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NYPL: American Popular Song Sheet Covers
An online collection of around 3,239 images of popular American sheet music covers from 1890-1922.

Historic American Sheet Music (1850-1920)
An online collection of over 3,000 images of sheet music from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Civil War Sheet Music Collection
A Library of Congress online collection of more than 2,500 pieces of music about the war, notable cover art includes battlefield scenes, portraits of generals, the popular image of Jefferson Davis escaping in petticoats, and other related images.

America Singing: 19th-Century Song Sheets
Song sheets dating from 1800 to the 1880s, a Library of Congress American Memory presentation.

Spellman Collection of Victorian Music Sheet Covers
An online collection of material mostly published in the British Isles from 1840-1900 including accomplished music illustrators John Brandard and Alfred Concanen, a University of Reading collection presented online by VADS.

Sheet Music Consortium
An online collection of digitized sheet music including the Archive of Popular American Music from UC Los Angeles, IN Harmony from Indiana University, The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music from Johns Hopkins University, and Historic American Sheet Music from Duke University.

IN Harmony
A searchable collection of Indiana related sheet music from the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana University Lilly Library, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Library.

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
Collection of popular American music dating from 1780 to 1980, in the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University.

Sheldon Harris Sheet Music
An online presentation of 19th and 20th century American Sheet Music at the University of Mississippi.

Templeton Digital Sheet Music Collection
Sheet music collection with images from the late 19th century to the early 20th century in genres including ragtime, blues, and show tunes, a Mississippi State University Libraries presentation.

University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection
View selections online from the University of Colorado at Boulder Music Library collection of around 150,000 items.

Inventions of Note
Explores American reactions to technology through popular song sheet cover art, a collection in the Lewis Music Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

African Americana Sheet Music
Collection of sheet music dating from the 18th century to the present day, categories include World Wars I and II, 19th century color lithographs, early American imprints, popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and more, a Brown University Library presentation.

World War I Sheet Music
A collection of sheet music that relates to the events of World War I, includes romantic songs, comic songs, and patriotic songs, a Brown University Library presentation.

Yiddish Sheet Music
A collection of Yiddish language sheet music, includes folk songs and religious music with photographs of performers and composers, a Brown University Library presentation.

Bella C. Landauer Collection
An online exhibition of sheet music with a aeronautical theme, a presentation by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated Sheet Music
Collection of music, images, and lyrics dating from 1790 to the 1980s, from the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History.

British Columbia Sheet Music
Music mostly from Library and Archives of Canada, the British Columbia Archives, and Vancouver Public Library, dating from 1860 to 1991.

Digital Sheet Music Project
Search the University of South Carolina Music Library's collection of sheet music and more.

Historic Sheet Music
Browse Oregon related sheet music presented online by the University of Oregon Libraries.

Wisconsin Sheet Music Database
Wisconsin related sheet music dating from the 1850s to the present, an online presentation from the University of Wisconsin.

KMOX Popular Sheet Music
Digital collection of popular 20th century sheet music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, browse by composer, lyricist, or subject.

Barbara A. Cooke Sheet Music Collection
View sheet music images from the Barbara A. Cooke Musical Theatre Collection at the University of St. Francis Library.

The Maine Music Box
Includes popular 19th and 20th century American sheet music, plus other music related collections from the Fogler Library, University of Maine.

Sheet Music from the Hague Collection
Includes songs from Vaudeville productions, movies, and other popular music titles from Ball State University Libraries.

The Frances G. Spencer Collection
Baylor University collection of American sheet music from the 18th century to the early 20th century.

Historic Sheet Music
A University of Iowa resource for late 19th and early 20th century sheet music from Eastern Iowa including songs about Iowa, dixie music, love songs, and patriotic songs.

The Star-Spangled Banner Sheet Music Collection
Collection of sheet music scores from the Maryland Historical Society, most contain the lyrics for Francis Scott Key's The Star-Spangled Banner.

California Sheet Music Project
Browse sheet music dating from 1852 to 1900 in the collections of the University of California, Berkeley.

Sheet Music from Canada's Past
Features selections from the historical collection of Library and Archives Canada, themes include winter, dancing, flowers, boating, and more.

Illustrated Covers from the Brooklyn Sheet Music Collection
Browse Brooklyn themed sheet music covers dating from 1869 to 1987, a Brooklyn Public Library collection.

Cover Art in the Kirk Collection
Examples of popular music from 1866-1922, an Indiana State University Library presentation.


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