


Box 47
When Shakespeare's ladies sing


Box 47
Oh say can you see L.A.


Box 47
Oh marry me


Box 47
Wonderful waltz [was "The love waltz"]


Box 48
Complaining angel


Box 48
Work & wages


Box 49
Old Knockles


Box 49
The wandering minstrel


Box 49
Earliest editions


Box 49
Sustained objection


Box 49
Where the bee sucks


Box 49
Danse electrique


Box 49
La cigale (start)


Box 49
La cigale (cont.)


Box 50
La cigale (end)


Box 51
Norma travestie


Box 51
The transferred ghost


Box 51
Cruiskeen lawn


Box 51
Soft shoe shuffle


Box 51
Your heart


Box 51
Half the day's gone


Box 51
Gypsy caravan


Box 51
A cold stare


Box 51
Cherries and plums


Box 51
Norma


Box 51
Il talismano


Box 51
I puritani


Box 51
La sonnambula


Box 51
Carmen


Box 51
Mefistofele


Box 51
Fra Diavolo


Box 51
Morocco bound


Box 52
The lads of the village


Box 52
Don Pasquale


Box 52
La figlia del reggimento


Box 52
Linda di Chamounix Lucrezia Borgia


Box 52
John and Angelina


Box 52
No cards


Box 52
A G & S cocktail


Box 52
The land of bon-bons


Box 52
Andrea Chenier Faust


Box 52
Our toys


Box 52
Romeo e Giulietta


Box 52
Mirella


Box 52
Phroso


Box 53
Jeanne d'Arc


Box 53
Harmony Hall


Box 53
If I had money


Box 53
Richard the Third


Box 53
Erminie


Box 53
The mountebanks (start)


Box 54
The mountebanks (end)


Box 55
Caller Herrin'


Box 55
Castle Bang


Box 55
Cups and saucers


Box 55
Corsican brothers


Box 55
Music hath charms


Box 55
Chilperic


Box 55
Hoodman blind


Box 56
A jug of punch


Box 56
Le cour & la main


Box 56
Valse chantée


Box 56
La fille de Madame Angot


Box 56
My uncle the ghost


Box 56
The poor little Savoyard


Box 56
The pretty girl milking her cow


Box 56
Honour, riches, marriage, blessing


Box 56
O bid your faithful Ariel fly


Box 56
The lion who wouldn't


Box 57
The haunted mill


Box 57
I'd once a London lover


Box 57
Mary wreathed her shining hair


Box 57
Ruy Blas


Box 57
Love's sweet summer


Box 57
Mary's song


Box 57
L'etoile du nord


Box 57
Les Huguenots


Box 57
Le prophete


Box 57
Il flauto magico


Box 57
Le nozze di Figaro


Box 57
Morocco bound (German: Nach Marocco)


Box 57
The blind beggars


Box 57
The black squire


Box 57
Brer Rabbit and Uncle Remus


Box 57
[misc. songs]


Box 57
Business in great waters


Box 58
Coach and five


Box 58
Fit to be tied


Box 58
Peter Patter


Box 58
Siren song


Box 58
New York


Box 58
Petite Poucette


Box 58
Full fathom five


Box 58
Come unto these yellow sands


Box 58
[misc. unidentified]


Box 58
Shenandoah


Box 59
The silver king


Box 59
Plain fancy chorus


Box 59
The talk of N.Y.


Box 59
Effie Deans


Box 60
Le mariage aux lanternes


Box 60
The springtime of the heart


Box 60
[misc. unidentified]


Box 60
The Yankee prince


Box 61
The maypole dance [misc.]


Box 61
La la Lucille


Box 62
[Miscellaneous]


Box 62
An American idea (start)


Box 63
An American idea (end)


Box 64
Beggar on horseback


Box 64
Grand Hotel (start) [#2003-066]


Box 65
Grand Hotel (continued) [#2003-066]


Box 66
Grand Hotel (end) [#2003-066]


Box 67

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Subjects
  • Musicals--United States--Scores.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1934. Van Nostrand.


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