Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

CARMICHAEL MSS.

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Box 1

Folder 1: Correspondence, contract and passport, 1921-1935
  • Carmichael, Hoagy to Carlton, Harry, Aug. 15, 1921 (photographic reproduction of letter)
  • Carmichael, Hoagy to "Madam," Nov. 17, 1922
  • Redman, Don to Carmichael, Hoagy, Mar. 7, 1928
  • Beiderbecke, Bix to Carmichael, Hoagy, Dec. 15, 1925
  • "Charlie"(?) to Carmichael, Hoagy, Dec. 3, 1923 (Charlie Davis Orchestra stationery)
  • Contract between Hoagy Carmichael and Starr Piano Company for rights to "Friday Night," "Stardust," and "When Baby Sleeps," 1927
  • Hoagy Carmichael's Passport
Folder 2: Correspondence, marriage certificate, song lists, flyers and invitations, 1936-1973
  • Certificate of marriage: Hoagy Carmichael and Ruth Meinardi, Mar. 14, 1936
  • Carmichael, Hoagy to Downing, Arthur, Mar. 1, 1939 (photographic reproduction of letter)
  • Kergan, Wesley W. to Carmichael, Hoagy, May 19, 1947
  • Telegram from Howard Hawks offering part to Hoagy Carmichael in To Have and Have Not, 1936
  • Press release (Indiana University) on movie about life of Hoagy Carmichael, Feb. 4 [1948]
  • Rogers, Charles "Buddy" to Bartley, Ross (IU News Bureau), Feb. 26, 1948
  • Newspaper clipping: 'Hoagy Too Old to Play Self in Stardust Road,' undated
  • Telegram from E. Ross Bartley to Charles "Buddy" Rogers [Feb. 1948]
  • Wald, Jerry (Warner Bros Inter-Office Communication) to Carmichael, Hoagy, about Young Man with a Horn, Jul. 13, 1949
  • McFarland, Marsha to Carmichael, Hoagy, Apr. 6, 1948
  • Business card: William C. Brummett, House of Representatives, Indiana
  • Curtiz, Michael to Carmichael, Hoagy about Young Man with a Horn, Aug. 30, 1949
  • O.Donnell Golf Club scorecard, featuring scores for Hoagy Carmichael and Bob Hope, Apr. 28, 1950
  • U.S. Golf Association invitation to Hoagy Carmichael, signed by Bob Hope to "66," May 8, 1950
  • Messick, Neil R. to Carmichael, Hoagy, Oct. 11, 1950
  • Eisenhower, Dwight to Carmichael, Hoagy, Oct. 21, 1952
  • Invitation to Hoagy Carmichael, 1951 Midsummer Encampment at Bohemian Grove
  • Nixon, Richard to Carmichael, Hoagy, Oct. 9, 1952
  • Eisenhower, Dwight to Carmichael, Hoagy, Jan. 28, 1953
  • House Resolution #9 honoring Hoagy Carmichael, Jan. 16, 1953
  • Miller, Robert A. to Wildermuth, Judge Ora L., Jul. 7, 1953
  • Wildermuth, Judge Ora L. to Miller, Robert A., Jul. 13, 1953
  • Jenner, William E. to Carmichael, Hoagy, Jul. 15, 1953
  • McCarran, Pat (United States Senate) to Carmichael, Hoagy, Oct. 3, 1953
  • Wildermuth, Judge Ora L. to Miller, Robert A. and Bain, Wilfred C., Oct. 23, 1953
  • Gramley, Evelyn to Carmichael, Hoagy, Nov. 17., 1953
  • Gramley, Evelyn to Wildermuth, Judge Ora L., Nov. 17, 1953
  • Wildermuth, Judge Ora L. to Grammley [sic], Evelyn, Nov. 18, 1953
  • Gramley, Evelyn to Wildermuth, Judge Ora L., Dec. 2, 1953
  • Carmichael, Hoagy to Gramley, Evelyn, Feb. 9, 1954
  • Gramley, Evelyn to Wildermuth, Judge Ora L., Mar. 25, 1954
  • Wildermuth, Judge Ora L. to Gramley, Evelyn, Apr. 12, 1954
  • Miller, Robert A. to Carmichael, Hoagy, Apr. 22, 1954
  • Miller, Robert A. to Wells, Herman B, Apr. 22, 1954
  • Miller, Robert A. to Wildermuth, Judge Ora L., Apr. 22, 1954
  • Wildermuth, Ora L. to Miller, R. A. Apr. 30, 1954
  • Title list of Hoagy Carmichael compositions donated to Indiana University
  • Wells, Herman B to Carmichael, Hoagy, Dec. 21, 1954
  • Holiday card from HB Wells [1954] (contains Hoagy Carmichael's "Chimes of Indiana" composition)
  • Invitation from Bing Crosby (unsigned) to Hoagy Carmichael, Amateur Golf Championship [1954]
Folder 3: Correspondence and invitations to various events, 1974
  • Wells, Herman B to Carmichael, Hoagy (about HC's 75th b-day), Oct. 14, 1974
  • Wells, Herman B to Maxwell, Mrs. Georgia C. (about HC's 75th b-day), Oct. 14, 1974
  • Randall, David A. to Carmichael, Hoagy, Oct. 16, 1974
  • Randall, David A. to Maxwell, Georgia, Oct. 16, 1974
  • Hoagy Carmichael's membership card for Theta Nu Epsilon
  • McCorkle (indecipherable first name) to Allen, Howard [1974]
  • Handwritten notes: "Drive," "Putt," "Explosion Shot"
  • Official Citation: Hoagy Carmichael, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association [1974]
  • Manuscript: "Purple Dust of Twilight," by Vincent Keane [1974]
  • Untitled one-page typescript by Ralph E. Klare
Folder 4: Various printed materials, 1949-1974
  • Program (mini): Star Dust, Kappa Sigma Formal, 1949
  • Advertisement: "Beginning November 15th, Hoagy Carmichael," The Copley Plaza
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra program, 1949-1950 season
  • Newspaper clipping: "Silver Linings," Jan. 1951 (2 pages)
  • Newspaper clipping: "Movie Notables at Marion Davies' Party," Oct. 3, 1952
  • Newspaper clipping: "Hoagy Can't Be Here for Grandmother's Rites," undated
  • Press release: Stardust and Hoagy Carmichael exhibit, Nov. 26, 1974 (2 pages)
  • "Springtime in Paris" program page: Hoagy Carmichael biography [1954-1955]
  • "After Hours," excerpt from Harper's Magazine (pp. 109-112), undated
  • Newspaper clipping: photo of The Open Job with Hoagy Carmichael, undated
  • "My Christmas Song for You," label, American Recording Artists, undated
  • Bag from Tom Thumb Drive In
  • A Folio of Hoagy Carmichael Piano Compositions, The Lilly Library, Nov. 22, 1974
Folder 5: Musical scores, ca. 1943-1956
  • Memphis in June, 1945
  • Music Master, 1943
  • Ivy, 1947
  • Ilse [sic] of Capri (Isle of Capri), undated
  • I Love You in December (The Couple in the Castle), undated
  • Stardust sketch (no score), signed by Hoagy Carmichael

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