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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 707

George Gershwin sheet music

Sheet music composed by George Gershwin.


  • 1918-1946

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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 portfolio boxes)

This collection includes printed sheet music composed by George Gershwin. Other notable lyricists and composers include, Ira Gershwin, Irving Caesar, B. G. (Buddy Gard) De Sylva, E. Ray Goetz, Roger Edens, DuBose Heyward, and Arthur Freed, among others.

Biographical / Historical

George Gershwin (1898-1973) was an American pianist and composer well-known for his collaborations with older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's work included musical theater, opera, most notably Porgy and Bess, and other classical compositions.


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

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
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937, composer. George Gershwin sheet music, 1918-1946: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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