Mary K. Sarlow collection
Scope and Contents
The collection was transferred from the Capital Area District Library. It consists of manuscript materials that were written by Mary K. Sarlow along with correspondence, articles, personal materials, sheet music, demo records, poetry, lyrics, and photographs.
See archivist for the full inventory - S:\Collections Management\Finding Aids\Large Collections\LC 255 CADL version
- 1914 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Mary K. Sarlow was born May 28, 1902 in Brooklyn, New York. Her birth name was Mary Catherine Carmella Sarlo. She spent most of her young life growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. About 1917, her family moved to Ionia, Michigan, where her father worked for the Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company.
She was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1959; Mary had written songs for Same-Carruthers Units (Chicago) and for the Raynell Revue, circuses and minstrel shows. Ms. Sarlow worked on the lyrics and music with Don Large, Beatrice Lever, Caesar Giovannini, Arthur Korb, as well as several others. Some of her songs that were published were: "The Holiday Polka"; "I Keep Wishing"; and "The Lord Has His Arms Around Me."
Mary K. Sarlow also wrote under: Sarlow, M.K. Sarlow, Mary Sarlow, Mary K. Sarlow, Mary Kay, Mary Kaye, Mary Kaye and the Kayettes, Mary Katherine Kay, Mark Kay, Mack Kayton, Jay Vee Sarlow, and Colaiuta and Kay. There was also the possibility that she used her sister's name, Rose Sarlow.
Ms. Sarlow died October 24, 1994, in Ionia, Michigan.
8 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Capital Area District Library (Lansing, Mich.) (Donor, Organization)
- Mary K. Sarlow collection
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US