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  • [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled banner]

    [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled ...

    1 photostat of newspaper article | Published in the" Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the ...

    • Contributor: Munroe & French - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Books
  • To Anacreon in heaven

    To Anacreon in heaven

    First American book printing of the words and music of "To Anacreon in heaven." Published in "Nightingale. A collection of the most popular, ancient, & modern songs; set to music." (Samuel Larkin, ...

    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1804
  • You never miss the water

    You never miss the water

    Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 12 in. | Copyright, 1876, by E. Mack (Copyright). From School for the parlor organ, melodeon and harmonium, p. 116-117. Cover of book gives title as ...

    • Contributor: F.W. Helmick - Mack, E[Dward]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1876
  • Sweet home

    Sweet home

    Hymnal. Book. 1 p., 5 x 9 in. | Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, In the Cleck's office in the District ...

    • Contributor: L. Swormstedt & A. Poe - Wakefield, Von S. - Bishop, Henry Rowley
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1852
  • God bless America

    God bless America

    manuscript | 4 p. | Irving Berlin's handwritten lyrics to "God Bless America." "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by ...

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving
    • Original Format: Books
  • Materna (O Mother Dear, Jerusalem)

    Materna (O Mother Dear, Jerusalem)

    Hymnal. xvi, 282 p.; iv, 56 p., 15 x 21.5 cm | Tune for "America the Beautiful." In "Hymns of Worship and Service, Chapel Edition" -- Hymn #325 (page 237).

    • Contributor: Knickerbocker Press/The Century Company - Ward, Samuel Augustus
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1906
  • Eili, Eili (The only original version)

    Eili, Eili (The only original version)

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 31 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Maurice Richmond Music Co. - Sandler, Jacob Koppel - Isaacson, Charles D.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1919
  • [ Facsimile of Keim manuscript]

    [ Facsimile of Keim manuscript]

    manuscript | 1 manuscript photostat, mounted on cardboard | This copy of the Star spangled banner was written by Key in 1842 for his friend Gen. George Keim of Reading, PA. (Content). ...

    • Contributor: Key, F. S.
    • Original Format: Books
  • Galop

    Galop

    Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 11 in. | Copyright, 1882, by J. Church & Co. (Copyright). From Murray's method for the organ, p. 82-83.

    • Contributor: John Church & Co. - Murray, James R. - Fairbank, H. W.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1882
  • The  Anacreontick Song

    The Anacreontick Song

    It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the ...

    • Contributor: "Printed for the Author - Smith, John Stafford - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
  • Soldiers of Zion Jewish national anthem

    Soldiers of Zion Jewish national anthem

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: The Jewish Morning Journal - Rosenfeld, Morris - Arnstein, Ira B.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1918
  • [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    Published in "The vocal magazine," pages 147 and 148 (Content). First dated printing of the poem "To Anacreon in Heav'n" (no music). B1 in Star Spangled Books.

    • Contributor: J. Harrison for J. Bew - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1778
  • Eternal Father, strong to save

    Eternal Father, strong to save

    Hymnal. 1 p. | Taken from the book entitled "Hymns of worship and service, Chapel edition."

    • Contributor: Century Co. - Dykes, John B. - Whiting, William
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1906
  • To Anacreon, in heav'n

    To Anacreon, in heav'n

    First book printing of both the poem and the tune of the Anacreontic song. There is reasonable historical doubt about John Stafford Smith's actual composition of the melody. Published in "The vocal ...

    • Contributor: J. Fielding - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
  • Anacreon in heaven [et al.]

    Anacreon in heaven [et al.]

    This edition is regarded as the one most likely owned by Key and most likely to have influenced his selection of the Anacreontic song to be the melody for his poem. Published ...

    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1804