The Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum – The Yip Harburg Exhibit is one of dozens devoted to great songwriters
The Library of Congress’s Show Music on Record Database – Contains discographic information for commercially-released recordings including many with lyrics by Yip
The Gorney Music Publishing web site contains biographical information, photos, videos and other material about Jay Gorney, the composer of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
Eva Cassidy’s Rendition of “Over the Rainbow” is discussed at length in an essay about the late singer’s affection for the song, part of the Eva Cassidy web site.
E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, an essay by Benjamin Sears, Harburg scholar and performer, 1999.
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (1930). Yip wrote light verse for an unknown number of Fleischer Brothers cartoons while under contract at Paramount’s Astoria Long Island studios. This may be the first. Before the title song, a voice is heard reciting Yip’s rhymed introduction as a white apple bounces against a black background. Available from private collectors only.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. 4thed. New York and London: Jaques Catrell Press and Bowker, 1980.
Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman and Thomas Travisano, editors. The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volume Two: Modernisms 1900-1950. Rutgers University Press. Includes the lyrics to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and “Over the Rainbow.”
R. LeRoy Bannerman. Norman Corwin and Radio: The Golden Years. University of Alabama Press, 1986. Contains passages about CBS radio programs on which Yip collaborated with Corwin during the 1940’s.
Stephen Banfield. Jerome Kern. Yale Broadway Masters Series. Yale University Press, 2006. Contains a section about the songs Yip wrote with Kern for the 1944 motion picture Can’t Help Singing.