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|Call Number:||MSS 12|
|Title:||The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan|
|Physical Description:||16 boxes (12 linear feet)|
|Language(s):||Materials chiefly in English.|
|Summary:||Scores, libretti, and songs by Gilbert and Sullivan; articles, programs posters, parodies, satires, and cartoons relating to Gilbert and Sullivan; and a model theater of the original production of The Mikado|
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The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan was purchased by the Music Library of Yale University from Rose's sister in 1972.
Information about Access
The Collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.
Ownership & Copyright
The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.
MSS 12, The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University.
The Sidney Rose Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan was collected by Rose for a history of Gilbert and Sullivan production in the United States. Rose never completed this work, though he did write an article entitled "Half a Century of Pinafore," (Musical Digest, June 1928).
Description of the Collection
The Collection contains a wide range of materials which include: scores and libretti for the operettas; individual songs with words or music by Gilbert or Sullivan; programs and posters; parodies, satires, and cartoons directed at the operettas and their creators; a model theater of the original production of The Mikado; and a large number of newspaper and periodical articles pertaining to specific productions, revivals, and performers.
In 13 series as follows: I. Piano-vocal scores. II. Libretti. III. Photographs and pictures. IV. Satire, parody, biography, critical commentary, letters, and miscellany. V. Periodicals and souvenir programs. VI. News clippings. VII. Programs. VIII. Piano-vocal arrangements of selections from the operettas. IX. Sheet music. X. Posters and graphics. XI. Bab ballads and orchestral parts. XII. Scrapbook. XIII. Miscellanea.