The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee’s exhibit, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”: Jewish Artists of the WPA, named after the Depression-era song by Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney, features creations by Jewish artists as part of the Works Progress Administration, a branch of the Federal Arts Project launched by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration in 1935. The exhibit, running from June 17 to September 5, 2021, is originally curated from local and regional private and personal collections.
On May 24, 25 and 26, 2019 Theater for the New City will present the 24th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. The Yip Harburg Foundation’s Rainbow Troupe will perform a concert entitled “Yip Harburg’s Songs of Humor and Hope in Times of Trump,” conceived by Deena Harburg with the singers Jonathan Hadley, Ben Harburg, Taylor-Rey McInnes and Jessica Mortellaro, and David Gaines on piano.
Theatre educator and historian Bonnie Weiss presents her traveling tribute to Yip at the San Francisco Jewish Community Library on Nov. 16, 2014.
On Sept. 27, 2014 the Ohio State University Marching Band performed an 8-minute tribute to The Wizard of Oz as a half-time show, directed by Russel Mikkelson and featuring extraordinary drill formations by Christopher Hoch. The occasion was a game between the Buckeyes and Cincinnati.
In September 2014 The Library of America published American Musicals: 1927-1949, the first in a two-volume anthology of sixteen of the greatest librettos of the American musical theatre. Finian’s Rainbow (1947), with a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg, is included.
On Dec. 3, 2012 at New York City’s Kaufman Center, Sean Hartley and Laurence Maslon hosted Broadway Close Up: Lyricists Who Changed the World … of Musical Theatre – an evening of songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Yip Harburg and Lorenz Hart. Singing the songs were Liz Callaway, Lewis Cleale, Joshua Henry, Matthew Scott, Kirsten Scott and Betsy Wolfe.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: E.Y. Harburg Papers, part of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection; these materials were donated by Yip’s heirs.
Yale University– a complete listing of the contents of the E.Y. Harburg Collection, part of the American Musical Theatre Collection, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library; these materials were donated by Yip in 1968
The Tams-Witmark Music Library – licensor of four of Yip’s major Broadway musicals (Finian’s Rainbow, Bloomer Girl, Jamaica and The Happiest Girl in the World) as well as the stage version of The Wizard of Oz