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Harold Morris papers, 1889-1988 (bulk 1950-1988).
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Harold Morris papers, 1889-1988 (bulk 1950-1988)


Morris, Harold, 1904-1988, creator, creator.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1997.017.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The collection contains photographs of Harold Morris, members of his family, and various talents that his agency managed, including the Harmonica Rascals, the Duane Dancers, Yukiko Sakakura, and Tony Martin; as well as professional correspondence; certificates from the American Guild of Variety Artists and the American Federation of Musicians. In addition the collection also has the lyrics of two songs written by James J. Fiatarone, the owner of the Fiat Music Company; a program for a testimonial in honor of Miss Coralene Duane (February 25, 1984); a copy of Ruth Rubin's "A Treasury of Jewish Folksong" (1964); and photocopies of newspaper clippings about Harold Morris, including his obituary. The collection also contains a large framed confirmation certificate of Edward Morris from 1889.


1950 (issued)


Morris, Harold -- 1904-1988 -- Archives
Jews -- California -- Oakland
Composers -- United States -- 20th century


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1997.017.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Harold Morris papers, BANC MSS 2010/933, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Harold Morris was the owner of the Hal Morris Theatrical Enterprises and the Hal Morris Booking Agency, which was located in Oakland, California. Morris was born in San Francisco, but he grew up in Oakland, where he graduated from Oakland Technical High School. Harold Morris booked some of the most important entertainers of the day, including Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Jefferson Airplane, and others. Harold's brother, Alvin, was an entertainer - better known under the name of Tony Martin. Harold Morris died in Oakland on August 28, 1988 at the age of 84 years.
Materials in English.



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.