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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 705

Cole Porter sheet music


Sheet music composed by Cole Porter.


  • 1916-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are primarily in English. Some material in French and Spanish.

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.


1 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection includes printed sheet music composed by Cole Porter. Other notable composers and lyricists include Phil Charig, Ben Bernie, Willy Engel-Berger, Jay Gorney, Irving Caesar, Owen Murphy, E. Ray Goetz, Robert Katscher, and Dana Suesse.

Biographical / Historical

Cole Porter (1891-1964) was an American composer well-known for his work in musical theater.


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
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964, composer. Cole Porter sheet music, 1916-1956: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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