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Series VII. Memorabilia, 1946-2006

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.

Subseries 1. Artwork, 1946-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

The Artwork subseries includes prints and illustrations of Garner by various artists. The subseries also includes artwork of other subjects owned by Garner, as well as sketches drawn by Garner himself.


Box 56
Folder 1 Garner sketch from London Sunday Mirror
Folder 2 Garner face sketch
Folder 3 Garner sketch MGM Records
Folder 4 He's Here! He's Gone! He's Garner! album sleve
Folder 5 New Kind of Love Illustration
Folder 6 Garner drawing from portrait by Rheinhold W. Timm, 1971
Folder 7 News Pool Sketch (2)
Folder 8 Unicover Corporation
Folder 9 Sketches by Garner
Folder 10 Garner Drawing by Bruni Sablan, 1990
Folder 11 Sketches from watercolors by Daniel Appelbaum
Folder 12 Sketches by Desow
Folder 13 Matted prints
Folder 14 Garner Trio Print and Sketch
Folder 15 Sketches of Garner unknown artists

Subseries 2. Awards, 1956-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

The Awards subseries includes award plaques and certificates received by Garner during his career from music organizations within the United States and around the world. The subseries also includes awards recognizing the enduring popularity of Garner’s music from The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).


Box 56
Folder 16 ASCAP Certificate of Membership for Octave Music Corp, 1956
Folder 17 Melhor Solista Internacional De (Portuguese, Gold Disc Emblem In Envelope, 6 x 8), 1956
Folder 18 Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT]
Folder 19 Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT], 1957
Folder 20 Downbeat Award- First Place Piano 1, 1957
Folder 21 Downbeat Award- First Place Piano 2, 1957
Folder 22 Hot Club de France-Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz certificate, 1957
Folder 23 Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT], 1958
Folder 24 Phi Alpha Jazz Musician of the Year, 1958
Folder 25 Philips Electrical Reception, 1958
Folder 26 Playboy All Star Certificate, 1958
Folder 27 Bound copy of The Saturday Evening Post, 1958
Folder 28 Up in Erroll's Room Grammy Nomination Plaque, 1968
Folder 29 Sindicato Argentino de Musicos Certificate (Spanish), 1970
Folder 30 Clube Dos Amigos Do Jazz De Sao Paulo Award (Portuguese), 1970
Folder 31 Pride of Pennsylvania Award, 1971

Box 57
Folder 1 ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, October 15, 1975
Folder 2 ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, October 14, 1981
Folder 3 ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, [ON EXHIBIT], October 14, 1981
Folder 4 ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for "Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983, May 3, 1984
Folder 5 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983 [ON EXHIBIT], May 3, 1984
Folder 6 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1 1974-September 30, 1984, May 28, 1984
Folder 7 ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1975-September 30, 1985, May 28, 1986
Folder 8 ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1 1975-September 30, 1985, May 28, 1986
Folder 9 Grammy Awards Program, 1991
Folder 10 NARAS Hall of Fame Entry Form, 1996

Subseries 3. Books and TV Scripts, 1959-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

The Books and TV Scripts subseries includes books on jazz that mention Garner, books on other subjects owned by Garner, and original scripts from Garner’s television appearances throughout his career.


Box 57
Folder 11 American Popular Songs: Six Decades of Songwriters and Singers, selected by James R. Morris, J.R. Taylor, and Dwight Blocker Bowers, 1984
Folder 12 Between You and Me- Pearl Bailey, 1989
Folder 13 The Book of Jazz: A Guide to the Entire Field - Leonard Feather, 1961
Folder 14 Detroit Yellow Pages phonebook [ON EXHIBIT],

Box 58
Folder 1 Dictionary of Music - Theodore Karp, 1973
Folder 2 Erroll Garner: Leben Und Kunst Eines Genialen Pianisten - Ernst Burger (Germany), 2006
Folder 3 Esquire's 1947 Jazz Book, 1947
Folder 4 Exits and Entrances, 1961
Folder 5 Flip, NBC TV Script [ON EXHIBIT], 1971
Folder 6 The Gary Moore Show, CBS TV Script [ON EXHIBIT], 1959
Folder 7 The Golden Age of Jazz - William P. Gottlieb, 1979
Folder 8 His Way: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Frank Sinatra - Kitty Kelley, 1986
Folder 9 Living with Jazz - Dan Morgenstern, ed. by Sheldon Meyer, 2004
Folder 10 The Oxford Companion to Jazz, ed. by Bill Kirchner, 2000
Folder 11 Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall, 1960
Folder 12 Talking to Myself - Pearl Bailey, 1971
Folder 13 War Is No Damn Good!- Robert Osborn, 1946
Folder 14 The World of Count Basie - Stanley Dance, 1980

Subseries 4. Cards, 1973-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

The Cards subseries consists of Garner’s personal cards, including business cards, identification cards, passports, membership cards, medical cards, petty cash vouchers, and a social security card.


Box 59
Folder 1 Garner Business Cards
Folder 2 Identification Cards and Passports
Folder 3 Medical Cards
Folder 4 Membership Cards
Folder 5 Personal Thank You Card, 1968
Folder 6 Petty Cash Vouchers
Folder 7 Social Security Card

Subseries 5. Contacts

Scope and Content Notes:

The Contacts subseries includes three address books and address cards containing Garner’s business, personal, and celebrity contacts.


Box 59
Folder 8 Address Book
Folder 9 Address Book
Folder 10 Address Book
Folder 11 Address Cards A-L
Folder 12 Address Cards M-Z
Folder 13 Business Cards

Subseries 6. Memoriam

Scope and Content Notes:

The Memoriam subseries includes proclamations and resolutions from government and music organizations honoring Garner and recognizing his contributions to music.

Folder 14-17 California Legislature Memorial Resolution, February 10, 1977
Folder 18 New York Public Library Schomburg Center Letter, May 12, 1977
Folder 19 State of Pennsylvania Recognition, June 6, 1977
Folder 20 Erroll Garner Day Proclamation, June 15, 1977
Folder 21 ASCAP Pied Piper Award Press Release and Correspondence, September 22, 1977- November 12, 1980
Disc 1 Linton Garner Thanks...

Includes memorable studio recordings and the heartfelt tribute concert to his brother Erroll, "I Never said Goodbye." Produced by Don Fraser. Recorded CBC Radio - July 2, 1993; June 24, 2002, Carltone Studio - November 5, 2004

Subseries 7. Publicity

Scope and Content Notes:

The Publicity subseries includes promotional materials used by Garner during his career, and commemorative postage stamps and postcards honoring Garner and his musical legacy.


Box 59
Folder 22 Legends of American Jazz Postage Stamps
Folder 23 Postcards, 1995
Folder 24 Publicity Impression Cards
Folder 25 Publicity Packet

Subseries 8. Miscellaneous


Box 59
Folder 26 Four Leaf Clover

Box 60
Item 1 Just Jazz PBS Box
Item 2 Back Cover of Unknown Album
Item 3 Shaving Kit Bag
Item 4 Wooden Stamp
Item 5-9 Embossers
Item 10 Brown Wallet
Item 11 Wood Block
Item 12 Music Roll with High Octane
Item 13 Music Roll with Misty, Young Love, High Octane
Item 14 Galileoscope with Case

Subseries 9. Clothing

Scope and Content Notes:

The Clothing subseries includes eleven custom-made dress shirts worn by Garner, as well as a tie worn by Garner in its original box.


Box 61
Item 1 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 2 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 3 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Orange
Item 4 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 5 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 6 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 7 Dress Shirt, Littler, Light Yellow
Item 8 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green
Item 9 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Yellow
Item 10 Dress Shirt, Murray Lee, White
Item 11 Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Blue
Item 12 Tiecrafters Tie in Box

Subseries 10. Jewelry

Scope and Content Notes:

The Jewelry subseries includes coins, keychains, pocket watches, earrings, money pins, keys, cigarette lighters, rings, tie bands, money clips, cuff links, and other personal items.


Box 62
Item 1 American Lincoln Memorial Cents (4)
Item 2 American Lincoln Wheat Cents (4)
Item 3 French Coins (3)
Item 4 Italian Coins (2)
Item 5 West German Coin (1)
Item 6 British Halfpenny (1)
Item 7 British Penny (3)
Item 8 British Churchill Commemorative Crown (1)
Item 9-11 Erroll Garner MGM Keychains (6)
Item 12-13 Pocket Watches (2)
Item 14-16 Earrings (3)
Item 17-18 Money Pins (2)
Item 19-25 Keys (7)
Item 26-29 Cigarette Lighters (4)
Item 30-38 Rings in Ring Boxes (9)

Box 63
Item 1-4 Tie Bands
Item 5-8 Money Clips
Item 9-11 Cuff Links- Singles
Item 12-33 Cuff Links- Pairs
Item 34 Clinton/Gore Campaign Pin, 1992
Item 35 Key to the City of Indianapolis
Item 36-37 Desk Supplies

Subseries 11. Oversized Material

Scope and Content Notes:

The Oversized subseries includes large promotional concert posters from Garner’s performances, as well as Garner album covers, original artwork and some popular magazines.


Oversize 64
Folder 1 Garner Cut-out
Folder 2 Garner Photograph at Piano
Folder 3 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Scholarship Benefit Town Hall Posters (3)
Folder 4 Up In Erroll's Room Posters (German)
Folder 5 Gemeni Album Cover (2), That's My Kick Album Cover (2)
Folder 6 Garner Concert Poster (5), July 1970
Folder 7 Garner Songbook Covers (8)
Folder 8 Feeling is Believing Album Posters- Mercury Records (4)
Folder 9 Garner at Carnegie Hall Concert Posters- Red text (8), Yellow (2), Orange (1), White (1)
Folder 10 Garner at Carnegie Hall Concert Posters Green Text (11)

Oversize 65
Folder 1-3 Large Concert Posters, folded (6)
Folder 4 Large Concert Poster Amsterdam, Space Held for Poster Undergoing Concervation 1958
Folder 5 Album Covers- Paris Impressions (2), Gemeni, One World Concert
Folder 6 Photograph, Other Voices album cover photocopy, newspaper clippings
Folder 7 Concert Posters- 8th annual jazz hall of fame concert, April 16-24 concert, Florida symphony orchestra concert, International Festival London concert
Folder 8 Charcoal sketch portrait of Garner

Oversize 66
Folder 1 The Urbanite, June 1961
Folder 2 Billboard Magazine, November 15, 1988
Folder 3 Ebony, September 1946
Folder 4 Evening Times Front Page (10)
Folder 5 Garner Campus Concert Posters
Folder 6 One World Concert Poster
Folder 7 A Tribute to Frank Schiffman
Folder 8 Garner Symphony Hall Concert Posters
Folder 9 A New Kind of Love Soundtrack Publicity
Folder 10 Souvenir Photos
Folder 11 Newspaper Articles, 1962
Folder 12 Album Covers

Oversize 67
Folder 1 Garner From Coast to Coast (44), 1958-1959
Folder 2 Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Black Background (8)
Folder 3 Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Red Background (10)
Folder 4 Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Yellow Text (3)
Folder 5 Drawings by Garner
Folder 6 Newspaper Articles
Folder 7 Gershwin and Kern Album Cover with designs
Folder 8 That's My Kick Album Cover with designs
Folder 9 Close Up in Swing Album Cover with designs
Folder 10 New Kind of Love Proofs
Folder 11 Erroll Garner A Night at the Movies