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Hunt-Berol Sheet Music Collection, 1700s-1900s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Hunt-Berol Sheet Music
Bib ID 4079543 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Berol, Alfred C., 1892-1974
Title Hunt-Berol Sheet Music Collection, 1700s-1900s
Physical Description 240 linear feet (223 boxes; 25000 items; oversize )
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Note: The container list provides only the first piece of sheet music in each box. Use this list in conjunction with the paper card catalogs in RBML to request the correct box from off-site storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. A card index is available.

Description

Summary

Sheet music from the 18th-20th centuries, primarily 19th century American. Almost half the items are popular editions of European composers' instrumental music. The collection contains a large quantity of patriotic music such as the 1798 "Adams and Liberty" and the first and third editions (both 1798) of "Hail Columbia" and a comprehensive collection of music from the Civil War. There are also early printings of "The Star Spangled Banner" first and later editions of Stephen Foster's music, and a large collection of Benjamin Carr materials

Related / Analytical Title

The Star Spangled Banner.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Note: The container list provides only the first piece of sheet music in each box. Use this list in conjunction with the paper card catalogs in RBML to request the correct box from off-site storage.

Related Materials

For related bound volumes, see the Hunt-Berol Book Collection (uncataloged)

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JR 10/--/88.

Revision Description

2019-11-25 Added list showing first piece of music in each box. kws

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheet music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunt, Arthur Billings, 1890-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Instrumental music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patriotic music -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Popular music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID