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Bernie Green papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 004

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, and music, lyric, score, and arrangement manuscripts for albums, pageants, radio and television shows, and commercials.

Music manuscripts contain scores and arrangements as well as scripts for production and are arranged by type of production, i.e. album, pageants, radio, television, and commercials. There is also a section of music manuscripts that are not identified with a production and these have been arranged alphabetically by title of work.

Manuscript material includes notes and research, presentation, program notes and lyrics, scenes, and synopses. Titles include "Beatles," "Blondie," "Cool McCool," "Musically Mad," "The Clock," "The Fat Man," "Henry Morgan Show," "Caesar's Hour," "G-2," "Hallmark Hall of Fame," "Living Easy," "Mr. Peepers," "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse," and "Warriors of Peace."

There is one recording of Waltz Etudes for Orchestra Symphony.

Correspondence from the years 1966-1975 is included.

Dates

  • Creation: 1948-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Bernie Green (1908-1975) was born Bernard Greenwald, and he became a music composer, conductor, and arranger. He graduated from NYU College of Fine Arts in 1932 and first became famous in the mid 1940s as director and composer for the "Henry Morgan Radio Show." Other radio shows he worked on were "The Fat Man" and "The Clock."

He also wrote for 1950s television shows such as "Mr Peepers," "Ceasar's Hour," and "The Garry Moore Show." He also wrote music for the Miss Universe and Miss U.S.A. pageants from 1968-1975. In addition, Green wrote plays, musicals, and albums.

Green was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers beginning in 1955.

Extent

25 linear feet (32 containers, 1 package)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bernie Green (1908-1975) was born Bernard Greenwald, and he became a music composer, conductor, and arranger. The collection (1948-1975) contains correspondence, and music, lyric, score, and arrangement manuscripts created for albums, pageants, radio and television shows, and commercials.

Arrangement

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1981; and Tanya Parlet, 2012.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Title
Guide to the Bernie Green Papers
Status
Revise Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA