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COLLECTION Identifier: 2015T-52

Evert Jansen Wendell and Raymond S. Wilkins collection of American sheet music by title


Sheet music published in America, chiefly from (but not limited to) the Raymond S. Wilkins and Evert Jansen Wendell collections; for voice and piano, some for piano solo.


  • 1750-1950

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


67 linear feet. (162 boxes)


Unprocessed: loosely arranged alphabetically by first letter; show tunes are under first letter of the song's title, not the show.

Ownership and Custodial History

Includes music from the bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell, and gift of Raymond S. Wilkins.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917. Evert Jansen Wendell and Raymond S. Wilkins collection of American sheet music by title, 1750-1950 (2015T-52): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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