Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 35: Sam DeVincent Personal Papers
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S35
Dates:
1898-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Boxes
Repository:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 35 contains documents related to Sam DeVincent and his interest in sheet music. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contains biographical and personal materials and other documents relating to Sam DeVincent's life and collecting activities. The bulk of the materials dates from 1898 to 1987. These materials are arranged in 6 boxes, first in chronological order then followed by undated items arranged in alphabetical order. The materials in this series include catalogues, certificates, personal correspondence, magazines, WOWO radio station information, auction materials, documents corresponding to the national sheet music society, and notes about the collection.

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

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Forms part of
Forms part of
Series 35: Sam DeVincent Personal Papers forms part of theSam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .
An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.

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)

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