Guide to the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 26: General Sheet Music

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.026
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1865-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
105 boxes
Repository:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 26 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards collecting in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Consists of material that does not relate to subjects created by the Archives Center in series 1-25. The bulk of the material dates from 1865 to 1939 and is arranged into four subseries. Subseries 1 includes Individual Songs contained in boxes 1-86. Subseries 2 is Unidentified Songs included in boxes 92-94. Subseries 3 consists of Multiple Songs, sheet music with more than one title, in boxes 95-96. Subseries 4, Other Subjects, included in boxes 86-91 and 97-105, includes materials related to different genres of music, themes, and composers.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Eva Buchanan, Katie DeFonzo, and Stephanie Haeg, interns, summer 2017; Amanda Scott; Monisha Bernard; Justine Thomas, spring 2018; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons, Stephanie Haeg, Eva Buchanan, Katie DeFonzo, Justine Thomas
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Materials in Other Organizations
Materials in Other Organizations
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of
Series 26: General Sheet Music forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives