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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.
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.
Volume of popular American sheet music owned by H. L. Mencken. Approximately 20 individual compositions.
Patti Chapin (later Patti Steincrohn) was a CBS radio singer and pianist from approximately 1934-1943. The collection, approximately 1900-1970, primarily contains annotated and unannotated performance (artist) copies of popular songs, but also includes correspondence, images, song catalogs, unverified original compositions, and various collected popular songs.
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer, who in 1895 wrote "The Red Badge of Courage", which earned him international acclaim. This collection of materials relating to Crane, compiled by Johns Hopkins University alumnus Richard Frary, includes letters (many by Crane), events ephemera, photographs, articles of literary criticism, and sheet music (inspired by his fiction). The materials date from the 1890s to the early 2000s.