Guide to the Collection of the Siegel W. Judd, 1915 - 1919Manuscript MS-1221

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Title:

Guide to the Collection of the Siegel W. Judd, 1915 - 1919

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1221

Collection Dates:

1915 - 1919

Size of Collection:

1 box (.2 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Siegel Judd and Gene Markey, both members of the class of 1918 at Dartmouth, collaborated on college musicals. The collection comprises vocal scores and orchestrations for these musical productions, and for song for the Class of 1918 first reunion.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection comprises manuscript vocal scores and orchestrations for musical productions at Dartmouth written by Siegel Judd and Gene Markey, and others, as well as songs for the Class of 1918's first reunion. Also includes a small amount of correspondence. programs and newspaper clippings.

Biography

Siegel Wright Judd was born in Leoti, Kansas, 19 June 1895. He entered Dartmouth College in 1914 and graduated in 1918. While at Dartmouth, he and classmate Gene Markey, and Leonard Joy, Class of 1916, collaborated on many Dartmouth musicals, with Judd and Joy as composers and Markey writing the book and lyrics. After graduating from Dartmouth. Judd received a law degree from the University of Michigan and practiced law in Grand Rapids. Judd was married to Dorothy Leonard and had two children. In 1931, he formed the law firm of Warner, Norcross and Judd. He died 2 September 1982, in Grand Rapids.

Gene Markey was born in Jackson, Michigan, 11 December 1895. After graduating from Dartmouth, Markey wrote novels and screenplays, was a film producer in California, and later in life was well known in thoroughbred racing circles. He was married four times, to actresses Joan Bennet, Myrna Loy and Hedi Lamar, and in 1952 to the owner of Calumet Farm, Lucille Parker Wright. Once, when there was a dispute over the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby, Markey was represented by Judd in the lawsuit, which resulted in a win for Calumet Farm. Markey died 1 May 1980 in Miami, Florida.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Markey-Judd productions at Dartmouth, 1915-1919

Vocal scores of musicals by S. Judd, G. Markey and others; orchestrations by S. Judd for revues produced by the Dartmouth Dramatic Association, and books written and illustrated by Gene Markey

Box: 1, Dates: 1915-1919

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Music books for the Markey-Judd Productions: "Oh, Doctor!" "Heave To" "What Next?" and "Naughty Nero." , 1916-1919
  • Folder: 2, Music book for the Markey-Judd production "I Should Say So!", 1916
  • Folder: 3, Book containing programs, sheet music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other records of Markey-Judd productions, 1918
  • Folder: 4, Manuscript orchestrations by Judd for the Markey-Judd production "Naughty Nero.", 1916
  • Folder: 5, Manuscript orchestrations by Judd for Markey-Judd songs for the First Reunion: "We're Going Back Again to Dear Old Dartmouth" and "We're Alumni Now", circa 1919
  • Folder: 6, Manuscript orchestrations for misc. Markey-Judd songs: "Desert Moon," "In Shakespeare's Day," "Melody," and "Orchestration.", undated
  • Folder: 7, Manuscript orchestrations by Judd for the Markey-Judd production "I Should Say So": "I'd Like to be a Sultan," "Come Fall in Love with Me," "Love Dreams," and "The Winter Garden Girl.", undated
  • Folder: 8, Manuscript orchestrations by Judd for the Markey-Judd production "What's Next?": "Rameses" and "Goodbye Flirtation;" also "Hanover Blues" and "Persia" (music by Leonard W. Joy). Includes "Sweetheart of Mine", music by Leonard Joy, from "Ta Ta Tango", 1915; undated

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