Finding Aid for the Stanley Ring Collection 1906-1934

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Stanley Ring Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1934
Collection number: 94-M
Creator: Ring, Stanley
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of printed music, lists and catalogs, various letters and contracts, sound recordings, brochures, magazines, and musical comedy sheet music from Stanley Ring's Music Store in Hollywood.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stanley Ring Collection, 94-M, Performing Arts Special Collections , University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Ring owned a music store in Hollywood; published Comedy song guide : containing 1600 of the world's best known comedy song titles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of printed music, lists and catalogs, various letters and contracts, sound recordings, brochures, magazines, and musical comedy sheet music from Stanley Ring's Music Store in Hollywood.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Catalogs
  • Series 2. Sight Singing Books
  • Series 3. Ring Publications
  • Series 4. Periodicals
  • Series 5. Correspondence
  • Series 6. Business Papers
  • Series 7. Personal Papers
  • Series 8. Clippings
  • Series 9. Printed Music
  • Series 10. Programs
  • Series 11. Photographs
  • Series 12. Scripts

Container List

 

Series 1. Catalogs

Scope and Content Note

Sound Recording catalogs
 

Subseries 1. Book Catalogs

Box 16, Folder 5

The Clique: The Antiquarian Bookseller's Medium 1949 October 8 - 1952 March 8

Note

Page number Ring advertisement indicated on cover.
Box 18

Assorted music publication catalogs 1923-1978

Note

Titles: Comprehensive Catalog of Vocal Solos, Jerome H. Remick & Co. Catalog, New Piano Teacher's Guide, 40 Years of Hit Tunes, Century House Americana Publishers, Handbook of American Sheet Music, Musical Americana.
Box 18

Samuel French Basic Catalog of Plays 1978

 

Subseries 2. Sound Recording Catalogs

Box 7

Catalogues

Box 16, Folder 4

Victor Record Catalogs 1906 January - May

Scope and Content Note

January: Alphabetical list. Includes the January supplement. May: Cover (featuring Nipper) only.
Box 18

Assorted Sound Recording Catalogs 1913-1960

Scope and Content Note

Titles: Bluebird Popular Records, Edison Blue Amberol Records, Value Catalog of Caruso
Box 24

Victor Record Catalogs 1914-1925

 

Series 2. Sight Singing Books

Scope and Content Note

"The Folk Song"
Box 16, Folder 2

The Folk Song Sight Singing Series 1933

Publisher: New York, Carl Fischer

Note

Books V and VI.
 

Series 3. Ring Publications

Scope and Content Note

comedy song guide
Box 16, Folder 3

Comedy Song Guide 1950

Note

On cover, "Containing 1600 of the world's best known comedy song titles."
 

Series 4. Periodicals

Box 16, Folder 1

Antiquarian Bookman 1951-1964

Scope and Content Note

6 volumes

Note

Includes advertisements for the Ring store.
Box 19

Theatre Arts 1949 January- 1956 November

Box 20

Assorted Jazz Periodicals 1940-1953

Scope and Content Note

Titles: HRS Society Rag, Jazz Information, Jazz Miscellany, Jazz Music, Jazz Quarterly, Jazz Review, Jazz Tempo, The Jazzfinder, Northern Society for Jazz Study, Piano Jazz, The Second Line.
Box 20

Rock It magazine

Publisher: 1984 Winter- 1985 Spring

Scope and Content Note

2 issues
Box 20

Theatre Arts 1956 November -1962 June

Scope and Content Note

7 issues.
 

Series 5. Correspondence

 

Subseries 1. Business Correspondence

Box 24

Letter to Transportation Companies 1960 October

Scope and Content Note

Example of mass mailing marketing campaign targeting moving companies.
 

Subseries 2. Personal Correspondence

Box 17, Folder 6

Ring Personal Correspondence 1947-1963

 

Subseries 3. Unidentified Correspondence

Box 1

Correspondence

Box 2

Correspondence

Box 3

Correspondence

Box 5

Correspondence

Box 7

Correspondence

Box 8

Correspondence

Box 10

Correspondence

Box 14

Correspondence

Box 15

Correspondence

 

Series 6. Business Papers

Box 3

Accounting

Box 5

Accounting

Box 12

Card Files

Box 17, Folder 1

Working Notes

Scope and Content Note

Assorted notes related to Ring's business.
Box 17, Folder 8

Sketches

Scope and Content Note

Possibly drafts for catalog covers.
Box 17, Folder 9

Advertising 1950 and unknown

Scope and Content Note

Includes information on classified advertising and printing molds.
Box 24

Employee Time Books

Box 26

Business receipts 1956

Scope and Content Note

Various receipts for business expenses arranged by month.
Box 26

Checkbook register 1958-1959

Scope and Content Note

Register includes stubs for written checks and blank unused checks.
Box 27

Card Files

Box 28

Card Files

 

Subseries 1. Financial

Box 1

Accounting

Box 2

Accounting

Box 11

Accounting

Box 15

Accounting

Box 17, Folder 2

Assorted Financial Documents 1948-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes receipts, bills, tax documents.
Box 17, Folder 3

Ring's Business Receipts 1946-1953

Parts:
Box 21

Business Ledgers 1958-1963

Physical Description: 5 books

Scope and Content Note

Records of business expenditures.
Box 22

Bank of America Statements 1957-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes monthly bank statements, cashed checks and deposit slips.
Box 23

Bank of America Statements 1957-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes monthly bank statements, cashed checks and deposit slips.
Box 24

Business Ledger 1946-1950

Physical Description: 1 book

Scope and Content Note

Record of payments owed to Ring's.
 

Series 7. Personal Papers

Box 17, Folder 4

Stanley Ring Medical Bills 1951-1959

Scope and Content Note

Bills for doctor visits and hospital stays.
Box 17, Folder 5

Stanley Ring Personal Items 1942-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes social security card, selective service letter, car registration and various receipts.
 

Series 8. Clippings

Box 17, Folder 7

Assorted unprocessed clippings

 

Series 9. Printed Music

Box 10

Printed Music

Box 11

Printed Music (unprocessed)

Box 25, Folder 6

Musician's Handbook Standard Dance Music Guide- Book One 1954

Publisher: Brooklyn, New York, A. Ray De Vita
Physical Description: 50 p.
Box 25, Folder 7

Light Opera at Home 1917

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company
Parts: piano and voice
Physical Description: 256 p.
Box 25, Folder 8

College Songs

Publisher: Associated Oil
Physical Description: 13 p.
Box 25, Folder 9

Selections from Assorted Musicals

Parts: voice
Box 25, Folder 10

Masterworks of R. Hattori 1959

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan/ Zen-on Music Publ. Co., Ltd.
Language of Material: English, Japanese
Physical Description: piano and voice 99 p.
 

Series 10. Programs

Box 4

Theater Programs 1980-1929

Box 6

Programs and Accounting

Box 9

Theater Programs

Box 11

Programs

Box 13

Programs

Box 14

Programs

Box 25, Folder 1

Morosco Theatre Programs

Scope and Content Note

Programs include "A Stubborn Cinderella," "The Girl Behind the Counter," and "When Knights were Bold." Theater located in Burbank, California.
Box 25, Folder 2

Hamburger's Majestic Theatre 1913

Scope and Content Note

Programs for "The Politicians," and "Babes in Toyland," "The Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer," and "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz." Theater located in Los Angeles, California.
Box 25, Folder 3

Fischer's Lyceum Theatre 1912

Scope and Content Note

Program for "The Man Who Owns Broadway." Theater located in Los Angeles, California.
Box 25, Folder 4

Mason Opera House

Scope and Content Note

Program for "Gypsy Love."
Box 25, Folder 5

The Playgoer 1934

Scope and Content Note

Program for "The Mikado." Performed at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
 

Series 11. Photographs

Box 13

Unprocessed Photographs

 

Series 12. Scripts

Box 7

Unprocessed Scripts

Box 12

Unprocessed Scripts