Mission Statement

The Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread Yip Harburg’s artistic legacy, aimed at creating a world of “free and equal people.” We stand on the beliefs of social justice, equal educational opportunity and learning through musical theatre.

Yip describes his songwriting legacy.



At the Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation we invite scholars, students and musical theatre practitioners to use our extensive archives on Yip Harburg. Our chronicles consist of a rare and extensive collection of scripts, scores, recordings, videotapes, press clippings, etc. Originals are housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and at Yale University. Inquiries about these materials can be addressed to e@yipharburg.com.