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 7: E.M. Wickes papers, 1948-1951Add to your cart.
Consists of manuscripts, papers, periodicals, and ephemera related to writings of E. M. Wickes, a music critic and historian.  Also includes a subseries of music manuscripts by Lou Singer.  Items are arranged alphabetically by title.
Sub-Series 1: Manuscripts and Published Newspaper ColumnsAdd to your cart.
Box 122: Manuscripts and PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ballad Hit of 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Best Sellers Lists, March 25, 1946 to March 29, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Changes and SurprisesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: An 8-bar View of Tin Pan AlleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hoosier Hot Shots- Story and PicturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Is Radio Advertising a Mirage?Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Made--Not BornAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Milking MelodiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Millions in MelodyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: New Songs and RevivalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Out of ControlAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Pale MoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Plugging SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Pop Songs are AssembledAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Pop Songs Sprout Like MushroomsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Song ImmortalAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Song LinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Song PluggersAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Song StuffAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Songs-- Not A La HoyleAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Stein SongAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Story Behind "The Prisoner's Song"Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Story Behind the SongAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Tin Pan Alley's Coin and CurriculumAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Tin Pan Alley's GoldAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: They Wrote Hit Songs and Then Drifted ApartAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Vagrant TuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Vaughn Norton: Ex-Coal MinerAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Where Are Canada's Hit Song Writers?Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Writing the Popular Song Manuscript (partial), 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 32: American Magazine, October 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Literary Digest, October 7, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 34: People's Favorite Magazine, May 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 35: The Songwriter's Guide (pamphlet)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: True Stories of Famous Songs, Vol. 1, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Newspaper Articles and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: BMI- Licensed Record Titles by ArtistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Michaels, Edward- In the Bag (incomplete)Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Song Hits Magazine, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 41: If I Should Lose You- Robin, Leo and Ralph RaingerAdd to your cart.
Box 123: Newspaper ColumnsAdd to your cart.
Photocopies- not originals
Folder 1: Boston Traveler, July 22, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Morning Telegraph, January 10, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Morning Telegraph, August 12, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NY Enquirer: Miscellaneous Clippings, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: NY Enquirer, August 15, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NY Enquirer: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1937-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 7: NY Enquirer, January 2, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NY Enquirer, July 10, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: NY Enquirer, May 27, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: NY Enquirer, October 7, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 11: NY Enquirer, January 12, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NY Enquirer, February 16, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NY Enquirer, March 9, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NY Enquirer, March 16, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NY Enquirer: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NY Enquirer, November 15, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NY Enquirer: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NY Enquirer: News-Reviews of Song World, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 19: NY Enquirer, May 14, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: NY Enquirer, May 21, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 21: NY Enquirer, May 28, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 22: NY Enquirer, July 2, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 23: NY Enquirer, July 23, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 24: NY Enquirer: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 25: NY Enquirer, June 10, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 26: NY Enquirer, December 23, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 27: NY Enquirer, December 30, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 28: NY Enquirer: News-Reviews of Song World and Did You Know Them When?, 1947 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: NY Enquirer, April 14, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 30: NY Enquirer, May 12, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 31: NY Enquirer, June 30, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 32: NY Enquirer, October 13, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 33: NY Enquirer, October 20, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 34: NY Enquirer, October 27, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 35: NY Enquirer, November 10, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 36: NY Enquirer, November 28, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 37: NY Enquirer, December 1, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 38: NY Enquirer, December 8, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 39: NY Enquirer, December 29, 1947Add to your cart.
Box 124: Newspaper ColumnsAdd to your cart.
Photocopies- not originals
Folder 1: NY Enquirer: News-Reviews of Song World, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NY Enquirer, August 16, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: NY Enquirer, January 3, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NY Enquirer, March 21, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NY Enquirer, April 4, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NY Enquirer, May 2, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: NY Enquirer, June 20, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NY Enquirer, June 27, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 9: NY Enquirer, Junly 25, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 10: NY Enquirer, October 3, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: NY Enquirer, October 24, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NY Enquirer, October 31, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NY Enquirer, December 5, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NY Enquirer: News-Reviews of Music-Radio, 1950-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NY Enquirer, January 23, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NY Enquirer, February 13, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NY Enquirer, April 10, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NY Enquirer, May 22, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 19: NY Enquirer, August 14, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 20: NY Enquirer, January 15, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 21: NY Enquirer, April 16, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 22: NY Enquirer, May 14, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 23: NY Enquirer, July 9, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 24: NY Enquirer, July 16, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 25: NY Enquirer, July 23, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Unidentified Newspaper Fragment, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 126: EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Item 11: The Billboard Date Book, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Lou Singer, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Musical scores
Box 125: Lou Singer ScoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: A Bath is a Wonderful ThingAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Jenny Was Only JaywalkingAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Oh the Flies Keep A-Buzzin'Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Oom-Dida-Boom-Boom; Keep Your Eyes on the RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Oh Please Be Careful; There Was a Man Who Drove a Car; The Coffee Boils Over; Careless KateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Up a Ladder; Can't You See the Children; Jim Was a Reckless DriverAdd 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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