The Jacklin Bolton Stopp collection contains materials from 1774 to 1972, with the bulk of the collection dating from approximately 1840 to 1910. Materials include pedagogical musical materials, tune books, other compilations of sacred or secular songs, and sheet music. The collection also includes cantata scores, librettos, hymnals, and music-related books. Most scores and collections of printed music were published in the United States.
Jacklin Bolton Stopp is an American musicologist and scholar of nineteenth-century American music who has written several papers on the history of the secular cantata in the United States. Stopp’s papers include her professional subject files and correspondence, as well as her collection of nineteenth-century music serials. Also included are collected ephemera from about 1860 to 1940, such as sheet music catalogs, musical advertisements, and specimen pages.