HistoryIT worked with the Great American Songbook Foundation to launch a website showcasing some of the archives of composer and playwright Meredith Willson, the man behind the Broadway and cinema hits The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. At songbook.historyit.com, visitors can explore photographs, musical scores, sample pages of sheet music, scripts from radio shows Willson hosted, character sketches and early drafts for The Music Man, audio clips and scrapbooks as well as correspondence. Digitized items are tagged in such a way that cross-referencing materials can happen effortlessly. The site also features an exhibit highlighting The Man & His Music which provides a variety of entry points into this rich collection.
Take a look!