Sheet music collection, 1847-1956 1860-1910


.5 linear ft.
There are 51 pieces of sheet music in this collection. Consisting largely of Toledo imprints, the collection spans a wide rang of dates and themes. It includes songs of war (the Civil War, WWI, and WWII) love songs, humorous songs, children's songs, patriotic songs, sentimental songs, and dance music. There are instrumental pieces as well as music with lyrics. The city of Toledo features in three of the songs about the life of a Toledo newsboy, Scott High School, and the Liberty Loan Campaign respectively. Of particular note are the number of songs and lyrics written by women as well as the cover art of many of the items. Finally, there are three pieces by Paul Laurence Dunbar, an important African American poet and lyricist (see the Herbert Woodward Martin Papers, MSS-015).
The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns. Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code. The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.
No restrictions on materials.
Other related collections: More sheet music can be found in the Donald D. Duhaime Collection (MSS-077, Box 8, R4); Herbert Woodward Martin Papers, MSS-015.
Unpublished finding aid available in the Ward M. Canaday Center.

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