Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / Anonymous Private Collection of American Sheet Music 1
Overview Howard Serwer (1928-2000) joined the University of Maryland in 1968 as a musicologist in the School of Music. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Georg-Friedrich-Handel-Gesellschaft from 1968 to 1995. Serwer, along with Paul Traver, was one of the driving forces behind the 1975 Handel Festival held in Washington, DC. His own collection of papers consists of research materials pertaining to various topics in music. This bound set of 18 pianoforte duets comes from...
Overview Arthur Morton Godfrey, born August 31, 1903 in New York City, ranks as one of the important on-air stars of the first decade of American television. Through most of the decade of the 1950s Godfrey hosted a daily radio program and appeared in two top-ten prime time television shows, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, all for CBS. His radio career lasted for a longer time than his television programs, beginning...
Overview Joan Baxter (1927–2008) was an amateur pianist, writer, and collector of sheet music originating from the 1880s to mid 1900s. A native of Rochester, New York, Baxter also lived in Washington, DC and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The contents of this collection include sheet music for voice and piano, clippings and articles, and correspondence with other collectors and music historians.
Overview Due to the limited information concerning the origins of this particular collection of items, it is our responsibility to inform readers of the uncertain identity of the original owner of these bound folios, “Mrs. Shippen.” According to accessible vital records, there were eight women on the east coast of the newly independent United States who would have gone by the name, “Mrs. Shippen,” at the time of these publications (early to middle 19th century). All eight eligible Mrs. Shippens were...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing collection on Jacoba Feenstra's sheet music
Overview The Hugo Keesing collection on Jacoba Feenstra’s sheet music consists of a single bound collection of sheet music. This sheet music was bound in the early-mid twentieth century and covers the period 1881–1911. The collection is organized in a single series.
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing collection on music and World War I
Overview Contemporaneously referred to as "the war to end all wars," the First World War officially began in July 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918, when Germany, the last of the Central Powers still standing, signed an armstice. This was one of the largest and deadliest wars in the history of the world, involving over 70 million military troops, not to mention the millions of civilians that were affected and lost their lives. Hundreds of songs were written in the United States during and about...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing collection on popular music and culture
Overview The Hugo Keesing collection on popular music and culture consists of books, serials, recordings, sheet music, clippings, memorabilia, and teaching and research materials related to twentieth-century American popular music, and to rock and roll music in particular. The materials were collected by Hugo Keesing, a popular culture scholar and former professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, and by Dr. Keesing's brother, Wouter Keesing. The bulk of the collection covers the period...