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The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music is part of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University. It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. All pieces of the collection are indexed on this site and a search will retrieve a catalog description of the pieces. An image of the cover and each page of music will also be retrieved if the music was published before 1923 and is in the public domain.

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Collecting Sheet Music

The Parlor Songs dot Com Guide to Collecting Sheet Music. Where do I get sheet music? How much does it cost? What makes some more valuable than others? This guide has been written to help answer those questions and others that you may have about collecting sheet music.

Historic American Sheet Music

The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

Sheet Music from Canada's Past

This site is a source of sheet music published in Canada before 1921, selected from the Sheet Music Collection at Library and Archives Canada. The Sheet Music Collection includes over 20,000 patriotic and parlour songs, piano pieces, sacred music and novelty numbers, some dating back to the 1700s. Besides the expected Canadian imprints, it includes music by Canadians or about Canada published anywhere in the world. Many of the cover illustrations are of particular interest.

The Center for Popular Music

The Center for Popular Music is an archive and research center for the study of American popular music from the pre-revolutionary era to the present.The Center's collection of sheet music includes items from the late-18th century to the present. Approximately 50,000 items have been cataloged, and may be searched online.

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