Schanning family collection of Harry Kennedy sheet music
Forty-two works composed or published by songwriter (and ventriloquist) William Henry Kennedy, better known as Harry Kennedy (c. 1855 - 1894). The collection dates from 1878 to 1894.
- 1878 - 1894
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Biographical / Historical
William Henry Kennedy, also known as Harry Kennedy, was a ventriloquist, songwriter, and publisher (c.1855-1894). He was born in Manchester, England where he was active as a ventroliquist before becoming a merchantman. He arrived in Montreal in 1871 and New York in 1874. There he performed with Haverly's Minstrels, the San Francisco Minstrels, and Tony Pastor's company. Kennedy wrote more than two hundred songs.
0.58 Cubic Feet (2 flat box containers (14.5 x 3 x 11.5 inches))
Language of Materials
Sheet music composed or published by songwriter William Henry Kennedy, better known as Harry Kennedy.
These songs were collected by the Schanning family who are related to Kennedy (Kennedy is a great grandfather of the family).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Susan and Brian Schanning in July 2017.
Processed by Sam Bessen in consultation with Kristen Diehl, March 2021.
- Guide to the Schanning family collection of Harry Kennedy sheet music
- Sam Bessen
- 2021 March
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- Script of description
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