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John Cole was one of the earliest and most prolific sheet music publishers in Baltimore. This collection spanning his publishing career was collected by John Carbonell and subsequently organized by engraving plate number.
This is an artifically assembled collection with sheet music from various origins. Accruals in this collection are selected by the curators of Special Collections or donated by patrons. See component levels for more information about the items in this collection.
The Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials spans from approximately 1870 to the 1950s. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of postcards, broadsides, and other printed ephemera that depict African American people in ways that are often racist and caricatured.
This collection includes popular American and British sheet music inspired by the Middle East. The collection dates from 1839-1978, but has a large concentration of music from 1903-1923.
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) and to become a world-famous entertainer. The materials span from 1926 to circa 1970 and contain photographs, promotional flyers, and ephemeral books.
This is an artificially assembled collection of printed manuscript materials selected by the curators of Special Collections, centered on the musical, theatrical, and public speaking careers of Langston Hughes. Hughes was an American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist, social thinker and activist, and leading figure in New York City's Harlem Renaissance. The collection spans from 1927 to 1999, with the bulk of it dating from 1936 to 1967.
The Keepers Music Collection contains 416 pieces of 19th century American popular sheet music, grouped by the lithographers of the front covers.
Lester S. Levy was a music historian and sheet music collector. His music papers contain correspondence, speeches, printed material, and bills related to his collecting activities.
The collection was amassed by Marian Walton Anderson, a pianist and teacher. It is particularly strong in song compilations, musical magazines, popular songs, and works published in Pennsylvania.