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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 703

Jerome Kern sheet music


Sheet music for songs composed by Jerome Kern.


  • 1904-1946

Language of Materials

Collection materials are primarily English. Some material in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


2 linear feet (8 boxes)
This collection is comprised of printed sheet music composed by Kern from musical theater productions and from individual songs. Other notable composers and lyricists include P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse, Anne Caldwell, George Grossmith, Ira Gershwin, and Oscar Hammerstein, among others.

Biographical / Historical

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was an American composer and lyricist whose work included numerous musical theater productions.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Shows
  2. II. Songs

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary
Link to catalog
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945, composer. Jerome Kern sheet music, 1904-1946: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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