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Identifier: IJS-0141

Sylvia Syms manuscript, printed music, and sound recordings



  • circa 1957-1978

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one hundred and sixty professionally copied scores and parts, as well as some handwritten scores. There are a large number of Ralph Burns and Don Sebesky original arrangements along with Chico O'Farrell and Mike Abene.

This collection also includes personal memorabilia including personal and professional photographs, album notes, letters, business papers, press clippings, and papers related to the Syms celebrates Sinatra show. Also included are twenty non-commercial acetates of Cy Coleman compositions, many with lead sheets.


17.58 Cubic Feet

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use.

Language of Materials



The majority of this collection is arranged alphabetically by song title.

Box 1: A-Be Box 2: Be-D Box 3: E-H Box 4: I Box 5: J-M Box 6: N-R Box 7: S Box 8: T-Wh Box 9: Why-Y Box 10: Misc. Box 11:Misc. OS Box 12: A-D OS Box 13: E-I OS Box 14: L-O OS Box 15: P-Y Box 16: Memorabilia Oversize: Twelve handwritten full scores

Kristiana Weseloh

Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository

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