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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Lincoln 4

Houghton Library collection of sheet music related to Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War

Collection of American sheet music about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, including both Union and Confederate imprints.

Dates

  • 1850-1920.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.4 linear feet (8 boxes)

American sheet music about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, including both Union and Confederate imprints; chiefly for voice and piano, some for piano solo.

Arrangement

Arranged into four series:
  1. Series I: Music Referring to Lincoln
  2. Series II: Union Imprints
  3. Series III: Miscellaneous
  4. Series IV: Confederate Imprints

Physical Location

Lincoln Room

Provenance:

The source for the majority of the material in the collection is unknown. Probably formed part of the Nolen collection of Lincolniana. Some items are from the bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell ; received: 1918.

A majority of the materials: 2015-1304. source unknown.

Related Materials

Related material can be found in the historical sheet music collections of Houghton Library; additionally, in the Civil War Sheet Music Collection of the Library of Congress and the Sheet Music Consortium .

Processing Information

Processed by: Alexis Dinniman and Dana Gee
Link to catalog
Title
Houghton Library, collector. Houghton Library collection of sheet music related to Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was funded by The Ruth Miller Memorial Philanthropic Fund.
EAD ID
hou02666

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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