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Knowland, William F., 02/29/1952, bulk: 1952 - 1952

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

The Arthur Johnston Papers represent an extensive collection of materials documenting the life and works of Arthur Johnston (1898-1954), a prolific American music composer who wrote music for the theater and for film. Some of Johnston's correspondence and contracts are preserved among his papers. Also, printed materials about his career and numerous photographs of him and others are present. A large number of his musical compositions--both published an unpublished--are retained in the collection. The following types of musical compositions are contained in this collection: individual songs with lyrics only, musical manuscripts of particular songs, music for films, music for theater, and musical works by other individuals.

The Arthur Johnston Papers are contained in 20 boxes (19.5 linear feet). The papers date from 1898 to 2000 with most documents falling into the range of 1920 to 1954.

Status: Open. Provenance: Purchased from J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians, 2010. Processed by Scott S. Taylor, June 2010.


  • 02/29/1952
  • Majority of material found in 1952 - 1952

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From the Collection: 19.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

1 Typed Letter Signed dated 02/29/1952 from U.S. Senator from California William F. Knowland, on the Appropriations Committee, to Arthur Johnston, thanking him for his opinion about an unidentified piece of legislation before Congress.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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