Sheet Music Collection

Title

Sheet Music Collection

Subject

Sheet music covers--1830-1910
Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920.
Popular music
Songs with piano
Women composers

Description

The Filson maintains a large collection of 19th and 20th century sheet music. Numbering some 4,700 items, much of the collection reflects the popular music of the day, such as patriotic marches, homesick laments, or romantic ballads. Highlights include sheet music published during the Civil War and by Louisvillian William Shakespeare Hays. The collection is heavily concentrated thematically on Kentucky and the Civil War. A small portion of the General Music Collection and the Walter Barney Music Collection have been digitized, focusing primarily on women composers.

Source

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections

Date

ca. 1840-1930.

Rights

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Format

sheet music

Type

Still Image

Collection Items

The Maiden's Secret
Words by Georgiana M. Steeple
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