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MS Thr 708

Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. John Philip Sousa sheet music, 1879-1927: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 708
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932.
Title: John Philip Sousa sheet music,
Date(s): 1879-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (2 portfolio boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Sheet music composed by John Philip Sousa.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Philip Sousa Sheet Music, 1879-1927 (MS Thr 708). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was an American composer well-known for his marches.


Arranged alphabetically by song title.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed sheet music, primarily marches, composed by John Philip Sousa. Lyricists include Harry Bache Smith and Charles Klein. An additional piece of sheet music composed by Abe Holzmann is included in this collection because it was performed by John Philip Sousa and the Sousa band.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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