The David Soren Collection of Popular Sheet Music, documents an approximately 150 year period in the creation, production, and dissemination of American popular music. These musical scores mirror trends in both American popular music and American history and culture. Full of pathos and emotion, these scores evoke feelings of patriotism, nostalgia, and gaiety. Apart from their musical value, many of these scores are beautifully decorated and like the music, the cover art represents significant trends in American art and fashion.
From the guide to the David Soren popular sheet music collection, 1839-1974, (University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections)