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Richard Rodgers Papers

Collection Data

The Richard Rodgers Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, posters, newspaper clippings, and other material related to the career of Richard Rodgers. There is a small series of production files which includes materials on THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC and OKLAHOMA! The primary strength of the collection lies in the inclusiveness of the business correspondence; there are both complimentary and uncomplimentary letters, indicating that Rodgers did not edit the collection to eliminate unfavorable information. Another strength of the collection lies in the amount of correspondence with his collaborators, particularly Oscar Hammerstein II. There is, however, no direct correspondence between Rodgers and his first collaborator Lorenz Hart and there are few references to Hart. Although there are a considerable amount of letters from Rodgers to his wife, there are very few from her to him. There is also a small amount of correspondence related to Dorothy Rodgers political and literary activities.
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1914 - 1989
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T Mss 1987-006
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Musical theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Physical Description
Extent: 7.13 linear feet (17 boxes)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11484900
MSS Unit ID: 21252
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 37fe8760-c6d0-012f-31fd-3c075448cc4b
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