Guide to the Erroll Garner Archive, 1942-2010 AIS.2015.09

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Correspondence,1957-1993
1. General
2. Martha Glaser Legal
3. Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser
Series II. Publicity
1. U.S. Materials
2. Foreign Materials
3. Garner and Record Company Material
4. Touring Materials
5. Press Materials
6. Awards,1959-1977
Series III. Sheet Music
1. Published Multi-Artist Song Folios
2. Published Erroll Garner Anthologies
3. Stock Charts and Lead Sheets
4. Scores for Orchestra, with Parts
Series IV. Legal Documentation
1. Non-Visual Licenses,1947-2000
2. Foreign Business,1955-1967
3. Foreign Concert Contracts,1957-1975
4. Domestic Concert Contracts,1953-1975
5. Copyright Documents,1955-1977
6. "Misty" Film Agreements & Related Documents,1955-2001
7. Vernon "Misty" Legal Depositions,1957
8. Erroll Garner Financial & Legal Documents,1950-1975
9. Visual & TV Licenses,1955-1998
10. Miscellaneous Record Labels Correspondence & Contracts,1946-1975
11. Miscellaneous Record Companies,1945-1991
12. Octave Music Documents,1952-2005
13. Sony/Columbia Dispute Legal Documents,1950-2001
14. Columbia Lawsuit Depositions,1950-1990
15. Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation Documents,1990s
Series V. Photographs
1. 3D Photo Objects & Miscellaneous
2. Black and White Candids, Studio
3. Black and White Publicity Images,1950s-1970s
4. Non-Matted Black and White Candid Images
5. Black and White by Photographer
6. Garner with Celebrities, Touring & Autographed
7. Negatives, Contact sheets, Color slides
8. Matted/Mounted Prints, Color and B&W
9. Oversized, Matted and Non-matted by Photographer
10. Non-matted Prints B&W and Color
11. Transparencies and Posters
Series VI. Audio/Video Material
1. Sound Recordings
2. Moving Images
3. Gear, etc.
Series VII. Memorabilia,1946-2006
1. Artwork,1946-1990
2. Awards,1956-1996
3. Books and TV Scripts,1959-2006
4. Cards,1973-1981
5. Contacts
6. Memoriam
7. Publicity
8. Miscellaneous
9. Clothing
10. Jewelry
11. Oversized Material
Series VIII. Martha Glaser Papers,1921-2010
1. Correspondence Outgoing,1940-2008
2. Correspondence Incoming,1940-2010
3. Greeting Cards,c. 1944-2005
4. Clients and Family Correspondence,1952-2000
5. Calendars,1969-2002
6. Daily Notes,1953-2000
7. Creative Writings,1946-2001
8. Financial,1947-2008
9. Family and Personal,1921-2000
10. Education,1932-1941
11. Race Relations,1943-1946
12. Photographs,c. 1921-2010
14. Legal [RESTRICTED]1921-2007
13. Realia,c.1921-1970

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Erroll Garner Archive
Creator
Garner, Erroll, 1921-1977
Creator
Glaser, Martha, 1921-2014
Collection Number
AIS.2015.09
Date
1942-2010
Extent
100.0 linear feet (plus audio/video items and memorabilia)
Abstract
Erroll Garner (1921-1977) was an African American pianist/composer from Pittsburgh, Pa., known largely for his 1954 composition “Misty,” and his 1955 live album Concert by the Sea. This collection documents his life and work; it contains correspondence, sheet music, legal documents, photographs/negatives, memorabilia, awards, sound recordings, and moving images.

Preferred Citation

Erroll Garner Archive, 1942-2010, AIS.2015.09, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

In a 1959 New York Times profile of Erroll Garner by John S. Wilson, he notes that Garner never made any kind of plan until the last minute, never used a recipe to cook and taught himself to play golf.

Therefore, it is not surprising that while Garner couldn’t read or write music, he composed “Misty”, one of the greatest jazz ballads of all time. Or that he played thousands of songs entirely by ear, and never the same way twice, the epitome of great jazz improvisation and interpretation. “Erroll never said what he was going to play or what key, just started playing the intro,” said bassist Ernest McCarty, who played with Garner in the early 1970’s. “He was unpredictable and I liked that.”

On June 15, 1921 Garner was born in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pa. Garner followed his older brother Linton, playing piano by three and quickly becoming accomplished at picking up tunes. At six he began taking lessons. Just a year later, Garner began to play regularly on Pittsburgh’s KDKA radio station with a group called The Candy Kids, and by the age of eleven he was playing on Allegheny riverboats.

Listening to early ragtime style 78 records, Garner developed his innovative style illustrated by steady left hand guitar style chord rhythms supporting loose, right-hand melodic interpretations and harmonic invention, a bit of Scott Joplin meeting Liberace, with a heaping dose of delight. “Humor is intrinsic to Garner’s nature and is a companion to his feeling for life, to the joy and sensuality of his playing,” said the late comedian and pianist Dudley Moore in a 1988 tribute.

In 1939 Garner traveled to New York City as an accompanist for night club singer Ann Lewis, and subbed in for Art Tatum in Tatum’s trio with guitarist “Tiny” Grimes and bassist “Slam” Stewart. He played at the Melody Bar, Rendezvous, Three Deuces and at Jimmy’s Chicken Shack. In 1947, while playing in Los Angeles in his own trio of Red Callendar and Doc Wes, Garner met and recorded the hit Cool Blues with legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker. Garner continued his success as a prolific composer and recording artist, releasing his romantic version of “Laura” in 1946, which sold a half million copies, followed by the recordings Cocktail Time in 1947 and The Elf in 1949.

An appearance on the Tonight Show, then hosted by fellow jazz pianist and composer Steve Allen, led to many more television requests. From the 1950’s-1970’s Garner appeared, often multiple times, on the Jackie Gleason show, Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall, the Ed Sullivan show, the Garry Moore show, London Palladium show, the Andy Williams show, the Joey Bishop show, the Flip Wilson show, the Pearl Bailey show, the Mike Douglas show, the David Frost show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

By the early 1950’s Garner was one of the country’s most popular entertainers. Fortuitously, at this time he met Martha Glaser, who had originally planned to pursue a career in public affairs and journalism. However, following the 1943 Detroit riots, she became increasingly active in supporting human rights, taking a central role in the formation the Entertainment Committee to combat race hatred. The first Jewish American woman to be hired by the city of Chicago for the Human Rights commission, she organized jazz concerts, first working with Norman Granz, another tireless supporter or civil rights; and subsequently for agent and entrepreneur Joe Glaser, who managed Louis Armstrong. In 1948 Glaser created her own music publicity and management company.

In an era where musicians were often taken advantage of by their managers and where women were not accepted beyond traditional professions of secretary, teaching or nursing, Garner and Glaser formed a powerful and loyal duo. In 1950 they founded their own publishing company, Octave Music, thereby ensuring greater royalties and control over Garner’s career. In the 1960’s Octave sued Columbia (and won) for unauthorized release of recorded material, a landmark case that had a lasting impact on the music industry. Their partnership lasted until Garner’s death in 1977. Glaser continued to manage Garner’s catalogue and licensing until her passing in 2014, most notably taking documentarian Ken Burns to task for his omission of Garner from his “Jazz” series.

In 1950 Garner played a historic solo recital at the revered Cleveland Music Hall, a venue for traditionally classical concerts, and later that year gave a concert at New York City’s Town Hall. In 1958 Garner became the first and only jazz artist to perform under classical impresario Sol Hurok (Hurok did book Benny Goodman in Carnegie Hall before World War II), and recitals and recording sessions gradually replaced his club performances. Body and Soul was released in 1952, and Too Marvelous for Words in 1954. Frequently seen playing on TV in the 1950’s-1960’s,

Garner’s unique style drew both fans and imitators. Fellow Pittsburgh native Art Blakey originally took up the piano until Garner outclassed him one night and the owner of the club suggested Blakey try the drums, which he did.

While he wrote more than 200 songs original compositions and recorded numerous albums, Garner is best known for one composition, “Misty”, and one album, Concert By The Sea, both of which today are considered music classics.

Misty - In 1954 Garner recorded “Misty” as a 32-bar instrumental on the album “Contrasts,” which reached #30 on the pop charts. However, Glaser and Garner hounded several Tin Pan Alley lyricists to write lyrics and Johnny Burke responded. In 1959 Johnny Mathis recorded it on his album “Heavenly,” reaching #12 on the US Pop Singles chart, selling 2.5 million US sales and becoming one of his signature songs.

The lush ballad pervaded popular culture. Throughout most of the 1960’s, fans started their day to “Misty” used as the Today Show theme. In 1971, it was the centerpiece of jazz aficionado Clint Eastwood’s film “Play Misty For Me,” paying $25,000 to license the song. In his first film as a director, Eastwood starred as a late-night disk jockey who has a fling with one of his listeners. Spurned, she stalks him by calling in requests every night, saying “Play ‘Misty’ for me.” It has been featured in numerous television shows (Cheers, Saturday Night Live, Magnum PI, The Muppet Show) and films, (Oscar nominated film Silver Linings Playbook).

“Misty” has been covered many times, most notably by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Andy Williams, Julie London and Frank Sinatra. In 1962 Stan Kenton recorded it on his LP Adventures In Jazz. Ray Stevens recorded a country version, which rose to #3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles and in 1975 won a Grammy for his country arrangement of the song. In 1991 Garner’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; and in 2002 Mathis’ vocal version was also inducted.

In 2000, ASCAP ranked “Misty” as the twelfth most popular song of the 20th century. Since 1954 no other song published has been recorded by more jazz artists except for Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll.”

Concert By The Sea - On September 19, 1955 Garner’s trio was hired to play in a converted church at the Fort Ord military base in Carmel, California, by disk jockey Jimmy Lyons, with no plans to make a recording. Glaser saw backstage that, per Will Friedman’s 2009 Wall Street Journal article, jazz fan Will Thornbury brought a tape recorder to capture the event for himself and fellow servicemen. She told him “I’ll give you copies of every record Erroll ever made, but I can’t let you keep that tape.”

Glaser took the tape and brought it back to New York, where she played it for George Avakian, the head of Columbia Records jazz division. One of Columbia Records best-selling albums of the decade, it featured “I’ll Remember April,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Autumn Leaves,” and “Mambo Carmel-by-the-sea.”

Although the acoustics were less than perfect (it’s hard to hear bassist Eddie Cochran and drummer Denzil Best) and the piano slightly out of tune, it captured the essence of Garner’s improvisation, becoming the #1 record in Garner’s career and one of the most popular jazz albums of all time. Friedman writes “It’s not hard to hear why: from the first notes onward, Garner plays like a man inspired – on fire, even. He always played with a combination of wit, imagination, amazing technical skill and sheer joy far beyond nearly all of his fellow pianists, but on this particular night he reached a level exceeding his usual Olympian standard.”

In September 2015 Octave Music and SONY Legacy released a new and updated version of Concert by The Sea. This 3-CD box set contains the complete live concert recording including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 (digitally restored and remastered at The Magic Shop, NYC using the Plangent Process) and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

In the 1950’s and 1960’s Garner continued to record (Feeling Is Believing, Other Voices, Paris Impressions) and added film composing to his repertoire. In 1963 Garner scored A New Kind Of Love starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. He released Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin and Kern, Dancing on the Ceiling and Easy to Love. In 1968, he appeared on Danish TV with bassist Ike Isaacs, drummer Jimmie Smith and bongo player Jose Mangual for taped appearance that was made into the documentary Erroll Garner in Copenhagen.

In the 1970’s Garner continued to tour internationally and record albums. Tragically, while still at the prime of his career, Garner was diagnosed with lung cancer. On January 2, 1977, he passed away at just fifty-three, buried at the Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh, leaving behind a rich legacy of great music that is still enjoyed today. For example, from October 1, 1976-September 30, 1985, Misty was one of ASCAP’s 16 most performed standards, listed with “White Christmas”, “Over the Rainbow”, “As Time Goes By” And “The Way We Were.”

In 1995 Garner was chosen as a subject for the US Post Office stamp series, along with fellow jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, James P. Johnson, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Jelly Roll Morton, again demonstrating Garner’s place in jazz history.

The late trumpeter Clark Terry summed it up simply, “The man was complete. He could do it all.”

(Sources: NY Times, errollgarner.com, Pittsburgh Gazette, allmusic.com, Wall Street Journal)

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Scope and Content Notes

Collection includes correspondence, sheet music, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia, awards, sound recordings, and moving images documenting the life and work of pianist/composer Erroll Garner (1921-1977).

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following eight series:

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Publicity

Series III. Sheet Music

Series IV. Legal Documentation

Series V. Photographs

Series VI. Audio-Video Material

Series VII. Memorabilia

Series VIII. Martha Glaser Papers

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, November 2015

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Processed Martha Glaser series and added to finding aid. April 2017

Access Restrictions

"Unreleased" sound recordings in the collection are restricted for listening or any use until the donor releases them publicly or by June 1, 2020 (whichever comes first).

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Custodial History

The collection was inherited by Susan Rosenberg, niece of Martha Glaser, in December 2014. From the early 1950’s-1970’s, Erroll Garner's long-time manager, Ms. Glaser, collected this material from record labels, recording studios, live performance venue engineers, and studios, which, per the client, she kept labeled and in metal filing cabinets in a New York City office between 1977 and 2008, after which the material was moved to climate controlled storage facility in New York City.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Martha Glaser on June 15, 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was inventoried, organized, catalogued, rehoused, and digitized under the direction of music archivist Jocelyn Arem with assistance from Emma Munger, Pete Kennedy, Michael Mercurio, Kathryn Littlefield, Mary Kidd, Jessica Thompson, Kabir Hermon, John Demetros, Kevin Russo, Doug Bleek, Rebecca Marrone, Sophie Brill, Cat Guzman, Dawn Reel, Susan Rosenberg, and Briggan Krauss. Once it was transferred to the ASC, staff conducted final processing steps to create a finding aid. The analog sound recordings were transferred to digital files by Magic Shop Audio Preservation studio in NYC. A database accompanies the collection which primarily describes the sound recordings and individual "songs" on the various media (reels, cassettes, disks, etc.).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of all released sound recordings are available for listening onsite in the ASC Reading Room.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Columbia Records, Inc..
  • Octave Music Publishing Corp..
  • Warner Bros. Records.

Genre(s)

  • Anthologies
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Sheet music

Personal Name(s)

  • Garner, Erroll, 1921-1977
  • Glaser, Martha, 1921-2014
  • Grimes, Tiny, -1989

Subject(s)

  • African American composers
  • African American jazz musicians -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African American jazz musicians -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Composition (Music)
  • Concert agents
  • Concert tours
  • Copyright--Music--United States
  • Entertainers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Instrumental music
  • Jazz
  • Jazz--Discography
  • Orchestral music
  • Performing arts
  • Piano music (Jazz)

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Previous Citation

Erroll Garner Archive, 1942-2010, AIS.2015.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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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 

  BoxFolder
Willard Alexander (Count Basie Manager), 1980-1981 11
  Folder
Steve Allen, 1970-1987 2
  Folder
Woody Allen, 1990-2003 3
  Folder
Martha Argerich, 2002 4
  Folder
ASCAP, 1963-2007 5
  Folder
George Avakian, 1956-2001 6
  Folder
Pearl Bailey, 1977-1986 7
  Folder
Charles Baker, 1963 8
  Folder
Letitia Baldrige (regards from Mrs. Kennedy), 1962 9
  Folder
Baldwin Piano Company, 1957-1989 10
  Folder
Whitney Balliett, 1990 11
  Folder
Count Basie, 1977-1981 12
  Folder
Tony Bennett, 1978-1988 13
  Folder
BMG, 1987-1996 14
  Folder
Ray Bolger, 1964 15
  Folder
Ed Bradley, 1997 16
  Folder
Les Brown, 1987 17
  Folder
Ray Brown, 1990 18
  Folder
Ruth Brown, 1993 19
  Folder
Dave & Lola Brubeck, 2000 20
  Folder
Ralph Bunche, 1987 21
  Folder
Ken Burns, 1963-1992 22
  Folder
Sammy Cahn, 1979 23
  Folder
Red Callander, 1979-1988 24
  Folder
Johnny Carson, 1994 25
  Folder
Jimmy Carter, 1977 26
  Folder
David Chertok, 1981-1985 27
  Folder
Dick Clark, 1979-1986 28
  Folder
Rosemary Clooney, 1988 29
  Folder
Joan Crawford, 1962-1963 30
  Folder
Stanley Crouch, 1995 31
  Folder
Daily News, 1987-2000 32
  Folder
Stanley Dance, 1987 33
  Folder
Dayton Dance Company, 1983-1984 34
  Folder
Phyllis Diller, 1986 35
  Folder
Mariam Distler, 1948 36
  Folder
Jim Doran, 1961-1980 37
  Folder
Mike Douglas Show, 1977-1979 38
  Folder
Singer Netter and Dowd Att., 1974-1996 39
  Folder
Hugh Downs, 1986 40
  Folder
Roy Eldridge, 1986 41
  Folder
EMI Music/Screen Gems, 1983 42
  Folder
Jon Faddis, 1993 43
  Folder
Eileen Farrell, 1960 44
  Folder
Leonard Feather, 1977-1987 45
  Folder
Joe Franklin, 1993 46
  Folder
Kenny G., 1997 47
  Folder
Marvin Gaye, 1974 48
  Folder
Dizzy Gillespie, 1975-1976 49
  Folder
Ira Gitler, 1979-2000 50
  Folder
Ralph and Jean Gleason, 1971-1976 51
  Folder
Michael (AKA “Mickie”) Goldsen, 1960-1982 52
  Folder
Felix Grant, 1978-1987 53
  Folder
Norman Granz, 1948-1954 54
  Folder
Buddy Greco, 1980 55
  Folder
Merv Griffin, 1991-1993 56
  Folder
Tammy Grimes, 1962-1968 57
  Folder
Lee Guber, 1963 58
  Folder
David Hajdu, 1996 59
  Folder
David Halberstam, 1989-1990 60
  Folder
Pete Hamil, 1972 61
  Folder
John Hammond, 1975-1981 62
  Folder
Nat Hentoff, 1955 63
  Folder
David Hinckley - Daily News, 1987-2002 64
  Folder
Alfred Hitchcock, 1953-1972 65
  Folder
Walter Hofer, 1960-1961 66
  Folder
F. Carter Hoodless, 2004-2006 67
  Folder
Miriam Howell, 1963 68
  Folder
Langston Hughes, 1962-1963 69
  Folder
Ross Hunter, 1963 70
  Folder
Sol Hurok, 1968 71
  Folder
Dick Hyman, 1992 72
  Folder
Lewis Irwin (Martha Financial), 1957 73
  Folder
Illinois Jacquet, 1992 74
  Folder
Henry Jaffe, 1985 75
  Folder
Saul Jaffe, 1961 76
  Folder
Ahmad Jamal, 1977 77
  Folder
Jazzbeaux WIXZ Radio Pittsburgh, 1987 78
  Folder
Sy Johnson, 1985-1990 79
  Folder
Hank Jones, 1978 80
  Folder
Garson Kanin, 1963 81
  Folder
Bob Karlovitz, 1999 82
  Folder
Elia Kazan, 1962 83
  Folder
Orrin Keepnews, 1957 84
  Folder
Gene Kelly, 1946 85
  Folder
Stan Kenton, 1953 86
  Folder
Larry King, 1987 87
  Folder
Ernist C. Lais, 1953-1954 88
  Folder
Cal Lampley, 1989 89
  Folder
Frankie Lane, 1983-1984 90
  Folder
Julius LaRosa, 1987 91
  Folder
Marjorie Lawson, 1960-1961 92
  Folder
Peggy Lee, 1962-1963 93
  Folder
Willt Leiser (Montreux), 1978-2000 94
  Folder
Morris Levy, 1953 95
  Folder
Abby Lincoln, 1994 96
  Folder
Dick Linke, 1986-1989 97
  Folder
Christopher Lydon, 1998 98
  Folder
Michael Malone, 1995 99
  Folder
Leonard Maltin, 100
  Folder
Howard Mandell (Jazz critic), 1990 101
  Folder
Wynton Marsalis, 1988-1991 102
  Folder
Kelly Martin, 1991 103
  Folder
Johnny Mathis, 1959-1994 104
  Folder
Susannah McCorkle, 1990-2000 105
  Folder
Johnny Mercer, 1969 106
  Folder
M. Metcalf, 1970 107
  Folder
Edward Michel, 1989 108
  Folder
Mitch Miller, 1957-1961 109
  Folder
Dudley Moore, 1979-1994 110
  Folder
Dan Morgenstern, 1951-1989 111
  Folder
Will Moyle, 1976-1980 112
  Folder
Gerry Mulligan, 1991-1992 113
  Folder
NBC Tonight Show/Jan Kreher, 1977-1994 114
  Folder
Gene Norman, 1957 115
  Folder
Frank Owens, 2000 116
  Folder
Sandy Patton, 1998-1999 117
  Folder
Harry Paul (Ad agency), 1978-1988 118
  Folder
Leslie Perrin (Associated LTD. UK Bookers), 1966-1968 119
  Folder
Pittsburgh Press Co. (Bob Karlovitz), 1986 120
  Folder
Playboy Magazine- Hugh Hefner, 1962-2000 121
  Folder
Cole Porter, 1961 122
  Folder
Ronnie Postel (tailor), 1955 123
  Folder
Tito Puente, 1977 124
  Folder
Mike Rapchak, 1987 125
  Folder
Red Rodney, 1977-1982 126
  Folder
Ada Roeter, 1963-1964 127
  Folder
Sonny Rollins, 1990 128
  Folder
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1962 129
  BoxFolder
Lora Rosner, 1983-1984 21
  Folder
Annie Ross, 1979 2
  Folder
Dean Rusk (Mrs.), 1962-1963 3
  Folder
Carol Schourds, 1953 4
  Folder
William W. Scranton (P.A. Governor), 1963 5
  Folder
Stuart Sebastian, 1980-1989 6
  Folder
Don Sebesky, 1968 7
  Folder
George Shearing, 1993 8
  Folder
Frank Sinatra, 1946-1993 9
  Folder
Smithsonian Institution, 1976-1986 10
  Folder
Isaac Stern, 1986 11
  Folder
Leith Stevens (composer), 1963 12
  Folder
Adlai Stevenson, 1961 13
  Folder
E. Leroy “Slam” Stewart, 1976-1979 14
  Folder
Helen Strauss, 1963 15
  Folder
Billy Taylor, 1986-1988 16
  Folder
Ray Taylor, 1986 17
  Folder
Clark Terry, 1997 18
  Folder
Harry Truman, 1962-1963 19
  Folder
Jan van Diepenbeek, 1995-2003 20
  Folder
Sarah Vaughan, 1979-1982 21
  Folder
George Wein, 1957-2001 22
  Folder
Jann Wenner, 1975 23
  Folder
Margaret Whiting, 1990-1997 24
  Folder
Andy Williams, 1967 25
  Folder
Joe Williams, 1980 26
  Folder
Mary Lou Williams, 1943 27
  Folder
Ted Williams, 1969-1998 28
  Folder
Pitch letters to celebrities, 1962-1985 29
  Folder
Pitch letters to celebrities, 1973-1986 30

Subseries  2. Martha Glaser Legal 

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

Subseries  3. Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser 

  BoxFolder
Telegrams, 1950-1982 31
  Folder
Correspondence Garner and Glaser, 1951-1956 2
  Folder
Correspondence Garner and Glaser, 1957-1964 3
  Folder
Correspondence Garner and Glaser, 1966-1980 4
  Folder
Correspondence Garner and Glaser, Undated 5
  Folder
Garner Correspondence (Peggy, Erroll and Martha), 1953-1955 6
  Folder
Garner Correspondence, 1956-1975 7
  Folder
Garner Correspondence, 1951-1957 8
  Folder
Garner Correspondence, 1955-1983 9
  Folder
Garner Financial, 1951-1980 10
  Folder
Memorial Concert, 1977-1978 11
  Folder
Glaser Personal; Condolence Letters, 1977 12
  Folder
Garner Writings, 1971-1974 13
  Folder
Garner Personal, 1951-1970 14
  Folder
Garner Personal, 1975 15
  Folder
Garner Personal, 1945-1964 16
  Folder
Garner Personal, 1971-1977 17
  Folder
Garner Personal, 1946-1968 18
  Folder
Glaser Correspondence- Garner Family, 1975-2000 19
  Folder
Glaser Correspondence- Linton Garner, 1977-2003 20
  Folder
Homewood Cemetery Pittsburgh, 1977 21
  Folder
Erroll Garner Estate 1977 22
  BoxFolder
Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1956 4 1
  Folder
Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1957 2
  Folder
Erroll Garner Telegraph and Correspondence, 1955-1959 3
  Folder
Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1976-1977 4
  Folder
Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1977-1996 5
  Folder
Glaser Personal; regarding Erroll's Death and Memorial Service, 1975-1982 6

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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 

  BoxFolder
"Scanned" Newspapers 51
  Folder
Newspapers, 1951-2002 2-11
  Folder
Articles, 1956-2003 12-18
  BoxFolder
Articles unrelated to Garner, 1947-2005 61-2
  Folder
Magazines, 1955-2003 3-18
  BoxFolder
Magazines, 1990-2003 71-4
  Folder
Album Artwork 5-7
  Folder
Concert Programs, 1950-1999 8-14
  BoxFolder
Posters, 1944-1973 81-2
  Folder
Handbills, ?-2004 3-4
  Folder
Carnegie Hall Handbills, 1959-1967 5-6
  Folder
Town Hall Concert, 1953-1956 7
  Folder
Correspondence with booking agents; Sol Hurok, 1951-1956 8
  Folder
Correspondence with booking agents; Giesen and Boomer, 1951-1954 9
  Folder
Correspondence with booking agents; Giesen and Boomer, 1955-1956 10
  Folder
Correspondence with booking agents; Shaw Artists, 1954-1955 11
  Folder
Correspondence with booking agents; Gale Agency/Tim Gale, 1951-1954 12
  Folder
Record Company Items; Telarc 1958-2004 13
  Folder
Record Company Items; Cherry Lane, 1958-2004 14
  Folder
Record Company Items; MGM, 1958-2004 15
  Folder
ASCAP Award Items, Pied Piper & others, 1977-1986 16
  Folder
Just Jazz PBS, 1971 17

Subseries  2. Foreign Materials 

  BoxFolder
Foreign Press Newspaper Clippings, 1956-1977 818-23
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Spanish, 1962-1996 24
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Canadian, 1962-1996 25
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Norwegian, 1962-1996 26
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Finnish, 1962-1996 27
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Netherlands, 1962-1996 28
  BoxFolder
Foreign Magazines, German, 1962-1996 91
  Folder
Foreign Magazines, Italian, 1962-1996 2
  Folder
Philips, Netherlands 3
  Folder
Foreign Tour Documents 4
  Folder
English/UK Magazines 5
  Folder
French Magazines, 1957-1996 6
  Folder
French Magazines, 1997-2003 7
  Folder
French Magazines, 1965-1977 8
  Folder
French Magazines, 1958-1974 9
  Folder
Foreign Concert Programs, 1958-1972 10
  Folder
Foreign Posters, 1958-1974 11-12
  Folder
Japanese Magazines 13

Subseries  3. Garner and Record Company Material 

  BoxFolder
Garner and Columbia Articles, 1956-1962 914-18
  Folder
Record Company Catalogs 19
  BoxFolder
Record Company Publicity (Miscellaneous), 101-2
  Folder
Correspondence, 1953-1968 3
  Folder
Misty, 1960-1990 4
  Folder
Non Record Label, Radio/TV, 1955-1993 5-6
  Folder
Press Contacts, lists, 1965-1998 7-9
  Folder
Biographies/Testimonials 10-19
  Folder
James Doran Book-“The Most Happy Piano” 20
  Folder
Artists, not Garner 21
  Folder
Garner Press Books - Misc. Reviews, 1958-1995 22
  BoxFolder
Postage Stamp Contract, 1994-2000 111
  Folder
Video/Documentary Info; Ken Burns’ “Jazz” Doc., 1989-2006 2
  Folder
African American Publicity, 1981-1992 3
  Folder
Ralph Gleason Letters, 1975 4
  Folder
Autographed Concert Program, 1972 5
  Folder
Seattle World’s Fair/ “One World” Concert, 1962-1963 6
  Folder
Garner Tribute Flyers 7
  Folder
Glaser Correspondence - Everest Record Group, 1978 8
  Folder
Song Title Lists, 1978-2000 9
  Folder
Lyrics/Poems about Garner 10
  Folder
Garner/Sony - "Concert By The Sea" , 1977-1999 11
  Folder
Receipts, 1947-2003 12
  Folder
Session Logs, 1956-1984 13
  Folder
Garner Publicity Tape Reel Lists, 1956-1973 14
  Folder
Garner Publicity Discographies, 1965-1990 15

Subseries  4. Touring Materials 

  BoxFolder
Receipts, Itineraries, Correspondence, Contracts, etc., 1952-1998 1116-29
  BoxFolder
Receipts, Itineraries, Correspondence, Contracts, etc. 121-3
  Folder
Business Correspondence with Booking Agencies, Associated Booking 4-11
  Folder
Musicians Guild and Unions 12

Subseries  5. Press Materials 

  BoxFolder
Press Releases, 1950-2000 1213-16
  Folder
Fan Mail, 1950-2001 17
  Folder
Fan Mail, F. Carter Hoodless 2003-2006 18
  Folder
Fan Mail, Martin Doudorff, 2000-2001 19
  Folder
Webpage Archive Printouts, 2002 20
  Folder
Ephemera 21
  Folder
Index cards (people’s addresses, lists of interviews Erroll did etc.) 22-23

Subseries  6. Awards, 1959-1977 

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

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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 

  BoxFolder
Music compilation books (include Erroll Garner songs) 131-12
  BoxFolder
Music compilation books (include Erroll Garner songs) 141-2

Subseries  2. Published Erroll Garner Anthologies 

  BoxFolder
Songbooks and Sheet Music 143-10
  BoxFolder
Songbooks and Sheet Music 151-4

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.

  BoxFolder
Lyrics and Lyricists, 155
  Folder
Martha Glaser's notes on sheet music 6
  Folder
"A Groovy Day"  7
  Folder
"Afinidad"  8
  Folder
"Afternoon of an Elf"  9
  Folder
"All My Loves Are You"  10
  Folder
"All Yours"  11
  Folder
"Bounce with Me"  12
  Folder
"Blue Brown and Beige"  13
  Folder
"Blues Garni"  14
  Folder
"Blues I Can’t Forget"  15
  Folder
"By Chance"  16
  Folder
"Cherchez La Femme"  17
  Folder
"Cote D’Azure"  18
  Folder
"Dark Pool"  19
  Folder
"Don’t Talk No Holes in my Clothes"  20
  Folder
"Dreamstreet"  21
  Folder
"Dreamy"  22
  Folder
"Duke for Dinner"  23
  Folder
"Edna May"  24
  Folder
"Eldorado"  25
  Folder
"El Papa Grande"  26
  Folder
"Erroll’s a Garner"  27
  Folder
"Erroll’s Bounce"  28
  Folder
"Erroll’s Blues"  29
  Folder
"Erroll’s Concerto"  30
  Folder
"Erroll’s Peril"  31
  Folder
"Erroll’s Theme"  32
  Folder
"Fashion Show Theme"  33
  Folder
"Feeling Is Believing" , Lyric by Linton 34
  Folder
"Floating on a Cloud"  35
  Folder
"Fighting Cocks"  36
  Folder
"French Doll"  37
  Folder
"Garner's Escape"  38
  Folder
"Gaslight"  39
  Folder
"Gemini"  40
  Folder
"In the Beginning"  41
  Folder
"It Gets Better Every Time"  42
  Folder
"Just Blues"  43
  Folder
"La Petite Mambo"  44
  Folder
"Left Bank Swing"  45
  Folder
"Lick and a Promise"  46
  Folder
"Like Home"  47
  Folder
"Like It Is"  48
  Folder
"Loose Nuts"  49
  Folder
"Loot to Boot"  50
  Folder
"Lotus Blues"  51
  Folder
"Love is Strangest"  52
  Folder
"Making Waves"  53
  Folder
"Mambo 207"  54
  Folder
"Mambo Carmel"  55
  Folder
"Mambo Erroll"  56
  Folder
"Mambo Garner"  57
  Folder
"Minor with the Trio"  58
  Folder
"Misty," foreign language versions 59
  Folder
"Misty" , piano lead sheets 60-61
  Folder
"Mood Island"  62
  Folder
"Moment’s Delight"  63
  Folder
"Moroccan Mambo"  64
  Folder
"Movin’ Around"  65
  Folder
"Movin’ Blues"  66
  Folder
"Mucho Gusto"  67
  Folder
"My Old Kentucky Home," Arrangement of this song by Erroll 68
  Folder
"Nervous Waltz"  69
  Folder
"Night Wind"  70
  Folder
"No More Shadows"  71
  BoxFolder
"No More Time"  161
  Folder
"One Good Turn"  2
  Folder
"Other Voices"  3
  Folder
"Paisley Eyes"  4
  Folder
"Paris Blues"  5
  Folder
"Paris Bounce"  6
  Folder
"Paris Midnight"  7
  Folder
"Paris Theme"  8
  Folder
"Part Time Blues"  9
  Folder
"Passing Through"  10
  Folder
"Pavanne" , Arrangement of this classical piece by Garner 11
  Folder
"Relaxin’ at Sugar Rays"  12
  Folder
"Reverie" by Debussy, Arrangement of this classical piece by Garner 13
  Folder
"Samantha"  14
  Folder
"Shadows"  15
  Folder
"Shake It but Don’t Break It"  16
  Folder
"Six PM"  17
  Folder
"Soliloquy"  18
  Folder
"Solitaire"  19
  Folder
"Something Happens"  20
  Folder
"Steve’s Theme"  21
  Folder
"That’s My Baby"  22
  Folder
"That’s My Kick"  23
  Folder
"The Erroll Garner Blues"  24
  Folder
"Garner Jump"  25
  Folder
"The Happy Apple"  26
  Folder
"The I’m Not Supposed to be Blues"  27
  Folder
"The Way Back Blues"  28
  Folder
"The Quaker"  29
  Folder
Theme from "A New Kind of Love"  30
  Folder
"This Time It’s Real"  31
  Folder
"Tippin’ Out with Erroll"  32
  Folder
"Trio"  33
  Folder
"Up In Erroll’s Room"  34
  Folder
Untitled Song 35
  Folder
"When Paris Cries"  36
  Folder
"You Just Think You’ve Been in Love"  37
  Folder
"You Turn Me Around"  38
  Folder
"7-11 Jump"  39

Subseries  4. Scores for Orchestra, with Parts 

  BoxFolder
"Misty" (Also see o/s Box 20) 1640-44
  Folder
"Dreamy" (Also see o/s Box 20) 45-49
  Folder
"Passing Through "  50
  Folder
"A New Kind of Love "  51-54
  Folder
"Afinidad "  55-56
  Folder
"Nightwind" /  "In the Park in Paris" (Also see o/s Box 20) 57-59
  BoxFolder
Untitled 171-3
  Folder
"A Gospel Song "  4-6
  Folder
"Nightwind" (different arrangement) 7
  Folder
"Paris Waltz and Theme"  8
  Folder
"What Time It Was "  9
  Folder
"Samantha's Theme" (Also see o/s Box 23) 10
  Folder
"Other Voices "  11
  Folder
"Solitaire " (Also see o/s Box 22) 12
  Folder
"Fashion Strip" , First version, 3x (Also see o/s Box 23) 13-14
  Folder
"Fashion Strip Blues " (Also see o/s Box 21) 15
  Folder
"Moment’s Delight," 4x (Also see o/s Box 23) 16-17
  Folder
"All Yours (Samantha)," 2x (Also see o/s Box 23) 18-20
  Folder
"Dreamy" , 2x 21
  Folder
"A New Kind of Love "  22
  Folder
"A Gospel Song/One Good Turn"  23
  Folder
“T” (Tea For Two) (Also see o/s Box 22) 24-25
  BoxFolder
"This is Always " (Also see o/s Box 22) 181-7
  Folder
"Mimi" (Also see o/s Box 23) 8-9
  Folder
"Coffee Song" (Also see o/s Box 20) 10-11
  Folder
"Cheek to Cheek" (Also see o/s Box 20) 12-13
  Folder
"Lot of Livin’ to Do" (Also see o/s Box 20) 14-15
  Folder
"I Got Rhythm" (Also see o/s Box 20) 16-17
  Folder
"Watermelon Man" (Also see o/s Box 20) 18-19
  Folder
"Paris Bossa Nova" (Also see o/s Box 20) 20-23
  BoxFolder
"In the Park in Paris"  191
  Folder
"Street Where You Live" (Also see o/s Box 23) 2-4
  Folder
"Louise" , 2x 5-7
  Folder
"The Very Thought of You" , 2x 8-9
  Folder
"Steve’s Theme" (or  "Steve’s Song" ), 2x (Also see o/s Box 21) 10-12
  Folder
"It Might As Well Be Spring," 2x (Also see o/s Box 21) 13-16
  Folder
"Black Beauty" (Duke Ellington) 17
  OversizeFolder
"Dreamy"  201
  Folder
"Coffee Song"  2
  Folder
"Cheek to Cheek"  3-4
  Folder
"Lot of Living to Do"  5-6
  Folder
"Misty"  7-9
  Folder
"Creme De Menthe"  10
  Folder
"I Got Rhythm"  11-12
  Folder
"Paris Bossa Nova"  13-14
  Folder
"Watermelon Man"  15-16
  OversizeFolder
"The Very Thought of You"  211-3
  Folder
"Spring"  4-5
  Folder
"Fashion Strip Blues"  6
  Folder
"Steve's Theme"  7-8
  Folder
"Louise"  9
  OversizeFolder
"Nightwind"  221
  Folder
"Solitare"  2
  Folder
"Tea for Two"  3-6
  Folder
"This is Always"  7
  OversizeFolder
"Mimi"  231
  Folder
"Samantha"  2
  Folder
"Fashion Theme"  3
  Folder
"Street Where You Live"  4
  Folder
"Moments Delight"  5
  Folder
Untitled 6

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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 

  BoxFolder
Belltone Music Publishers- Songwriters Contracts 241
  Folder
Publishing Agreements, 1954-2000 2
  Folder
Miscellaneous Publishing 3-9
  Folder
Sheet Music Agreements 10
  Folder
Erroll Garner Miscellaneous Audio/Print Licenses 11-26
  Folder
List of record label licenses issued 27

Subseries  2. Foreign Business, 1955-1967 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains 600 foreign business correspondence and business records.

  BoxFolder
Correspondence, Re: Agreement between London Records and Octave, 1972-1974 251
  Folder
Foreign Publishing Correspondence and Agreements 2-16
  BoxFolder
BBC 261-13
  Folder
Martha Glaser correspondence with BBC TV Center 14
  Folder
American Federation of Music 15

Subseries  3. Foreign Concert Contracts, 1957-1975 

  BoxFolder
Foreign Performance Agreements, 1962-1966 2616
  Folder
Foreign Concert Contracts, 1964-1973 17
  Folder
Foreign Contracts, 1969-1970 18-22
  Folder
Editions Musicales Charles Ben Agreement 23
  BoxFolder
Agreement between Octave and London Records, 1973 271
  Folder
London Records 2
  Folder
Contracts between Phonogram (Sweden) and Octave 3
  Folder
Contract between Compagnia Generale Del Disco, Galleria Del Coso, Milan, Itlay and Octave Records (only part of contract) 4
  Folder
Ricordi Records (Italy) 5
  Folder
Nippon Columbia 6
  Folder
Foreign Television Licenses 7
  Folder
Harry Fox Agency 8

Subseries  4. Domestic Concert Contracts, 1953-1975 

  BoxFolder
Domestic Concert Contracts, Undated 279
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1950s 10
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1957-1960 11
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1960-1964 12
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1965 13
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1965-1966 14
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1967 15
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1968 16
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1969 17
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1970 18
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1971 19
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1972 20
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1973  21
  Folder
Domestic Concert Contracts, 1974-1975 22
  BoxFolder
Contracts between Garner and William Morris Agency, 1965-1966 281
  Folder
Correspondence and Performance Contracts: Garner’s London Tour, 1975 2
  Folder
Cherry Lane: Contracts and Correspondence 3
  Folder
American Federation of Musicians, Correspondence and Agreements 4-7
  Folder
Booking/Performance Agreements 8
  Folder
Contract Riders for Night Club Concerts 9
  Folder
Original Concert By The Sea Contract; Carmel, CA, September 19, 1955 10

Subseries  5. Copyright Documents, 1955-1977 

  BoxFolder
Copyright (Correspondence, Contracts, Lists) 2811-16
  Folder
Certificates of Copyright Registration and Renewal Registration 17-21
  Folder
Copyright Assignments 22
  Folder
License Agreements 23
  Folder
Notices of Use 24
  Folder
Song Lists with Copyright Registration Numbers 25-26
  Folder
Copyright Registration Forms for Tiny Grimes 27
  Folder
Tiny Grimes Licenses 28

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

  BoxFolder
Correspondence (and Contract) with Eastwood, 1970-1971 291
  Folder
"Misty" Miscellaneous 2
  Folder
"Misty" Correspondence 3-4
  Folder
"Misty" ; Correspondence, Copyright, Agreements 5
  Folder
"Misty" ; Correspondence, Licensing 6
  Folder
"Misty" Correspondence, re: Licensing 7-9
  Folder
"Misty" Licenses 10-11
  Folder
"Misty" Licenses to Columbia Pictures “Drive In” 12
  Folder
"Misty" Contract Transfer 13
  Folder
"Misty" Royalties - WB/Chappell 14
  Folder
"Misty" Warner/Chappell Publishing 15
  BoxFolder
"Play Misty For Me"  301
  Folder
"Play Misty For Me" script 2
  Folder
"Misty" original copyright form 3
  Folder
"Misty" misc. (“Legal: Misty”) 4

Subseries  7. Vernon "Misty" Legal Depositions, 1957 

  BoxFolder
Legal Records, early contracts for "Misty" , etc./ Octave Music Publishing Corp. vs. Vernon Music Corp, 1954 305
  Folder
Octave Music Publishing Corp. Suit "o" Us-Vernon Music Corp. Deposition Exhibits 6
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 1-15 7
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 16-24 8
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 25-30 9
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 31-41 10
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 42-47 11
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 48-59 12
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 60a-69 13
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 70-72 14
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 73-86 15
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 87-95 16
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 96-101 17
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 102-106 18
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 107-112 19
  Folder
Deposition Exhibits 113-123 20
  Folder
Deposition Erroll Garner Copy 21
  Folder
Deposition Robert Thiele Copy 22
  Folder
Deposition Robert Thiele Original 23
  Folder
Deposition Jack Bregman First Case 24
  Folder
Deposition Jack Bregman Copy 25
  Folder
Deposition Martha Glaser First Case 26
  Folder
Deposition A. Halsey Cowan Original 27
  Folder
Deposition A. Halsey Cowan Copy 28

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

  BoxFolder
Octave Music Publishing Corp. vs. Vernon Music Corp. & A. Halsey Cowan; A. Halsey Cowan Examination, 1961 311
  Folder
Defendant Vernon's Bill of Particulars Copy 2
  Folder
Defendant Vernon's Bill of Particulars Original 3
  Folder
Exhibit DB P 10 4
  Folder
Vernon Records, Octave, "Misty"  5-7
  Folder
Octave vs. Vernon- Topical digest of deposition, testimony with exhibit references ( "Misty" ) 8
  Folder
"Misty" /Vernon 9
  Folder
Garner vs. Gale Agency, 1955 10
  Folder
Harriet Joslyn vs. Garner, 1953 11
  Folder
Garner Business Letters, 1958-1986 12
  Folder
Garner Lawsuits 13-14
  Folder
Garner Palomar Gardens Claim, 1952 15
  Folder
Copyright index cards 16
  Folder
Bootleg Disputes 17
  Folder
Garner- Financial 18-19
  Folder
Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation Financial Records, 1977-1983 20
  BoxFolder
Garner Business correspondence to Martha 321-2
  Folder
Garner Non-Music Financial Inc. UK Income 3
  Folder
Garner Financial Records and Correspondence 4
  Folder
Garner’s Power of Attorney, will codicils 5
  Folder
Financial documents with Garner’s signature 6-7
  Folder
Erroll Garner Gross Earnings Reports, 1954-1960 8-13
  Folder
Kim Garner Paternity Records 1998 14

Subseries  9. Visual & TV Licenses, 1955-1998 

  BoxFolder
Garner-TV/Film/Radio Contracts, 1950-1959 331
  Folder
Paramount Pictures 2
  Folder
Paramount Pictures (A New Kind of Love), 1963 3
  Folder
TV Contracts (pub) 4
  Folder
Television Licenses (requests, correspondence) 5
  Folder
Warner Brothers TV, Film & Records 6
  Folder
Garner-Ed Sullivan Show Agreements 7
  Folder
Kultur video- Garner in Performance (contract), June 18, 1998 8
  Folder
TV contracts, 1967-1975 9
  Folder
TV Agreements, 1960-1964 10
  Folder
Woody Allen Films 11
  Folder
Synchronization Licenses, 12-15
  Folder
Agreement Between Octave and 20th Century Fox 16
  Folder
Visual Licensing 17-18
  BoxFolder
Visual Licensing 341-11
  Folder
Ed Sullivan “1001 Sundays” Project TV License 12
  Folder
Normandy Broadcasting Corporation 13
  Folder
Mr. Bean and Bumpy Music Inc. - Music Box Company 14
  Folder
Universal Music, Japan DVD 15
  Folder
Shawnee Mission East Band Boosters (high school band) - Lincoln Center 16
  Folder
Street performers of San Francisco 17
  Folder
Jeopardy TV use of "Misty"  18
  Folder
Martha Glaser Correspondence: “Like It Is” Dispute ABC TV / Down / Sillnoble / BBC 19
  Folder
French TV film; “Jazz Memories” 20
  Folder
Dudley Moore/Palewell Productions film 21
  Folder
Music licenses, various compilations, etc. 22

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

  BoxFolder
Am-Par Records 3423
  Folder
Arista Records 24
  Folder
Absolutely Kosher Records 25
  Folder
Fantasy/Prestige/Milestone 26
  Folder
Playboy Records 27
  Folder
MGM Records 28
  Folder
Teresa Gramaphone 29
  Folder
United Artists Records 30
  Folder
Onyx Records 31
  Folder
Telarc 32
  Folder
Correspondence, Telarc International Corporation 33
  Folder
Twentieth Century Fox Records 34
  Folder
Koch 35
  Folder
Smithsonian Records 36
  Folder
Reader’s Digest Records 37
  Folder
Shanacie Records 38
  Folder
Savoy Records 39
  BoxFolder
Muzak 351-4
  Folder
Garner Recording session bills, Capitol et al October 30, 1973 5
  Folder
Contracts between Philips-Sonora and Octave, 1971 6
  Folder
Blue Note Records 7
  Folder
Contracts between Philips Phonographic Industries and Octave, 1963-1967 8
  Folder
Spotlight Records 9
  Folder
Misc. correspondence, Mercury Records & others 10
  Folder
Atlantic Recording Corporation 11-12
  Folder
Atlantic Music Agreement, July 2, 1951 13
  Folder
Capitol Songs Agreement, June 18, 1946 14
  Folder
Folkways Records 15
  Folder
Pye Records and Octave: contracts and correspondence 16
  Folder
Older Miscellaneous Non-Columbia Record Co. Statements 17
  Folder
Older Columbia Royalty Statements, 1950s 18
  Folder
Contract between Hurok and Garner, 1958-1959 19
  Folder
Royalty correspondence 20

Subseries  11. Miscellaneous Record Companies, 1945-1991 

  BoxFolder
Misc. Record Companies; Correspondence & Agreements, 361
  Folder
Deposition Martha Glaser 2-3
  Folder
Lawsuit Octave vs. Vernon Music Corp. 4-5
  Folder
Polygram/Polydor 6-8
  Folder
RCA Records 9-13
  Folder
Warner Brothers 14
  Folder
Miramax 15
  BoxFolder
Mercury Contracts 371
  Folder
Criterion Contracts 2
  Folder
Crown Records--Fraud Matter 3
  Folder
Vogue Records 4
  Folder
Jazz Groove Records 5
  Folder
Hindsight Records Inc. 6
  Folder
Mercury, Am-Par, Polygram, Philips, American Federation of Musicians 7
  Folder
MPS Records, unsigned 8

Subseries  12. Octave Music Documents, 1952-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

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

  BoxFolder
Criterion Agreement 379
  Folder
Correspondence RE: Old Contracts, 1950s 10
  Folder
Shake It, But Don’t Break It 11
  Folder
Chemical Bank and Octave 12
  Folder
Misc. Correspondence 13
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between Ashley-Famous Agency and Garner, 1969 14
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between Associated Booking Corp. and Garner, 1970-1971 15
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between Sutton Artists Corp. and Garner, 1973 16
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between Octave and Barclay International, 1974 17
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between Octave and Reader’s Digest, 1976-1982 18
  Folder
Correspondence; Re: Book of the Month Club contract, 1979 19
  Folder
Contracts between Valando Music Corp and Octave Music, 1970 20
  Folder
Recording Sessions/Financials; RE: Associated Musicians of NY 21
  Folder
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) agreement and membership 22
  Folder
Agreement between American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) and Garner, 1975 23
  Folder
Records Sessions: contracts and bills (between Octave and various studios) 24
  Folder
Compulsory Licenses 25
  Folder
Agreements between Garner/Octave 26
  Folder
Misc. Contracts (Octave) 27
  Folder
Octave Music Publishing Corporation 28
  Folder
Octave Music Financial Records 29
  Folder
Erroll Garner Misc. Non-Music Financial Records 30-31
  Folder
Erroll Garner Octave 32-34
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Agreements between Garner/Octave; Incorporation Papers- Octave 381
  Folder
Erroll Garner: contract, 1952 2
  Folder
Octave Minutes, 1955 3
  Folder
Octave Minutes-Blank Forms 4
  Folder
Octave Stock Certificates 5-7
  Folder
Octave Stock and Transfer Lodger 8

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

  BoxFolder
Sony/Columbia/CBS Royalties 389-10
  Folder
CBS Records-- "Concert By The Sea"  11
  Folder
Columbia Licenses 12
  Folder
Plaintiff Exhibits for EBT of NA 97, 1959 13
  Folder
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 14
  Folder
Plaintiff’s Exhibits from EBT of MM, 1956-1959 15-16
  Folder
CBS/Sony 17
  Folder
"Concert By The Sea" (Sony) 18
  Folder
Columbia Letters etc. (Rec) 19
  Folder
Erroll Garner: Columbia Records (correspondence) 20
  Folder
Agreement of Settlement and Correspondence--Garner and Columbia, 1962-1964 21
  Folder
Contract and Correspondence between CBS and Erroll Enterprises, 1956 22
  Folder
Agreements between CBS and Octave, 1972 23
  Folder
Franklin Mint Project--Columbia Records 24
  BoxFolder
Columbia Lawsuit Correspondence and News Coverage 391-2
  Folder
Columbia Agreement, June 1, 1956 3
  Folder
Columbia Settlement Agreement, July 25, 1962 4
  Folder
Sony Music Entertainment Licensing Agreements, 1995-2003 5
  Folder
Columbia Lawsuit documents and correspondence, 1950s-1960s 6
  Folder
Martha Glaser correspondence with Columbia Broadcasting Systems (CBS), 1960s-1980s 7
  Folder
Royalty Examination of Sony Music, Inc. On Behalf of the Estate of Erroll Garner (2) 8-9
  Folder
Copies of 1956-1961 Docs 10
  Folder
Garner vs. Columbia--Correspondence 11
  Folder
Exhibits & Correspondence- Erroll Enterprises, Inc. & Erroll Garner vs. Columbia Records A Div. Columbia Broadcasting System 12
  Folder
Suit--Erroll Enterprises Inc., et al vs. Columbia Records 13-15
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Publicity and Press Releases, 16
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Agreement between Octave Records Inc. and Am-Par Record Corp. and Supplementary Letter March 27, 1961  17
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Octave-Am-Par Second Contract & Supplementary Letter, June 1, 1961 18
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Counsels’ Letter re: Minimum Number of Albums to be Sold 19
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Proposed Contract with United Stereo Tapes (Not used) 20
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Authorization to Harry Fox by Octave Music 21
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Audit of Columbia Records, re: Erroll Garner 22
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- License from Octave Music to Synthetic Plastics 23
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- European Trip, May 26-June 10, 1962 24
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Moe Asch (Folkways Records & Service Corp.)--Releases 25
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Power of Attorney from Erroll Garner to Martha Glaser 26
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Outlines of Proposed Agreements between Octave and Mercury AND Octave-Mercury re: Tiny Grimes 27
  Folder
Legal Portfolio; Folder #226- Copy of Agreement between Octave Records, Inc. and United Artists Records, Inc. 28

Subseries  14. Columbia Lawsuit Depositions, 1950-1990 

  BoxFolder
Correspondence: Garner vs. Columbia 3929-32
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Legal Court Documents 401-10

Subseries  15. Erroll Garner Memorial Foundation Documents, 1990s 

  BoxFolder
Erroll Garner charities, scholarships, memorial foundation 4011-14
  Folder
Erroll Garner foundation scholarship applicants 15-16
  Folder
Hector G. Dowd, Attorney 17
  Folder
Martha Glaser beneficiary correspondence-Screen Actors Guild 18
  Folder
Settlement of Gale/American Federation of Music dispute 19
  Folder
Sankyo dispute, 2004 20
  Folder
Correspondence re: Postage stamp 21

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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 

  BoxFolder
Paperwork related to photographs 411

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

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

Montages of Erroll performing and Erroll headshots.

  Folder
Color Touring    6.0 items 4

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

  Folder
Color Candid    29.0 photographs 5

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

  Folder
Color Candid    25.0 photographs 6

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

  Folder
Color Publicity    25.0 photographs 7

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

  Folder
Miscellaneous photos    83.0 items 8

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
Miscellaneous photos    49.0 items 9

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
Miscellaneous photos    3.0 photographs 10

Portraits of Erroll Garner at the piano.

  Folder
Miscellaneous photos    4.0 photographs 11

Portraits of Erroll Garner leaning against a wall.

  Folder
Miscellaneous photos    3.0 photographs 12

Portrait of Erroll Garner looking over a ledge.

  Folder
Miscellaneous photos    6.0 photographs 13

Portraits of Erroll Garner.

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

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

  Folder
Cherry Lane Songbook    10.0 photographs 15

Assorted portraits of Erroll Garner.

  Folder
Bill Farrell – singer    18.0 photographs 16

Assorted photos of singer Bill Farrell.

  Folder
Tiny Grimes    2.0 photographs 17

Photos of Tiny Grimes performing.

  Folder
Art prints by Hirschfield    12.0 items 18

Originals & Photocopies of drawings of Erroll Garner.

  Folder
Photos from fans    21.0 photographs 19

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

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

Printing plates and cardboard printing stamps.

  Folder
Wood block metal printing plates    3.0 items 33

Subseries  2. Black and White Candids, Studio 

  BoxFolder
B&W Candid    20.0 photographs 421

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner with others.

  Folder
B&W Candid    15.0 photographs 2

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner.

  Folder
Basin Street, November 1955    1.0 photograph 3

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

  Folder
Basin Street, November 1954    8.0 photographs 4

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner with others.

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

Erroll Garner with three men at a birthday celebration.

  Folder
Garner and Robert Vaughn    2.0 photographs 6

Erroll Garner with actor Robert Vaughn (1932-)

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

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

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

Erroll Garner and others in a recording studio.

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

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

  Folder
Garner Birthday EMI England, 1966    3.0 items 10

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

  Folder
Garner and George Avakian    2.0 photographs 11

Photos of Erroll Garner with Columbia Records executive George Avakian.

  Folder
Garner - Haze Cleveland    1.0 photograph 12

Portrait of Erroll Garner with Norwegian recording artist Haze Cleveland.

  Folder
Paris, 1965    4.0 photographs 13

Photos of Erroll Garner arriving in Paris.

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

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
B&W Candid    117.0 photographs 17

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

  Folder
B&W Studio    135.0 photographs 18

Assorted photos of Erroll Garner in the recording studio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  BoxFolder
Publicity B&W    67.0 photographs 431

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

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

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

  Folder
Publicity B&W    17.0 photographs 7

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

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

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
Publicity B&W    5.0 photographs 12
  Folder
Publicity B&W    30.0 photographs 13
  Folder
Publicity B&W    2.0 photographs 14
  Folder
Publicity B&W    3.0 photographs 15
  Folder
Publicity B&W    18.0 photographs 16
  Folder
London Sweater    5.0 photographs 17-18
  Folder
“London Sweater ‘do not use’”    2.0 photographs 19
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Baldwin Piano    10.0 photographs 441

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

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

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

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 

  BoxFolder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    78.0 photographs 451
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    16.0 photographs 2
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    93.0 photographs 3
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    72.0 photographs 4
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    35.0 photographs 5
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    56.0 photographs 6
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    23.0 photographs 7
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid    11.0 photographs 8
  Folder
Garner; Wilmington, 1965    37.0 photographs 9
  Folder
Garner Shoulder Shot    2.0 photographs 10
  Folder
Non-Matted B&W Candid 11

Subseries  5. Black and White by Photographer 

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Aram Avakian    8.0 photographs 461
  Folder
Adrian of Boston    2.0 photographs 2
  Folder
Albert Fisher    18.0 photographs 3
  Folder
An Anderson Creation    4.0 photographs 4
  Folder
Andre Richard    2.0 photographs 5
  Folder
Arnold C. Demille    2.0 photographs 6
  Folder
Arthur Goldwyn    5.0 photographs 7
  Folder
A.S.L. (Actualites Suisses Lausanne)    11.0 photographs 8
  Folder
Aviation News    1.0 photograph 9
  Folder
Bakalar-Cosmo Photographies    4.0 photographs 10
  Folder
Bengt H. Malmquist    3.0 photographs 11
  Folder
Bertrand Miles    1.0 photograph 12
  Folder
Blanc    8.0 photographs 13
  Folder
Bob Green    8.0 photographs 14
  Folder
Bettye Lane    6.0 photographs 15
  Folder
Bill Patton    6.0 photographs 16
  Folder
Brening    28.0 photographs 17
  Folder
Bruce Morissey    4.0 photographs 18
  Folder
Bruno Hollywood    43.0 photographs 19
  Folder
Cal-Pictures    5.0 photographs 20
  Folder
Cain Photo Service    3.0 photographs 21
  Folder
Camera Associates, Inc.    5.0 photographs 22
  Folder
CBS    7.0 photographs 23
  Folder
Charles Steele    1.0 photograph 24
  Folder
Charles Stewart    82.0 photographs 25
  Folder
Charles "Teenie" Harris    2.0 photographs 26
  Folder
Chester Higgins Jr.    7.0 photographs 27
  Folder
Columbia    56.0 items 28

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

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

Photograph taken by Mike Shea for Ebony Magazine.

  Folder
Peter Hastings (Ebony Magazine)    3.0 photographs 37B

Photographs taken by Peter Hastings for Ebony Magazine.

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

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

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

Subseries  6. Garner with Celebrities, Touring & Autographed 

  BoxFolder
[Erroll] Garner & [Clint] Eastwood    22.0 photographs 471

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

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

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

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

  Folder
Susan Rosenberg & Erroll [Garner]    2.0 items 27

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

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

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

Subseries  7. Negatives, Contact sheets, Color slides 

Negatives 
  BoxFolder
Black & White Negatives    60.0 photographs 481
  Folder
Black & White Negatives    64.0 photographs 2
  Folder
Black & White Negatives    109.0 photographs 3
  Folder
Black & White Negatives    22.0 items 4
  Folder
Black & White Negatives    121.0 photographs 5
  Folder
Garner; England, 1966    3.0 photographs 5A
  Folder
Master + Negative, [Erroll] Garner Headshot    1.0 photograph 5B
  Folder
Negatives    3.0 photographs 5C
  Folder
Charles Stewart    7.0 photographs 6
  Folder
Gavin Davies    1.0 photograph 7
  Folder
Ken Whitmore    15.0 photographs 8
  Folder
Ted Williams    120.0 photographs 9
  Folder
Vernon L. Smith    83.0 photographs 10
  Folder
Popsie    2.0 photographs 11
  Folder
“Bruno of Hollywood, NYC”    9.0 photographs 12
  Folder
Tiny Grimes    1.0 photograph 13
  Folder
JJK Copy-Art Photographers (NYC)    1.0 photograph 14
  Folder
Garner w/ Haze Kleveland (Norwegian recording star)    1.0 photograph 15
  Folder
Garner w/ George Avakian (Bengt H. Malmquist)    1.0 photograph 16
  Folder
Garner, Switzerland, 1966    3.0 photographs 17
  Folder
Celebrities    108.0 photographs 18
  Folder
Miscellaneous    38.0 photographs 19
  Folder
Artwork    14.0 photographs 20
  Folder
Color    574.0 photographs 21-27
  Folder
Color Slides (Sleeved): In Concert, By Photographer, Portraits: Orange w/ tie, Portraits: Piano, Misc.    200.0 slides 28
  Folder
Color Slides (Sleeved): Gamma Photo Labs, Vernon L. Smith (Photographer) Portraits: Park (orange shirt), Portraits: Misc, Portraits: City background    160.0 slides 29
  Folder
Color Slides (Sleeved): Miscellaneous Kodak    46.0 slides 30

Section: Contact Sheets 

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

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

  OversizeFolder
Matted/Mounted Prints, Color and B&W 491-3

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

  OversizeItem
James MacArthur    3.0 items 501-3
  OversizeFolder
Aram Avakian    20.0 photographs 511-4
  Folder
John Pierre Leloir    19.0 photographs 5-6
  OversizeFolder
Charles Stewart    73.0 photographs 521-4
  OversizeFolder
Peter Croydon    1.0 photograph 531
  Folder
Lainson Denver (proofs - punched images)    9.0 items 2
  Folder
Alastair MacDonald    1.0 photograph 3
  Folder
Ray Witten    4.0 photographs 4
  Folder
T.C. Neil    2.0 photographs 5
  Folder
Garner Montage    4.0 photographs 6
  Folder
Paul Jones    1.0 photograph 7
  Folder
B&W Prints and Poster    13.0 items 8
  Folder
Garner at Piano, Review Posters    4.0 items 9
  Folder
Erroll Garner X-rays    15.0 items 10

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

  OversizeFolder
Color Prints    11.0 photographs 541
  Folder
B&W Prints    35.0 photographs 2-4
  Folder
Columbia Records Promotional Posters- Mounted    2.0 items 5

Subseries  11. Transparencies and Posters 

  OversizeItem
Damaged poster    1.0 item 551
  Folder
Album Art    38.0 items 1

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

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

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

Mock-ups for unidentified projects on Bristol Board.

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

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Series  VI. Audio/Video Material 

Scope and Content Notes

The Audio/Video Material series contains over 4,100 items comprising Erroll Garner's (with his accompanying musicians) live shows, studio sessions, radio and television performances, and interviews recorded between 1937 and 1977, which accounts for approximately 8,375 "songs" or tracks. The inventory includes:

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 film reels, 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.)

32 empty album sleeves, cassette cases, and CD cases featuring album art for Garner releases.

The analog sound recordings are not available for public access since they have been reformatted to digital.

Subseries  1. Sound Recordings 

Scope and Content Notes

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

Section: Reel-to-Reel Tapes 

Scope and Content Notes

Approximately 1,323 1950’s-1970’s master, safety and unknown open reel 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 used to select a final version. Mixes can be found with brass overdubs, different guitar, piano and bass balances, etc. Duplicate 1980’s recordings are included that may have been copied for remastered re-issues.

Most of the original boxes include 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”.

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 reel holds between 1-20 songs, with most containing anywhere from three to 10. Production notes are often included. A database located in the the ASC Reading Room can be sesarched to identify reel information inlcuding inventory number, song, length, notes, format, band or solo, sound quality, etc. for most of the recordings where applicable.

  Reel
Paris Television, 1966 EGV-04-09
  Reel
Paris Television, May 4, 1972 EGV-04-11
  Reel
Paris Television EGV-04-12

Section: Cassettes 

There are approximately 1,981cassettes in the Erroll Garner archive. Content includes 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 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, numerous interviews regarding Garner’s music and legacy with Martha Glaser are represented. Interviews with Art Blakey, George Avakian, Joe Turner, Red Callendar Billy Taylor, Carl McVicker, Slam Stewart, Teddy Wilson and Illinois Jacquet among other are included. A January 7, 1977 recording of Garner’s funeral service, a 1988 Ron Della Chiesa WGBH tribute, and 1999 “A Portrait of Erroll Garner” program from the Netherlands can also be found among the cassettes.

It appears that there is some content overlap with the acetates and tapes. Therefore, there is a lot of original material comprising interviews with Garner, Glaser or other celebrities talking about Garner, show performances, solo performances, and studio work.

Section: Acetates, Discs, Test Pressings and Promotional Records 

Contains approximately 653 discs including items composted of aluminum, acetate (lacquer), and vinyl. Sizes vary from 7-inches to 16-inches. Among the disc recordings are full albums, test pressings, commercial recordings, live recordings, promotional recordings, reference stampers, 16"" Muzak discs likely containing Garner compositions. Most discs have been digitized. Many discs are housed in their original sleeves, some containign handwritten annotations likely written by the engineer or producer. Condition ranges from fair to excellent. Discs that are believed to have been part of Garner's personal colleciton exhibit cracks, scratches, and chips. Also included is the 2016 release two-album set Ready Take One which contains previously unreleased tracks.

Subseries  2. Moving Images 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains concert and television performances featuring Erroll Garner with his trio, solo, and other performers and notable personalities on both 16mm film and videocassette. Performances include appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, The Gary Moore Show, BBC's Jazz 625, Jazzland, among others. Some videocassettes included in this series serve as documentation as to the use of Garner compositions in feature films, television shows, and advertising.

Moving image media in 16mm film, videocassette, and digital formats can be viewed onsite in the ASC Reading Room.

Section: Motion Picture Film 

  Reel
CBS Television Broadcast, March 26, 1961 EGV-04-01
  Reel
Television Broadcast, Swedish TV, 1970 EGV-04-02
  Reel
Erroll Garner in Performance, Swedish TV, August 26, 1980 EGV-04-03
  Reel
American Musical Theatre, July 5, 1977 EGV-04-04
  Reel
Montreaux Jazz Festival, May 24, 1967 EGV-04-05
  Reel
Amerian Musical Theater, February 13, 1965 EGV-04-06
  Reel
Laclede Symphony EGV-04-07

The item is not dated; however, it is possible that it could be from March 1955 when Garner performed on the Laclede Symphony Hour program on KSD - TV while the St. Louis Symphony was on tour. He was the first jazz artist to be featured on the classical music program.

  Reel
The Gary Moore Show, April 14, 1964 EGV-04-10
  Reel
The Perry Como Show, January 30, 1963 EGV-04-17
  Reel
Unknown French Television Show, ca. 1960s EGV-04-13
  Reel
7th Annual Pittsburgh United Fund--Edited Clips, September 30, 1962 EGV-04-18
  Reel
7th Annual Pittsburgh United Fund--Longer Version, September 30, 1962 EGV-04-19
  Reel
The Bell Telephone Hour, June 16, 1964 EGV-04-20
  Reel
The Tonight Show N.D. EGV-04-21
  Reel
The Tonight Show, October 29, 1962 EGV-04-22
  Reel
The Ed Sullivan Show, ca. 1964-1965 EGV-04-23
  Reel
The Bell Telephone Hour, ca. 1964-1965 EGV-04-24
  Reel
TheTonight Show, November 19, 1973 EGV-04-25
  Reel
The Tonight Show, November 1, 1973 EGV-04-26
  Reel
The Tonight Show, October 29, 1962 EGV-04-27
  Reel
The Ed Sullivan Show, ca. 1961 EGV-04-28
  Reel
The Ed Sullivan Show, ca. 1961 EGV-04-29
  Reel
The Ed Sullivan Show ca. 1961 EGV-04-30
  Reel
The Tonight Show, ca. 1973 EGV-04-31
  Reel
Tribute performance clips never before seen created for Newport Jazz Festival at Town Hall, April 1, 1983 EGV-04-43
  Reel
Unknown EGV-05-15

Section: Videocassettes 

  Videotape
Hitachi Commercial, April 1, 1982 EGV-01-02
  Videotape
Concert Recordings, London and Copenhagen, 1964,1970 EGV-01-03
  Videotape
The Genius of Soul, 1991 EGV-01-04
  Videotape
Jazzland, May 29, 1972 EGV-01-05
  Videotape
Documentary, 1998 EGV-01-07
  Videotape
Documentary, 1998 EGV-01-08
  Videotape
KCH clips, ca. 1970- 1977 EGV-01-09
  Videotape
Jazzland- with timecode, May 29, 1972 EGV-01-10
  Videotape
Jazzland, May 29, 1972 EGV-01-11
  Videotape
Jazz Dance (1954) &  After Hours (1961), 1954, 1961    EGV-01-12
  Videotape
Jazzland, May 29, 1972 EGV-01-13
  Videotape
Jazz 625 Reel 1, February 20, 1965 EGV-01-14
  Videotape
The Steve Allen Show, May 16, 1960 EGV-01-16
  Videotape
Jazz 625 Reel 2, October 21, 1964 EGV-01-17

The tape is dated 1964, but Garner performed on the show in 1965.

  Videotape
Festival- Jazz Piano, 1973 EGV-01-19
  Videotape
Jazz 625 II, October 24, 1964 EGV-01-20

The tape is dated 1964, but Garner performed on the show in 1965.

  Videotape
Nightline withTed Koppel, August 8, 1989    EGV-01-21
  Videotape
The Erroll Garner Documentary Project, No One Can Hear You Read (4 tapes), 1997 EGV-01-22
  Videotape
The Oprah Winfrey Show N.D.    EGV-01-23
  Videotape
Erroll Garner in Europe, ca. 1963-1972 EGV-01-24
  Videotape
Vintage Jazz Collection--Jazz 625 (Labelled in Japanese), October 22, 1964 EGV-01-25
  Videotape
The Tonight Show-- Final Show (Music Montage), May 22, 1992 EGV-01-26
  Videotape
Concert Recording--Amsterdam, November 7, 1964 EGV-01-27
  Videotape
Unknown, May 1972    EGV-01-28
  Videotape
Great Performances: Miles Ahead, 1986 EGV-01-29
  Videotape
Jazz Memories,  May 29, 1972 EGV-01-30

Program contains "Misty," "Something." "Shadow of your Smile," and clips from from Jazz 625 from Studio 13,

  Videotape
Like It Is, Hosted by Gil Noble, ca. 1977-1987 EGV-01-31
  Videotape
Jazz Concert Recordings London (1964),Copenhagen (1970), 1964-1970    Duplicate of EGV-01-03 EGV-01-33
  Videotape
Evening at the Pops, July 19, 1978 EGV-02-01
  Videotape
Dress Rehearsal, July 13, 1981 EGV-02-02
  Videotape
Erroll Garner in Copenhagen, May 27, 1968 EGV-02-03
  Videotape
Unknown    EGV-02-04
  Videotape
Unknown, Februray 22, 1983 EGV-02-05
  Videotape
The Bell Telephone Hour, June 14, 1964 EGV-02-06
  Videotape
The Mike Douglas Show, ca. 1963-1970 EGV-02-07

Collection of mulitple Erroll Garner appearances.

  Videotape
The Ed Sullivan Show, 1960-1963 EGV-02-08

Collection of Erroll Garner appearances dated 10/23/1960; 2/5/1961; 3/26/1961; 4/21/1963.

  Videotape
Holland EGV-02-09
  Videotape
Jazz 625 Reels 1 and 2, Tape 1 of 2, Feburary 20, 1965 EGV-02-10
  Videotape
Jazz/Beat with Erroll Garner, October 16, 1970 EGV-02-11
  Videotape
Jazz 625 Reels 1 and 2, Tape 2 of 2, February 20, 1965  EGV-02-12
  Videotape
Just Jazz: Erroll Garner, November 14, 1986 EGV-02-13
  Videotape
The Tonight Show, November 19, 1973 EGV-03-01
  Videotape
Just Jazz: Erroll Garner, November 14, 1986 EGV-03-03
  Videotape
1977 Memorial, November 16, 1977 EGV-03-02
  Videotape
Unknown Production from French Television EGV-03-04
  Videotape
Unknown, August 26, 1983 EGV-03-05
  Videotape
Rose D'Or/Montreux, 1966    PAL/Mono/B&W/10"-- wrong format- possible dupe of 03-13 EGV-03-08
  Videotape
The Tonight Show, October 18, 1972 EGV-03-09
  Videotape
The Tonight Show, December 18, 1974 EGV-03-10
  Videotape
The Today Show, Janaury 7, 1977 EGV-03-11
  Videotape
The Tonight Show, May 28, 1973 EGV-03-12
  Videotape
18th Contest for the "Golden Rose of Montreux": Rose D'Or, 1966 EGV-03-13
  Videotape
CBS News Sunday Morning, September 12, 1993    Beta EGV-03-14
  Disc
Erroll Garner in Performance EGV-03-15
  Videotape
Unknown Television Broadcast, January 28, 1993 EGV-05-01
  Videotape
Unknown Concert Recording, 13/WNET, January 1, 1991 EGV-05-02
  Videotape
Unknown BBC Television Broadcast, October 31, 1964 EGV-05-03
  Videotape
Unknown Concert Recording EGV-05-04
  Videotape
Unknown BBC Television Broadcast EGV-05-05
  Videotape
Unknown EGV-05-06
  Videotape
Unknown BBC Program EGV-05-07
  Videotape
Unknown Concert Recording, ca. 1959-1972 EGV-05-08
  Videotape
Uknown BBC Program EGV-05-09
  Videotape
Unknown EGV-05-10
  Videotape
Unknown, May 1, 1972 EGV-05-11
  Videotape
Unknown EGV-05-12
  Videotape
Montreaux Jazz Festival, 1966 EGV-05-13
  Videotape
CBS Sunday Morning, September 12, 1993 EGV-05-14
  Videotape
A&E Television Broadcast, May 28, 1998 EGV-05-14

Subseries  3. Gear, etc. 

This subseries contains miscellaneous cables, microphones, etc.

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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.

  BoxFolder
Garner sketch from London Sunday Mirror 561
  Folder
Garner face sketch 2
  Folder
Garner sketch MGM Records 3
  Folder
He's Here! He's Gone! He's Garner! album sleve 4
  Folder
New Kind of Love Illustration 5
  Folder
Garner drawing from portrait by Rheinhold W. Timm, 1971 6
  Folder
News Pool Sketch (2) 7
  Folder
Unicover Corporation 8
  Folder
Sketches by Garner 9
  Folder
Garner Drawing by Bruni Sablan, 1990 10
  Folder
Sketches from watercolors by Daniel Appelbaum 11
  Folder
Sketches by Desow 12
  Folder
Matted prints 13
  Folder
Garner Trio Print and Sketch 14
  Folder
Sketches of Garner unknown artists 15

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).

  BoxFolder
ASCAP Certificate of Membership for Octave Music Corp, 1956 5616
  Folder
Melhor Solista Internacional De (Portuguese, Gold Disc Emblem In Envelope, 6 x 8), 1956 17
  Folder
Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT] 18
  Folder
Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT], 1957 19
  Folder
Downbeat Award- First Place Piano 1, 1957 20
  Folder
Downbeat Award- First Place Piano 2, 1957 21
  Folder
Hot Club de France-Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz certificate, 1957 22
  Folder
Downbeat Award [ON EXHIBIT], 1958 23
  Folder
Phi Alpha Jazz Musician of the Year, 1958 24
  Folder
Philips Electrical Reception, 1958 25
  Folder
Playboy All Star Certificate, 1958 26
  Folder
Bound copy of The Saturday Evening Post, 1958 27
  Folder
Up in Erroll's Room Grammy Nomination Plaque, 1968 28
  Folder
Sindicato Argentino de Musicos Certificate (Spanish), 1970 29
  Folder
Clube Dos Amigos Do Jazz De Sao Paulo Award (Portuguese), 1970 30
  Folder
Pride of Pennsylvania Award, 1971 31
  BoxFolder
ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, October 15, 1975 571
  Folder
ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, October 14, 1981 2
  Folder
ASCAP Award to Octave Music Publishing Corp. for Misty- Outstanding Country Song, [ON EXHIBIT], October 14, 1981 3
  Folder
ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for "Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983, May 3, 1984  4
  Folder
ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1973-September 30, 1983 [ON EXHIBIT], May 3, 1984  5
  Folder
ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1 1974-September 30, 1984, May 28, 1984  6
  Folder
ASCAP Honors Erroll Garner for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1, 1975-September 30, 1985, May 28, 1986  7
  Folder
ASCAP Honors Octave Music Publishing Corp. for “Misty” - Among the Most Performed ASCAP Standards October 1 1975-September 30, 1985, May 28, 1986  8
  Folder
Grammy Awards Program, 1991 9
  Folder
NARAS Hall of Fame Entry Form, 1996 10

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.

  BoxFolder
American Popular Songs: Six Decades of Songwriters and Singers, selected by James R. Morris, J.R. Taylor, and Dwight Blocker Bowers, 1984 5711
  Folder
Between You and Me- Pearl Bailey, 1989 12
  Folder
The Book of Jazz: A Guide to the Entire Field - Leonard Feather, 1961 13
  Folder
Detroit Yellow Pages phonebook [ON EXHIBIT], 14
  BoxFolder
Dictionary of Music - Theodore Karp, 1973 581
  Folder
Erroll Garner: Leben Und Kunst Eines Genialen Pianisten - Ernst Burger (Germany), 2006 2
  Folder
Esquire's 1947 Jazz Book, 1947 3
  Folder
Exits and Entrances, 1961 4
  Folder
Flip, NBC TV Script [ON EXHIBIT], 1971 5
  Folder
The Gary Moore Show, CBS TV Script [ON EXHIBIT], 1959 6
  Folder
The Golden Age of Jazz - William P. Gottlieb, 1979 7
  Folder
His Way: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Frank Sinatra - Kitty Kelley, 1986 8
  Folder
Living with Jazz - Dan Morgenstern, ed. by Sheldon Meyer, 2004 9
  Folder
The Oxford Companion to Jazz, ed. by Bill Kirchner, 2000 10
  Folder
Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall, 1960 11
  Folder
Talking to Myself - Pearl Bailey, 1971 12
  Folder
War Is No Damn Good!- Robert Osborn, 1946 13
  Folder
The World of Count Basie - Stanley Dance, 1980 14

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.

  BoxFolder
Garner Business Cards 591
  Folder
Identification Cards and Passports 2
  Folder
Medical Cards 3
  Folder
Membership Cards 4
  Folder
Personal Thank You Card, 1968 5
  Folder
Petty Cash Vouchers 6
  Folder
Social Security Card 7

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.

  BoxFolder
Address Book 598
  Folder
Address Book 9
  Folder
Address Book 10
  Folder
Address Cards A-L 11
  Folder
Address Cards M-Z 12
  Folder
Business Cards 13

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

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.

  BoxFolder
Legends of American Jazz Postage Stamps 5922
  Folder
Postcards, 1995 23
  Folder
Publicity Impression Cards 24
  Folder
Publicity Packet 25

Subseries  8. Miscellaneous 

  BoxFolder
Four Leaf Clover 5926
  BoxItem
Just Jazz PBS Box 601
  Item
Back Cover of Unknown Album 2
  Item
Shaving Kit Bag 3
  Item
Wooden Stamp 4
  Item
Embossers 5-9
  Item
Brown Wallet 10
  Item
Wood Block 11
  Item
Music Roll with High Octane 12
  Item
Music Roll with Misty, Young Love, High Octane 13
  Item
Galileoscope with Case 14

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.

  BoxItem
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 611
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 2
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Orange 3
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 4
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 5
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 6
  Item
Dress Shirt, Littler, Light Yellow 7
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Green 8
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Yellow 9
  Item
Dress Shirt, Murray Lee, White 10
  Item
Dress Shirt, Fred Sanders, Blue 11
  Item
Tiecrafters Tie in Box 12

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.

  BoxItem
American Lincoln Memorial Cents (4) 621
  Item
American Lincoln Wheat Cents (4) 2
  Item
French Coins (3) 3
  Item
Italian Coins (2) 4
  Item
West German Coin (1) 5
  Item
British Halfpenny (1) 6
  Item
British Penny (3) 7
  Item
British Churchill Commemorative Crown (1) 8
  Item
Erroll Garner MGM Keychains (6) 9-11
  Item
Pocket Watches (2) 12-13
  Item
Earrings (3) 14-16
  Item
Money Pins (2) 17-18
  Item
Keys (7) 19-25
  Item
Cigarette Lighters (4) 26-29
  Item
Rings in Ring Boxes (9) 30-38
  BoxItem
Tie Bands 631-4
  Item
Money Clips 5-8
  Item
Cuff Links- Singles 9-11
  Item
Cuff Links- Pairs 12-33
  Item
Clinton/Gore Campaign Pin, 1992 34
  Item
Key to the City of Indianapolis 35
  Item
Desk Supplies 36-37

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.

  OversizeFolder
Garner Cut-out 641
  Folder
Garner Photograph at Piano 2
  Folder
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Scholarship Benefit Town Hall Posters (3) 3
  Folder
Up In Erroll's Room Posters (German) 4
  Folder
Gemeni Album Cover (2), That's My Kick Album Cover (2) 5
  Folder
Garner Concert Poster (5), July 1970 6
  Folder
Garner Songbook Covers (8) 7
  Folder
Feeling is Believing Album Posters- Mercury Records (4) 8
  Folder
Garner at Carnegie Hall Concert Posters- Red text (8), Yellow (2), Orange (1), White (1) 9
  Folder
Garner at Carnegie Hall Concert Posters Green Text (11) 10
  OversizeFolder
Large Concert Posters, folded (6) 651-3
  Folder
Large Concert Poster Amsterdam, Space Held for Poster Undergoing Concervation 1958 4
  Folder
Album Covers- Paris Impressions (2), Gemeni, One World Concert 5
  Folder
Photograph, Other Voices album cover photocopy, newspaper clippings 6
  Folder
Concert Posters- 8th annual jazz hall of fame concert, April 16-24 concert, Florida symphony orchestra concert, International Festival London concert 7
  Folder
Charcoal sketch portrait of Garner 8
  OversizeFolder
The Urbanite, June 1961 661
  Folder
Billboard Magazine, November 15, 1988 2
  Folder
Ebony, September 1946 3
  Folder
Evening Times Front Page (10) 4
  Folder
Garner Campus Concert Posters 5
  Folder
One World Concert Poster 6
  Folder
A Tribute to Frank Schiffman 7
  Folder
Garner Symphony Hall Concert Posters 8
  Folder
A New Kind of Love Soundtrack Publicity 9
  Folder
Souvenir Photos 10
  Folder
Newspaper Articles, 1962 11
  Folder
Album Covers 12
  OversizeFolder
Garner From Coast to Coast (44), 1958-1959 671
  Folder
Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Black Background (8) 2
  Folder
Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Red Background (10) 3
  Folder
Garner at the Maisonette Poster, Yellow Text (3) 4
  Folder
Drawings by Garner 5
  Folder
Newspaper Articles 6
  Folder
Gershwin and Kern Album Cover with designs 7
  Folder
That's My Kick Album Cover with designs 8
  Folder
Close Up in Swing Album Cover with designs 9
  Folder
New Kind of Love Proofs 10
  Folder
Erroll Garner A Night at the Movies 11

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Series  VIII. Martha Glaser Papers, 1921-2010 

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 contains correspondence (personal and business), greetings cards that she received, calendars and daily notes of her activities, poetry and TV scripts created by her, financial documents, family and personal materials, educational records (primary, secondary, and college), race relations (during the 1940s in Chicago, Detroit, and the music industry), photographs, some jewelry, and legal papers.

Subseries  1. Correspondence Outgoing, 1940-2008 

Scope and Content Notes

The Outgoing Correspondence subseries contains personal, legal, and business correspondence organized by date.

  BoxFolder
 1940s 681
  Folder
 1951 2
  Folder
 1952 3
  Folder
 1953 4
  Folder
 1954 5
  Folder
 1955 6
  Folder
 1956 7
  Folder
 1957 8
  Folder
 1958 9
  Folder
 1959 10
  Folder
 1960 11
  Folder
 1961 12
  Folder
 1962 13
  Folder
 1963 14
  Folder
 1964 15
  Folder
 1967 16
  Folder
 1968 17
  Folder
 1969 18
  Folder
 1970 19
  Folder
 1971 20
  Folder
 1972 21
  Folder
 1973 22
  Folder
 1974 23
  Folder
 1975 24
  Folder
 1976 25
  Folder
 1977 26
  Folder
 1978 27
  Folder
 1979 28
  Folder
 1980 29
  Folder
 1981 30
  Folder
 1982 31
  Folder
 1983 32
  Folder
 1984 33
  Folder
 1985 34
  Folder
 1986 35
  Folder
 1987 36
  Folder
 1988 37
  Folder
 1989 38
  Folder
 1990 39
  Folder
 1991 40
  Folder
 1992 41
  Folder
 1993 42
  Folder
 1994 43
  Folder
 1995 44
  Folder
 1996 45
  Folder
 1997 46
  Folder
 1998 47
  Folder
 1999 48
  Folder
 2000 49
  Folder
 2001 50
  BoxFolder
 2002 691
  Folder
 2003 2
  Folder
 2004-2008 3
  Folder
Undated 4
  Folder
Letterhead 5

Subseries  2. Correspondence Incoming, 1940-2010 

Scope and Content Notes

The Incoming Correspondence subseries contains personal, legal, and business correspondence organized by date.

  BoxFolder
 1940s 696
  Folder
 1950-1956 7
  Folder
 1957 8
  Folder
 1958-1959 9
  Folder
 1960-1963 10
  Folder
 1964-1965 11
  Folder
 1966-1969 12
  Folder
 1970-1975 13
  Folder
 1976-1977 14
  Folder
 1978-1979 15
  Folder
 1980 16
  Folder
 1981 17
  Folder
 1982-1983 18
  Folder
 1984-1985 19
  Folder
 1986-1987 20
  Folder
 1988-1989 21
  Folder
 1990-1991 22
  Folder
 1992-1993 23
  Folder
 1994-1995 24
  Folder
 1996-1997 25
  Folder
 1998-1999 26
  Folder
 2000 27
  Folder
 2001 28
  Folder
 2002 29
  Folder
 2003 30
  Folder
 2004 31
  Folder
 2005-2010 32
  Folder
Undated 33
  Folder
Undated 34

Subseries  3. Greeting Cards, c. 1944-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

The Greeting Cards subseries contains personal and business correspondence organized by card genre.

  BoxFolder
Valentines Day, c. 1944-2000 701
  Folder
Easter/Passover, c. 1960-2003 2
  Folder
Halloween, c. 1980 3
  Folder
Hanukkah, c. 1960-2005 4
  Folder
Christmas, c. 1950-2005 5-14
  Folder
Birthday, c. 1960-2005 15
  Folder
Thank You, c. 1970-2000 16-18
  Folder
Get Well, c. 1980-2005 19
  Folder
General, c. 1950-2005 20-23
  Folder
Post Cards, 1950-1999 24-26
  Folder
Letters, 1947-2001 27
  Folder
Photographs found w/ cards 28
  Folder
Stamps 29
  Folder
Envelopes 30

Subseries  4. Clients and Family Correspondence, 1952-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

The Clients and Family Correspondence series contains letters from Bella Rosenberg, Tiny Grimes, and Bill Farrell.

  BoxFolder
Bella Rosenberg (sister), 1960-1998 711
  Folder
Tiny Grimes, 1962-1964 2-4
  Folder
Bill Farrell, 1954 5-6

Subseries  5. Calendars, 1969-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

The Calendar subseries contains sparsely populated information about Glaser and are in chronological order.

  BoxFolder
 1969 717
  Folder
 1972 8
  Folder
 1972 9
  Folder
 1972 10
  Folder
 1974 11
  Folder
 1975 12
  Folder
 1975 13
  Folder
 1976 14
  BoxFolder
 1978 721
  Folder
 1979 2
  Folder
 1989 3
  Folder
 1990 4
  Folder
 1991 5
  Folder
 1996 6
  Folder
 1997 7
  Folder
 1999 8
  Folder
 2000 9
  Folder
 2002 10

Subseries  6. Daily Notes, 1953-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

The Daily Notes subseries contains daily typed or handwritten sheets of paper that act as a diary recording the daily activaties of Glaser.

  BoxFolder
 1953 7211
  Folder
 1955 12
  Folder
 1957 13
  BoxFolder
 1958 731
  Folder
 1959 2
  Folder
 1960 3
  Folder
 1964 4
  Folder
 1969 5
  Folder
 1970 6
  Folder
 1971 7
  Folder
 1973 8
  Folder
 1974 9
  Folder
 1975 10
  Folder
 1976 11
  Folder
 1977 12
  Folder
 1978 13
  Folder
 1979 14
  Folder
 1980 15
  Folder
 1981 16
  Folder
 1982 17
  Folder
 1983 18
  Folder
 1984 19
  Folder
 1985 20
  Folder
 1986 21
  Folder
 1987 22
  Folder
 1988 23
  Folder
 1989 24
  Folder
 1990s 25
  Folder
 2000s 26
  Folder
Undated 27
  Folder
Undated 28

Subseries  7. Creative Writings, 1946-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

The Creative Writings subseries contains manuscripts, poems, short stories and TV ideas written by Glaser over the course of her long career.

  BoxFolder
It Happened on Wax Manuscript, 1948-1996 741
  Folder
It Happened on Wax Manuscript, 1948 2
  Folder
Hot Rod Years Manuscript, 1949 3
  Folder
Hot Rod Years incomplete, 1948 4
  Folder
Hot Rod Years incomplete, 1948 5
  Folder
Hot Rod Years incomplete, 1948 6
  Folder
Hot Rod Years Complete, 1949 7
  Folder
Poems for Hot Rod Years, 1946-1948 8
  Folder
Songs for Hot Rod Years, 1946-1948 9
  Folder
Poems 10
  Folder
Poems 11
  Folder
Poems 12
  Folder
Daily Ideas, 1948-2001 13
  Folder
TV Ideas, c.1953 14
  Folder
Radio Ideas, c. 1945 15
  Folder
Short Stories 16
  Folder
Short Stories 17
  Folder
Short Stories 18
  Folder
Erroll Garner Biography Notes, c. 1980-1990 19
  Folder
Inspirational Newspaper Clippings 20

Subseries  8. Financial, 1947-2008 

Scope and Content Notes

The Financial subseries contains royalty information, receipts, and statements relating to Erroll's music.

  BoxFolder
Royalty, 2001-2004 751
  Folder
Royalty, 2005-2006 2
  Folder
Receipts, 1955-2005 3
  Folder
Letters, 1957-2008 4
  Folder
Letters 5
  Folder
Financial Statements 6
  Folder
Financial Statements 7
  Folder
Tax Returns, 1947-1959 8
  Folder
Stock,1960 9

Subseries  9. Family and Personal, 1921-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

The Family and Personal subseries contains Farkas family correspondence, family history, reflections on Erroll, and personal writings.

  BoxFolder
Family History 1843-1942 7510
  Folder
Farkas Family Correspondence (Hungarian) 1939 11
  Folder
Farkas Family Correspondence 12
  Folder
Farkas Family Correspondence 13
  Folder
Farkas Family Correspondence 14
  BoxFolder
Farkas Family Correspondence 761
  Folder
Farkas Family Correspondence 2
  Folder
CV, Resume, References, Grades, 1944 3
  Folder
Employment 4
  Folder
Martha and Dr. Robinson Correspondence, 1977 5
  Folder
Address Books 6
  Folder
Travel, 1957-1970 7
  Folder
Martha on Judaism 1947-1960 8
  Folder
Martha on Judaism 1947-1960 9
  Folder
Reflections on Erroll 10
  Folder
Holiday Gift List and Thank You Notes 11
  Folder
Personal Writings 12
  Folder
Jazz Articles 13
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1947 14
  Folder
Rhapsody in Black, 1935 15
  Folder
Art Work 16
  Folder
Publications (Also see o/s box #) 17
  Folder
Esquire's Jazz Book, 1954 18
  Folder
Martha's Articles, Notes, Clippings, etc., 1947, 1991, 1996 19

Subseries  10. Education, 1932-1941 

Scope and Content Notes

The Education subseries contains assignments, class notes, and other material from Glaser elementary, high school, and college years.

  BoxFolder
Elementary School and Memory Book 771
  Folder
Highschool Notes and Assignments, 1934-1938 2
  Folder
Highschool Valentines Day Cards 3
  Folder
Highschool Composition Books, 1934-1938 4
  Folder
Highschool Autographs 5
  Folder
Published Poetry 5
  Folder
Prospector 1934-1938 7
  Folder
Prospector 8
  Folder
Prospector 9
  Folder
Prospector 10
  Folder
Wayne State University Blue Books, 1939-1941 11
  Folder
Wayne State University Blue Books, 1939-1941 12
  Folder
Wayne State University Notes, 1939-1941 13
  Folder
Wayne State University Notes 14
  Folder
Wayne State University Notes 15
  BoxFolder
Wayne State University Notes 781
  Folder
Wayne State University Notes 2
  Folder
Wayne State University Notes 3
  Folder
Wayne State University Commencement Certificate, 1942 6
  Folder
Student Defense Committee 4
  Folder
The Detroit Collegian, 1940-1942 5

Subseries  11. Race Relations, 1943-1946 

Scope and Content Notes

The Race Relations subseries contains material on the fight for race equality in Chicago, Detroit, and in entertainment.

  BoxFolder
Chicago, 1945-1946 787-10
  Folder
Detroit, 1943-1946 11
  Folder
Race Dialogue 12
  Folder
Articles about Race in Jazz 13
  Folder
Race connected to Music 14

Subseries  12. Photographs, c. 1921-2010 

Scope and Content Notes

The Photographs subseries contains photos of Martha, Erroll, and the Farkas family, starting from the early 1900s to 2010.

  BoxFolder
Farkas Family Hungarian, c.1900-1950 791
  Folder
Martha’s Parents Sam and Peral Farkas, c. 1930-1950 2
  Folder
Peral Farkas (Martha's Mother), c.1915-1955 3
  Folder
Sam Farkas (Martha's Father), c. 1915-1960 4
  Folder
Farkas Family Soliders, c. 1940-1945 5
  Folder
Farkas Family Children 6
  Folder
Martha Early Years c. 1921-1975 7-8
  Folder
Martha Later Years, c.1976-2010 9
  Folder
Susan Rosenberg c. 1956-1980 10
  Folder
Bella Rosenberg c. 1921-1980 11
  Folder
Martha and Erroll 12
  Folder
Frakas Family Single 13
  Folder
Frakas Family Group 14
  Folder
New York City, 1992 15
  Folder
Portraits 16
  BoxFolder
Portraits 801-2
  Folder
Photomatic c. 1940 3-4
  Folder
Negatives 5

Subseries  14. Legal [RESTRICTED] 1921-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

The Legal subseries contains Glaser birth certificate, last will and testament, and power of attorney. Access to it is currently RESTRICTED.

  BoxFolder
Birth Certificate, 1921 806
  Folder
Social Security Card 7
  Folder
Marraige and Divorce Records, 1939-1947 8
  Folder
Passports, 1967-1996 9
  Folder
Last Will and Testament, 1980 10
  Folder
Power of Attorney, 1996 11
  Folder
Condo Rights, 2007 12
  Folder
Deposition, 1977 13
  Folder
Deposition, 1992 14
  Folder
Martha Lawsuit vs. Lehrer-McGovern (scaffold accident), 1957, 1989-1998 15
  Folder
Martha Lawsuit vs. Lehrer-McGovern (scaffold accident), 1989-1998 16
  Folder
Martha Lawsuit vs. Lehrer-McGovern (scaffold accident), 1989-1998 17
  Folder
Martha Lawsuit vs. Lehrer-McGovern (scaffold accident), 1989-1998 18

Subseries  13. Realia, c.1921-1970 

Scope and Content Notes

The Realia subseries contains jewelry and desk items from Glaser.

  BoxItem
Earrings 811
  Item
Diamond Earring 2
  Item
Makeup Case 3
  Item
Cubic Zirconia Earring 4
  Item
Cubic Zirconia Ball Earring 5
  Item
Pattern Earring 6
  Item
Pearl Ring 7
  Item
Lose Cubic Zirconia 8
  Item
Paper Weight 9
  Item
Pins 10-12
  Item
Rosary Beads 13
  Item
Pink Cubic Zirconia Earring 14
  Item
Watch 15
  Item
Buttons 16
  Item
Tie Clips 17

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