African-American related sheet music and sheet music written by African-Americans 1851-1974


African-American related sheet music and sheet music written by African-Americans 1851-1974

The collection consists of sheet music written by African-American writers and sheet music published by African-American publishers between 1851 and 1974.

10.5 Linear feet; (648 pieces; 7 flat boxes)

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Hodges, Johnny, 1907-1970 (person)

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Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983 (person)

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Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981 (person)

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Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 (person)

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Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 (person)

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Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (person)

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960 (person)

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Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 (person)

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Monk, Thelonious Sphere, 1917-1982 (person)

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Basie, Count, 1904-1984 (person)

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Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955 (person)

Jazz musician. From the description of Autograph card signed : [Indiana?], to Paul G. Klawans, 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904397 ...

Waller, Fats, 1904-1943 (person)

Tatum, Art, 1909-1956 (person)

Marvin, Lee, 1924-1987 (person)

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Buck, Gene (person)

Kahn, Gus, 1886-1941 (person)

Lyricist. From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York], to Irene Gallagher, May 15/1923, 1923 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923814 Gus Kahn, (born 6 November 1886 in Koblenz, Germany; died 8 October 1941, Beverly Hills, Calif.) was a prolific lyricist during the 20s and 30s for Tin Pan Alley, stage and films. After being taken to the U.S. by his immigrant parents in 1891 when the family settled in Chicago, he started writing songs while still at sch...

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Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 (person)

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Roberts, Lee S. (person)

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Buck, Richard Henry, 1870-1956 (person)

Arthur Johnston (person)

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Adam Geibel (person)

Will Tyers (person)

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Mary Hill (person)

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B. A. Koellhoffer (person)

Spencer, Robert E., 1902-1946 (person)

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John Lomax (person)

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Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884 (person)

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Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 (person)

Scott Joplin was born in either  1867 or 1868 or November 24, 1868 in Texarkana, Texas to a former slave and laborer and a house cleaner. Joplin received most of his music education from Julius Weiss in Texas. As a late teen he began working as a traveling musician and eventually moved to Missouri in 1894. There he became a success. While in Sedalia, Mo. local businessman John Stark purchased the rights to “Maple Leaf Rag.” When it was published in 1899, it became a sensation, and all 10,000 co...

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Art Noel (person)

Stanley Crawford (person)

Lew Brown (person)

Julian Wright (person)

James Byrnes (person)

Daniels, Charles N. (Charles Neil), 1878-1943 (person)

Daniels was an American songwriter and music publisher whose first hit song, "Margery," (1896) was popularized by John Philip Sousa. His best know songs include "You Tell Me Your Dreams, I'll Tell You Mine, " "Moonlight and Roses, " and "She's Funny That Way." Much of Daniels' work was published under the pseudonyms Neil Moret, Lamonte C. Jones, L'Albert, Sidney Carter, Joe Burke, Jules Lemare, Julian Strauss and Charlie Hill. From the description of Papers, 1898-1982 (bulk 1898-1943...

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Win. Tracey (person)

Robert King (person)

W. Frank Harling (person)

Jefferson, Gene (person)

Don, George, 1798-1856 (person)

Epithet: General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x0002e3 Epithet: of Add MS 29184 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000508.0x00009c ...

R. D. Whichard (person)

E. T. Paull (person)

Spencer Williams (person)

Even Horn (person)

Richard Loring (person)

Don Covay (person)

Geo. W. Meyer (person)

Billy Baskette (person)

Li, Sijie, 1974- (person)

Jones, Richard M (person)

Steinberg, Maurice J. (person)

Chas. E. Pratt (person)

John W. Bratton (person)

Gibbs, A. Harrington (Arthur Harrington), 1895-1956 (person)

Jack Norworth (person)

Percey Wenrich (person)

Fred E. Colip (person)

Jas. T. Brymn (person)

Frank Froeba (person)

Sterns, Frank W. (person)

Gus Edwards (person)

Clay Warnick (person)

Will Morrissey (person)

Willard Thompson (person)

Leo Friedman (person)

Davis, Gussie L., 1863-1899 (person)

Larry Yoell (person)

Piron, Armand J., 1888-1943 (person)

Pedro A. Andreu (person)

Kerry Mills (person)

May Irwin (person)

W. M. T. (person)

Harold Arlen (person)

Dave Hogg (person)

Miller, Harry S. (Composer) (person)

Hean Schwartz (person)

Lee, Pockriss (person)

Evans, L.T. (person)

Buddy Kaye (person)

Maurice Abrahams (person)

J. Rodor (person)

R. G. Grady (person)

Gordon Parks (person)

Nathan, Jos. S. (Joseph S.) (person)

Billy Clark (person)

Kern, Carl Wilhelm (person)

Raymond Hubbell (person)

Mohr, Halsey K. (person)

Carl Hess (person)

John Golden (person)

F. James (person)

Chas. Lande (person)

Harry James (person)

H. T. Burleigh (person)

Edward Eliscu (person)

Benj. Spikes (person)

Robt. Hoffman (person)

Richard Whiting (person)

Ed Rogers (person)

Will H. Tyers (person)

Dave Reed Jr. (person)

Le Roy Lasses White (person)

Geo. Whiting (person)

Fred Brown (person)

Reddick, William J., 1890-1965 (person)

Hattie Starr (person)

William Jerome (person)

Arthur C. Liscombe (person)

R. Stanley Adams (person)

Dorcas Cochran (person)

Snow, J. Albert (person)

Billy Reeves (person)

Sam M. Lewis (person)

Wm. H. Gardner (person)

Marion Short (person)

Grace Stern (person)

J. C. Atkinson (person)

E. F. Geo. Koehler (person)

Tab Smith (person)

Horace Gerlach (person)

Paul Robertson (person)

J. B. Mullen (person)

Tom Delaney (person)

Wm. Gould (person)

Arthur Pryor (person)

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Ben Ryan (person)

Eddy Marnay (person)

Clarence Jones (person)

Don Hart (person)

Chas. L. Johnson (person)

Joh. Sioly (person)

Victor, Herbert (person)

Ed O'Connor (person)

Havez, Jean (person)

Saxi Holtsworth (person)

Laddie Cliff (person)

Don Walker (person)

Pete Devonear (person)

C. E. Howell (person)

Al Hoffman (person)

Irving Jones (person)

Thos. Waller (person)

Dick Addrisi (person)

Hughey Cannon (person)

Walter Stearns (person)

Wm. McKenna (person)

Lester Bodine (person)

Chas. W. Doty (person)

Frank Lymon (person)

Harry Lewis Rogers (person)

Collier, Mary A. (person)

Acree, Shell F. (person)

J. W. Wheeler (person)

Billy Johnson (person)

M. A. I. (Manuel Andrés Igual) (person)

Lee, Austin (person)

Epithet: Chaplain Middlesex Hospital British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x0003a2 ...

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Alfred Bryan (person)

Jo' Trent (person)

Luis Teisseire (person)

Howard Washington (person)

Geo. A. Little (person)

Alex Hill (person)

Hy Heath (person)

Stone, Fred S. (person)

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Harry Armstrong (person)

Joseph Ott (person)

Frank Dupree (person)

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Percy Gaunt (person)

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Robert M. Stults (person)

Jack Smith (person)

Bernard Adler (person)

Louis Breau (person)

Sammy Fain (person)

Margaret Binney (person)

Bennie Benjamin (person)

Stanley Murphy (person)

Brown, Al W., 1884-1924 (person)

Robert MacGimsey (person)

Harry Warren (person)

Sid Frank (person)

Marsh, Roy K. (person)

Ashley Ballou (person)

George Walker (person)

Aubrey Hopwood (person)

Greene, Clay Meredith, 1850-1933 (person)

Earl Carroll (person)

Williams, Bert A. (person)

Abner Silver (person)

Fred Fischer (person)

Carlisle, Una Mae, 1915-1956 (person)

Joe Grey (person)

Rubey Cowan (person)

Overstreet, W. Benton (person)

Bob Russell (person)

King Carter (person)

Ray Getzov (person)

Edgar Leslie (person)

Walsh, J. Brandon, 1882-1955 (person)

Arthur J. Lamb (person)

Duncan Sisters (person)

John Stromberg (person)

Theo. A. Metz (person)

Dorsey, James Elmo, 1905-1957 (person)

George Goldner (person)

Lawrence B. O'Connor (person)

J. W. Johnson (person)

Mach Gordon (person)

Ralph Bicknell (person)

Harry B. Smith (person)

Geo. Maywood (person)

M. Del Prete (person)

Bob Russel (person)

R. C. Mcpherson (person)

Eugene Black (person)

Bennett, Theron C., 1879-1937 (person)

Dave Ringle (person)

ecil Mack (person)

J. C. Johnson (person)

Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond), 1873-1954 (person)

American composer and singer, brother of James Weldon Johnson, known for composing the music to "Lift every voice and sing" for which his brother wrote the lyrics. From the description of Letter of J. Rosamond Johnson to A.J. Hanna, 1944 February 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70259141 Black American composer, singer, and stage performer. From the description of The J. Rosamond Johnson papers, 1879-1975 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat ...

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C. Luckeyth Roberts (person)

Charlie Tobias (person)

George Evans (person)

R. Heywood (person)

Harris Weston (person)

Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 (person)

Poet and author. From the description of Papers of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1873-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067921 Paul Laurence Dunbar of Dayton, Ohio, was an African-American writer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Dunbar is widely acknowledged as the first important black poet in American literature. He also worked at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, as an assistant clerk, 1897-1898. From the description of Paul Laurence Dunbar letters and leaf...

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Otto Cesana (person)

Keiser, Robert A., 1862-1932 (person)

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Austin Hart (person)

Wm. Tracey (person)

Sammy Cahn (person)

Bennett, Scott (person)

Albert Nichols (person)

Bud DeSylva (person)

White, Clarence Cameron (person)

Composer, violinist, educator, and author. Major participant in the Harlem Renaissance. From the description of Clarence Cameron White collection, 1872-1965 (bulk, 1930-1960). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 739116553 Composer, violinist, educator. White and John Frederick Matheus collaborated on "Ouanga" (1932) and "Tambour" (1929). From the description of Clarence Cameron White papers (Additions), 1906-1963. (New York Public Library). W...

Weberbauer, Arthur H. (person)

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Mary Schaeffer (person)

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Theodore Wenzlik (person)

Harry Revel (person)

Harry Ruby (person)

Jack Barnett (person)

Martha Ryole (person)

Charlie Hathaway (person)

Harry Williams (person)

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Felix Feist (person)

Mort Dixon (person)

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George Frazier (person)

R. E. Long (person)

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Hill, J. Leubrie (person)

Arthur Wimperis (person)

Ed Rose (person)

John Spikes (person)

Brown, Raymond A. (person)

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ack Scholl (person)

Arthur Sizemore (person)

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Edith Kingsley (person)

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Edward Madden (person)

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Tom Pitts (person)

Ernest Hogan (person)

Jack Stern (person)

Fay Templeton (person)

Joan Whitney (person)

Mann Hoiner (person)

Chas. Cohen (person)

Lewis F. Muire (person)

Stanton, Frank Lebby, 1857-1927 (person)

Frank L. Stanton (1857-1927) was proclaimed the Georgia Poet Laureate in 1925. He was also a columnist at the Atlanta Constitution for forty years, writing the "Just from Georgia" column. Marcelle Stanton Megahee was the daughter of Frank Stanton and Leona Jossy Stanton; she was also the subject of his popular poem "Marcelle." From the description of PAPERS, 1890-1986. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 30611534 Georgia's first poet laureate. From the ...

George Whiting (person)

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Dave Wolff (person)

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Harold G. Frost (person)

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Harry Woods (person)

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James V. Monaco (person)

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Ball, Ernest R. (person)

Ernest R. Ball (1878-1927), a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was a nationally known composer and singer, regarded by some as the greatest minstrel of his time. Songs such as "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "Mother Machree" made his national reputation. This latter song was one of several that Ball wrote in tribute to his mother, Anna (Krocker) Ball, to whom he was extremely close. Ball co-wrote the song with Chauncey Olcott. Ernest R. Ball (born Roland Ernest Ball) was an only child a...

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Branen, Jeff T., 1872-1927 (person)

Jessie Sidnam O'Reilly (person)

Benny Harris (person)

Sam H. Stept (person)

Jack Palmer (person)

Joan Trimble (person)

Elmer Bowman (person)

Clarence Pine Top Smith (person)

de Paul, Gene (person)

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