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African-American Sheet Music from Brown University (American Memory, Library of Congress)
"This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period."

California Sheet Music Project (Duggan)
"A virtual library of some 2,000 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs. Images of every printed page of sheet music from ten locations have been scanned at 400 dpi, in color where indicated."

Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
"The Center for Popular Music is an archive and research center devoted to the study of American popular music from the pre-revolutionary era to the present. It was established in 1985 as one of the sixteen Centers of Excellence at universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system."

Historic American Sheet Music - Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
"The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920."
Also available at Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (American Memory, Library of Congress)

The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection - University of North Texas Music Library
"This Website was conceived in 1996 both as a multimedia thematic catalog of the UNT Music Library's collection of twenty-one first and second editions of operas and ballets by the French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, and as a nucleus for collecting information useful to anyone studying those works. A pilot version of the Lully Web Project has been on the web since 1997."

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection - The Johns Hopkins University
"The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music is part of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University. It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960."

Music for the Nation - Music Division, Library of Congress
"Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. The collection documents the attitudes and tastes of a bygone era with music of many varieties and sources, all of it published in the United States."

Public Domain Music Sequenced by Benjamin Robert Tubb

Sheet Music Collection: Lewis Music Library: MIT Libraries
"The Inventions of Note Sheet Music Collection was established in 1997 by the Lewis Music Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This sheet music collection consists of popular songs and piano compositions that portray technologies (old and new alike) as revealed through song texts and/or cover art."

Sheet Music Collections - Music Library Association


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