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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