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Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 presents 3,000 pieces of sheet music drawn from a collection at Duke University. The selection covers a variety of music types including bel canto, minstrel, protest, plantation, and...  (Library of Congress)
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 consists of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the post-Civil War era. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred music and secular choral...  (Library of Congress)
Moldenhauer Archives presents 130 music manuscripts, letters, and materials representative of a 3,500-item collection documenting the history of Western music from the medieval period through the modern...  (Library of Congress)
Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922 consists of 9,000 items, most published from 1850 to 1920. Most of the music is written for voice and piano. The collection includes early pieces by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, as...  (Library of Congress)
Ragtime presents sheet music, essays, and video and sound clips related to ragtime. This distinctly American music appeared (in its published form) during the mid-1890s mainly in the South...  (Library of Congress)
Band Music from the Civil War Era provides examples of brass band music that flourished in the U.S. during the 1850s and remained popular through the 19th century. It includes 700 musical compositions, 8 full-score...  (Library of Congress)
African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 contains 1,300 pieces of sheet music including songs from antebellum blackface minstrelsy, the abolitionist movement, the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, African-American soldiers in the...  (Library of Congress)
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets provides "song sheets" (lyrics without music) for 4000 songs that were popular before the advent of the phonograph and radio. During this time (1850 - 1870), song sheets were the way...  (Library of Congress)
Stand Up And Sing: Music And Our Reform History is a lesson in which students (Grades 7-12) analyze lyrics and images of popular sheet music as part of their studies of the political, social, and economic conditions existing during...  (Library of Congress)
We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!: Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War includes more than 200 sheet-music compositions about Abraham Lincoln and the war. This collection spans the years from Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1859 through the centenary of...  (Library of Congress)

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