Boston Athenaeum
Collection of sheet music reflecting support for the Southern cause during the Civil War era, mainly published in southern or border state cities under U.S. military occupation between 1861 and 1865, particularly Baltimore, Louisville, Nashville, and New Orleans (A.E. Blackmar), but also including Boston, New York, St. Louis, and London, England. The collection is organized alphabetically by title within each box. Collection consists of patriotic, sentimental, inspirational, commemorative and memorial music (and often lyrics) for songs, hymns, anthems, marches, and dances (polka, schottisch). Themes and subjects include: Patriotism and the Confederacy (Confederacy march, Bonnie blue flag); military leaders (Beauregard's march, Stonewall quick step); Confederate troops (Volunteer waltz, Washington Artillery polka march); loved ones at home (Do they think of me at home?, Laura polka, Popping the question); African Americans (Contraband schottisch, Poor oppressed); and Southern defeat ... Read More
Loyola University Chicago - Cudahy/Lewis Library
The Wilhelmi Collection consists of 8.63 linear feet spanning the years 1882 to 1967 (bulk 1891 to 1949) and is comprised of song books and individual sheet music for popular songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Composers include Harry Askst, Egbert van Alstyne, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, George M. Cohan, Sammy Fain, George Gershwin, Jimmie V. Monaco, Richard Rodgers, Jean Schwartz, Albert von Tilzer, and Harry Warren. Subjects include Irish ballads, baseball songs, minstrel music, novelty songs, patriotic music, and World War I.
Cleveland Public Library
The National Songs Collection consists of sheet music, songbooks, literature on music instruction & study, and miscellaneous papers
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Lincoln Loyal Orange Lodge No. 25 records include minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial records, collection of dues, payment of sick and death benefits, election of officers, special events such as the LOI dart league competitions, songsheets, and lodge procedures and ceremonies. Songsheets include 1960s protest songs such as "We Shall Overcome" and "Blowin' in the Wind," as a songsheet from Schmidt's beer company, lyrics to "Ulster" and American patriotic and religious songs
Louisiana State University - Special Collections
Printed sheet with lyrics of the Civil War song "We are for the union," a boisterous anthem of eight four-line stanzas, each with four-line chorus. The song celebrates the loyalty of Union troops, reserving especial priase for those from Pennsylvania, and castigates Confederate rebels for their treason and attempt to exempt themselves from federal taxation
Gardiner Public Library
Ms. in ink entitled "The flag"; [score by] Kate Vannah; words by Gertrude E. Heath
Minnesota Historical Society
A small group of papers and clippings concerning Elsie M. Shawe's efforts to publish a uniform and official edition of patriotic American songs. Included is a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt (1907) indicating his interest in the project. Elsie Shawe was supervisor of music in the St. Paul Public Schools
Baylor University - Central Libraries Rare Books and Special Collections
The Texas Sheet Music collection is an artificial collection created by The Texas Collection through various gifts and purchases. The contents range in chronology from the Texas Revolutionary period (1836) to 1979 with some undated pieces. Series I. Compositions is the only series found in this collection. It is comprised of songs and sheet music pertaining to life in Texas
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Musical manuscripts and correspondence of George Spaulding, a Brodhead, Wisconsin resident who was a musician with the First Brigade Band during the Civil War. The musical manuscripts consist of five partbooks containing handwritten musical scores for music played by the band. They are arranged based on numbers and labels on the inside of each partbook. Music book 'A' is marked B♭ tenor horn and is believed to be the earliest of the books based on comparison with related materials. It is possible that it was used prior to the war in addition to the early parts of the war. Music book 'B' is a snare drum book and is believed to be the latest of the partbooks. Music book 'C' is marked B♭ tenor horn and appears to be the second in chronological order. This book is unbound and there are pages missing. Music book 'D' is also marked B♭ tenor horn and appears to be the third in the chronological sequence of the books. Music book 'E' is a fife book. The correspondence consists of a ... Read More


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