.5 l.f. including
15 analog cassette tapes (TCA-0029 - TCA-0040)
Copying and/or use of the interviews with Patricia Birch, Sheldon Harnick,
Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse is restricted; please consult Center
staff for additional information.
This material was produced/collected in the fall of 1986 and the spring
of 1987 by Patrick W. Farmer, at that time a member of the faculty at Middle
Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Scope and content:
Analog audio cassette tapes of interviews withPatricia Birch; Jane Connell;
William Hammerstein; Sheldon Harnick; Hal Linden; Donna McKechnie; Mary
Rogers; Harold Rome; Harvey Schmidt; Stephen Schwartz; Joseph Stein; and
Charles Strouse conducted by Patrick Farmer 14-20 March 1987 in New York
city. Transcripts of the interviews with Donna McKechnie and Harold Rome.
Also brief biographical notes on each interviewee;35 mm negatives and
contact prints of interview subjects; and letter to and response from choreographer
Agnes deMille discussing her work on Broadway.
"Broadway Musicals". 87 page annotated list of 342 Broadway musicals,
arranged alphabetically by title of show, compiled by Patrick W. Farmer,
fall 1986. Each entry includes information on composer, lyricist, director,
producer, theater, opening date, length of run, and available sound recording(s)
and a brief plot summary and/or other highlights. Includes indices by lyricist
and by composer.
List of 342 Broadway musicals arranged alphabetically by composer with
annotation on label and issue number of sound recording(s) available compiled
by Patrick W. Farmer, fall 1986. Subsequently annotated by Richard Gordon
to indicate Center for Popular Music holdings of each show as of December
Transcripts, correspondence, biographical sketches, and annotated lists
of musicals are filed by accession number with other manuscript groups.
Audio tapes are filed by tape number in the audio visual archives. Photographs
are filed in the subject photograph file under "Musicals".
A duplicate copy of "Broadway Musicals" is shelved with musical theater
monographs. A duplicate copy of the annotated list of sound recordings
is filed in the subject vertical file under "Musicals". Project administrative
records, including proposals and reports by Farmer, correspondence between
Farmer and Center director Paul Wells, correspondence between Farmer and
potential and actual interview subjects, and interview release forms, are
filed with the collection accession file.
List of tapes:
Patricia Birch TCA-0040
Jane Connell TCA-0030
Hal Linden TCA-0035
Mary Rogers TCA-0037
Harold Rome TCA-0038
Harvey Schmidt TCA-0039A/B
Joseph Stein TCA-0034