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Identifier: NJ007

New Jersey Sheet Music Collection


  • 1830-1989 and undated

Scope and Content Note

The sheet music dates from 1830 to 1989, but also include a significant number of undated items. The collection will continue to grow through donations and purchases.


1.2 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials



The New Jersey Sheet Music Collection consists of sheet music related to New Jersey, published in the state, and/or written by a New Jersey resident.

Arrangement Note

Boxes 1-4 are arranged chronologically. Box 5 contains undated sheet music. Box 6 contains sheet music related to Princeton University, arranged chronologically. Boxes 7 and 8 contain sheet music published in New Jersey or written by a New Jersey resident, arranged chronologically.

Related Collections

  1. Song Sheets Collection (many titles are not related to New Jersey)
  2. Song Sheet Scrapbook
  3. Walker Collection of English Song Sheets

An additional collection of over 5,000 sheet music titles, largely from the nineteenth century, is held by Special Collections. Many of these titles are not related to New Jersey. A preliminary guide to this collection is available at the reference desk or via consultation with a staff member. These materials must be requested at least two working days in advance.

Inventory to the New Jersey Sheet Music Collection
Edited Full Draft
RUL Staff
May 2018
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.