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The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 12

Scope and Contents

The Collection contains a wide range of materials which include: scores and libretti for the operettas; individual songs with words or music by Gilbert or Sullivan; programs and posters; parodies, satires, and cartoons directed at the operettas and their creators; a model theater of the original production of The Mikado; and a large number of newspaper and periodical articles pertaining to specific productions, revivals, and performers.

Dates

  • 1880-1951 (inclusive)

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan was purchased by the Music Library of Yale University from Rose's sister in 1972.

Arrangement

In 13 series as follows: I. Piano-vocal scores. II. Libretti. III. Photographs and pictures. IV. Satire, parody, biography, critical commentary, letters, and miscellany. V. Periodicals and souvenir programs. VI. News clippings. VII. Programs. VIII. Piano-vocal arrangements of selections from the operettas. IX. Sheet music. X. Posters and graphics. XI. Bab ballads and orchestral parts. XII. Scrapbook. XIII. Miscellanea.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/music.mss.0012

Overview

Scores, libretti, and songs by Gilbert and Sullivan; articles, programs posters, parodies, satires, and cartoons relating to Gilbert and Sullivan; and a model theater of the original production of The Mikado

Biographical / Historical

The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan was collected by Rose for a history of Gilbert and Sullivan production in the United States. Rose never completed this work, though he did write an article entitled "Half a Century of Pinafore," (Musical Digest, June 1928).
Title
The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Compiled by Thomas R. Crumb
Date
1996-2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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