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Stanley Adams Letter with W. C. Handy Commemorative Stamp [RESTRICTED], 1969-05-17

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 52

Scope and Contents

Stanley Adams, president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) writes from New York, New York, to Mr. Joe Moshay, a member of the ASCAP, in Beverly Hills, California. The Stanley Adams Letter was sent to provide the ASCAP member with a first-day cover bearing the commemorative $0.06 (six-cent) stamp issued by the United States Post Office in tribute to American composer and musician (and ASCAP member) W. C. Handy (1873-1958), known as "Father of the Blues."


  • 1969-05-17

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

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Biographical / Historical

According to a 1994 obituary appearing in the New York Times, (, accessed March 29, 2011) Stanley Adams was born in Manhattan and earned a law degree from New York University in 1929. Adams made his living as a songwriter and lyricist. Adams served as president of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers from 1953-1956, 1959-1980. According to (accessed March 29, 2011), Joe Moshay was a renowned orchestra leader and songwriter who lived in Beverly Hills, California. Moshay passed away in 2004 at the age of 95.


From the Collection: 3.8 Linear Feet


Formerly MSS.3355, Stanley Adams Letter

Local Identifier


Processing Information

Processed by Erin Schmidt, 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266