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Oglesby (Kitty Cheatham)

Collection Information


Kitty Cheatham
Photo courtesy of New York Public Library

Yolande Oglesby collection of Kitty Cheatham documents and other materials


Theater programs awaiting processing in the University Press Building Library storage area; photographs and a few miscellaneous Cheatham documents in Sousa Archives (formerly the Collections File folder (“Oglesby, Yolande”)); some items may have been added to circulating collection or may not have been retained


Gift of Yolande Oglesby, Morrisville, Illinois

When Acquired

November – December, 1996


Collection of approximately 550 theater programs (Boston, New York, Paris [France], Chicago and elsewhere); as well as five items by or relating to the American professional singer Kitty Cheatham; 10 vocal anthologies, including children’s and school songbooks; 10 choral octavo editions; nine piano collections or instruction books; nine items of sheet music; and miscellaneous materials. Kitty Cheatham items consist of two songbooks for which she was the compiler; a copy of her song, “Spring Greeting” with Cheatham’s inscription and autograph; and two photographs (one autographed).


Materials largely dispersed or unprocessed

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

Unfortunately, no list exists of collection.

See also

See the  Yolande Oglesby Collection, 1900-1910 in the Sousa Archives and Center for American Archives which contains the Kitty Cheatham materials.

“Cheatham, Catherine Smiley’;’ in International cyclopedia of music and musicians, ed. 0. Thompson (New York: 1964) p.378
“Cheatham, Kitty” in International who’s who in music and musical gazetteer, ed. C. Saerchinger (New York: 1918) p.115.

Index terms

Cheatham, Kitty; Children’s songs; Oglesby, Yolande