Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Star spangled banner sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Recorded on April 7, 1898 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Berliner - Sousa's Band
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    Yankee doodle sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 62-76 rpm, 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Gaskin, George
    • Date: 1897
  • Audio Recording
    When Johnny comes marching home again sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 64 rpm, mono; 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - [Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield] - Terrill, John
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    Yankee doodle sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 62-76 rpm, 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Clark, Thomas
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    The star spangled banner sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Berliner - The Diamond Four
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    Star spangled banner sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Berliner - Haydn Quartette
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    Yankee doodle sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 62-76 rpm, 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Ossman, Vess
    • Date: 1897
  • Audio Recording
    America sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 67 rpm, mono; 7 in. | "J. K. Reynard, Mgr." Song is also popularly known as "My country 'tis of thee." Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - Diamond Four
    • Date: 1898
  • Notated Music
    The star-spangled banner with brilliant variations, op. 490
    Music for a nation: American sheet music, 1820-1860
    Sheet music | 1 score | by Chas. Grobe . (Statement Of Responsibility). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Miller and Beacham - Grobe, Chas
    • Date: 1854

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  • Notated Music
    A life in the west Sheet music | 1 score | by Henry Russell. (Statement Of Responsibility). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: W. C. Peters - Russell, Henry - Morris, G. P.
    • Date: 1844

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the gem of the ocean
    Music for a nation: American sheet music, 1820-1860
    Sheet music | 1 score | by T. A. Beckett . (Statement Of Responsibility). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Osbourn's Music Saloon - Beckett, T. A.
    • Date: 1844

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  • Notated Music
    The star spangled banner
    Music for a nation: American sheet music, 1820-1860
    Sheet music | 1 score | by Louis Selle . (Statement Of Responsibility). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: P. K. Weizel - Selle, Louis
    • Date: 1854

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  • Book/Printed Material
    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 in "The Baltimore musical miscellany," pages 26-30 (volume I) -- has another poem to be sung to the Anacreontic song at pp 29-30.
    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book/Printed Material
    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, compiler), pages 188-191.
    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Defence of Fort M'Henry The traditional favorite for first book publication of "The star spangled banner," though three others published that year could make the same claim. This one is accredited as first by most historians. Published in "National songster; or, a collection of the most admired patriotic songs, on the brilliant victories, achieved by the naval and military heroes of the United States of America, over equal...
    • Contributor: John Gruber and Daniel May - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814

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  • Notated Music
    America, my country 'tis of thee sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Ascher, Gustave
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    My country! 'Tis of thee sheet music | 1 p. | Tune: God save the king. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: C. Bradlee - [Smith, Samuel Francis]
    • Date: 1832
  • Notated Music
    The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    Battle hymn of the republic sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music
    The John Brown song, or Glory hallelujah sheet music | 4 p. | "With new and revised words." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Root & Cady - Steffe, William
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the gem of the ocean sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Shaw, David T. - Becket, T.A.
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the land of the brave sheet music | 3 p. | Song later became popularly known as "Columbia, the gem of the ocean." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Beckett, T. A.
    • Date: 1843

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the land of the brave sheet music | 2 p. | Arranged for the Spanish guitar. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Blancjour, Fr.
    • Date: 1846

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  • Notated Music
    Hail Columbia sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1862

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  • Book/Printed Material
    [ 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). Inscription at bottom: "to Gen. Keim." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division. Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Key, F. S.
    • Date: 1842