Connecticut Historical Society
Correspondence written to his fiancee Ellen by a soldier with the Sixteenth Connecticut Infantry, Company B between 1862-1865. Cuzner was a prisoner who was paroled in 1864, after reaching a weight of only 80 pounds. Also includes transcripts of the letters compiled and written by his daughter Jennie Cuzner Sperry, evidently intended for publication. Of interest are two published songs, entitled "When the Sixteenth Marched Away", and "The Song of the Union Prisoners" and a handwritten sheet with the words and music of the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy Oh!" These are supplemented by programs for anniversary celebrations of the Battle at Antietam, and assorted printed material about the Civil War from magazines. Seemingly unrelated but part of the collection are bills and correspondence related to Dorrance Welles of Glastonbury and other members of the Welles family
Boston Public Library - Special Collections
5 manuscript sketches by Brescia -- manuscript copy of Canti d' Estate : canzonetta napolitana / by Armando Gill (M. Festa) -- manuscript copy of Mi morena : tango / by D. Caribes -- manuscript copy of Habanera nell opera Carmen di G. Bizet arranged for piano -- 4 typescript copies of song texts mostly by Jesse G.M. Glick -- 1 photograph of an unidentified man and woman
Cornell University Libraries
This collection is comprised of radical song books, music sheets, periodical issues and broadsides spanning the period ca. 1850 to 1990, with primary emphasis on the period 1900-1940. It includes rare pieces (such as numerous early editions of the I.W.W. "Little Red Songbook") as well as ephemeral song-sheets and song-books. Periodicals represented in the collection include "Sing Out!", "Broadside: the Topical Song Magazine", and "Promenade," an influential leftist folk-dance mimeo. The collection is overwhelmingly comprised of American imprints (including several foreign-language works printed in America), but also includes some presentative British publications. The core of the collection was put together by musicologist Ronald D. Cohen, and formed the basis for his monograph, Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States (Oakland: 2010). Approximately 200 more items were added to this core to create the current collection
Cornell University Libraries
"Songs for the Union League of America," 1864; and "Leavitt's Songster," ca. 1863
Arizona Historical Society - Library and Archives
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Copy negatives, circa 1916, intended for the production of lantern slides to accompany a rendition (presumably schoolchildren singing) of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The 11 glass plate negatives, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 each with surprinted verses of the song, consist of inspirational landscapes, sunrise, military campfires, rows of steel (rifles), marching feet, St. Michael, cavalry trumpet, lilies, head of Jesus Christ, and the United States flag. From the school services project of the University of Wisconsin Bureau of Visual Education
Western Illinois University
Song lyrics written by Joseph Huff of Scotia, Illinois and Blandinsville, Illinois. Huff was a member of the Scotia Cornet Band and was a Blandinsville High School teacher circa 1908. The collection includes eleven original handwritten song lyrics, but no music. Additionally, the collection includes four signed cards and one program from the Blandinsville High School, and articles of agreement between John Hall and the Scotia Coronet Band
New-York Historical Society
An artifical collection of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, articles, clippings, graphic material, and ephemera on or relating to Jenny Lind, Otto Goldschmidt, P.T. Barnum, Sir Julius Benedict, Manual Garcia, many other of Lind's contemporaries and acquaintances, her times, and the history of music and theater in general. There is also material relating to Leonidas Westervelt and other collectors, such as Kitty Cheatham, William A. Hildebrand, Ragnar L. Cederlund, Frieda Hempel, the collecting of Lindiana, and the history of Lindmania
Lake County Historical Society
Material relating to Lake County, Ohio's official celebration of the American Revolution bicentennial including item bearing official designation of Lake County, Ohio, as a bicentennial community, sheet music for "Ohio Gloria," a bicentennial state anthem, a booklet, a planning and activity guide, and publications from Painesville, Ohio
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Newspaper clippings from across the U.S. relating to the centennial celebration of Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner, held in Baltimore, Md., 1914