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MS Thr 862

Sheet music featuring politicians, heads of state, and patriotic themes, 1843-1981: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 862
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Sheet music featuring politicians, heads of state, and patriotic themes,
Date(s): 1843-1981.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English. Some material in French.
Abstract: Collection of 19th and 20th-century sheet music featuring and about U.S. presidents and politicians, foreign heads of state, and patriotic themes.

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.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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:

Sheet Music Featuring Politicians, Heads of State, and Patriotic Themes, 1843-1981 (MS Thr 862). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


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Scope and Contents

Collection includes 19th and 20th-century political and patriotic sheet music. Featured individuals include U.S. presidents, U.S. politicians, and foreign heads of state. Featured patriotic topics include Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day, the American flag, and the signing of the declaration of independence.
Prominent individuals include John A. Andrew, James Blaine, Jimmy Carter, Herbert Hoover, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, Samuel J. Tilden, Woodrow Wilson, and many others.


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

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