Sheet Music Collection

Collection ID:
circa 1899-1952
Physical Description:
1.66 Linear feet
24 sheet music, 1 box

A toast to W.C. Handy; on the Occasionof his 79th Birthday dinner Waldorf Astoria hotel, N.Y.C. -- The Blues I've got poet -- Harlem Lullaby -- Ole Manny's Lullaby Songs; with an instrumental medley -- He's up against the real thing now -- Everytime I pick a sweetie; with Ukulele arrangement -- You're in the right Church but the wrong pew; The greatest of williams and Walkers great big hits -- Any old place in Yankee land is good enough for me; United States -- Williams' Original Dixie Jubilee Singers -- Three Questions -- Any Rags -- DarkTown Barbacue -- Nobody -- Hail to the Spirit of Freedom; Souvenir of the Lincoln Jubilee -- Make Way for Cindy! -- Impecunious Davis; characteristic two-step, march and cake-walk -- Miss Dinah Fair; a darkey dissertation.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection, which dates from circa 1899-1952, contains sheet music mostly by African-American composers. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.

Custodial History
Purchased by the Anacostia Community Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at
Preferred Citation
Sheet Music collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Harlem Renaissance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- Music Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020