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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 222

George Gershwin letters to Isaac Goldberg

Letters from American composer George Gershwin to author Edward I. Stern.


  • 1929 August 22 - 1931 July 30

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (1 case)

12 typescript signed letters from Gershwin to Goldberg. Letters concern Gershwin's composing activities, his concerts and other activities, and discussion of his life.

Biographical / Historical

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Isaac Goldberg (1887-1938) was an American journalist, author, critic, translator, and editor. Goldberg received an AB from Harvard College in 1910, AM in 1911, and a PhD in 1912. He wrote articles and a biography on George Gershwin.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-203. Gift in memory of Dr. Isaac Goldberg, by Mrs. Edward I. Stern, 14 Garrett Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts; received: 1952 April 10.

Mrs. Stern was the sister of Dr. Goldberg.

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Link to catalog
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. George Gershwin letters to Isaac Goldberg, 1929-1931: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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