Book/Printed Material Historic American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collections of Duke University.

About this Item

Title
Historic American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collections of Duke University.
Summary
Contains 3042 pieces of sheet music published in the US between 1850 and 1920. Drawn from collections in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, the presentation documents a significant perspective on American history and culture through a wide variety of music types (bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I). The collection is particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, Confederate imprints, and Civil war songs. Piano music includes marches, variations, opera excerpts, and dance music (waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, etc.). Cover illustrations represent an important source of information for popular contemporary ideas on politics, patriotism, race, religion, love, and sentiment.
Contributor Names
Miller, Stephen D. (Stephen Douglas), 1971-
Schultz, Lois, 1944-
Duke University. Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
Created / Published
[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 1999-
Subject Headings
-  Music--United States
-  African Americans--Music
-  Music publishing--United States--History
-  Popular music--To 1901
-  Popular music--1901-1910
-  Popular music--1911-1920
-  Dance music--United States
-  Instrumental music
-  Songs with piano
-  Operas--Excerpts
-  Confederate States of America--Songs and music
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music
-  World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music
-  Patriotic music--United States
Notes
-  At head of title: The Library of Congress, American Memory.
-  Title from home page as viewed on June 8, 2013.
-  1996/97 Award Winner, Library of Congress/Ameritech Digital Library.
-  This description is based on the original presentation of the collection on the Library of Congress website, now available only as an archived web site. The presentation on the awardee institution's website may vary.
Call Number/Physical Location
M2.3.U6
Digital Id
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm/ External
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/collgdc.gc000022
Library of Congress Control Number
00529707
Language
English
Description
Contains 3042 pieces of sheet music published in the US between 1850 and 1920. Drawn from collections in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, the presentation documents a significant perspective on American history and culture through a wide variety of music types (bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I). The collection is particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, Confederate imprints, and Civil war songs. Piano music includes marches, variations, opera excerpts, and dance music (waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, etc.). Cover illustrations represent an important source of information for popular contemporary ideas on politics, patriotism, race, religion, love, and sentiment.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00529707
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

Rights & Access

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Miller, Stephen D, Lois Schultz, Manuscript/Mixed Material Duke University. Rare Book, and Library Of Congress. National Digital Library Program. Historic American sheet music, -1920 selected from the collections of Duke University. [Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1999] Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/00529707.

APA citation style:

Miller, S. D., Schultz, L., Duke University. Rare Book, M. M. & Library Of Congress. National Digital Library Program. (1999) Historic American sheet music, -1920 selected from the collections of Duke University. [Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress] [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/00529707.

MLA citation style:

Miller, Stephen D, et al. Historic American sheet music, -1920 selected from the collections of Duke University. [Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1999] Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/00529707>.