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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Mary Rodgers
RLIN number: NXCP87-A119
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, relationships with governesses, sister Linda: development of literary and musical abilities: early compositions, attitudes toward music in Rodgers household, Little Orchestra script writing; writing and producing ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, 1959, HOT SPOT, 1963, MEMBER OF THE WEDDING; relations with mother, Dorothy Rodgers, and collaboration on A WORD TO THE WIVES: creative process and personal objectives in writing children's books, screenplay for Disney Studios; father, Richard Rodgers: illnesses, relations with family; travels; impressions of various composers and producers.
Extent: Transcript: 477 leaves, Tape: 10 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open, except for certain pages closed during lifetime. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rodgers, Mary
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Author; Composer
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Daum, Raymond L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Children's literature; Composers; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Social life and customs
Topics discussed - Other terms: Music, Popular (Songs, etc); Musical revue, comedy, etc--United States; Rodgers, Dorothy; Rodgers, Mary; Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Women composers
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017035-12478