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View Resource African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920: Selected from the Collections of Brown University

The indefatigable Library of Congress American Memory collection has expanded yet again with these a new exhibit. This site contains 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The pieces span from the antebellum black face minstrelsy of the 1850s to the Civil War to Reconstruction to the early period of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans....
View Resource Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 is an addition to the American Memory Collection of digitized historical materials at the Library of Congress. In 1870, the US Congress passed copyright legislation that required the deposit of one copy of any copyrighted work at the Library of Congress. As a result, thousands of pieces of music were sent to the Library of Congress, and in 1896, the Library...