Guide to the Collection of Irving Berlin Sheet Music, 1908-1952
 
*P-878

Processed by Tanya Elder and Sheldon Moline

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 294-6160

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Email: reference@ajhs.org

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Tanya Elder and Sheldon Moline as MS Word document, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on February 5, 2013. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Title: Irving Berlin Sheet Music Collection
Dates:1908-1952
Abstract: This collection contains approximately 238 pieces of original Irving Berlin sheet music.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 3 linear feet (3 Oversized OS4 size boxes)
Identification: P-878
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note 1

Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was born Israel Isidore Baline (Beilin) in Russia, possibly in what was then Belarus. Berlin was one of eight children born to Moses and Leah Lipkin Beilin. Berlin’s family immigrated to the United States and settled in the Lower East Side of New York City in 1893 after living through pogroms in their native land. Moses had been a cantor in Europe but found that he could not find a comparable position in New York and became a kosher butcher. He died five years after their arrival in New York. Berlin’s family struggled to support themselves and Irving eventually ran away from home where he became a street performer.

Berlin eventually took jobs as a singing waiter and became known to various performers and music publishers. In 1911, Berlin became an overnight success when he performed his “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” at the Friar’s Frolic of 1911. Berlin went on to become one of Tin Pan Alley’s and Broadway’s most prolific songwriters of his day and eventually scored many Broadway shows and movie musicals.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains approximately 238 pieces of original Irving Berlin sheet music.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series chronologically as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

P-844 Ludwig Satz papers, undated, 1916-1955, 1970

The American Jewish Historical Society library also contains several biographies on Mr. Berlin.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Irving Berlin Sheet Music Collection; P-878; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Irving Berlin Sheet Music Collection, 1908-1952

English.
Boxes 1-3.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Just Like The Rose (Music By Al Piantadosi) 1908 request_box
1 2 Dat Draggy Rag 1909 request_box
1 2 If I Thought You Wouldn't Tell (Music By Ted Snyder) 1909 request_box
1 2 Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love (Music By Ted Snyder) 1909 request_box
1 2 Sadie Salome Go Home! (Words and Music With Edgar Leslie) 1909 request_box
1 2 That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune (Willie Weston) 1909 request_box
1 2 Yiddle On Your Fiddle Play Some Rag Time 1909 request_box
1 2 My Wife's Gone To The Country Hurrah! Hurrah! (Words & Music With Geo. Whiting & Ted Snyder) 1909 request_box
1 2 Wild Cherries (Coony, Spoony Rag) (Music by Ted Snyder) 1909 request_box
1 3 (Oh), That Beautiful Rag (Music by Ted Snyder) 1910 request_box
1 3 Innocent Bessie Brown (Mindell Kingston) 1910 request_box
1 3 Dreams, Just Dreams (With Ted Snyder) 1910 request_box
1 3 (The Dance Of) The Grizzly Bear (Music by George Botsford) 1910 request_box
1 3 Kiss Me My Honey, Kiss Me (Music by Ted Snyder; Sung by Little Amy Butler) 1910 request_box
1 3 Yiddisha Eyes (Sung by Neil McKinley) 1910 request_box
1 3 Stop! Stop! Stop! Come Over, And Love Me Some More (Sung by Houston & Kirby) 1910 request_box
1 3 That Opera Rag (Music by Ted Snyder; In “Mrs. Jim”) 1910 request_box
1 3 Sweet Italian Love (Music by Ted Snyder; In “Up and Down Broadway”; Sung by Irving Berlin) 1910 request_box
1 3 Herman Let's Dance That Beautiful Waltz (Music by Ted Snyder; Sung and Autographed by Belle Gold) 1910 request_box
1 3 Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon 1910 request_box
1 3 Dear Mayme, I Love You (Music by Ted Snyder; Sung by Earl Flynn and his American Beauty) 1910 request_box
1 4 Lead Me To That Beautiful Band (With E. Ray Goetz) 1911 request_box
1 4 That Mysterious Rag (With Ted Snyder) 1911 request_box
1 4 One O’clock In The Morning I Get Lonesome (With Ted Snyder; Sung by Brown and Newman) 1911 request_box
1 4 The Ragtime Violin (Sung by Aubria Rich) 1911 request_box
1 4 Run Home And Tell Your Mother (Sung by Baby Edna Nickerson) 1911 request_box
1 4 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Sung by Emma Carus) 1911 request_box
1 4 The Dying Rag or (That Dying Rag) (Music by Bernie Adler; Sung by Sophie Tucker) 1911 request_box
1 4 Everybody’s Doin' It Now (Sung By Lydia Barry) 1911 request_box
1 4 He Promised Me (Sung By Violet Bryan) 1911 request_box
1 4 I Beg Your Pardon Dear Old Broadway (Follies Bergere New York; Sung by Ethel Levey) 1911 request_box
1 4 Bring Back My Lovin' Man (Sung by Little Amy Butler) 1911 request_box
1 4 Business Is Business (Rosey Cohen) (Sung by Maybel Drew) 1911 request_box
1 4 Dat's-A My Gal (Sung by Clark And Verdi) 1911 request_box
1 4 When I'm Alone I'm Lonesome (Sung by Emma Carus) 1911 request_box
1 5 Take A Little Tip From Father (With Ted Snyder; Sung by Henry and Davis) 1912 request_box
1 5 Keep Away From The Fellow Who Owns An Automobile (Ventiloquist Tilford) 1912 request_box
1 5 That Society Bear (Sung by Stella Mayhew) 1912 request_box
1 5 When I’m Alone and Lonesome (Sung by Katherine Kuhl) 1912 request_box
1 5 When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam' (Billy Smythe) 1912 request_box
1 5 Pick Pick Pick Pick On The Mandolin, Antonio (Flo Jacobson) 1912 request_box
1 5 The Ragtime Jockey Man 1912 request_box
1 5 The Ragtime Soldier Man 1912 request_box
1 5 Spring And Fall ( A Tone Poem) 1912 request_box
1 5 We Have Much To Be Thankful For (Sung by Madeline Nash) 1912 request_box
1 5 When I Lost You (Sung by Temple Quartette) 1912 request_box
1 5 I've Got To Have Some Lovin' Now (Sung by Elphye Snowden) 1912 request_box
1 5 I Want To Be In Dixie (With Ted Snyder; Sung by George Stone and Sada Wander) 1912 request_box
1 5 If All The Girls I Knew Were Like You (Sung by Clarke & Waldron) 1912 request_box
1 5 I'm Afraid Pretty Maid I'm Afraid (Sung by Little Billy) 1912 request_box
1 5 I'm Going Back To Dixie (With Ted Snyder; Sung by May Irwin) 1912 request_box
1 5 Goody, Goody, Goody, Goody, Good 1912 request_box
1 5 Antonio (You'd Better Come Home) (Sung by Mae Clark) 1912 request_box
1 5 Come Back To Me My Melody (Music by Ted Snyder; Ventiloquist Tilford) 1912 request_box
1 5 Do It Again (Sung by Harris Bros.) 1912 request_box
1 5 Down In My Heart (Sung By Chas King; In “The Millionaire”) 1912 request_box
1 5 Take a Little Tip From Father (With Ted Snyder 1912 request_box
1 6 Somebody's Coming To My House 1913 request_box
1 6 San Francisco Bound (Sung by Amy Butler) 1913 request_box
1 6 You've Got Your Mother's Big Blue Eyes (Sung by Elliott & Brockwa) 1913 request_box
1 6 That International Rag (Sung by Snyder & Perry) 1913 request_box
1 6 Snookey Ookums (Sung by Natalie Normandie) 1913 request_box
1 6 The Old Maid's Ball 1913 request_box
1 6 If You Don't Want Me (Sung by Belle Baker) 1913 request_box
1 6 In My Harem (Sung by Gretta & Claire) 1913 request_box
1 6 Happy Little Country Girl 1913 request_box
1 6 At The Devil's Ball (Sung by Dolly Morrisey) 1913 request_box
1 6 Daddy Come Home (Sung by Elsie Murphy) 1913 request_box
1 6 Down In Chattanooga (Sung By Belle Baker) 1913 request_box
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2 1 I Love To Quarrel With You 1914 request_box
2 1 I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm) (Sung By Temple Quartette) 1914 request_box
2 1 This Is The Life (Sung by Al Jolson) 1914 request_box
2 1 The Haunted House 1914 request_box
2 1 Stay Down here Where You Belong 1914 request_box
2 1 The Syncopated Walk (In “Watch Your Step”) 1914 request_box
2 1 Settle Down In A One Horse Town (In “Watch Your Step”) 1914 request_box
2 1 Simple Melody (In “Watch Your Step”) 1914 request_box
2 1 Take Me Back (Sung by Claire Rochester) 1914 request_box
2 1 If I Had You (Sung by The Lynch Trio) 1914 request_box
2 1 It isn't What He Said, But The Way He Said It 1914 request_box
2 1 When It's Night Time In Dixieland (The 3 Varsity Fellows; Burns, Kilmer & Brady) 1914 request_box
2 1 When I Discovered You (In “Watch Your Step”) 1914 request_box
2 1 Follow The Crowd (In “Queen Of The Movies”) 1914 request_box
2 1 Furnishing A Home For Two (In “The Society Buds”) 1914 request_box
2 1 He's A Devil In His Own Home Town (Words by Grant Clark & Irving Berlin) 1914 request_box
2 1 He's A Rag Picker (Val Harris & Jack Marion) 1914 request_box
2 1 Along Came Ruth (Sung by Irene Fenwick) 1914 request_box
2 1 Always Treat Her Like A Baby 1914 request_box
2 2 My Bird Of Paradise (My Honolulu Girl; Sung by Blossom Seely) 1915 request_box
2 2 Araby (Renie Davis) 1915 request_box
2 2 I Love A Piano (In “Stop! Look! Listen!”) 1915 request_box
2 2 When I Leave The World Behind (Sung by Fritzi Scheff) 1915 request_box
2 2 Won't you Play A Simple Melody 1915 request_box
2 2 I'm Going Back To The Farm 1915 request_box
2 2 Cohen Owes Me Ninety Seven Dollars 1915 request_box
2 3 When The Black Sheep Returns To The Fold (Sung by Belle Baker) 1916 request_box
2 3 I'm Down In Honolulu (Looking Them Over) 1916 request_box
2 3 In Florida Among the Palms (Sung by Bernard Granville for the Ziegfeld Follies) 1916 request_box
2 3 Alice In Wonderland 1916 request_box
2 3 Hurry Back To My Bamboo Shack 1916 request_box
2 3 The Chicken Walk (In "The Century Girl") 1916 request_box
2 4 For Your Country and My country 1917 request_box
2 4 Whose Little Heart Are You Breaking Now (Two copies) 1917 request_box
2 4 The Road That Leaves To Love 1917 request_box
2 4 Smile And Show Your Dimple 1917 request_box
2 4 Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone 1917 request_box
2 4 Mr. Jazz Himself (Sung by the Watson Sisters) 1917 request_box
2 4 From Here To Shanghai (Sung by Clark And Bergman) 1917 request_box
2 4 Let's All Be Americans Now (With Edgar Leslie & Geo. W. Meyer) 1917 request_box
2 4 My Sweetie 1917 request_box
2 4 How Can I Forget (When There's So Much To Remember) 1917 request_box
2 5 Dream On Little Soldier Boy (In "Yip-Yip-Yaphank") 1918 request_box
2 5 Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning (Sung by Rae Samuels) 1918 request_box
2 5 They Were All Out Of Step But Jim (Sung by Mabel Sherman & Arthur Uttry) 1918 request_box
2 5 I'm Gonna Pin A Metal On The Girl I Left Behind (Frank Carter In Ziegfeld Follies) 1918 request_box
2 5 Good-Bye France (You’ll Never Be Forgotten by the U.S.A.) 1918 request_box
2 5 I Can Always Find A Little Sunshine In The Y.M.C.A. (In "Yip-Yip-Yaphank") 1918 request_box
2 5 The Circus Is Coming To Town (In "Everything") 1918 request_box
2 5 Come Along To Toy Town (In "Everything") 1918 request_box
2 6 You Cannot Make Your Shimmy Shake On Tea (Zeigfeld Follies) 1919 request_box
2 6 The Hand That Rocked My Cradle Rules My Heart 1919 request_box
2 6 Mandy (Zeigfeld Follies of 1919) 1919 request_box
2 6 You'd Be Surprised (Three copies, two versions including Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 (Eddie Cantor), Schubert Gaieties of the Winter Garden (George Jessel), and “Oh, What a Girl” (Lew Cooper) and one sung by Bonnie Baker) 1919 request_box
2 6 A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody (In "Blue Skies") 1919 request_box
2 6 Was There Ever A Pal Like You (Autographed by Billie Burke) 1919 request_box
2 6 The New Moon (In "The New Moon") 1919 request_box
2 6 Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) 1919 request_box
2 6 I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now 1919 request_box
2 6 I Left My Door Open And My Daddy Walked Out 1919 request_box
2 7 Tell Me Little Gypsy (Zeigfeld Follies of 1920) 1920 request_box
2 7 I'll See You In C-U-B-A (Ted Lewis In The Greenwich Village Follies) 1920 request_box
2 7 The Girls of My Dreams (Zeigfeld Follies of 1920) 1920 request_box
2 7 Home Again Blues (With Harry Akst) 1920 request_box
2 7 After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It 1920 request_box
2 7 Bells (Zeigfeld Follies of 1920) 1920 request_box
2 7 But! She's Just A Little Bit Crazy About Her Husband That’s All 1920 request_box
2 8 Say It With Music (Two copies; In "Music Box Revue") 1921 request_box
2 8 The Schoolhouse Blues (In "Music Box Revue") 1921 request_box
2 8 Some Sunny Day 1921 request_box
2 8 Everybody Step (In "Music Box Revue") 1921 request_box
2 8 All By Myself 1921 request_box
2 9 Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil (In "Music Box Revue") 1922 request_box
2 9 Will She Come From The East? (East-North-West or South) (In "Music Box Revue") 1922 request_box
2 9 Lady Of The Evening (In "Music Box Revue") 1922 request_box
2 9 Homesick 1922 request_box
2 9 Crinoline Days (In "Music Box Revue") 1922 request_box
2 10 An Orange Grove In California (In "Music Box Revue") 1923 request_box
2 10 Little Butterfly (In "Music Box Revue") 1923 request_box
2 11 Lazy 1924 request_box
2 11 What’ll I Do (In “The New Music Box Revue”) 1924 request_box
2 11 Listening (In “The Music Box Revue” 1924 request_box
2 11 All Alone 1924 request_box
2 12 A Little Bungalow (In “The Cocoanuts”) 1925 request_box
2 12 Remember 1925 request_box
2 12 Always 1925 request_box
2 12 Don't Wait Too Long (In “The Music Box Revue”) 1925 request_box
2 13 That's A Good Girl 1926 request_box
2 13 I'm On My Way Home 1926 request_box
2 13 Just A Little Longer 1926 request_box
2 13 How Many Times? 1926 request_box
2 13 At Peace With The World 1926 request_box
2 13 Because I Love You (Al Jolson) 1926 request_box
2 13 We'll Never Know 1926 request_box
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3 1 What Does It matter 1927 request_box
3 1 Blue Skies 1927 request_box
3 1 Together, We Two 1927 request_box
3 1 Russian Lullaby 1927 request_box
3 1 Ooh, Maybe It's You (Featuring Eddie Cantor) 1927 request_box
3 1 Shaking The Blues Away (In The Zeigfeld Follies of 1927) 1927 request_box
3 1 The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) 1927 request_box
3 2 Where Is The Song Of Songs For Me? (In “Lady Of The Pavements”; by Lupe Velez) 1928 request_box
3 2 To Be Forgotten 1928 request_box
3 2 Yascha Michaeloffsky's Melody 1928 request_box
3 2 When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked Right In 1928 request_box
3 2 Roses Of Yesterday 1928 request_box
3 2 Sunshine 1928 request_box
3 2 Marie (From “The Awakening” with Vilma Banky) (2 copies) 1928 request_box
3 2 How About Me? 1928 request_box
3 2 I Can't Do Without You 1928 request_box
3 2 Coquette 1928 request_box
3 3 To My Mammy (In “Mammy” by Al Jolson) 1929 request_box
3 3 With You (Harry Richman In "Putting On The Ritz") (2 copies) 1929 request_box
3 3 Waiting At The End Of The Road (Theme Song of “Hallelujah”) 1929 request_box
3 3 When My Dreams Come True (In “The Cocoanuts” by Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw) 1929 request_box
3 3 Puttin On The Ritz (Harry Richman in "Putting On The Ritz") 1929 request_box
3 4 Reaching For The Moon 1930 request_box
3 4 The Little Things In Life 1930 request_box
3 5 Me 1931 request_box
3 6 Say It Isn't So 1932 request_box
3 6 I'll Miss You In The Evening 1932 request_box
3 6 I'm Playing With Fire 1932 request_box
3 6 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High-Is-The Sky) 1932 request_box
3 6 Let's have Another Cup O’ Coffee (In “Face The Music”) 1932 request_box
3 7 Heat Wave (In “As Thousands Cheer”) 1933 request_box
3 7 Not For All The Rice In China (In “As Thousands Cheer”) (3 copies; 2 versions) 1933 request_box
3 7 Easter Parade (In “Alexander's Ragtime Band”) 1933 request_box
3 7 I Can't Remember 1933 request_box
3 8 I Never Had A Chance 1934 request_box
3 8 Butterfingers 1934 request_box
3 9 Cheek To Cheek (In “Top Hat”) 1935 request_box
3 9 No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) (In “Top Hat”) 1935 request_box
3 9 Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?) (In “Top Hat”) 1935 request_box
3 10 I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 10 Let Yourself Go (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 10 Get Thee Behind Me Satan (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 10 But Where Are You? (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 10 We Saw The Sea (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 10 Let's Face The music And Dance (In “Follow The Fleet”) 1936 request_box
3 11 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Featuring Les Brown) 1937 request_box
3 11 This Year's Kisses (In “On The Avenue”) 1937 request_box
3 12 Change Partners (In “Carefree”) 1938 request_box
3 12 I Used To Be Color Blind (In “Carefree”) 1938 request_box
3 12 Now It Can Be told (Alexander's Ragtime Band) 1938 request_box
3 13 I Poured My Heart Into A Song (In “Second Fiddle”) 1939 request_box
3 13 God Bless America (Kate Smith) 1939 request_box
3 14 Angels Of Mercy (Dedicated To The American Red Cross) 1941 request_box
3 14 Any Bonds Today? (Theme Song of the National Defense Savings Program) (2 copies) 1941 request_box
3 15 This Is The Army Mr. Jones (In “This Is The Army”) 1942 request_box
3 15 White Christmas (In “Holiday Inn”) 1942 request_box
3 15 Me And My Melinda 1942 request_box
3 15 I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep (In “This Is The Army”) 1942 request_box
3 15 I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen (In “This Is The Army”) 1942 request_box
3 15 Be Careful, It's My Heart (In “Holiday Inn”) 1942 request_box
3 15 I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Kate Smith) 1942 request_box
3 16 All Of My Life (Kate Smith) (2 copies) 1944 request_box
3 17 You Keep Coming Back Like A song (In “Blue Skies”) 1945 request_box
3 17 Just A Blue Serge Suit 1945 request_box
3 18 The Girl That I Marry (In “Annie Get Your Gun” featuring Ethel Merman) 1946 request_box
3 18 You Can't Get A Man With A Gun (In “Annie Get Your Gun” featuring Betty Hutton) 1946 request_box
3 18 There's No Business Like Show Business (In “Annie Get Your Gun” featuring Ethel Merman) 1946 request_box
3 18 They Say It's Wonderful (In “Annie Get Your Gun” featuring Ethel Merman) 1946 request_box
3 18 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly (In “Annie Get Your Gun” featuring Ethel Merman) 1946 request_box
3 19 The Freedom Train 1947 request_box
3 19 A Fella With An Umbrella (In “Easter Parade” featuring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland) 1947 request_box
3 19 Kate (have I come too early, too late) 1947 request_box
3 19 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (Words By Emma Lazarus) 1947 request_box
3 20 You're Just In Love (I wonder why) (In “Call Me Madam”) 1950 request_box
3 20 The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball (In “Call Me Madam”) 1950 request_box
3 21 Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep (In “White Christmas”) 1952 request_box
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