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Identifier: IJS-0131

John Steiner collection of stock arrangements



  • circa 1900-1959

Scope and Contents

This collection contains printed music scores for dance orchestras. The bulk of the scores are arrangements of songs from musical theater and marketed for ballroom dancing, typically foxtrot or waltz. There is one box of Steiner's personal papers and includes jazz programs, newspaper clippings, flyers, and personal notes.    


32.05 Cubic Feet

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use.

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically by title. Steiner sourced these materials from two different bandleaders, Carl Lorch and Richard Manning. The majority of the boxes are from Lorch, the subset on Manning materials are noted below. In addition one box houses personal ephemera and memorabilia of Steiner.

Box 1: Box 2: A Box 3: B Box 4: C Box 5: D Box 6: Manning A-C Box 7: Manning D-G Box 8: Manning H-I Box 9: Manning J-M Box 10: Manning N-R Box 11: Manning S-U Box 12: Manning V-W Box 13: Manning X-Z Box 14: E Box 15: Large Fmt Box 16: F Box 17: G Box 18: H Box 19: I-IC Box 20: ID-IM Box 21: IN-IZ Box 22: J Box 23: K Box 24: L Box 25: M-MI Box 26: MO-MZ Box 27: Steiner memorabilia Box 28: Misc Stock Box 29: N Box 30: O Box 31: P-Q Box 32: R Box 33: SO-SZ Box 34: S-SN Box 35: T-TH Box 36: TI-TZ Box 37: U-WE Box 38: WH-WZ Box 39: X-Z Box 40: Incomplete Scores

Kristiana Weseloh

Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository

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