American Antiquarian Society

Collection Information


Collection

American Antiquarian Society sheet music

Location

Music and Performing Arts Library Special Collections

Provenance

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

When acquired

August 1976

Description

Purchase of 254 imprints of the period from the late 18th century through 1870 (largely prior to 1860)

includes:

Arrangement

Dispersed among vocal and piano sheet music collections in the Special Collections area of the Music Library.  Arranged under year of publication, then under accession number.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

See online catalog of UIUC sheet music holdings.  Lists of items purchased from the American Antiquarian Society are filed in the Collections File ("American Antiquarian Society").  See also bibliographic descriptions in:

Wolfe, R.J.
Secular music in America, 1801-1825 (New York, 1964; ML120.U5W64)

Sonneck,O.G.T.
A bibliography of early secular American music, 18th century (New
York: Da Capo, 1964; ML120.U5S66 1964)

Index terms

Sheet music, American