Collection Items

  • 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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  • 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
  • Notated Music
    The national air of Yankee Doodle sheet music | 3 p. | Arranged for the piano forte. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson
    • Date: 1845

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The star spangled banner manuscript | 1 p. | Item contains an autographed manuscript of "The star spangled banner" in a red leather case. Also included are a portrait of Francis Scott Key, a copy of "The Star Spangled Banner (Second session)", an advertisement for the song, a hand-written manuscript, and an article. (Content). Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Key, Francis Scott
    • Date: 1840

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