Collection  |  Notated Music Edison sheet music collection,

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Title
Edison sheet music collection,
Summary
The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental pieces.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Subject Headings
-  Popular music--United States
-  Songs with piano
-  Dance music--United States
-  Instrumental music
Notes
-  The Edison sheet music collection appears to be the music library of the recording division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and/or its predecessor, the National Phonograph Co. Its purpose is assumed to be to provide Edison's recording artists with music for recording sessions.
-  The Edison Foundation has at various times donated items to the Library, most notably films. It would then follow that the Foundation donated the collection to the Library of Congress, though, when is still unknown.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003
-  Edison Sheet Music Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.
Medium
around 13,000 items (148 containers, 444 linear feet).
Call Number/Physical Location
ML31 .E3
Repository
Library of Congress Music Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/perform.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003.3
Library of Congress Control Number
2002604960
Rights Advisory
Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.
Access Advisory
Open to research.
Not all materials in this collection may be readily accessible; please request accessibility information well in advance of your visit http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/perform.contact
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Description
The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental pieces.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2002604960
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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison Sheet Music Collection. 1830. Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003. (Accessed December 13, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. (1830) Edison Sheet Music Collection. [Notated Music] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison Sheet Music Collection. 1830. Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003>.