Guide to the Ralph Burns Papers
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0736
Creators:
Burns, Ralph
Dates:
circa 1940-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
4 boxes
Repository:
This collection contains sheet music and presentation scores of songs written and arranged by composer Ralph Burns.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the career of the composer and arranger Ralph Burns. The papers include six holograph scores, three bound presentation scores, photographs, a calendar and a bound scrapbook created by Burns' mother containing photographs, programs and clippings.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Music Manuscripts and Photographs
Series 2: Bound Broadway Presentation Scores

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ralph Burns (1922-2001) was a jazz composer and arranger. Born in Newtown Massachusetts, Burns moved to New York City in the 1940s and worked with the Woody Herman Band, arranging some of their most famous songs, including "Apple Honey," and "Early Autumn." He later had a successful career arranging film scores.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Annie Kuebler, 2000.
Author
Annie Kuebler
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Ralph Burns, 2000.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Ralph Burns Collection, circa 1940-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scores Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives