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African American contributors, 1894-1952 and undated

 Series
From the Collection: This Sam Carner sheet music collection, 1830-1978, includes 19th and 20th century popular sheet music, musical magazines, and song compilations. The collection is particularly strong in African American contributors (including several first editions of songs by W.C. Handy), songs published in Baltimore, minstrel songs, patriotic songs, and Yiddish songs. There are also a significant number of uncategorized popular songs.

Some items were found with photocopies replacing some or all of the music/cover or missing pages. These items are:

Boxes 1-66 (see processing notes for box/folder descriptions):

Items 15, 54, 64, 89, 93, 94, 124, 153, 265, 273, 283, 299, 413, 622-625, 634, 696, 709, 716, 730, 816, 884, 1229, 1260, 1352, 1516, 1843, 1859, 1878, 2005, 2112-2113, 2121-2122, 2486, 2520, 2714, 2726, 2741-2744, 2771, 2794, 2796-2801, 2803-2808, 2811-2812, 2820-2822, 2834, 2837, 2839, 2858, 2894-2896.

Boxes 67-76:

Box 68, Folder 4, Item 8; Box 75, Folder 8, Item 1; Box 76, Folder 5, Item 7;

Dates

  • 1894-1952 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Additional access notes are found in the appendix to the Best Practices.

Extent

From the Collection: 24.54 Cubic Feet (Approximately 4,000 items)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA