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Finding Aid for the Robert Wells and Lisa Kirk Collection of Music Scores, Lyrics, and Associated Papers, 1931-87
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Wells and Lisa Kirk Collection of Music Scores, Lyrics, and Associated Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1931-87
    Collection number: 217
    Creator: Wells, Robert; Kirk, Lisa
    Extent: 34 boxes (17 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Collections contains songs written by Bob (Robert) Wells in collaboration with others; vocal and orchestral arrangements performed by Lisa Kirk; clippings; photographs; and other miscellanous publicity material.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Michael Gaines; gift; 2000

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Wells and Lisa Kirk Collection of Music Scores, Lyrics, and Associated Papers, 217, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Robert Wells was born Robert Levinson on Oct. 15 Oct. 1922; lyricist, composer, writer and producer whose songwriting credits included; From here to eternity, Born to be blue, Magic town, Re-enlistment blues, and When Joanna loved me; his most famous song was The Christmas song, co-written in 1945 with Mel Torme and popularized in recordings by Nat "King" Cole and countless others; nominated for Oscar songwriting awards for It's easy to say, From here to eternity, and County fair; was for many years producer and head writer of The Dinah Shore Chevy show, for which he received four Emmys; honored with two Emmy awards for Shirley MacLaine, If they could see me now; Wells died Sept. 23, 1998. Lisa Kirk was a singer with major Broadway credits such as Allegro and the 1948 production of Kiss me Kate.

    Scope and Content

    Songs written by Bob (Robert) Wells in collaboration with others; vocal and orchestral arrangements performed by Lisa Kirk; clippings; photographs; and other miscellanous publicity material.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscript and printed music
    2. Lyrics
    3. Miscellaneous

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Music--scores
    Popular music -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources