Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

Building the Digital Collection

The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University received an award in the 1996/97 round of the Library of Congress / Ameritech National Digital Library Competition to support the digitization of this collection of sheet music. As encouraged by the guidelines, the image files and most of the web pages describing the source collection and the project are mounted and maintained at Duke University as part of the Digital Scriptorium.* Finding aids were delivered to the Library of Congress for indexing as part of American Memory. The finding aids include links to page-turning presentations at Duke university.

For more detail on different aspects of building this digital collection, follow the links below. Links marked * are to pages mounted at Duke University.

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