Historic American Sheet Music

Provides access to digital images for over 3,000 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

About the Digital Collection

Browse collection: https://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm/

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript 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.


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