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This collection features music from various genres, including Americana, Broadway, Foxtrots, Ragtime, Orchestral, and Waltz. The music itself ranges from love ballads to political tunes, especially as it pertains to World War One, life abroad, and life in the South (and other Appalachian regions). Most of the sheet music features beautiful and stunning artwork on the cover, demonstrating the era the music was published.

The "Broadway, Theater, and Movies" folder features songs performed by artists such as Judy Garland and Charles Ray, and also features songs such as "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Girl from Havana." The most noteworthy pieces are the Ziegfeld Follies and the Irving Berlin folders. The Ziegfeld Follies were theatrical revue shows on Broadway in New York City during the 1907 to 1931 era. Irving Berlin was a master of songwriting, as he wrote more than 1,500 songs, the musical scores for 20 Broadway shows, and 15 Hollywood films.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1901-1969