Guide to the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 15: Holidays and Celebrations
NMAH.AC.0300.S15
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S15
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 15, Holidays and Celebrations contains approximately 500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards holidays, celebrations, and travel 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 note
Scope and Contents note
Series 15, Holidays and Celebrations, 1847-1982, undated, contains approximately 500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards holidays, celebrations, and travel in the United States. Note that Christmas items are in Series 10, Sacred Music and Religious Themes, subseries 7.
Series 15 is divided into nine. The music comprises about two cubic feet plus one folder in Ephemera. Sheets are arranged alphabetically within each folder. Note that the dates always refer to copyright of the music and not to an event, person's life, or performance.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 11 subseries.
15.1: Holiday, Travel, Vacation
15.2: Carnival
15.3: Mardi Gras
15.4: Masquerade
15.5: Halloween
15.6: Thanksgiving
15.7: New Year
15.8: Park
15.9: Picnic
15.10: Rolling Chairs
15.11: Ephemera

Digital Content

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 15: Holidays and Celebrations 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
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu