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Identifier: GB14

Song Sheet Collection


  • Majority of material found within 1840-1890 and undated


The Song Sheet Collection is comprised of lyrical song sheets, mainly from New York and Philadelphia based printers. Most of the song sheets are undated. Please note that this collection does not include musical notation.


0.75 Cubic Feet (1.5 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into three series. The song sheets collection series is listed alphabetically by title. Titles beginning with numbers have been placed at the end of the list.

The song sheet scrapbook is arranged alphabetically.

The Walker collection of song sheets consists of song sheets printed by George Walker of Durham, England between 1840-1870. The song sheets are listed alphabetically by title. When requesting a song sheet, please include the sheet number on the call slip.

Related Collections

New Jersey Sheet Music Collection, NJ007, 1830-1989. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

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 Song Sheet Collection
Edited Full Draft
Special Collections and University Archives
July 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.