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Collection Inventory

Series I. Correspondence, 1957-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

The Correspondence series contains 146 letters between Martha Glaser and numerous individuals, where are alphabetized by the person's last name, plus legal correspondence. It also includes personal letters between Martha and Erroll.

Subseries 1. General


Box 1
Folder 1 Willard Alexander (Count Basie Manager), 1980-1981
Folder 2 Steve Allen, 1970-1987
Folder 3 Woody Allen, 1990-2003
Folder 4 Martha Argerich, 2002
Folder 5 ASCAP, 1963-2007
Folder 6 George Avakian, 1956-2001
Folder 7 Pearl Bailey, 1977-1986
Folder 8 Charles Baker, 1963
Folder 9 Letitia Baldrige (regards from Mrs. Kennedy), 1962
Folder 10 Baldwin Piano Company, 1957-1989
Folder 11 Whitney Balliett, 1990
Folder 12 Count Basie, 1977-1981
Folder 13 Tony Bennett, 1978-1988
Folder 14 BMG, 1987-1996
Folder 15 Ray Bolger, 1964
Folder 16 Ed Bradley, 1997
Folder 17 Les Brown, 1987
Folder 18 Ray Brown, 1990
Folder 19 Ruth Brown, 1993
Folder 20 Dave & Lola Brubeck, 2000
Folder 21 Ralph Bunche, 1987
Folder 22 Ken Burns, 1963-1992
Folder 23 Sammy Cahn, 1979
Folder 24 Red Callander, 1979-1988
Folder 25 Johnny Carson, 1994
Folder 26 Jimmy Carter, 1977
Folder 27 David Chertok, 1981-1985
Folder 28 Dick Clark, 1979-1986
Folder 29 Rosemary Clooney, 1988
Folder 30 Joan Crawford, 1962-1963
Folder 31 Stanley Crouch, 1995
Folder 32 Daily News, 1987-2000
Folder 33 Stanley Dance, 1987
Folder 34 Dayton Dance Company, 1983-1984
Folder 35 Phyllis Diller, 1986
Folder 36 Mariam Distler, 1948
Folder 37 Jim Doran, 1961-1980
Folder 38 Mike Douglas Show, 1977-1979
Folder 39 Singer Netter and Dowd Att., 1974-1996
Folder 40 Hugh Downs, 1986
Folder 41 Roy Eldridge, 1986
Folder 42 EMI Music/Screen Gems, 1983
Folder 43 Jon Faddis, 1993
Folder 44 Eileen Farrell, 1960
Folder 45 Leonard Feather, 1977-1987
Folder 46 Joe Franklin, 1993
Folder 47 Kenny G., 1997
Folder 48 Marvin Gaye, 1974
Folder 49 Dizzy Gillespie, 1975-1976
Folder 50 Ira Gitler, 1979-2000
Folder 51 Ralph and Jean Gleason, 1971-1976
Folder 52 Michael (AKA “Mickie”) Goldsen, 1960-1982
Folder 53 Felix Grant, 1978-1987
Folder 54 Norman Granz, 1948-1954
Folder 55 Buddy Greco, 1980
Folder 56 Merv Griffin, 1991-1993
Folder 57 Tammy Grimes, 1962-1968
Folder 58 Lee Guber, 1963
Folder 59 David Hajdu, 1996
Folder 60 David Halberstam, 1989-1990
Folder 61 Pete Hamil, 1972
Folder 62 John Hammond, 1975-1981
Folder 63 Nat Hentoff, 1955
Folder 64 David Hinckley - Daily News, 1987-2002
Folder 65 Alfred Hitchcock, 1953-1972
Folder 66 Walter Hofer, 1960-1961
Folder 67 F. Carter Hoodless, 2004-2006
Folder 68 Miriam Howell, 1963
Folder 69 Langston Hughes, 1962-1963
Folder 70 Ross Hunter, 1963
Folder 71 Sol Hurok, 1968
Folder 72 Dick Hyman, 1992
Folder 73 Lewis Irwin (Martha Financial), 1957
Folder 74 Illinois Jacquet, 1992
Folder 75 Henry Jaffe, 1985
Folder 76 Saul Jaffe, 1961
Folder 77 Ahmad Jamal, 1977
Folder 78 Jazzbeaux WIXZ Radio Pittsburgh, 1987
Folder 79 Sy Johnson, 1985-1990
Folder 80 Hank Jones, 1978
Folder 81 Garson Kanin, 1963
Folder 82 Bob Karlovitz, 1999
Folder 83 Elia Kazan, 1962
Folder 84 Orrin Keepnews, 1957
Folder 85 Gene Kelly, 1946
Folder 86 Stan Kentin, 1953
Folder 87 Larry King, 1987
Folder 88 Ernist C. Lais, 1953-1954
Folder 89 Cal Lampley, 1989
Folder 90 Frankie Lane, 1983-1984
Folder 91 Julius LaRosa, 1987
Folder 92 Marjorie Lawson, 1960-1961
Folder 93 Peggy Lee, 1962-1963
Folder 94 Willt Leiser (Montreux), 1978-2000
Folder 95 Morris Levy, 1953
Folder 96 Abby Lincoln, 1994
Folder 97 Dick Linke, 1986-1989
Folder 98 Christopher Lydon, 1998
Folder 99 Michael Malone, 1995
Folder 100 Leonard Maltin,
Folder 101 Howard Mandell (Jazz critic), 1990
Folder 102 Wynton Marsalis, 1988-1991
Folder 103 Kelly Martin, 1991
Folder 104 Johnny Mathis, 1959-1994
Folder 105 Susannah McCorkle, 1990-2000
Folder 106 Johnny Mercer, 1969
Folder 109 M. Metcalf, 1970
Folder 108 Edward Michel, 1989
Folder 109 Mitch Miller, 1957-1961
Folder 110 Dudley Moore, 1979-1994
Folder 111 Dan Morgenstern, 1951-1989
Folder 112 Will Moyle, 1976-1980
Folder 113 Gerry Mulligan, 1991-1992
Folder 114 NBC Tonight Show/Jan Kreher, 1977-1994
Folder 115 Gene Norman, 1957
Folder 116 Frank Owens, 2000
Folder 117 Sandy Patton, 1998-1999
Folder 118 Harry Paul (Ad agency), 1978-1988
Folder 119 Leslie Perrin (Associated LTD. UK Bookers), 1966-1968
Folder 120 Pittsburgh Press Co. (Bob Karlovitz), 1986
Folder 121 Playboy Magazine- Hugh Hefner, 1962-2000
Folder 122 Cole Porter, 1961
Folder 123 Ronnie Postel (tailor), 1955
Folder 124 Tito Puente, 1977
Folder 125 Mike Rapchak, 1987
Folder 126 Red Rodney, 1977-1982
Folder 127 Ada Roeter, 1963-1964
Folder 128 Sonny Rollins, 1990
Folder 129 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1962

Box 2
Folder 1 Lora Rosner, 1983-1984
Folder 2 Annie Ross, 1979
Folder 3 Dean Rusk (Mrs.), 1962-1963
Folder 4 Carol Schourds, 1953
Folder 5 William W. Scranton (P.A. Governor), 1963
Folder 6 Stuart Sebastian, 1980-1989
Folder 7 Don Sebesky, 1968
Folder 8 George Shearing, 1993
Folder 9 Frank Sinatra, 1946-1993
Folder 10 Smithsonian Institution, 1976-1986
Folder 11 Isaac Stern, 1986
Folder 12 Leith Stevens (composer), 1963
Folder 13 Adlai Stevenson, 1961
Folder 14 E. Leroy “Slam” Stewart, 1976-1979
Folder 15 Helen Strauss, 1963
Folder 16 Billy Taylor, 1986-1988
Folder 17 Ray Taylor, 1986
Folder 18 Clark Terry, 1997
Folder 19 Harry Truman, 1962-1963
Folder 20 Jan van Diepenbeek, 1995-2000
Folder 21 Sarah Vaughan, 1979-1982
Folder 22 George Wein, 1957-2001
Folder 23 Jann Wenner, 1975
Folder 24 Margaret Whiting, 1990-1997
Folder 25 Andy Williams, 1967
Folder 26 Joe Williams, 1980
Folder 27 Mary Lou Williams, 1943
Folder 28 Ted Williams, 1969-1998
Folder 29 Pitch letters to celebrities, 1962-1985
Folder 30 Pitch letters to celebrities 1973-1986

Subseries 2. Martha Glaser Legal

Folder 31 Martha Glaser, Legal; contracts and checks, 1962-1978
Folder 32 Martha Glaser, Legal; correspondence, 1953-1980
Folder 33 Martha Glaser, Legal; correspondence, 1956-1994
Folder 34 Martha Glaser, Legal; Power of Attorney, 1954-1983
Folder 35 Martha Glaser, Legal; banking, 1957-2003
Folder 36 Martha Glaser, Legal; legal cases, 1954-2004
Folder 37 Martha Glaser, Legal; publishing, 1957-1993
Folder 38 Martha Glaser, Legal; royalty, 1953-2001
Folder 39 Martha Glaser, Legal; accounting and royalty, 1957-2001
Folder 40 Martha Glaser, Legal; litigation, 1951-2001
Folder 41 Martha Glaser, Legal; documentary, 1955-1970
Folder 42 Martha Glaser, Legal; music publishing, 1956-1995
Folder 43 Martha Glaser, Legal; Trust Agreement and Will, 1954-1992
Folder 44 Martha Glaser, Legal; probate, 1959-1982
Folder 45 Martha Glaser, Legal; royalty bank accounts, 1956-1977

Subseries 3. Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser


Box 3
Folder 1 Telegrams, 1949-1959
Folder 2 Correspondence Garner and Glaser, 1956-1957
Folder 3 Correspondence Garner and Glaser, 1950-1974
Folder 4 Garner Correspondence (Peggy, Erroll and Martha), 1953-1955
Folder 5 Garner and Martha, 1957-1970
Folder 6 Garner Correspondence, 1956-1975
Folder 7 Garner Correspondence, 1951-1957
Folder 8 Garner Correspondence, 1955-1983
Folder 9 Garner and Martha, 1958-1975
Folder 10 Garner Financial, 1951-1980
Folder 11 Memorial Concert, 1977-1978
Folder 12 Glaser Personal; Condolence Letters, 1977
Folder 13 Garner Writings, 1971-1974
Folder 14 Garner Personal, 1951-1970
Folder 15 Garner Personal, 1975
Folder 16 Garner Personal, 1945-1964
Folder 17 Garner Personal, 1971-1977
Folder 18 Garner Personal, 1946-1968
Folder 19 Glaser Correspondence- Garner Family, 1975-2000
Folder 20 Glaser Correspondence- Linton Garner, 1977-2003
Folder 21 Homewood Cemetery Pittsburgh, 1977
Folder 22 Erroll Garner Estate 1977

Box 4
Folder 1 Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1956
Folder 2 Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1957
Folder 3 Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1955-1959
Folder 4 Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1976-1977
Folder 5 Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1977-1996
Folder 6 Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1975-1982

Series II. Publicity

Scope and Content Notes:

The Publicity series contains national and international newspaper clippings and magazine articles, full magazines, featuring Garner articles, concert programs, handbills, posters, fliers, correspondence regarding appearances, press releases, fan mail, record company catalogues, press contacts, press books, touring and booking correspondence, plus materials regarding other Glaser clients, such as Tiny Grimes and Bill Farrell.

Subseries 1. U.S. Materials


Box 5
Folder 1 "Scanned" Newspapers
Folder 2-11 Newspapers, 1951-2002
Folder 12-18 Articles, 1956-2003

Box 6
Folder 1-2 Articles unrelated to Garner, 1947-2005
Folder 3-18 Magazines, 1955-2003

Box 7
Folder 1-4 Magazines, 1990-2003
Folder 5-7 Album Artwork
Folder 8-14 Concert Programs, 1950-1999

Box 8
Folder 1-2 Posters, 1944-1973
Folder 3-4 Handbills, ?-2004
Folder 5-6 Carnegie Hall Handbills, 1959-1967
Folder 7 Town Hall Concert, 1953-1956
Folder 8 Correspondence with booking agents; Sol Hurok, 1951-1956
Folder 9 Correspondence with booking agents; Giesen and Boomer, 1951-1954
Folder 10 Correspondence with booking agents; Giesen and Boomer, 1955-1956
Folder 11 Correspondence with booking agents; Shaw Artists, 1954-1955
Folder 12 Correspondence with booking agents; Gale Agency/Tim Gale, 1951-1954
Folder 13 Record Company Items; Telarc 1958-2004
Folder 14 Record Company Items; Cherry Lane, 1958-2004
Folder 15 Record Company Items; MGM, 1958-2004
Folder 16 ASCAP Award Items, Pied Piper & others, 1977-1986
Folder 17 Just Jazz PBS, 1971

Subseries 2. Foreign Materials


Box 8
Folder 18-23 Foreign Press Newspaper Clippings, 1956-1977
Folder 24 Foreign Magazines, Spanish, 1962-1996
Folder 25 Foreign Magazines, Canadian, 1962-1996
Folder 26 Foreign Magazines, Norwegian, 1962-1996
Folder 27 Foreign Magazines, Finnish, 1962-1996
Folder 28 Foreign Magazines, Netherlands, 1962-1996

Box 9
Folder 1 Foreign Magazines, German, 1962-1996
Folder 2 Foreign Magazines, Italian, 1962-1996
Folder 3 Philips, Netherlands
Folder 4 Foreign Tour Documents
Folder 5 English/UK Magazines
Folder 6 French Magazines, 1957-1996
Folder 7 French Magazines, 1997-2003
Folder 8 French Magazines, 1965-1977
Folder 9 French Magazines, 1958-1974
Folder 10 Foreign Concert Programs, 1958-1972
Folder 11-12 Foreign Posters, 1958-1974
Folder 13 Japanese Magazines

Subseries 3. Garner and Record Company Material


Box 9
Folder 14-18 Garner and Columbia Articles, 1956-1962
Folder 19 Record Company Catalogs

Box 10
Folder 1-2 Record Company Publicity (Miscellaneous),
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1953-1968
Folder 4 Misty, 1960-1990
Folder 5-6 Non Record Label, Radio/TV, 1955-1993
Folder 7-9 Press Contacts, lists, 1965-1998
Folder 10-19 Biographies/Testimonials
Folder 20 James Doran Book-“The Most Happy Piano”
Folder 21 Artists, not Garner
Folder 22 Garner Press Books - Misc. Reviews, 1958-1995

Box 11
Folder 1 Postage Stamp Contract, 1994-2000
Folder 2 Video/Documentary Info; Ken Burns’ “Jazz” Doc., 1989-2006
Folder 3 African American Publicity, 1981-1992
Folder 4 Ralph Gleason Letters, 1975
Folder 5 Autographed Concert Program, 1972
Folder 6 Seattle World’s Fair/ “One World” Concert, 1962-1963
Folder 7 Garner Tribute Flyers
Folder 8 Glaser Correspondence - Everest Record Group, 1978
Folder 9 Song Title Lists, 1978-2000
Folder 10 Lyrics/Poems about Garner
Folder 11 Garner/Sony - Concert By The Sea, 1977-1999
Folder 12 Receipts, 1947-2003
Folder 13 Session Logs, 1956-1984
Folder 14 Garner Publicity Tape Reel Lists, 1956-1973
Folder 15 Garner Publicity Discographies, 1965-1990

Subseries 4. Touring Materials


Box 11
Folder 16-29 Receipts, Itineraries, Correspondence, Contracts, etc., 1952-1998

Box 12
Folder 1-3 Receipts, Itineraries, Correspondence, Contracts, etc.
Folder 4-11 Business Correspondence with Booking Agencies, Associated Booking
Folder 12 Musicians Guild and Unions

Subseries 5. Press Materials


Box 12
Folder 13-16 Press Releases, 1950-2000
Folder 17 Fan Mail, 1950-2001
Folder 18 Fan Mail, F. Carter Hoodless 2003-2006
Folder 19 Fan Mail, Martin Doudorff, 2000-2001
Folder 20 Webpage Archive Printouts, 2002
Folder 21 Ephemera
Folder 22-23 Index cards (people’s addresses, lists of interviews Erroll did etc.)

Subseries 6. Awards, 1959-1977

Item 1 ASCAP Pied Piper Award, on marble base, presented to Erroll Garner for distinguished contributions to American music, September 28, 1977

Series III. Sheet Music

Scope and Content Notes:

The Sheet Music series contains written orchestrations, also called lead sheets or band arrangements, which were used by the studio musicians and/or by road musicians. As Garner did not read or write music, he never used these, but his groups did. Orchestrations are different from the handwritten lyrics or music composed by the original composer. Lead sheet arrangements are written by staff arrangers based on music provided by the producer and/or composer, and are then scored for the performing group.

Subseries 1. Published Multi-Artist Song Folios


Box 13
Folder 1-12 Music compilation books (include Erroll Garner songs)

Box 14
Folder 1-2 Music compilation books (include Erroll Garner songs)

Subseries 2. Published Erroll Garner Anthologies


Box 14
Folder 3-10 Songbooks and Sheet Music

Box 15
Folder 1-4 Songbooks and Sheet Music

Subseries 3. Stock Charts and Lead Sheets

Scope and Content Notes:

Note that Sy Johnson did the charts. Approximately ¾ appear to be original, and the rest are photocopies. Some have annotations.


Box 15
Folder 5 Lyrics and Lyricists,
Folder 6 Martha Glaser's notes on sheet music
Folder 7 A Groovy Day
Folder 8 Afinidad
Folder 9 Afternoon of an Elf
Folder 10 All My Loves Are You
Folder 11 All Yours
Folder 12 Bounce with Me
Folder 13 Blue Brown and Beige
Folder 14 Blues Garni
Folder 15 Blues I Can’t Forget
Folder 16 By Chance
Folder 17 Cherchez La Femme
Folder 18 Cote D’Azure
Folder 19 Dark Pool
Folder 20 Don’t Talk No Holes in my Clothes
Folder 21 Dreamstreet
Folder 22 Dreamy
Folder 23 Duke for Dinner
Folder 24 Edna May
Folder 25 Eldorado
Folder 26 El Papa Grande
Folder 27 Erroll’s a Garner
Folder 28 Erroll’s Bounce
Folder 29 Erroll’s Blues
Folder 30 Erroll’s Concerto
Folder 31 Erroll’s Peril
Folder 32 Erroll’s Theme
Folder 33 Fashion Show Theme
Folder 34 Feeling Is Believing, Lyric by Linton
Folder 35 Floating on a Cloud
Folder 36 Fighting Cocks
Folder 37 French Doll
Folder 38 Garner's Escape
Folder 39 Gaslight
Folder 40 Gemini
Folder 41 In the Beginning
Folder 42 It Gets Better Every Time
Folder 43 Just Blues
Folder 44 La Petite Mambo
Folder 45 Left Bank Swing
Folder 46 Lick and a Promise
Folder 47 Like Home
Folder 48 Like It Is
Folder 49 Loose Nuts
Folder 50 Loot to Boot
Folder 51 Lotus Blues
Folder 52 Love is Strangest
Folder 53 Making Waves
Folder 54 Mambo 207
Folder 55 Mambo Carmel
Folder 56 Mambo Erroll
Folder 57 Mambo Garner
Folder 58 Minor with the Trio
Folder 59 Misty, foreign language versions
Folder 60-61 Misty, piano lead sheets
Folder 62 Mood Island
Folder 63 Moment’s Delight
Folder 64 Moroccan Mambo
Folder 65 Movin’ Around
Folder 66 Movin’ Blues
Folder 67 Mucho Gusto
Folder 68 My Old Kentucky Home, Arrangement of this song by Erroll
Folder 69 Nervous Waltz
Folder 70 Night Wind
Folder 71 No More Shadows

Box 16
Folder 1 No More Time
Folder 2 One Good Turn
Folder 3 Other Voices
Folder 4 Paisley Eyes
Folder 5 Paris Blues
Folder 6 Paris Bounce
Folder 7 Paris Midnight
Folder 8 Paris Theme
Folder 9 Part Time Blues
Folder 10 Passing Through
Folder 11 Pavanne, Arrangement of this classical piece by Garner
Folder 12 Relaxin’ at Sugar Rays
Folder 13 Reverie by Debussy, Arrangement of this classical piece by Garner
Folder 14 Samantha
Folder 15 Shadows
Folder 16 Shake It but Don’t Break It
Folder 17 Six PM
Folder 18 Soliloquy
Folder 19 Solitaire
Folder 20 Something Happens
Folder 21 Steve’s Theme
Folder 22 That’s My Baby
Folder 23 That’s My Kick
Folder 24 The Erroll Garner Blues
Folder 25 Garner Jump
Folder 26 The Happy Apple
Folder 27 The I’m Not Supposed to be Blues
Folder 28 The Way Back Blues
Folder 29 The Quaker
Folder 30 Theme from A New Kind of Love
Folder 31 This Time It’s Real
Folder 32 Tippin’ Out with Erroll
Folder 33 Trio
Folder 34 Up In Erroll’s Room
Folder 35 Untitled Song
Folder 36 When Paris Cries
Folder 37 You Just Think You’ve Been in Love
Folder 38 You Turn Me Around
Folder 39 7-11 Jump

Subseries 4. Scores for Orchestra, with Parts


Box 16
Folder 40-44 Misty (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 45-49 Dreamy (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 50 Passing Through
Folder 51-54 A New Kind of Love
Folder 55-56 Afinidad
Folder 57-59 Nightwind/ In the Park in Paris (Also see o/s Box 20)

Box 17
Folder 1-3 Untitled
Folder 4-6 A Gospel Song
Folder 7 Nightwind (different arrangement)
Folder 8 Paris Waltz and Theme
Folder 9 What Time It Was
Folder 10 Samantha's Theme (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 11 Other Voices
Folder 12 Solitaire (Also see o/s Box 22)
Folder 13-14 Fashion Strip, First version, 3x (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 15 Fashion Strip Blues (Also see o/s Box 21)
Folder 16-17 Moment’s Delight, 4x (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 18-20 All Yours (Samantha), 2x (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 21 Dreamy, 2x
Folder 22 A New Kind of Love
Folder 23 A Gospel Song/One Good Turn
Folder 24-25 “T” (Tea For Two) (Also see o/s Box 22)

Box 18
Folder 1-7 This is Always (Also see o/s Box 22)
Folder 8-9 Mimi (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 10-11 Coffee Song (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 12-13 Cheek to Cheek (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 14-15 Lot of Livin’ to Do (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 16-17 I Got Rhythm (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 18-19 Watermelon Man (Also see o/s Box 20)
Folder 20-23 Paris Bossa Nova (Also see o/s Box 20)

Box 19
Folder 1 In the Park in Paris
Folder 2-4 Street Where You Live (Also see o/s Box 23)
Folder 5-7 Louise, 2x
Folder 8-9 The Very Thought of You, 2x
Folder 10-12 Steve’s Theme (or Steve’s Song), 2x (Also see o/s Box 21)
Folder 13-16 It Might As Well Be Spring, 2x (Also see o/s Box 21)
Folder 17 Black Beauty (Duke Ellington)

Oversize 20
Folder 1 Dreamy
Folder 2 Coffee Song
Folder 3-4 Cheek to Cheek
Folder 5-6 Lot of Living to Do
Folder 7-9 Misty
Folder 10 Creme De Menthe
Folder 11-12 I Got Rhythm
Folder 13-14 Paris Bossa Nova
Folder 15-16 Watermelon Man

Oversize 21
Folder 1-3 The Very Thought of You
Folder 4-5 Spring
Folder 6 Fashion Strip Blues
Folder 7-8 Steve's Theme
Folder 9 Louise

Oversize 22
Folder 1 Nightwind
Folder 2 Solitare
Folder 3-6 Tea for Two
Folder 7 This is Always

Oversize 23
Folder 1 Mimi
Folder 2 Samantha
Folder 3 Fashion Theme
Folder 4 Street Where You Live
Folder 5 Moments Delight
Folder 6 Untitled

Series IV. Legal Documentation

Scope and Content Notes:

The Legal Documentation series contains licenses (audio, print, and visual), concert contacts (foreign and domestic), copyright registration forms, financial records, record label contracts, lawsuit depositions, and Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation documents.

Subseries 1. Non-Visual Licenses, 1947-2000


Box 24
Folder 1 Belltone Music Publishers- Songwriters Contracts
Folder 2 Publishing Agreements, 1954-2000
Folder 3-9 Miscellaneous Publishing
Folder 10 Sheet Music Agreements
Folder 11-26 Erroll Garner Miscellaneous Audio/Print Licenses
Folder 27 List of record label licenses issued

Subseries 2. Foreign Business, 1955-1967

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 600 foreign business correspondence and business records.


Box 25
Folder 1 Correspondence, Re: Agreement between London Records and Octave, 1972-1974
Folder 2-16 Foreign Publishing Correspondence and Agreements

Box 26
Folder 1-13 BBC
Folder 14 Martha Glaser correspondence with BBC TV Center
Folder 15 American Federation of Music

Subseries 3. Foreign Concert Contracts, 1957-1975


Box 26
Folder 16 Foreign Performance Agreements, 1962-1966
Folder 17 Foreign Concert Contracts, 1964-1973
Folder 18-22 Foreign Contracts, 1969-1970
Folder 23 Editions Musicales Charles Ben Agreement

Box 27
Folder 1 Agreement between Octave and London Records, 1973
Folder 2 London Records
Folder 3 Contracts between Phonogram (Sweden) and Octave
Folder 4 Contract between Compagnia Generale Del Disco, Galleria Del Coso, Milan, Itlay and Octave Records (only part of contract)
Folder 5 Ricordi Records (Italy)
Folder 6 Nippon Columbia
Folder 7 Foreign Television Licenses
Folder 8 Harry Fox Agency

Subseries 4. Domestic Concert Contracts, 1953-1975


Box 27
Folder 9 Domestic Concert Contracts, Undated
Folder 10 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1950s
Folder 11 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1957-1960
Folder 12 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1960-1964
Folder 13 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1965
Folder 14 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1965-1966
Folder 15 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1967
Folder 16 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1968
Folder 17 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1969
Folder 18 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1970
Folder 19 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1971
Folder 20 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1972
Folder 21 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1973
Folder 22 Domestic Concert Contracts, 1974-1975

Box 28
Folder 1 Contracts between Garner and William Morris Agency, 1965-1966
Folder 2 Correspondence and Performance Contracts: Garner’s London Tour, 1975
Folder 3 Cherry Lane: Contracts and Correspondence
Folder 4-7 American Federation of Musicians, Correspondence and Agreements
Folder 8 Booking/Performance Agreements
Folder 9 Contract Riders for Night Club Concerts
Folder 10 Original Concert By The Sea Contract; Carmel, CA, September 19, 1955

Subseries 5. Copyright Documents, 1955-1977


Box 28
Folder 11-16 Copyright (Correspondence, Contracts, Lists)
Folder 17-21 Certificates of Copyright Registration and Renewal Registration
Folder 22 Copyright Assignments
Folder 23 License Agreements
Folder 24 Notices of Use
Folder 25-26 Song Lists with Copyright Registration Numbers
Folder 27 Copyright Registration Forms for Tiny Grimes
Folder 28 Tiny Grimes Licenses

Subseries 6. Misty Film Agreements & Related Documents, 1955-2001


Box 29
Folder 1 Correspondence (and Contract) with Eastwood, 1970-1971
Folder 2 Misty Miscellaneous
Folder 3-4 Misty Correspondence
Folder 5 Misty; Correspondence, Copyright, Agreements
Folder 6 Misty; Correspondence, Licensing
Folder 7-9 Misty Correspondence, re: Licensing
Folder 10-11 Misty Licenses
Folder 12 Misty Licenses to Columbia Pictures “Drive In”
Folder 13 Misty Contract Transfer
Folder 14 Misty Royalties - WB/Chappell
Folder 15 Misty Warner/Chappell Publishing

Box 30
Folder 1 Play Misty For Me
Folder 2 Play Misty For Me script
Folder 3 Misty original copyright form
Folder 4 Misty misc. (“Legal: Misty”)

Subseries 7. Vernon Misty Legal Depositions, 1957


Box 30
Folder 5 Legal Records, early contracts for Misty, etc./ Octave Music Publishing Corp. vs. Vernon Music Corp, 1954
Folder 6 Octave Music Publishing Corp. Suit "o" Us-Vernon Music Corp. Deposition Exhibits
Folder 7 Deposition Exhibits 1-15
Folder 8 Deposition Exhibits 16-24
Folder 9 Deposition Exhibits 25-30
Folder 10 Deposition Exhibits 31-41
Folder 11 Deposition Exhibits 42-47
Folder 12 Deposition Exhibits 48-59
Folder 13 Deposition Exhibits 60a-69
Folder 14 Deposition Exhibits 70-72
Folder 15 Deposition Exhibits 73-86
Folder 16 Deposition Exhibits 87-95
Folder 17 Deposition Exhibits 96-101
Folder 18 Deposition Exhibits 102-106
Folder 19 Deposition Exhibits 107-112
Folder 20 Deposition Exhibits 113-123
Folder 21 Deposition Erroll Garner Copy
Folder 22 Deposition Robert Thiele Copy
Folder 23 Deposition Robert Thiele Original
Folder 24 Deposition Jack Bregman First Case
Folder 25 Deposition Jack Bregman Copy
Folder 26 Deposition Martha Glaser First Case
Folder 27 Deposition A. Halsey Cowan Original
Folder 28 Deposition A. Halsey Cowan Copy

Subseries 8. Erroll Garner Financial & Legal Documents, 1950-1975


Box 31
Folder 1 Octave Music Publishing Corp. vs. Vernon Music Corp. & A. Halsey Cowan; A. Halsey Cowan Examination, 1961
Folder 2 Defendant Vernon's Bill of Particulars Copy
Folder 3 Defendant Vernon's Bill of Particulars Original
Folder 4 Exhibit DB P 10
Folder 5-7 Vernon Records, Octave, Misty
Folder 8 Octave vs. Vernon- Topical digest of deposition, testimony with exhibit references ( Misty)
Folder 9 Misty/Vernon
Folder 10 Garner vs. Gale Agency, 1955
Folder 11 Harriet Joslyn vs. Garner, 1953
Folder 12 Garner Business Letters, 1958-1986
Folder 13-14 Garner Lawsuits
Folder 15 Garner Palomar Gardens Claim, 1952
Folder 16 Copyright index cards
Folder 17 Bootleg Disputes
Folder 18-19 Garner- Financial
Folder 20 Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation Financial Records, 1977-1983

Box 32
Folder 1-2 Garner Business correspondence to Martha
Folder 3 Garner Non-Music Financial Inc. UK Income
Folder 4 Garner Financial Records and Correspondence
Folder 5 Garner’s Power of Attorney, will codicils
Folder 6-7 Financial documents with Garner’s signature
Folder 8-13 Erroll Garner Gross Earnings Reports, 1954-1960
Folder 14 Kim Garner Paternity Records 1998

Subseries 9. Visual & TV Licenses, 1955-1998


Box 33
Folder 1 Garner-TV/Film/Radio Contracts, 1950-1959
Folder 2 Paramount Pictures
Folder 3 Paramount Pictures (A New Kind of Love), 1963
Folder 4 TV Contracts (pub)
Folder 5 Television Licenses (requests, correspondence)
Folder 6 Warner Brothers TV, Film & Records
Folder 7 Garner-Ed Sullivan Show Agreements
Folder 8 Kultur video- Garner in Performance (contract), June 18, 1998
Folder 9 TV contracts, 1967-1975
Folder 10 TV Agreements, 1960-1964
Folder 11 Woody Allen Films
Folder 12-15 Synchronization Licenses,
Folder 16 Agreement Between Octave and 20th Century Fox
Folder 17-18 Visual Licensing

Box 34
Folder 1-11 Visual Licensing
Folder 12 Ed Sullivan “1001 Sundays” Project TV License
Folder 13 Normandy Broadcasting Corporation
Folder 14 Mr. Bean and Bumpy Music Inc. - Music Box Company
Folder 15 Universal Music, Japan DVD
Folder 16 Shawnee Mission East Band Boosters (high school band) - Lincoln Center
Folder 17 Street performers of San Francisco
Folder 18 Jeopardy TV use of Misty
Folder 19 Martha Glaser Correspondence: “Like It Is” Dispute ABC TV / Down / Sillnoble / BBC
Folder 20 French TV film; “Jazz Memories”
Folder 21 Dudley Moore/Palewell Productions film
Folder 22 Music licenses, various compilations, etc.

Subseries 10. Miscellaneous Record Labels Correspondence & Contracts, 1946-1975


Box 34
Folder 23 Am-Par Records
Folder 24 Arista Records
Folder 25 Absolutely Kosher Records
Folder 26 Fantasy/Prestige/Milestone
Folder 27 Playboy Records
Folder 28 MGM Records
Folder 29 Teresa Gramaphone
Folder 30 United Artists Records
Folder 31 Onyx Records
Folder 32 Telarc
Folder 33 Correspondence, Telarc International Corporation
Folder 34 Twentieth Century Fox Records
Folder 35 Koch
Folder 36 Smithsonian Records
Folder 37 Reader’s Digest Records
Folder 38 Shanacie Records
Folder 39 Savoy Records

Box 35
Folder 1-4 Muzak
Folder 5 Garner Recording session bills, Capitol et al October 30, 1973
Folder 6 Contracts between Philips-Sonora and Octave, 1971
Folder 7 Blue Note Records
Folder 8 Contracts between Philips Phonographic Industries and Octave, 1963-1967
Folder 9 Spotlight Records
Folder 10 Misc. correspondence, Mercury Records & others
Folder 11-12 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Folder 13 Atlantic Music Agreement, July 2, 1951
Folder 14 Capitol Songs Agreement, June 18, 1946
Folder 15 Folkways Records
Folder 16 Pye Records and Octave: contracts and correspondence
Folder 17 Older Miscellaneous Non-Columbia Record Co. Statements
Folder 18 Older Columbia Royalty Statements, 1950s
Folder 19 Contract between Hurok and Garner, 1958-1959
Folder 20 Royalty correspondence

Subseries 11. Miscellaneous Record Companies, 1945-1991


Box 36
Folder 1 Misc. Record Companies; Correspondence & Agreements,
Folder 2-3 Deposition Martha Glaser
Folder 4-5 Lawsuit Octave vs. Vernon Music Corp.
Folder 6-8 Polygram/Polydor
Folder 9-13 RCA Records
Folder 14 Warner Brothers
Folder 15 Miramax

Box 37
Folder 1 Mercury Contracts
Folder 2 Criterion Contracts
Folder 3 Crown Records--Fraud Matter
Folder 4 Vogue Records
Folder 5 Jazz Groove Records
Folder 6 Hindsight Records Inc.
Folder 7 Mercury, Am-Par, Polygram, Philips, American Federation of Musicians
Folder 8 MPS Records, unsigned

Subseries 12. Octave Music Documents, 1952-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries includes original management agreement between Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser.


Box 37
Folder 9 Criterion Agreement
Folder 10 Correspondence RE: Old Contracts, 1950s
Folder 11 Shake It, But Don’t Break It
Folder 12 Chemical Bank and Octave
Folder 13 Misc. Correspondence
Folder 14 Contract and Correspondence between Ashley-Famous Agency and Garner, 1969
Folder 15 Contract and Correspondence between Associated Booking Corp. and Garner, 1970-1971
Folder 16 Contract and Correspondence between Sutton Artists Corp. and Garner, 1973
Folder 17 Contract and Correspondence between Octave and Barclay International, 1974
Folder 18 Contract and Correspondence between Octave and Reader’s Digest, 1976-1982
Folder 19 Correspondence; Re: Book of the Month Club contract, 1979
Folder 20 Contracts between Valando Music Corp and Octave Music, 1970
Folder 21 Recording Sessions/Financials; RE: Associated Musicians of NY
Folder 22 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) agreement and membership
Folder 23 Agreement between American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) and Garner, 1975
Folder 24 Records Sessions: contracts and bills (between Octave and various studios)
Folder 25 Compulsory Licenses
Folder 26 Agreements between Garner/Octave
Folder 27 Misc. Contracts (Octave)
Folder 28 Octave Music Publishing Corporation
Folder 29 Octave Music Financial Records
Folder 30-31 Erroll Garner Misc. Non-Music Financial Records
Folder 32-34 Erroll Garner Octave

Box 38
Folder 1 Agreements between Garner/Octave; Incorporation Papers- Octave
Folder 2 Erroll Garner: contract, 1952
Folder 3 Octave Minutes, 1955
Folder 4 Octave Minutes-Blank Forms
Folder 5-7 Octave Stock Certificates
Folder 8 Octave Stock and Transfer Lodger

Subseries 13. Sony/Columbia Dispute Legal Documents, 1950-2001


Box 38
Folder 9-10 Sony/Columbia/CBS Royalties
Folder 11 CBS Records-- Concert By The Sea
Folder 12 Columbia Licenses
Folder 13 Plaintiff Exhibits for EBT of NA 97, 1959
Folder 14 New York Supreme Court, Erroll Enterprises, Inc. and Erroll Garner against Columbia Records, A Division of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.- Papers on Appeal Form Orders, 1960
Folder 15-16 Plaintiff’s Exhibits from EBT of MM, 1956-1959
Folder 17 CBS/Sony
Folder 18 Concert By The Sea (Sony)
Folder 19 Columbia Letters etc. (Rec)
Folder 20 Erroll Garner: Columbia Records (correspondence)
Folder 21 Agreement of Settlement and Correspondence--Garner and Columbia, 1962-1964
Folder 22 Contract and Correspondence between CBS and Erroll Enterprises, 1956
Folder 23 Agreements between CBS and Octave, 1972
Folder 24 Franklin Mint Project--Columbia Records

Box 39
Folder 1-2 Columbia Lawsuit Correspondence and News Coverage
Folder 3 Columbia Agreement, June 1, 1956
Folder 4 Columbia Settlement Agreement, July 25, 1962
Folder 5 Sony Music Entertainment Licensing Agreements, 1995-2003
Folder 6 Columbia Lawsuit documents and correspondence, 1950s-1960s
Folder 7 Martha Glaser correspondence with Columbia Broadcasting Systems (CBS), 1960s-1980s
Folder 8-9 Royalty Examination of Sony Music, Inc. On Behalf of the Estate of Erroll Garner (2)
Folder 10 Copies of 1956-1961 Docs
Folder 11 Garner vs. Columbia--Correspondence
Folder 12 Exhibits & Correspondence- Erroll Enterprises, Inc. & Erroll Garner vs. Columbia Records A Div. Columbia Broadcasting System
Folder 13-15 Suit--Erroll Enterprises Inc., et al vs. Columbia Records
Folder 16 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Publicity and Press Releases,
Folder 17 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Agreement between Octave Records Inc. and Am-Par Record Corp. and Supplementary Letter March 27, 1961
Folder 18 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Octave-Am-Par Second Contract & Supplementary Letter, June 1, 1961
Folder 19 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Counsels’ Letter re: Minimum Number of Albums to be Sold
Folder 20 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Proposed Contract with United Stereo Tapes (Not used)
Folder 21 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Authorization to Harry Fox by Octave Music
Folder 22 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Audit of Columbia Records, re: Erroll Garner
Folder 23 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- License from Octave Music to Synthetic Plastics
Folder 24 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- European Trip, May 26-June 10, 1962
Folder 25 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Moe Asch (Folkways Records & Service Corp.)--Releases
Folder 26 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Power of Attorney from Erroll Garner to Martha Glaser
Folder 27 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Outlines of Proposed Agreements between Octave and Mercury AND Octave-Mercury re: Tiny Grimes
Folder 28 Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Copy of Agreement between Octave Records, Inc. and United Artists Records, Inc.

Subseries 14. Columbia Lawsuit Depositions, 1950-1990


Box 39
Folder 29-32 Correspondence: Garner vs. Columbia

Box 40
Folder 1-10 Legal Court Documents

Subseries 15. Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation Documents, 1990s


Box 40
Folder 11-14 Erroll Garner charities, scholarships, memorial foundation
Folder 15-16 Erroll Garner foundation scholarship applicants
Folder 17 Hector G. Dowd, Attorney
Folder 18 Martha Glaser beneficiary correspondence-Screen Actors Guild
Folder 19 Settlement of Gale/American Federation of Music dispute
Folder 20 Sankyo dispute, 2004
Folder 21 Correspondence re: Postage stamp

Series V. Photographs

Scope and Content Notes:

The Photographs series contains prints, negatives and transparencies featuring Erroll Garner's performances, recording studio activities, travels as well as with other notable recording artists and celebrities of the day. Many of the photographs were used for promotional purposes such as album covers and advertising. Photographs in this series are from varied sources including record companies, wire service photographers, and freelance photographers such as African-American photographer Charles Stewart and director Aram Avakian. Original folder titles are represented.

Subseries 1. 3D Photo Objects & Miscellaneous


Box 41
Folder 1 Paperwork related to photographs

Correspondence relating to use, release, and purchase of Erroll Garner images.

Folder 2 Letter referring to possible Richard Avedon photo
Folder 3 B&W Montage prints (11.0 photographs)

Montages of Erroll performing and Erroll headshots.

Folder 4 Color Touring (6.0 items)

Prints of Erroll at piano and letter from Martha Glaser re: return of prints.

Folder 5 Color Candid (29.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll Garner, a house in California, copy photograph of Erroll Garner painted portrait.

Folder 6 Color Candid (25.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll Garner, Erroll Garner with Sylvia Syms, Christmas photos, photos at a California house.

Folder 7 Color Publicity (25.0 photographs)

Photos from a Merle Shore photo shoot, Erroll performing, cut-out headshot.

Folder 8 Miscellaneous photos (83.0 items)

Business cards; correspondence; photos from Erroll Garner's Carnegie Hall show; assorted portraits of Erroll Garner, Martha Glaser, and others; news clippings; assorted other photographs.

Folder 9 Miscellaneous photos (49.0 items)

Photos of Erroll Garner in the recording studio, news clippings, photos of others, road trip photos, Erroll Garner poster, photos of house and music store.

Folder 10 Miscellaneous photos (3.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll Garner at the piano.

Folder 11 Miscellaneous photos (4.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll Garner leaning against a wall.

Folder 12 Miscellaneous photos (3.0 photographs)

Portrait of Erroll Garner looking over a ledge.

Folder 13 Miscellaneous photos (6.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll Garner.

Folder 14 Les Gould, Philips England (touring, studio, publicity) (19.0 items)

Portrait of Erroll Garner with a Swedish friend; portraits taken in a recording studio.

Folder 15 Cherry Lane Songbook (10.0 photographs)

Assorted portraits of Erroll Garner.

Folder 16 Bill Farrell – singer (18.0 photographs)

Assorted photos of singer Bill Farrell.

Folder 17 Tiny Grimes (2.0 photographs)

Photos of Tiny Grimes performing.

Folder 18 Art prints by Hirschfield (12.0 items)

Originals & Photocopies of drawings of Erroll Garner.

Folder 19 Photos from fans (21.0 photographs)

Assorted fan photos sent to Erroll Garner and do not include Garner.

Folder 20-23 Photocopies
Folder 24-26 Miscellaneous Photocopies
Folder 27 Oversized photocopies
Folder 28 Charles "Teenie" Harris Photocopies
Folder 29 Martha Glaser ID photos in Garner archive (photocopies)
Folder 30 Photo Engraving Plates (2.0 items)
Folder 31 Images of Garner’s face (24.0 slides)
Folder 32 Silver-plated printing plates (2), with Erroll portrait (4.0 items)

Printing plates and cardboard printing stamps.

Folder 33 Wood block metal printing plates (3.0 items)

Subseries 2. Black and White Candids, Studio


Box 42
Folder 1 B&W Candid (20.0 photographs)

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner with others.

Folder 2 B&W Candid (15.0 photographs)

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner.

Folder 3 Basin Street, November 1955 (1.0 photograph)

Portrait of Erroll Garner with British jazz pianist, Leonard Feather (1914-1994) and German-born jazz pianist, Jutta Hipp (1925-2003).

Folder 4 Basin Street, November 1954 (8.0 photographs)

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner with others.

Folder 5 Birthday 35th, June 15, 1956 (1.0 photograph)

Erroll Garner with three men at a birthday celebration.

Folder 6 Garner and Robert Vaughn (2.0 photographs)

Erroll Garner with actor Robert Vaughn (1932-)

Folder 7 B&W Candid Promo (multiple copies) (5.0 photographs)

Portraits of Erroll at the piano and in the recording studio.

Folder 8 B&W Candid Promo (multiple copies) (2.0 photographs)

Erroll Garner and others in a recording studio.

Folder 9 B&W Candid Promo (multiple copies) (33.0 photographs)

Photos of Erroll Garner receiving an award from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as well as assorted photos taken in the recording studio.

Folder 10 Garner Birthday EMI England, 1966 (3.0 items)

Erroll Garner celebrating his birthday at the EMI Studios and related correspondence.

Folder 11 Garner and George Avakian (2.0 photographs)

Photos of Erroll Garner with Columbia Records executive George Avakian.

Folder 12 Garner - Haze Cleveland (1.0 photograph)

Portrait of Erroll Garner with Norwegian recording artist Haze Cleveland.

Folder 13 Paris, 1965 (4.0 photographs)

Photos of Erroll Garner arriving in Paris.

Folder 14 Paris trip photos, 1965 (11.0 photographs)
Folder 15 Garner with towel (1.0 photograph)
Folder 16 B&W Candid (123.0 photographs)

Assorted photos and portraits of Erroll Garner including performances, receiving awards, meeting with the mayor of Boston, travel, and with French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli.

Folder 17 B&W Candid (117.0 photographs)

Assorted photos and portaits of Erroll Garner including performances, receiving awards, and travel.

Folder 18 B&W Studio (135.0 photographs)

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner in the recording studio.

Folder 19 B&W Studio: New Kind of Love, Summer 1963 (55.0 photographs)

Photos from the "New Kind of Love" recording session.

Folder 20 B&W Studio (78.0 photographs)
Folder 21 B&W Studio (41.0 photographs)
Folder 22 B&W Studio: Columbia date Caravan album (6.0 photographs)
Folder 23 B&W Studio (22.0 photographs)
Folder 24 Candid, Matted prints (5.0 photographs)

Souvenir matted photos from: Cafe Zanzibar, NYC; Zardi's Jassland, Hollywood; Frolic's, Salisbury Beach, Mass.; Three Deuces, NYC.

Folder 25-26 Photos mounted on board (portrait of Garner) (2.0 photographs)

Subseries 3. Black and White Publicity Images, 1950s-1970s


Box 43
Folder 1 Publicity B&W (67.0 photographs)

Erroll Garner "Magician" album cover, assorted photos of Erroll Garner performing, in the recording studio, or with others.

Folder 2 Publicity B&W (3.0 photographs)
Folder 3 Publicity B&W (9.0 photographs)
Folder 4 Publicity B&W (41.0 photographs)
Folder 5 Publicity B&W (34.0 photographs)
Folder 6 Publicity B&W (28.0 photographs)

Assorted portraits of Erroll Garner, including some from his 1965 foreign tour.

Folder 7 Publicity B&W (17.0 photographs)

Assorted portraits of Erroll Garner, along with photos of "Magician" album cover.

Folder 8 Publicity B&W (28.0 photographs)
Folder 9 Publicity B&W (9.0 photographs)
Folder 10 Publicity B&W (3.0 photographs)
Folder 11 Publicity B&W (5.0 photographs)

Erroll Garner on the television show, "Dottie Hansen's Hi-Time," at the piano holding the key to the City of Pittsburgh, and assorted other portraits.

Folder 12 Publicity B&W (5.0 photographs)
Folder 13 Publicity B&W (30.0 photographs)
Folder 14 Publicity B&W (2.0 photographs)
Folder 15 Publicity B&W (3.0 photographs)
Folder 16 Publicity B&W (18.0 photographs)
Folder 17-18 London Sweater (5.0 photographs)
Folder 19 “London Sweater ‘do not use’” (2.0 photographs)

Box 44
Folder 1 Baldwin Piano (10.0 photographs)

Erroll Garner touring the Baldwin Piano factory in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Folder 2-5 [Merv]Griffin Show Headshot, 1967 (7.0 photographs)
Folder 6 [Merv] Griffin Show, National Observer, 1967 (4.0 photographs)
Folder 7 [Merv]Griffin- Garner, 1967 (22.0 photographs)
Folder 8 Erroll Garner- Harpsicord (3.0 items)
Folder 9 Suit, piano, big smile (7.0 photographs)
Folder 10 “Magician” Cover (20.0 photographs)
Folder 11 Front of handbill (5.0 photographs)
Folder 12 [B&W] Publicity (67.0 photographs)

Assorted portraits of Erroll Garner performing as well as other candid shots. Also includes Erroll Garner in the recording studio with composer Leith Stevens, a CD cover (1997), and Erroll Garner photo postcards.

Folder 13 “Up” cover (9.0 photographs)
Folder 14 “Up” cover (multiple copies) (22.0 photographs)
Folder 15-16 [Merv] Griffin Show, 1967 (5.0 photographs)
Folder 17 Kick Cover (2.0 photographs)
Folder 18 Mercury #4 (1.0 photographs)
Folder 19 #1 Mercury “Spots On It!” (2.0 photographs)
Folder 20 Back of Handbill (23.0 photographs)
Folder 21 Just Jazz PBS (20.0 photographs)

Photos and performer posters from the PBS series "Just Jazz" for the following artists: Dexter Gordon, Ray Nance, Art Hodes, Don Byas, Bobby Hackett, Gene Ammons, Sounds of Swing, James Moody, and Erroll Garner.

Subseries 4. Non-Matted Black and White Candid Images


Box 45
Folder 1 Non-Matted B&W Candid (78.0 photographs)
Folder 2 Non-Matted B&W Candid (16.0 photographs)
Folder 3 Non-Matted B&W Candid (93.0 photographs)
Folder 4 Non-Matted B&W Candid (72.0 photographs)
Folder 5 Non-Matted B&W Candid (35.0 photographs)
Folder 6 Non-Matted B&W Candid (56.0 photographs)
Folder 7 Non-Matted B&W Candid (23.0 photographs)
Folder 8 Non-Matted B&W Candid (11.0 photographs)
Folder 9 Garner; Wilmington, 1965 (37.0 photographs)
Folder 10 Garner Shoulder Shot (2.0 photographs)
Folder 11 Non-Matted B&W Candid

Subseries 5. Black and White by Photographer


Box 46
Folder 1 Aram Avakian (8.0 photographs)
Folder 2 Adrian of Boston (2.0 photographs)
Folder 3 Albert Fisher (18.0 photographs)
Folder 4 An Anderson Creation (4.0 photographs)
Folder 5 Andre Richard (2.0 photographs)
Folder 6 Arnold C. Demille (2.0 photographs)
Folder 7 Arthur Goldwyn (5.0 photographs)
Folder 8 A.S.L. (Actualites Suisses Lausanne) (11.0 photographs)
Folder 9 Aviation News (1.0 photograph)
Folder 10 Bakalar-Cosmo Photographies (4.0 photographs)
Folder 11 Bengt H. Malmquist (3.0 photographs)
Folder 12 Bertrand Miles (1.0 photograph)
Folder 13 Blanc (8.0 photographs)
Folder 14 Bob Green (8.0 photographs)
Folder 15 Bettye Lane (6.0 photographs)
Folder 16 Bill Patton (6.0 photographs)
Folder 17 Brening (28.0 photographs)
Folder 18 Bruce Morissey (4.0 photographs)
Folder 19 Bruno Hollywood (43.0 photographs)
Folder 20 Cal-Pictures (5.0 photographs)
Folder 21 Cain Photo Service (3.0 photographs)
Folder 22 Camera Associates, Inc. (5.0 photographs)
Folder 23 CBS (7.0 photographs)
Folder 24 Charles Steele (1.0 photograph)
Folder 25 Charles Stewart (82.0 photographs)
Folder 26 Charles "Teenie" Harris (2.0 photographs)
Folder 27 Chester Higgins Jr. (7.0 photographs)
Folder 28 Columbia (56.0 items)

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner from Columbia Records and a photo book from the WAJC Indianapolis 27 Hour Jazz Festival.

Folder 29 Combi Press Service (34.0 photographs)
Folder 30 Contienne Photographie (3.0 photographs)
Folder 31 David Workman (1.0 photograph)
Folder 32 Cristof Studio (1.0 photograph)
Folder 33 Dennis A. Stock (5.0 photographs)
Folder 34 Dorothy Siegel (16.0 photographs)
Folder 35 Doug McKenzie (15.0 photographs)
Folder 36 E. Hoffman (4.0 photographs)
Folder 37 Ebony Magazine (Mike Shea, Peter Hastings) (2.0 photographs)
Folder 37A Mike Shea (Ebony Magazine) (1.0 photograph)

Photograph taken by Mike Shea for Ebony Magazine.

Folder 37B Peter Hastings (Ebony Magazine) (3.0 photographs)

Photographs taken by Peter Hastings for Ebony Magazine.

Folder 38 Eiffert Studio (6.0 photographs)
Folder 39 Fay Foto Service (1.0 photograph)
Folder 40 Frank Wolfe
Folder 41 Franz Hemelrijk (1.0 photograph)
Folder 42 Fred Lyon (1.0 photograph)
Folder 43 Fred A. Sabine (1.0 photograph)
Folder 44 Fidelis Photos (4.0 photographs)
Folder 45 Fisher (1.0 photograph)
Folder 46 Gavin Davies (2.0 photographs)
Folder 47 Gene Gilbert (1.0 photograph)
Folder 48 Gene Howard (2.0 photographs)
Folder 49 Gene Price (1.0 photograph)
Folder 50 Guild Photographers (20.0 photographs)
Folder 51 Guy Le Querrec (4.0 photographs)
Folder 52 Hans Harzheim (3.0 photographs)
Folder 53 Henri Guilbaud (2.0 photographs)
Folder 54 Herman Leonard (6.0 photographs)
Folder 55 Harry Edelman (2.0 photographs)
Folder 56 J. Peter Happel (2.0 photographs)
Folder 57 Jaap Krant (6.0 photographs)
Folder 58 Jack Bradley (1.0 photograph)
Folder 59 Jack Foster (2.0 photographs)
Folder 60 Jack Tracy (1.0 photograph)
Folder 61 Jac Ten Broek (1.0 photograph)
Folder 62 Jacques Aubert-Philips (9.0 photographs)
Folder 63 James Bosch (9.0 photographs)
Folder 64 James J. Kreigsman (AKA JJK Copy Art) (2.0 photographs)
Folder 65 Jan van Diepenbeek (1.0 photograph)
Folder 66 John Pierre Leloir (48.0 photographs)
Folder 67 Jean Planterose (2.0 photographs)
Folder 68 Jerry Campbell (4.0 photographs)
Folder 69 JJK Copy Art (4.0 photographs)
Folder 70 Joe Weisberg (1.0 photograph)
Folder 71 John Bos (5.0 photographs)
Folder 72 J.Y. McFerran (3.0 photographs)
Folder 73 Ken Palmer (11.0 photographs)
Folder 74 Keystone (10.0 photographs)
Folder 75 Klaus Guretzki (3.0 photographs)
Folder 76 Kovach Peter (1.0 photograph)
Folder 77 Lenscraft Photos, Inc. (2.0 photographs)
Folder 78 Lili Eijsten (30.0 photographs)
Folder 79 Lois Miruiss Johnson (1.0 photograph)
Folder 80 Ludwig Binder (13.0 photographs)
Folder 81 Malcolm Poindexter (3.0 photographs)
Folder 82 Martin Cohen (1.0 photograph)
Folder 83 Matthews’ News and Photo Agency (London) (4.0 photographs)
Folder 84 Maynard Frank Wolfe – From Black Star (4.0 photographs)
Folder 85 Mayden Vienna (1.0 photograph)
Folder 86 M.J. Sleet Jr. (2.0 photographs)
Folder 87 M.J. (Slim) Bent (1.0 photograph)
Folder 88 Morris Berman (2.0 photographs)
Folder 89 Mort Schreiber (16.0 photographs)
Folder 90 Music Workshop (1.0 photograph)
Folder 91 Orie Damewood (2.0 photographs)
Folder 92 Our World Foto (2.0 photographs)
Folder 93 Patricia Willard (1.0 photograph)
Folder 94 Patrick Bertrand (4.0 photographs)
Folder 95 Peter Perri (1.0 photograph)
Folder 96 Peter W. Dickenson (1.0 photographs)
Folder 97 (AB) Philips-Sonora (7.0 photographs)
Folder 98 Phillips Photographic Industries (1.0 photograph)
Folder 99 Photo Associates (39.0 photographs)
Folder 100 Photowetter (Germany) (8.0 photographs)
Folder 101 Photopress (21.0 photographs)
Folder 102 Popsie (53.0 items)

Photographs of Erroll Garner taken by the photographer William "Popsie" Randolph, as well as a booklet about Popsie's works, published in 2007.

Folder 103 Ray Whitten (1.0 photograph)
Folder 104 Raymond Ross (2.0 photographs)
Folder 105 Rebman (8.0 photographs)
Folder 106 Richard Schor (Celebrities included?) (11.0 photographs)
Folder 107 Ringier Bilderdienst AG (23.0 photographs)
Folder 108 Roberto Polillo (8.0 photographs)
Folder 109 Sam Falls (2.0 photographs)
Folder 110 Slade (2.0 photographs)
Folder 111 T. Arihara (3.0 photographs)
Folder 112 Ted Howard (3.0 photographs)
Folder 113 Ted Kosinski (1.0 photograph)
Folder 114 Ted Williams (2.0 photographs)
Folder 115 Foto Roncaglia (Italian photographers?) (31.0 photographs)
Folder 116 TWA Airlines (6.0 photographs)
Folder 117 United Photographers (1.0 photograph)
Folder 118 United Press International (1.0 photograph)
Folder 119 U.S. Army (13.0 photographs)
Folder 120 Van News Photo, Inc. (1.0 photographs)
Folder 121 Vancouver Sun Photo (2.0 photographs)
Folder 122 Vernon Smith (2.0 photographs)
Folder 123 Veryl Oakland (8.0 photographs)
Folder 124 Vic Kelley (44.0 photographs)
Folder 125 Wallace – Zorn (1.0 photograph)
Folder 126 Walter Perkins (6.0 photographs)
Folder 127 Wells – Fagliano (2.0 photographs)
Folder 128 Willie Feagin (2.0 photographs)
Folder 129 Willoughby Gullachsen (1.0 photograph)
Folder 130 Wilson Millan (6.0 photographs)
Folder 131 Yuzo Sato – The Swing Journal Co., LTD. (Japan) (1.0 photograph)

Subseries 6. Garner with Celebrities, Touring & Autographed


Box 47
Folder 1 [Erroll] Garner & [Clint] Eastwood (22.0 photographs)

Photographs of Erroll Garner meeting with Clint Eastwood to review a special edition of Garner's hit song "Misty" that was recorded for the 1971 Eastwood film, "Play Misty for Me."

Folder 2-6 With Celebrities (294.0 photographs)
Folder 7 Movie stills (12.0 photographs)
Folder 8-11 MGM Prints (103.0 photographs)
Folder 12 Feeling Cover (1.0 photograph)
Folder 13 Concert with Audience (2.0 photographs)
Folder 14 Swiss photo, 1966 (12.0 photographs)
Folder 15 Johnny Franz, Philips, England
Folder 16 Phil ? Music Festival, June 8, 1954 (9.0 photographs)
Folder 17 Non-matted B&W, TOURING (112.0 photographs)
Folder 18 Andy Williams (4.0 photographs)
Folder 19 Non-matted B&W, TOURING (41.0 photographs)
Folder 20 Erroll Garner & Pope (42.0 photographs)
Folder 21 Autographed Photos (9.0 photographs)

Photographs autographed by assorted celebrities, given as gifts to Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser.

Folder 22-23 B&W Touring (244.0 photographs)
Folder 24 Erroll Garner with Ralph Gleason (2.0 photographs)
Folder 25-26 Martha [Glaser] & Erroll [Garner] (91.0 photographs)

Assorted photographs of Erroll Garner with his longtime manager and close friend, Martha Glaser.

Folder 27 Susan Rosenberg & Erroll [Garner] (2.0 items)

Photographs of Erroll Garner with Martha Glaser's niece, Susan Rosenberg.

Folder 28 Correspondence about photos (4.0 items)
Folder 29 Avedon photo correspondence, 1955 (1.0 item)
Folder 30 Erroll Garner and Joe Glaser Agency and Tony Bennett (3.0 photographs)
Folder 31 Autographed photos (15.0 photographs)

Includes autographed photographs of Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey, Arthur Godfrey, Helem Humes, and Erroll Garner.

Subseries 7. Negatives, Contact sheets, Color slides


Box 48
Folder 1 Black & White Negatives (60.0 photographs)
Folder 2 Black & White Negatives (64.0 photographs)
Folder 3 Black & White Negatives (109.0 photographs)
Folder 4 Black & White Negatives (22.0 items)
Folder 5 Black & White Negatives (121.0 photographs)
Folder 5A Garner; England, 1966 (3.0 photographs)
Folder 5B Master + Negative, [Erroll] Garner Headshot (1.0 photograph)
Folder 5C Negatives (3.0 photographs)
Folder 6 Charles Stewart (7.0 photographs)
Folder 7 Gavin Davies (1.0 photograph)
Folder 8 Ken Whitmore (15.0 photographs)
Folder 9 Ted Williams (120.0 photographs)
Folder 10 Vernon L. Smith (83.0 photographs)
Folder 11 Popsie (2.0 photographs)
Folder 12 “Bruno of Hollywood, NYC” (9.0 photographs)
Folder 13 Tiny Grimes (1.0 photograph)
Folder 14 JJK Copy-Art Photographers (NYC) (1.0 photograph)
Folder 15 Garner w/ Haze Kleveland (Norwegian recording star) (1.0 photograph)
Folder 16 Garner w/ George Avakian (Bengt H. Malmquist) (1.0 photograph)
Folder 17 Garner, Switzerland, 1966 (3.0 photographs)
Folder 18 Celebrities (108.0 photographs)
Folder 19 Miscellaneous (38.0 photographs)
Folder 20 Artwork (14.0 photographs)
Folder 21-27 Color (574.0 photographs)
Folder 28 Color Slides (Sleeved): In Concert, By Photographer, Portraits: Orange w/ tie, Portraits: Piano, Misc. (200.0 slides)
Folder 29 Color Slides (Sleeved): Gamma Photo Labs, Vernon L. Smith (Photographer) Portraits: Park (orange shirt), Portraits: Misc, Portraits: City background (160.0 slides)
Folder 30 Color Slides (Sleeved): Miscellaneous Kodak (46.0 slides)

Section: Contact Sheets

Folder 31 Black & White (134.0 prints)
Folder 32 Bettye Lane (1.0 print)
Folder 33 Bob Greene (2.0 prints)
Folder 34 Charles Stewart (12.0 prints)
Folder 35 Dennis Stock (Magnum Photos) (10.0 prints)
Folder 36 Don Bronstein (3.0 prints)
Folder 37 Herman Leonard (1.0 print)
Folder 38 Lee Balterman (4.0 prints)
Folder 39 Maynard Frank Wolfe (1.0 print)
Folder 40 Ted Williams (2.0 prints)
Folder 41 Vernon L. Smith (17.0 prints)
Folder 42 William James Claxton (1.0 print)
Folder 43 Columbia Records (14.0 prints)
Folder 44 Guild Photographers (3.0 prints)
Folder 45 Photopress (1.0 print)
Folder 46 Sarah Vaughn & Buddy Rich (1.0 print)
Folder 47 Erroll [Garner] & Martha [Glaser] (1.0 prints)
Folder 48 Publicity “Negatives” (2.0 items)

Subseries 8. Matted/Mounted Prints, Color and B&W


Oversize 49
Folder 1-3 Matted/Mounted Prints, Color and B&W

Subseries 9. Oversized, Matted and Non-matted by Photographer


Oversize 50
Item 1-3 James MacArthur (3.0 items)

Oversize 51
Folder 1-4 Aram Avakian (20.0 photographs)
Folder 5-6 John Pierre Leloir (19.0 photographs)

Oversize 52
Folder 1-4 Charles Stewart (73.0 photographs)

Oversize 53
Folder 1 Peter Croydon (1.0 photograph)
Folder 2 Lainson Denver (proofs - punched images) (9.0 items)
Folder 3 Alastair MacDonald (1.0 photograph)
Folder 4 Ray Witten (4.0 photographs)
Folder 5 T.C. Neil (2.0 photographs)
Folder 6 Garner Montage (4.0 photographs)
Folder 7 Paul Jones (1.0 photograph)
Folder 8 B&W Prints and Poster (13.0 items)
Folder 9 Garner at Piano, Review Posters (4.0 items)
Folder 10 Erroll Garner X-rays (15.0 items)

Subseries 10. Non-matted Prints B&W and Color


Oversize 54
Folder 1 Color Prints (11.0 photographs)
Folder 2-4 B&W Prints (35.0 photographs)
Folder 5 Columbia Records Promotional Posters- Mounted (2.0 items)

Subseries 11. Transparencies and Posters


Oversize 55
Item 1 Damaged poster (1.0 item)
Folder 1 Album Art (38.0 items)

Album art for "Dreamstreet," "Close Up in Swing," "That's My Kick," "Amsterdam Concert," "Campus Concert," "One World Concert," Gemini," and "Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin and Kern" in the form of acetates, proofs, and negatives for audiocassette production.

Folder 2 Album Art- Erroll Garner, "Close Up in Swing" (5.0 items)
Folder 3 Album Art- "Up in Erroll's Room" (10.0 items)
Folder 4 Posters (9.0 items)
Folder 5 Liner Notes, "Gemini," 1972 (7.0 items)
Folder 6 Album Art- "A Night at the Movies" (54.0 items)

Acetates, and film stills for use on "Erroll Garner: A Night at the Movies" album cover and liner notes. Also includes promotional posters for the album.

Folder 7 Album Art- "Up in Erroll's Room," "Dreamstreet," "That's My Kick" (26.0 items)

Acetates for album art for "Up in Erroll's Room," "Dreamstreet," "That's My Kick" and a printed proof for "Up in Erroll's Room."

Folder 8 Album Art- "Feeling is Believing" (4.0 items)
Folder 9 Album Art- "Campus Concert" (3.0 photographs)
Folder 10 Album Art (3.0 items)

Mock-ups for unidentified projects on Bristol Board.

Folder 11 Album Art- "Gemini," "Thats My Kick, "Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin and Kern" (15.0 items)

Series VI. Audio/Video Material

Scope and Content Notes:

The Audio/Video Material series contains Erroll Garner's (with his accompanying musicians’) live shows, studio sessions, radio and television performance, and interviews recorded between 1937-1977; this accounts for approximately 8,375 "songs" or tracks. The inventory contains:

1,323 ¼”, ½”, 1” and 2” Master and Safety Analog Audio Tape Reels

1,981 Audio Cassettes, one file box containing 50 unknown/untitled cassette tapes

652 Acetate Discs, Mothers, Stampers, Test Pressings and Promo Records

119 film/video recordings: 2 8mm Film Reels, 25 16mm films, 27 ¾” Tapes, 2 2” Tapes, 2 Beta SP Tapes, 1 Hi8 Tape, 57 VHS Tapes, and 1 DVD

13 Items of “Gear” (cables, microphones, etc.)

Subseries 1. Sound Recordings

Scope and Content Notes:

All of the sound recordings have been digitized, but only songs noted as "released" by the donor are currently available for onsite listening in the ASC Reading Room.

Section: Reel-to-Reel Tapes

Scope and Content Notes:

The library is largely comprised of 1950’s-1970’s reel-to-reel master, safety and unknown tape recordings (about three quarters mono and a quarter stereo), recorded on 3-track, 4-track, 8-track, 16-track and 24-track machines, illustrating the advancement in recording technology throughout the years. Duplicate master tapes are usually either safety tapes and/or those tapes with different sound mixes or arrangements that were then listened to select a final version. In the Garner archive mixes can be found with brass overdubs, different guitar, piano and bass balances, etc. There are a few 1980’s duplicate recordings that were copied for unknown reasons, most likely for remastered re-issues. Most of the tape boxes have handwritten dates, locations, relevant numbers, song listings and production notes. Approximately three quarters of the tapes were recorded on ¼” tape and another fifth or so on ½”, with the remaining group on 1” and 2”.

Many of the recordings feature Garner in the studio for Columbia, Atlantic, BMG, CBS, Gotham Recording, Polygram, Octave Records, Associated Recording Studios, Capitol, A&R, Blue Note, Mercury, RCA, etc. Notable albums include “Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin and Kern,” “Dreamstreet,” “That’s My Kick,” “Up In Erroll’s Room,” “Feeling Is Believing,” “Magician,” “ A New Kind Of Garner,” “Eleven,” “Movie Favorites,” (Japanese), “A New Kind Of Love” soundtrack, “A Night At The Movies,” a recording in an Australian studio most likely done on tour, plus the live recording from the landmark “Concert By The Sea.”

Others include Garner live performances, compilation tapes of Garner compositions, solo piano sessions that have not been released, versions of “I Can’t Get Started” and “Just Blues” (and others) with Garner on the harpsichord, plus a number of tapes entitled “noodling” where Garner is simply improvising. There is a 1956 session with Nat Pierce doing arrangements for the orchestra, original tunes, not full songs, sketches and rehearsals. Other well-known Garner songs include “Misty,” including out-takes, “A Fine Romance,” “Dreamstreet,” “Dreamy,” “Gaslight,” etc.

Television, radio and live concert performances include WHUR Howard University, The Tonight Show, Campus Concert, One World Performance, 1959 DJ convention, Dick Cavett Show, Pearl Bailey Show, 1956 Copenhagen radio performance, TV performance in Stockholm, Sweden, 1958 Detroit Masonic Temple, Arthur Godfrey Show, Godfrey Time, the Jackie Gleason Show, Balletap Show, the game show “Play Your Hunch,” where he plays three songs and writes on impromptu; the 1963 Seattle World’s Fair “One World” Concert, Village Gate, Amsterdam Concert (including a stereo master) and a 1958 Burlington, VT performance.

Each tape holds between 1-20 songs, with most from 3-10, some with production notes. A database exists which lists each tape, song, length, notes, format, band or solo, sound quality, etc. for most of the recordings where applicable.

Section: Cassettes

Scope and Content Notes:

There are approximately 950 cassettes in the Garner archive, some from live and television performances, such as a 1964 Garner performance in Belgium; 1962 Holland performance, cassette reading “Four Original Tunes,” Garner playing solo piano, 1952 Montreal performance, 1966 in NYC, 1964 “Jazz Nocturne,” 1975 DC performance, 1940’s Concerts, 1963 European concerts, Steve Allen Show, BBC, 1950 Woody Herman program, 1975 Birthday Party, 1958 Sy Johnson “For Erroll” Tribute, 1972 All-Stars with Coleman Hawkins and Jimmy Heath; Phil Schap, “Jazz Sundae,” 1974 Tonight Show; Gary Giddins Show, 1972 Australia; 1948 With John Collins & Slam Stewart in Paris 1948; a tape marked “Erroll’s Last Show,” February 21, 1975 at Mr. Kelly’s Tonight Show with June 1972 Tonight Show appearance with Flip Wilson subbing for Carson; studio performances, Garner bantering with band, solo work, numerous original compositions and several versions of “Misty.”

Garner interviews include one from the Arthur Godfrey Show, NPR “Morning Edition; an interview on Cape Cod, NPR Jazz Profile, 1966 Garner interview with George Shearing and Steve Allen; a 1966 “The Joy of A Genius” NPR Jazz Profile on Garner; etc.

Also, there are numerous interviews regarding Garner’s music and legacy with Martha Glaser, Art Blakey, George Avakian, Joe Turner, Red Callendar Billy Taylor, Carl McVicker, Slam Stewart, Teddy Wilson and Illinois Jacquet. There is also January 7, 1977 recording of Garner’s funeral service, a 1988 Ron Della Chiesa WGBH tribute, 1999 “A Portrait of Erroll Garner” program from the Netherlands.

It appears that there is some, but not a large amount of content overlap with the acetates and tapes. Therefore, there is a lot of original material, about half interviews either with Garner, Glaser or other celebrities about Garner; approximately a quarter are show performances and a quarter studio work and solo performances.

Section: Acetates, Discs, Test Pressings and Promotional Records

Scope and Content Notes:

The Garner archive holds a total of approximately (652) discs, including approximately (333) acetates, (162) test pressings, (77) Muzak 16” discs, (42) 14” reference stampers and (38) promotional records. Most have been digitized. Many of the discs are in their original sleeves, often with handwritten annotations by the engineer or producer. Condition ranged from good to excellent, with most very good with minor wear from age and use.

Acetates and test pressings were produced from the master tapes, often in quantities of 10-20 or sometimes more. Acetate discs are created by using a recording lathe to cut a sound-modulated groove into the surface of a special lacquer-coated blank disc. The purpose of the acetate is for the producer to listen to the song on a record surface and determine whether it is of sufficient quality and or balance to go into production. Sometimes they were made for special purposes, and were seldom for sale to the general public.

Stampers, for the two sides of a record are then placed in an oven-like machine where labels are inserted, are basically test pressings on disc. The pressings can be in any quantity, and a stamper usually can make at least 1000 copies unless it breaks because of the heat and needs to be re-done.

Muzak discs are better known as transcription discs, are generally 16” size and usually date from the 1940’s-1950’s, used for radio show recordings.

Subseries 2. Moving Images

Scope and Content Notes:

The moving images (film and video) are currently not available for research access.

Subseries 3. Gear, etc.

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains miscellaneous cables, microphones, etc.

Series VII. Memorabilia

Scope and Content Notes:

The Memorabilia series includes planners, books, scripts, awards, proclamations, business cards, postcards, stamps, passports, ID and membership cards, artwork by and of Garner, clothing, jewelry, keys, cufflinks, rings, watches and miscellaneous items. Material in this series is currently not available for research use until it can be further inventoried.

Subseries 1. Books and TV Scripts, 1959-2006

Box 1 Talking to Myself - Pearl Bailey, 1971
Erroll Garner: Leben Und Kunst Eines Genialen Pianisten - Ernst Burger (Germany), 2006
The World of Count Basie - Stanley Dance, 1980
The Book of Jazz: A Guide to the Entire Field - Leonard Feather, 1961
The Golden Age of Jazz - William P. Gottlieb, 1979
Dictionary of Music - Theodore Karp, 1973
His Way: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Frank Sinatra - Kitty Kelley, 1986
The Oxford Companion to Jazz, ed. by Bill Kirchner, 2000
American Popular Songs: Six Decades of Songwriters and Singers, selected by James R. Morris, J.R. Taylor, and Dwight Blocker Bowers, 1984
Living with Jazz - Dan Morgenstern, ed. by Sheldon Meyer, 2004
The Gary Moore Show, CBS, 1959
Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall, 1960
Flip, NBC, 1971
1947 Esquire
Just Jazz PBS box
War Is No Damn Good!
Exits and Entrances

Subseries 2. Awards, 1956-1996

Box 2 ASCAP Certificate of Membership for Octave Music Corp. 1956
Melhor Solista Internacional De (Portuguese, Gold Disc Emblem In Envelope, 6 x 8), 1956
Downbeat Award – Erroll Garner Piano (6.5 x 10), 1956
Downbeat Award-Jazz Critics Poll, Piano 7 x 7.5, 1957
Downbeat Award-Piano, First Place 6.5 x 10, 1957
Hot Club de France-Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz certificate, 1957
Downbeat Award-Piano, First Place, 6.5 x 10 1958
The Board of Directors of Philips Electrical LTD. Event Invitation, London (6), 7 x 5, 1958
Pride of Pennsylvania Award, 12.5 x 9.5, 1971
ASCAP Award, 1975
NYPL-Schomburg Library, 1977
A Memorial Resolution (CA Legislature): 4 booklets, 11 x 8, 1977
ASCAP Pied Piper Award - Press Release and Correspondence, 1977
House of Representatives-Resolution, 1977
House of Representatives-Martha Correspondence, 1977
Hall of Fame Awards-Entry Form (2 Photocopies), 1996
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) – Correspondence (1 letter), 1991
Box 3 Jazz Musician Award Presented by Phi Alpha to Erroll Garner, 13 x 11, 1958
Downbeat Award: Erroll Garner Piano-1st Place, 6.5 x 10, 1957
French Grand Prix du Disque program/scroll, 1957
Saturday Evening Post, 11 x 14, (article: Man With The Magic Fingers), May 17, 1958
Playboy All Star Certificate (2), 1959
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, “Misty”, 1991
Brazilian Music Award (Clube Dos Amigos Do Jazz De Sao Paulo), 1970
Two condolence booklets from the City of Pennsylvania commemorating Erroll Garner’s death, 9 x 14, 1977
“He’s Here! He’s Gone! He’s Garner!” Album Sleeve, 10 x 10, 1978
Dreamstreet promo cards, 5 x 5
Grammy booklet
Unknown Garner Record, Back Cover
Argentino Erroll Garner Certificate, 10 x 13, 1970
Detroit Yellow Pages phonebook

Subseries 3. Various Paper Items


Box 4
Item 1 Postcards: Legends of American Music, Volume One, Various Artists (9 Packs)
Item 2 Postcards: The Black Heritage Series, Legends of American Music, Erroll Garner, Volume One (1 pack)
Item 3 Postcards: Black Heritage: Volume 1, 1700s to the Early 1900s, E.G. not included (2 packs)
Item 4 Envelope: E.G. Edition (first day cover)
Item 5 Stamps: Jazz Musicians, Various Artists, E.G. included, approx. 100
Item 6 Cards: from rolodex, approx. 300
Item 7 Book: Tel. Address Book, 1960s
Item 8 Various Business Cards (approx. 100), 1950s-1970s
Item 9 Erroll Garner Passport (3)
Item 10 Plastic bag of various personal ID cards
Associated Musicians of Greater New York Membership Card (6), Member #G-2539, all signed and 1976 card unsigned 1948-1951, 1955, 1976
Association Musicians of Greater NY, Drug Plan card, unsigned and undated
Association Musicians of Greater NY duplicate card, 1957-1960
New Friends of Nothing, 1954
Atlantic City Police Department Registration Card (w/ photo and thumbprint), signed, October 2, 1952
Clark County Sheriff’s Department Las Vegas, fingerprint card, May 28, 1968
Pittsburgh Press Club Membership Card, 1972
Oregon Centennial Landstead Card
Last Driver’s License, CA, expiration 1979, signed
Songwriter’s Protective Union (2), One signed, one unsigned 1957-1958
Musician’s Protective Union (2), Pittsburgh, membership card, unsigned 1948-1949
Hospitalization ID Card and Blue Cross (group)
Temporary License (signed), December 11, 1975
Garner selective service card, signed February 16, 1942
Cabaret License, NYC, signed, and with photo and fingerprint, 1960-62
Cabaret License, August 31, 1957
802 Membership card with musical notes, undated
Temporary Cabaret License, October 5, 1944
Item 11 Octave Seal presses (5)(rabbits)
Item 12 Columbia spiral bound calendar, 1959
Item 13 Photo album: probably belonged to Erroll
Item 14 Datebook, 1970
Item 15 Autographed book: “Between You and Me” by Pearl Bailey
Item 16 Excelsior Savings Bank booklet
Item 17 Chase Manhattan Bank Savings booklet
Item 18 American Federation of Musicians Traveling Book
Item 19 Erroll Garner Business Cards (Chinese) (1 boxes approx. 100)
Item 20 Erroll Garner Signature Stamp
Item 21 Petty Cash Vouchers (approx. 75)
Item 22 Tapes of funeral (VHS)
Item 23 Erroll Garner Guestbook: Pittsburgh, PA (from funeral)
Item 24 Engraving: Erroll Garner “Misty”
Item 25 Four leaf clover
Item 26 National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) award for Erroll best instrumental performance—large group or soloist with large group, for “Up In Erroll’s Room”, 1968

Subseries 4. Artwork Items

Box 5 Publicity Impression Cards (approx. 50)
Postcard Sketch and Random Sketch
Erroll Garner Face (Barbara Print, 2 Copies)
Bill Ball Letter with Sketches of Erroll, “Figures In Wood,” Pictures of Various Celebrity Sculptures
German Artist Drawing (with Negative) approx. 20 copies
Child at piano image, Black and White (Sealed)
Erroll Art/Illustrations (misc. promotional copies, approx. 50)
Artwork of Erroll Garner (mostly promotional copies, 20 pieces)
Sketch: Picasso (removed)
New Kind of Love Illustration with transparency (approx. 20 copies)
News Pool Sketch (2)
Erroll Garner Personal Sketch (two 8 x 11 drawings) 3 x 5 signed by Erroll Garner handwritten card with piano drawing
Press Kit: for Some of these days you do something to me
Drawings/Illustrations
Erroll Garner shirts (6), laundered and discolored
Two player piano rolls (one has: High Octane, and the other has: Misty, Young Love, High Octane)
Damaged art pieces

Subseries 5. Personal items


Box 6
Item 1 Erroll Garner shirts (6), laundered and discolored (from age)
Item 2 Bag of accessories: Rings, Clip-on Earrings, Locket, Pins
Item 3 Box of accessories: Watches with train motif, Arnex (2)
Item 4 Pocket watch: (“Compteur”)
Item 5 Pocket watch: (Arnex) roman numerals,
Item 6 Bag of cuff links: (3 pairs of musical-related cuff links, 18 matching pairs of cuff links, 2 musically-related tie tacks, 6 generic tie tacks, 1 multi-colored broach, misc. jewelry)
Item 7 Pair of boxed cuff links, Murray Lee New York
Item 8 Rings (3), semi-precious stones
Item 9 Bag of keys: 20
Item 10 Bag of Tape Editing Supplies
Item 11 Erroll Garner MGM key-chains, in original cellophane (7)
Item 12 Playboy All-Star Jazz Poll Winner 1959 plaque + Playboy key
Item 13 Key to the City of Indianapolis (Given by the Mayor’s office, Richard G. Lugar), 6 inches long
Item 14 Officine Galileo Telescope with original case
Item 15 Travel Wallet (Brown)
Item 16 To Erroll Garner From La Songa 1958, EG gold monogrammed cigarette case
Item 17 Tiecrafters Necktie, astrology-related with English lottery ticket (in the same box)
Item 18 Orange tie
Item 19 SyQuest 88MB Removable Cartridge (Covers & Files 2, Telarc - Please Return)
Item 20 Pin: Bill Clinton/Al Gore “For New Leadership”, 1992
Item 21 EG lighters
EG monogram lighter
EG from Ralph lighter
Zippo lighter
Patti Page lighter
J.T. Dupont Paris lighter
Item 22 Money clips and key rings
Passing Through
Bitch
Money Tree
Money clips (2) and key ring
Item 23 European Coins (18)
Item 24 Erroll Garner envelopes (3)
Item 25 Hospital Life Insurance Card, 1974
Item 26 Original Social Security Card (signed twice)
Item 27 B/G matches (50 cents…)

Subseries 6. ASCAP Awards, 1973-1981

Box 7 ASCAP Award for “Misty” for Erroll Garner “Outstanding Country Song”, 10.5 x 16, October 14, 1981
ASCAP Award for “Misty” for Octave Music Publishing Corp. “Outstanding Country Song”, 10.5 x 16, October 14, 1981
ASCAP Award for “Misty” for Octave Music Publishing Corp., 10.5 x 16, October 15, 1975
October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983 ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards - Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1984
October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards - Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1984
October 1, 1975-September 30, 1985 ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards - Los Angeles, CA, May 28, 1986
October 1, 1975-September 30, 1985 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards - Los Angeles, CA, May 28, 1986
October 1, 1974-September 30, 1984 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards - Los Angeles, CA, May 28, 1984

Subseries 7. Oversized Posters

Oversize 8-10 Oversized Posters

Series VIII. Martha Glaser Papers

Biography

Pioneering Jazz music manager and civil rights advocate, Martha Glaser, was born February 15, 1921 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, daughter of Samuel and Pearl Farkas, Hungarian immigrants, and sister to Bella Rosenberg. Martha Glaser (nee Farkas) attended Southwestern High School in Detroit and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government with three minors in Economics, Sociology and History from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1942.

Ms. Glaser planned to pursue a career in public affairs and journalism, but following the Detroit riots of 1943 she became increasingly active in supporting human rights, taking a central role in the formation of the Entertainment Industry Emergency Committee to combat race hatred. Calling to “ensure the right of all people to live in our nation without discrimination,” Ms. Glaser advocated, “a coordinated approach to unleash the optimum weight of the entertainment industry in the offensive against race hate.”

Ms. Glaser was the first Jewish American woman to be hired by the city of Chicago to work for the Human Rights commission to oppose discrimination. As part of that effort, she organized Jazz concerts working first with Norman Granz, promoter of “Jazz at the Philharmonic,” (himself an advocate for the growing civil rights movement) and subsequently with agent/impresario Joe Glaser. She then went to work for the Disc Corporation of America as a publicist and organized the Jazz for justice tours throughout the late 1940’s.

In 1948 she created her own music management company and settled permanently in New York City, where the Jazz scene was in full flower on 52nd Street. It was in that milieu that Ms. Glaser met pianist Erroll Garner, and the course of her life was set. Mr. Garner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a self-taught prodigy who astounded the music world with his seemingly limitless ability to improvise on the keyboard, despite a lack of any formal music training. While Garner was an artist, not a businessman, Ms. Glaser found that by combining her love for Jazz, her civil rights advocacy, and her innate business acumen, she was able, after signing an exclusive contract with Mr. Garner, to advance his career onto a level of prestige hitherto unavailable to Jazz artists.

Garner’s 1955 composition “Misty”, quickly became a classic, and was the twelfth most played ASCAP song of the 20th Century, due in no small part to Ms. Glaser’s untiring efforts to promote and maintain Mr. Garner’s image as a world-class composer. Her success in that effort is evidenced in his long list of laurels, including a triumphant appearance at Carnegie Hall, winning the French Prix du Disque, and securing the only Jazz music booking contract with classical music agent Sol Hurok. Mr. Garner shared that roster with Andres Segovia, Isaac Stern, and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Ms. Glaser’s vision encompassed recording as well, and she was a pioneer in producing Mr. Garner’s discs in the then-nascent Long-Playing format. In a singular instance, she instinctively secured a simple tape recording of one of Mr. Garner’s trio shows, in Carmel California, and when it was released as “Concert by the Sea” on Columbia, it became one of the largest selling Jazz releases of all time.

Throughout this unbroken record of success, Ms. Glaser never lost sight of her early devotion to equal rights; she inserted a clause into Mr. Garner’s contracts prohibiting segregation of his audiences, a decade before the Civil Rights Act declared the practice illegal. Mr. Garner’s worldwide fame notwithstanding, Ms. Glaser shunned publicity herself, although her record of success in the music business, which was dominated in the 1950’s by males in executive positions, is testimony to her tenacious hold on a position of equality among her colleagues.

Ms. Glaser was also a pioneer in the concept of musical artists owning the copyrights to their own work, an unusual concept at the time, and one of great benefit to Mr. Garner, who reciprocated with twenty seven years of loyalty to Ms. Glaser and their co-owned publishing and production company, Octave Music. After Mr. Garner’s career was cut short by his untimely death in 1977, Ms. Glaser maintained her tireless effort to keep his music in its premiere position, securing hundreds of licensed usages and overseeing a continual stream of LP and CD releases drawn for her trove of studio productions of the pianist’s work.

Thanks to Ms. Glaser's diligence and perseverance and in keeping with her wishes, the full scope of Garner’s recordings, including many newly discovered unreleased treasures as well as his first known recording in 1937 and his final concert, have been archived. These recordings, photographs, video, symphonic scores, memorabilia, legal and civil rights documentation span the tandem careers of two unique individuals, one an original jazz improviser, and the other a true innovator in the areas of human rights, the arts, and business.

Ms. Glaser died on December 3, 2014 at the age of 93.

Scope and Content Notes:

The Martha Glaser series is currently being processed and is unavailable for research use.