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Sheet Music Collection, 1827-1974

Sheet Music Collection, 1827-1974
Mss. 1.07
55.8 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
The Sheet Music Collection includes sheet music collected by the Special Collections Research Center.
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The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason the indicated extent and date range are approximate at this point.

Series 1 (box 1-47) contains sheet music acquired prior to 2007.  Subseries 1 (box 1-38)  is arranged alphabetically by composer; Subseries  2 (box 39-40) are filed by arrangers and unknown composers; Subseries 3  (box 41-43) contains exercise books; Subseries 4 (box 44-45) contains portions of collections; Subseries 5 (boxe46) iscollections; and Subseries 6 (box 47) is librettos.

Series 2 (from box 48 onward) consists of acquisitons made 2007 and later, filed in the order in which they are received.

Series 3 is is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers should consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using this series.

African Americans--Music
Music--19th century.
Music--Virginia--19th century.
United States--History--World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Songs and music
Sheet music

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

09/25/1997. Additions are being made to this collection on an ongoing basis.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Various purchases and gifts..

Acc. 1997.054 was a gift received on 9/25/1997;

Acc. 2007.87 was a gift from Mrs. Edmun C. Glover, III via Jim Deffenbaugh, Music Librarian.

Acc. 2009.061 was purchased on 2/26/2009. Acc. 2009.070 was purchased on 2/21/2009. Acc. 2009.069 was purchased on 2/23/2009.

Acquisition information for accessions received after February 2009 is not displayed for technical reasons. Consult a staff member for details.

Preferred Citation
Sheet Music Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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