Harry and Sara Lepman collection, 1880-1945 (bulk 1914-1918).

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Lepman, Harry, 1904-1970. Harry and Sara Lepman collection, 1880-1945 (bulk 1914-1918).

Harry and Sara Lepman collection, 1880-1945 (bulk 1914-1918).

The Harry and Sara Lepman collection at the Library of Congress consists of sheet music, mostly dating from the 1890's to the end of the Second World War. It is part of a larger collection of American political memorabilia and artifacts that Mr. Lepman had assembled during his lifetime. Most of the non-music materials were given to the American History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The majority of the songs date from the period 1880-1945 and were composed in order to rally the public to the support of military efforts in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Most date from the World War I era (1914-1918). The patriotic titles and lyrics are enhanced by colorfully illustrated cover art depicting American patriotic themes. Composers Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and Al Jolson are well represented.

2 linear ft. (7 boxes, ca. 800 items)

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Lepman, Harry, 1904-1970

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Jolson, Al, 1886-1950

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Composer. From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110 Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His car...

Cohan, George M.

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Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

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American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Lepman, Sara L.

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