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Edison sheet music collection
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Title
Edison sheet music collection
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc (creator)
Created / Published
Washington, D.C., 2005, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Popular music -- United States
-  Songs with piano
-  Dance music -- United States
-  Instrumental music
-  Bellak, Ja's (James)
-  Bryan, Alfred -- 1871-1958
-  Cooper, George -- 1840-1927
-  Dubin, Al.
-  Gilbert, L. Wolfe (Louis Wolfe) -- 1886-1970
-  Grant, Bert -- 1878-1951
-  Grobe, Charles.
-  Harrigan, Edward -- 1844-1911
-  Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare) -- 1837-1907
-  Heller, Stephen -- 1813-1888
-  Herz, Henri -- 1803-1888
-  Holland, Justin -- 1819-1887
-  Jerome, William -- 1865-1932
-  Johnson, Howard -- 1908-
-  Kahn, Gus -- 1886-1941
-  Kinkel, Charles.
-  Lamb, Arthur J. -- 1870-1928
-  Mack, Edward -- 1826-1882
-  Maeder, J. Gaspard (James Gaspard) -- 1809-1876
-  Maylath, H. (Heinrich) -- 1827-1883
-  Meyer, Louis -- 1862-1913
-  Meyerbeer, Giacomo -- 1791-1864
-  Millöcker, Carl -- 1842-1899
-  Moelling, Theodore.
-  Pixley, Frank -- 1865-1919
-  Root, George F. (George Frederick) -- 1820-1895
-  Russell, Henry -- 1812-1900
-  Smith, Harry Bache -- 1860-1936
-  Sterling, Andrew B. -- b. 1874
-  Strelezki, Anton.
-  Sudds, William F.
-  Weatherly, Frederic Edward -- 1848-1929
-  Webster, Joseph Philbrick -- 1819-1875
-  Whiting, Richard A. -- 1891-1938
-  Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville) -- 1881-1975
-  Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay) -- 1832-1884
-  Young, Joe -- 1889-1939
Genre
finding aid
Notes
-  The Edison sheet music collection (1830-1958, bulk 1890-1940) appears to be the music library of the recording division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and/or its predecessor, the National Phonograph Co. Its purpose is assumed to be to provide Edison's recording artists with music for recording sessions.
-  Over 9,000 items (published prior to 1923) from the collection have been digitized and are available in the online collection Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922 (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/volcano/volcano-home.html).
-  The Edison Foundation has at various times donated items to the Library, most notably films. It would then follow that the Foundation donated the collection to the Library of Congress, though, when is still unknown.
-  Restrictions apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection; consult a reference librarian in the Music Division for information concerning these restrictions.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and on the Internet.
-  Edison sheet music collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.
Extent
853 p. ; 21 cm.
Library of Congress Control Number
2002604960
Related Resources
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu002003 (Finding aid)
Online Format
pdf
Description
The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental pieces. The collection occupies 444 linear ft. (148 containers, ca. 13,000 items). Finding Aid. 853 p. ; 21 cm. | The Edison sheet music collection (1830-1958, bulk 1890-1940) appears to be the music library of the recording division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and/or its predecessor, the National Phonograph Co. Its purpose is assumed to be to provide Edison's recording artists with music for recording sessions. Over 9,000 items (published prior to 1923) from the collection have been digitized and are available in the online collection Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922 (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/volcano/volcano-home.html). The Edison Foundation has at various times donated items to the Library, most notably films. It would then follow that the Foundation donated the collection to the Library of Congress, though, when is still unknown. Restrictions apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection; consult a reference librarian in the Music Division for information concerning these restrictions. Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and on the Internet. Edison sheet music collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison Sheet Music Collection. Washington, D.C., monographic, 2005. Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002604960/. (Accessed June 25, 2017.)

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Thomas A. Edison, I. (2005) Edison Sheet Music Collection. Washington, D.C., monographic. [Notated Music] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002604960/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison Sheet Music Collection. Washington, D.C., monographic, 2005. Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2002604960/>.