Guide to the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 36: Folios and Songbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S36
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1853-1976
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 36 consists of folios and songbooks. 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 books created in the form of a collection of songs compiled around a subject or type of music. The materials are divided into three subseries. Subseries 1 is Subjects contained in boxes 1-48 and 55-103. Subseries 2 is Personal Songbooks with the name of the owner included inside the books and found in boxes 49-54. Subseries 3 is Orchestrations and is contained in boxes 103-105. The bulk of the material dates from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Eva Buchanan, Katie DeFonzo, and Stephanie Haeg, interns, summer 2017; Amanda Scott; Monisha Bernard; Justine Thomas, intern, spring 2018; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons, Stephanie Haeg, Eva Buchanan, Katie DeFonzo, and 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 36: Folios and Songbooks 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