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  • African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883 to 1923

    Consists of "stock" arrangements for bands or small orchestras of popular songs written by African Americans.

  • Amazing Grace

    Highlights the history of the hymn “Amazing Grace” from the earliest printing of the song to selected performances of it on published and field recordings.

  • America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

    Collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s.

  • American Choral Music

    The works presented here are limited to a period beginning shortly after the Civil War and ending at 1922.

  • The Archives of the African American Music Culture

    Collects, preserves, and disseminates materials pertaining to the research and study of African-American music and culture.

  • Baseball Sheet Music

    Features 147 items of sheet music that reference baseball from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.

  • Cambini Quintets

    Set of unique manuscripts by Italian composer Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini (1746-1825?) that contain music for over 100 of his string quintets.

  • Chicago Jazz Archive

    Supports the research mission of the University of Chicago and the larger jazz research community.

  • Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress

    Digital images of selected resources on this composer.

  • Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

    Presents traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67.

  • Hogan Jazz Archive

    Department within Tulane University 's Special Collections Division serves as a good resource for jazz research. Maintains collections of orals, recorded music, photos, and film.

  • Shubert Archive

    Check out this animated presentation that chronicles and presents some historical details of the Shubert Organization, Inc.

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