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Finding Aid for the Harry Tobias Collection , 1925-1994
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This collection consists of manuscripts and published sheet music, lyric sheets, correspondence and other documents, and sound recordings
One of the three Tobias brothers, Henry, Charles and Harry, all songwriters; born Sept. 4, 1895; with his brothers wrote lyrics for composers such as Ted Fiorito, Franz Waxman, Percy Wenrich, Albert von Tilzer, Lew Porter, Pinky Tomlin, Charlie Daniels, Jack Stern, Al Sherman, Harry Barris, Will Dillon, Gus Arnheim, and Roy Ingraham; best known songs are It's a lonesome old town, Sweet and lovely, Sail along silv'ry moon, Wait for me Mary, and That girl of mine; died in St. Louis, MO on Dec. 15, 1994.
147 boxes (73.5 linear ft.)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.
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