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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 93

Harvard Theatre Collection of Sheet Music


Includes printed sheet music, many with illustrated covers.


  • 1800-2000

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.


4.5 linear feet (15 boxes)
Includes printed sheet music, many with illustrated covers.


Collection is arranged alphabetically by name of performer.
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by performer.


A majority of the collection came in through various sources. It includes some scores from the Raymond S. Wilkins, received in 1962, and the Evert Jansen Wendell collection, received in 1918. Appears to comprise Wilkins' complete *61-1782 accession of Berlin's Alexander’s Ragtime Band, listed as 73 copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Various sources; various dates.

61-1782. Gift of Raymond Sanger Wilkins; received: 1962 March.

Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918.

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

Processed by: Erin Mernoff, with help from Andrea Cawelti.
Link to catalog
Harvard Theatre Collection, collector. Harvard Theatre Collection of Sheet Music, circa 1800-2000: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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.

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