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Ruby (Harry) papers
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Harry Ruby papers
    Creator: Ruby, Harry
    Identifier/Call Number: 2499
    Physical Description: .21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1968
    Abstract: This small collection contains correspondence and five pieces of manuscript sheet music of American composer and screenwriter Harry Ruby (1895-1974). The letters are typically brief, friendly letters from public figures in the entertainment industry and date from 1925 to 1968.
    Language of Material: English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1968.

    Biographical / Historical

    Harry Ruby (1985-1947) was an American composer and screenwriter, known for his Broadway scores, popular songs, and film work. He was married to actress Eileen Percy.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Harry Ruby papers, Collection no. 2499, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by USC students in 2019 as part of the "Piloting a Shared Practice for Accessible Archival Descriptions" Dean's Challenge Grant. Additional description by Diann Benti in 2021.

    Scope and Contents

    This small collection contains correspondence and five pieces of manuscript sheet music of American composer and screenwriter Harry Ruby (1895-1974). The letters are typically brief, friendly letters from public figures in the entertainment industry often including words of encouragement or thanks to Ruby. Most correspondents are represented by one letter, though there multiple letters from some individuals including Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, and Bennett Cerf.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Composers -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Sheet music
    Ruby, Harry -- Archives