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God Bless AmericaThe Surprising History of an Iconic Song$

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199919772

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.001.0001

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Articles in newspapers and lay magazines are listed only in the notes section, not in the bibliography. Examples include the New York Times (NYT), Look magazine, and Variety.

Archival Sources

A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY (abbreviated to “Hall of Fame”).

God Bless America Fund files, Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, New York, NY (abbreviated to “R&H”).

Irving Berlin Collection of Noncommercial Sound Recordings, 1933–1989, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, NY.

Irving Berlin Collection, Performing Arts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (abbreviated to “IBC”; scrapbooks are “IBCS”).

Kate Smith Collection, Howard Gotlieb Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA (abbreviated to “KSC”; scrapbooks are “KSCS”).

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