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Digital scans of various composer's manuscripts
   Dave's J.S. Bach Page == Manuscripts [main site]
Single-page scans of various J.S. Bach manuscripts.
   Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
Digitized copies of the library's collections of over 30,000 broadside ballads, ranging from the 16th to the 20th centuries, available to the research community.
   Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection
(Mississippi State University Libraries) features sections on ragtime, blues, movie and show tunes, foxtrots, war songs, other popular songs, and the music of Irving Berlin, with descriptive notes for each category. A portion of the 22,000 items in the collection is available online, and the site is being continuously enhanced.
   America Singing: 19th century song sheets
For most of the nineteenth century, before the advent of phonograph and radio technologies, Americans learned the latest songs from printed song sheets. Not to be confused with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music. These were new songs being sung in music halls or new lyrics to familiar songs, like "Yankee Doodle" or "The Last Rose of Summer."

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