Scope and Contents
The Hugo Keesing Collection on Music and World War I includes 440 pieces of sheet music published contemporaneously with, or pertaining to, World War I. Subject matter includes patriotism, wartime propaganda, love, and homesickness. It also contains newspapers published in the United States and Europe during World War I. These publications include the newspaper published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces, titled The Stars and Stripes, as well as publications from London, New York, Kansas City, and more. Headlines focus especially on the ending of the war. The bulk of the materials cover the period 1917–1919.