The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
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|Title:||The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music|
American Sheet Music
Lester S. Levy Collection
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music consists of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music. The collection spans the years 1780 to 1980, but its strength is its throrough documentation of nineteenth-century American through popular music. The collection is especially strong in music spawned by military conflicts from the War of 1812 through World War I, and minstrel music is also well-represented. Other topics include music about the circus; dance; drinking, temperance, and smoking; fraternal orders; presidents; romantic and sentimental songs; schools and colleges; and transportation.
Highlights include: Images of the covers and each page of music published before 1923 and in the public domain Search capability Digital workflow management system is currently under development which is designed to reduce the amount of human labor for large-scale digitization projects. Optical Music Recognition (OMR) capability, allowing pages of sheet music to be interpreted by a computer, is also being developed within the framework of the Gamera system.
Songs with piano.
Patriotic music--United States.
Music title pages.
Levy, Lester S.
Milton S. Eisenhower Library--Special Collections.
Music--United States--Computer network resources.
|DLF-specific Subjects:||American Culture|
|Geographic Coverage:||North America (continent)|
Middle 20th Century (1934-1967)
Early 20th Century (1901-1933)
Late 19th Century (1868-1900)
Middle 19th Century (1834-1867)
Early 19th Century (1801-1833)
Late 18th Century (1768-1800)
|Objects Represented:||Sheet music and scores|
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|Frequency of additions:||Irregularly|
|Notes:||[Baltimore, MD] : Johns Hopkins University, [1998?-]|
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|This Record Last Updated On:||10/6/2007 2:39:23 PM|
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