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 6: George Whiting Papers, 1934-1941Add to your cart.
Consists of music manuscripts, published music, radio scripts, and papers created by and relating to lyricist George Whiting.  Content is arranged first by type and then alphabetically by title.
Box 120: Correspondence, Financial Records, Photographs, and Radio ScriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1936-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Financial Records, ca. 1934-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper Articles and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, No I.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 1-3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 4-6Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Radio Scripts: Charley's (Jimmy's) System Episodes 7-9Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 10-12Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 13-15Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 16-18Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 19-21Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 22-24Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 25-27Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Radio Scripts: Charley's System Episodes 28-31Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Radio Scripts: Fritz and Charley Episodes 1-3Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Radio Scripts: Fritz and Charley Episodes 4-5Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Radio Scripts: Fritz and Charley Episodes 7-11Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Radio Scripts: Fritz and Charley Episodes 12-14, two unnumberedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Radio Scripts: Fritz and FredAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Scripts: Frog HollowAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Song Lyric Sheets Titles A-MAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Song Lyric Sheets Titles P-YAdd to your cart.
Box 121: Manuscripts and Published MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ephemeral Material Found Inside Ledger, ca. 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ledger and Financial Records, ca. 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscripts and Lyric Sheets: Coocoo-Doo to Keep Hoin'Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Drummer Don- Instrumental PartsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscripts and Lyric Sheets: Lola O'Brien to You're Never Too Old (fragments)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Published MusicAdd 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],
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