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Harry Carroll papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 224

Scope and Contents

The published music includes Carroll's two most popular pieces, "Down in Bom-Bombay," and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."

Photographs were removed from their original location in the collection, and are stored separately for preservation reasons. Photographs include portraits and photos of performances of L. Wolfe Gilbert; Ned Washington (writer of the song, "When You Wish Upon a Star;") Maxine Lewis; Norman Carey; Jack Mulhall; Mack Gordon; Connie Mack; Christy Walsh (manager of Babe Ruth); Joe E. Brown; the California Collegians; Joe Howard and wife (author of the song, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now;" and an oversize group photograph of alumni at Saint Vincent's College's 50th Anniversary reunion (1961).

There are many photographs of the Carroll family.

There are also portrait sketches of Christy Walsh (sports writer), and George Gershwin.


  • Creation: 1913-1963


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.


3 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 legal manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 flat photograph box

Language of Materials



Harry Carroll (1892-1962) was a composer of popular songs. The collection (1913-1963) contains an autobiography written about 1959, correspondence with ASCAP (1943-1963), articles about Carroll, music manuscripts, published music, loose scrapbook leaves and photographs.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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

Guide to the Harry Carroll Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA