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Alliker Sheet Music Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-MUS-002
Scope and Contents

Sampling of various kinds of popular songs arranged for voice and piano, many with guitar, ukulele, and/or banjo chords. Among them: "Till the end of Time" based on Chopin; "Tom Dooley" arranged by Alan Lomax; and "The Waltz You Saved For Me". Many in this collection have markings as if they were used in performance.

Dates: 1920 - 1957

Chevallie, Pirkey, and Pierce families sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-0071

The collection contains approximately three dozen popular and classical songs from the 19th and 20th centuries. The songs were collected by several generations of women in the Chevallie, Pirke, and Pierce families.

Dates: 1860-1936 and undated

Civil War era sheet music volume

Identifier: MS-0565
Scope and Contents

Volume of Civil War era sheet music. Approximately 65 individual compositions.

Dates: 1860s

Clements sheet music collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-MUS-046
Dates: 1900 - 1950

Collection of Bound Volumes of Sheet Music at Johns Hopkins University

Identifier: MS-MUS-0065

This artificial collection contains several bound volumes of sheet music and fragments of binding materials.

Dates: 1827-1904 and undated

Conrad Gebelein papers

Identifier: MS-0458
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, two scrapbooks and other ephemeral material related to Gebelein's association with the Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: approximately 1920-2005

Ella Shields collection

Identifier: MS-0971
Content Description

This collection contains sheet music for "You Oughta See My Baby" and "Why Did I Kiss That Girl," both editions featuring Ella Shields on the cover, as well as a playbill for a 1949 showing of the nostalgia music hall show "Thanks for the Memory," and five photographs of Ella Shields from various points in her career.

Dates: Circa 1905-1949

Friedman Sheet Music

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-MUS-011
Dates: 1986 - 1987

Harry S. Dickey collection of Byroniana

Identifier: MS-0072
Abstract Harry S. Dickey was a Baltimore business man and collector, who was born in 1891 and received his B.A. degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1912. Dickey an admirer of the English poet, Lord Byron. This collection is composed of handwritten letters and poems relating to Byron, as well as published or printed sheet music, engravings, and article clippings. Notably, there are a few handwritten Oscar Wilde letters and poems, as Dickey was a collector of Wilde as well. The collection spans...
Dates: 1815-1959, 1981

John C. French collection of sheet music based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe

Identifier: MS-MUS-034
Scope and Contents This collection consists of music inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe--including both vocal settings of Poe's actual text as well as instrumental programmtic pieces more loosely based on a particular work of Poe--dating from 1865 to 1957. There are published and manuscript copies, as well as a few photostatic copies. Especially well-represented are the original manuscripts of Joseph Holbrooke, an English composer working in the first half of the 20th century, whose long-standing...
Dates: 1865 - 1957

John Carbonell sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-0064

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.

Dates: 1824-1838 and undated

John Charles Thomas papers

Identifier: PIMS-0074

John Charles Thomas (1891-1960) was a baritone who had a lengthy career as an opera singer and recording artist. His papers include scores, personal and business papers, concert programs, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and recordings.

Dates: Majority of material found within approximately 1900-1991
Found in: Peabody Archives

Johns Hopkins University assorted sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-0058
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1770 - 1971

Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials

Identifier: MS-0844

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.

Dates: approximately 1870-1950s

Johns Hopkins University collection of Middle East-inspired sheet music

Identifier: MS-MUS-0062

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.

Dates: 1839 - 1978

Johns Hopkins University Josephine Baker collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0725

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.

Dates: 1926-approximately 1970

Johns Hopkins University Langston Hughes collection

Identifier: MS-0799

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.

Dates: 1927-1999; Majority of material found within 1936-1967

Keepers Music Collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-026
Scope and Contents

The Keepers Music Collection contains 416 pieces of 19th century American popular sheet music, grouped by the lithographers of the front covers.

Dates: 1830 - 1890

Leon Fleisher papers

Identifier: PIMS-0081
Abstract Pianist, conductor, and teacher Leon Fleisher (1928-2020) had a career in music stretching more than 70 years, including 61 years as a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory. After making his debut at age 16 with Pierre Monteux conducting, Fleisher toured internationally as a soloist until a neurological condition caused him to lose the full use of his right hand. After three decades of focusing on performing the piano repertoire for the left hand, conducting various ensembles, and...
Dates: 1875 - 2021
Found in: Peabody Archives

Lester S. Levy sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-001
Dates: 1780 - 1980

Lester S. Levy sheet music papers

Identifier: MS-0193

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.

Dates: 1933-1983

Marian Walton Anderson sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-0067

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.

Dates: 1853-1976 and undated.

Mencken sheet music volume

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0564
Scope and Contents

Volume of popular American sheet music owned by H. L. Mencken. Approximately 20 individual compositions.

Dates: circa 1880-1920

Patti Chapin sheet music collection

Identifier: MS-MUS-0061

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.

Dates: approximately 1900-1970

Richard Frary collection of Stephen Crane materials

Identifier: MS-0421

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.

Dates: 1890s-early 2000s

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