The collection consists of music manuscrips and tapes
of Shefter's compositions for film and television, including Maverick,
Sugarfoot's theme, Cheyenne, Colt 45, Five guns to Tombstone and Harbor lights.
The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be
Bert Abram Shefter was born on May 15, 1904 in Poltova, Russia; attended
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Curtis Institute of Music, and the Damrosch
Institute; formed a piano duo with Morton Gould (Shefter & Gould) ;
conducted his own orchestra, featuring his own compositions and arrangements on
numberous radio commercial shows; musical director of radio station WINS in New
York City; guest conductor at Carnegie Hall, 1946-67; made recordings for
Victor, Decca and Brunswick; his songs and instrumental works include Haydn
seek, Twilight serenade, and Boogie woogie etudes; film scores include:
Deerslayer, The return of the fly, Misty, Voyage to the bottom of the sea, The
big show, and The big parade; television music includes 77 Sunset Strip,
Maverick, Hawaiian eye, Surfside six, and Cheyenne.