The C.C. Birchard Company collection contains materials dating between 1928 and 1956 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1929 and 1936. The C.C. Birchard Company was a Boston-based music and textbook publisher founded by Clarence C. Birchard. Birchard's 1946 obituary in The New York Times referred to him as "a pioneer in the community singing movement [who] published several million copies of a collection of community songs." The collection mostly consists of The Birchard Broadsheet, the company’s newsletter. Assorted publications are also included, consisting primarily of company catalogs related to different musical styles.
The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.
Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.
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This collection is organized into one series:
Gift of Nelson M. Jansky, May 1971. Other C.C. Birchard materials were incorporated by curatorial staff in subsequent years.
Originally processed in 2012 by Sarah Lindblom. Further processing was completed in 2015 by Mario Perez and Wendy Bargstadt.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library