Harry Carroll papers , 1913-1963

Overview of the Collection

Carroll, Harry, 1892-1962; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Harry Carroll papers
1913-1963 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (3 containers)  :  1 legal manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 flat photograph box
Collection Number
Ax 224
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.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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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.

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Subject Terms

  • Composers--Portraits
  • Composers--United States
  • Entertainers--Portraits
  • Music--Manuscripts--United States
  • Musicals--Excerpts, Arranged
  • Popular music--United States

Personal Names

  • Carroll, Harry, 1892-1962
  • Carroll, Harry, 1892-1962

Corporate Names

  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Form or Genre Terms

  • Autobiographies
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Portraits
  • Scores
  • Sheet music