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Historic sheet music collection

Identifier: MS0475

Scope and Contents

Vintage sheet music including patriotic marches, love songs, show tunes and spirituals, some with vocal scores.


  • Creation: 1898 - 1966

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Historic Sheet Music Collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.


2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Contains historic sheet music that features patriotic marches, show tunes and spirituals.


Arranged by the most prominent composer or lyricist. Entries for A-M are in box 1, N-Z are in box 2, and oversize scores are in box 3.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Inventoried by J. Henry. No further processing anticipated at this time.

Historic sheet music collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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