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[Detail] I'll sing thee songs of early days - sheet music


Collection Overview

Music for the Nation, 1870-1885, contains thousands of pieces of post-Civil War era sheet music. The music includes popular songs, compositions for piano, band and orchestra, choral music, solo instrumental music, method books, and instructional materials. The collection provides a unique window into American music and how it defined and was defined by its time in history.

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  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915

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