Guide to the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 20: Newspapers
NMAH.AC.0300.S20
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S20
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1844-1968
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 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 20, Newspapers contains approximately X pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards newspapers 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 20, Newspapers, 18xx-19xx, contains approximately X pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards newspapers in the United States. The dates always refer to copyright of the music and not to the subject on the cover, songwriter's life, or other events. In addition, there is one folder of ephemera. Sheet music and ephemera regarding Advertising is also in Series 13, Business, Commerce, and Law.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 6 subseries.
20.1: Songs about Advertising, the News, and the Press
20.2: Music Published by Newspapers and Songs about Serialized Stories
20.3: Newsboys and Newsgirls
20.4: Cartoons, Cartoonists, and Comics
20.5: Newspaper and Magazine Supplements
20.6: 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 20: Newspapers 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