Morris and Barnard Young Music Business Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Business Records and Personal Papers

Litigation Files

Barnard and Morris Young Music Company Periodicals and Publications

Non-Young Company Periodicals and Publications

Merle Kendrick Papers and Music

George Whiting Papers

E.M. Wickes papers



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Finding Aid for Morris and Barnard Young Music Business Records, 1832-1988 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Lindy Smith and Mark Puente

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Collection Overview

Title: Morris and Barnard Young Music Business Records, 1832-1988Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/108

Primary Creator: Young, Morris N. (1909)

Extent: 50.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in seven series.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1995

Subjects: Music business, Music Publishers

Formats/Genres: Broadsides, Financial Records, Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Morris and Barnard Young Business Records consists of financial records, correspondence, royalty statements, songsters and broadsides, radio logs, legal documents, periodicals, music manuscripts, and memorabilia (fliers, brochures, playbills, etc.) that were compiled by Morris N. Young, as part owner of several music publishing, marketing, producing, and artist representation enterprises owned and operated by the brothers between ca. 1934 and 1972. The collection contains legal reports and supporting documentation from key litigation cases that were filed by Barney Young in the 1950s and 1960s against Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) et. al., and the Walt Disney Corporation. The collection also includes periodicals and publications both generated by companies owned by one or both of the Young brothers and those that they collected. The final three series are publications and manuscripts, both musical and prose, created by associates of the Youngs.

See also record series number 35/3/68.

Biographical Note

Morris N. Young -- opthalmologist, author, and collector of books and artifacts on magic, mnemonics, and old sheet music -- was born July 20, 1909 in Lawrence, Massachusetts and died November 13, 2002 in Norwich, Connecticut at the aged of ninety-three.  In addition to his vocational and avocational involvements, Young served as president of or was heavily involved with many music publishing companies and performer organizations such as Bomart Music Company, Ferris Records, National Juke Box Records, Godell Music, International Songwriters Association, and the Denton & Haskins Music Corporation which he and his brother, Bernard Young, purchased.

Subject/Index Terms

Music business
Music Publishers

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Method:

The UIUC Music Library purchased a related collection, the Morris Young Music Library of Early American Popular Music, in 1986 from rare book broker, J. Lubrano in New York. The business records were acquired in a subsequent gift from the collector's estate ca. 1995.

Box 127 transferred from MPAL: 4/12/2017


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Business Records and Personal Papers, 1936-1986],
[Series 2: Litigation Files, 1936-1973],
[Series 3: Barnard and Morris Young Music Company Periodicals and Publications, 1928-1966],
[Series 4: Non-Young Company Periodicals and Publications, 1832-1988],
[Series 5: Merle Kendrick Papers and Music, 1936-1956],
[Series 6: George Whiting Papers, 1934-1941],
[Series 7: E.M. Wickes papers, 1948-1951],
[All]

Series 2: Litigation Files, 1936-1973Add to your cart.
Consists of legal briefs, reports, legal opinions, publications and supporting documentation for Barnard Young's lawsuit brought by Life Music, Inc. against BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, RCA, NBC, CBS, Columbia Records, Inc., Blackwood Music, Inc., Master Records, Inc. and April Music, Inc.  In addition there are documents related to United States v. ASCAP, United States v. BMI, and Life Music, Inc., Barney Young (also known as Don Fenton) and Gloria Parker (also known as Patricia Smith) v. Wonderland Music Company, Walt Disney Productions, Buena Vista Records, Julie Andrews, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and BMI.  Unarranged.
Box 40: Legal Papers, 1951-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Check Vouchers: BMI, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Life Music Royalties: BMI, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes, Correspondence: BMI; "Portrait of a 'Protector'": ASCAP, 1951-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings: BMI, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Stenographer's Minutes and Other Legal Documents: BMI, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Legal Documents, Licenses, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence and Licenses: BMI, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: BMI, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: BMI, 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Legal Memoranda, Notes: BMI, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Legal Documents: BMI, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notes, ABA Journal Article, Legal Documents: BMI, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Legal Documents: BMI, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Legal Opinions: BMI, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Legal Documents: BMI, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Affidavits: BMI, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Exhibits: BMI, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Legal Documents: BMI, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Petition for Writ of Mandamus: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notice of Motion: BMI, 1954-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Notice of Motion: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Notes and Legal Documents: BMI, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Legal Documents: BMI, 1956Add to your cart.
Box 41: Legal Papers, 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Documents: BMI, 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents and News Clippings: BMI, 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Documents: BMI, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents: BMI, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Amendment to Communications Act of 1934 (exhibit): BMI, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Legal Documents: BMI and ASCAP, 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Exhibits: BMI, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Legal Documents: BMI, 1949-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Legal Documents: BMI, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Check Stubs: BMI, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Legal Documents: BMI and ASCAP, 1948-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Legal Documents and Notes: BMI, 1954-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Tax Documents: BMI, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Tax Documents: BMI, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tax Document Exhibits: BMI, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tax Document Exhibits: BMI, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Tax Document Exhibits: BMI, 1951-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence and Exhibits: BMI, 1949-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Bank Statements and Legal Documents: BMI, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Exhibits: BMI, 1956-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Exhibits: BMI, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Box 42: Legal Papers, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Box 43: Legal Papers, 1960-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes, Legal Documents, and Photocopies: BMI, 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Providing for Royalties for Musical Compositions on Coin-Operated Machines (publication), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Documents: BMI and Disney, 1961-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents and News Clippings: BMI, 1953-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legal Documents: BMI, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Legal Documents: BMI, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Box 44: Legal Papers, 1956-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents: BMI, 1956-1971Add to your cart.
Box 45: Legal Papers, 1958-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Documents and Notes: BMI, 1958-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents: BMI, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Exhibits: BMI, 1965Add to your cart.
Box 46: Legal Papers, 1956-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Broadcast Music, Inc. 1940-1960 (publication), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents: BMI, 1956-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents: BMI, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legal Documents: BMI, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 47: Legal Papers, 1953-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Documents and Advertisements: BMI, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence and Notes: BMI, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Documents: BMI, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents: BMI, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes and Legal Documents: BMI, 1960Add to your cart.
Box 48: Legal Papers, 1936-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legal Publications, 1936-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Documents: BMI, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legal Documents: BMI, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Legal Publications: USA v. BMI, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Legal Documents: USA v. ASCAP, 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Item 1: Monopoly Problems in Regulated Industries (publication), 1957Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Business Records and Personal Papers, 1936-1986],
[Series 2: Litigation Files, 1936-1973],
[Series 3: Barnard and Morris Young Music Company Periodicals and Publications, 1928-1966],
[Series 4: Non-Young Company Periodicals and Publications, 1832-1988],
[Series 5: Merle Kendrick Papers and Music, 1936-1956],
[Series 6: George Whiting Papers, 1934-1941],
[Series 7: E.M. Wickes papers, 1948-1951],
[All]

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