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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Cushman collection of sheet music
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1937
    Date (bulk): 1910s-1920s
    Collection number: 1102
    Creator: Cushman, Robert
    Extent: 8 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Cushman collection of sheet music, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert Cushman, 2002

    Biography

    Robert Cushman was an American photograph curator. He was on the staff of the Margaret Herrick Library from 1972 until his death in 2009. He was an avid collector of silent film sheet music, most of which he obtained from East coast sheet music dealers.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Robert Cushman collection of sheet music spans the years 1909-1937 (bulk 1910s-1920s) and encompass 8 linear feet. There are 475 pieces of music related to motion pictures and film personalities. The music is often from, related to, or inspired by a film, and many covers contain images of film stars, often tied to a film company or specific production. The collection is arranged alphabetically by song title. The earliest piece is "Let's Go in to a Picture Show," copyright 1909.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Cushman, Robert , 1946-2009--Archives.
    collectors