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American music before 1865 in print and on records : a biblio-discography / pref. by H. Wiley Hitchcock
Brooklyn : Institute for Studies in American Music, Dept. of Music, School of Performing Arts, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, [c1976]

Amtmann, Willy
Music in Canada, 1600-1800.
[s.n.] : Habitex Books ; [Cambridge, Ont. : Distributed by Collier-Macmillan Canada, c1975]

Bloom, Ken
American song : the complete musical theater companion
New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, c1985

Bloom, Ken
Hollywood song : the complete film & musical companion
New York : Facts on File, c1995

Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
Canadian vocal music, available for perusal from the library of the Canadian Music Centre.
Toronto [1967]

Cass-Beggs, Barbara
A reference list on Canadian folk music / prepared for the Canadian Folk Music Society by Barbara Cass-Beggs and Edith Fowke
Revised and updated.
[Montreal?] : Canadian Folk Music Society, 1973

Damon, S. Foster
The negro in early American songsters
[n.p.] 1934

De Charms, Desiree
Songs in collections; an index [by] Desiree de Charms & Paul F. Breed
[Detroit] Information Service [c1966]

Dennison, Sam.
Scandalize my name: Black imagery in American popular music
New York : Garland Publishing, 1982

Devine, George J.
American songsters 1806-1815
(M.A. Thesis)
Providence: Brown University, 1940

Dichter, Harry
Early American sheet music : its lure and its lore, 1768-1889 / by Harry Dichter and Elliott Shapiro ; including a directory of early American music publishers ; illustrated
New York : R.R. Bowker Co., 1941

Ellinwood, Leonard Webster
Bibliography of American hymnals [microform] : compiled from the files of the Dictionary of American hymnology : a project of the Hymn Society of America, Inc./ by Leonard Ellinwood, project director and editor, and Elizabeth Lockwood, associate editor
Microfiche ed
New York : University Music Editions, 1983

Encyclopedia of music in Canada / edited by Helmut Kallmann, Gilles Potvin, Kenneth Winters
2nd ed.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1992

Epstein, Dena J.
Sinful tunes and spirituals : Black folk music to the Civil War
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [c1977]

Fuld, James J.
American popular music : (reference book) 1875-1950.
Philadelphia : Musical Americana, c1955, (1956)

Ganzl, Kurt
The encyclopedia of the musical theatre / Kurt Ganzl

2nd ed
New York : Schirmer Books, 2001

Gillespie, John
A bibliography of nineteenth-century American piano music, with location sources and composer biography-index / John Gillespie and Anna Gillespie
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984

Goodfellow, William D.
SongCite : an index to popular songs.
New York : Garland, 1995

Goodfellow, William D.
SongCite : an index to popular songs. Supplement 1
New York : Garland Pub., 1999

Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Confederate music
Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1950]

Havlice, Patricia Pate
Popular song index
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1975

Havlice, Patricia Pate
Popular song index : first supplement
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1978

Havlice, Patricia Pate
Popular song index. Second supplement
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1984

Havlice, Patricia Pate
Popular song index. Third supplement
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1989

Heard, Priscilla S.
American music, 1698-1800 : an annotated bibliography.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, Markham Press Fund, c1975

Heskes, Irene
The resource book of Jewish music : a bibliographical and topical guide to the book and journal literature and program materials
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985

Heskes, Irene
Yiddish American popular songs, 1895 to 1950 : a catalog based on the Lawrence Marwick roster of copyright entries.
Washington : Library of Congress, 1992

Hixon, Donald L.
Music in early America: a bibliography of music in Evans.
Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1970

Hoogerwerf, Frank W.
Confederate sheet-music imprints
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Institute for Studies in American Music, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, c1984

Hovland, Michael A.
Musical settings of American poetry : a bibliography
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1986.

Jackson, Rick
Encyclopedia of Canadian rock, pop & folk music.
Kingston, Ont. : Quarry Press, c1994

Johnston, Richard
Folk songs of Canada; Edith Fulton Fowke, literary editor, Richard Johnston, music editor. Illus. by Elizabeth Wilkes Hoey
Waterloo, Ont., Waterloo Music Co. [1955]

Jones, Frangcon L.
A study of American "Forget-me-not" songsters of the 1840's and 1850's
1948

Kallman, Helmut
A history of music in Canada, 1534-1914
[Toronto] University of Toronto Press [1960]

Keller, Kate Van Winkle
The national tune index [microform] / compiled by Kate Van Winkle Keller and Carolyn Rabson
Microfiche ed
New York : University Music Editions, c1980

Klamkin, Marian
Old sheet music : a pictorial history. Photos. by Charles Klamkin
New York : Hawthorn Books, [c1975]

Krummel, Donald William
Bibliographical handbook of American music.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1987

Krummel, Donald William
Guide for dating early published music: a manual of bibliographical practice.
Hackensack, N. J. J. Boonin, 1974

Laforte, Conrad
Le Catalogue de la chanson folklorique francaise / par Conrad Laforte ; preface de Luc Lacourciere
Quebec : Presses universitaires Laval, 1958

Lax, Roger
The great song thesaurus / Roger Lax, Frederick Smith
2nd ed., updated and expanded
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989

Levy, Lester S.
Grace notes in American history; popular sheet music from 1820-1900
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1967]

Levy, Lester S.
Picture the songs : lithographs from the sheet music of nineteenth-century America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1976

Library Company of Philadelphia
American song sheets, slip ballads, and poetical broadsides, 1850-1870; a catalogue of the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia by Edwin Wolf 2nd.
New York, Kraus Reprint Corp., 1963

Lissauer, Robert
Lissauer's encyclopedia of popular music in America : 1888 to the present
New York : Paragon House, 1991

Lowens, Irving.
A bibliography of songsters printed in America before 1821..
(Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1976)
Cites 40 songsters held only by Brown University Library.

Metcalf, Frank J.
American psalmody; or, Titles of books containing tunes printed in America from 1721 to 1820. Compiled by Frank J. Metcalf. New introd. by Harry Eskew
New York, Da Capo Press, 1968

Miles, William.
Songs, odes, glees and ballads. A bibliography of American presidential campaign songsters
New York: Greenwood Press, 1990

Morey, Carl
Music in Canada : a research and information guide.
New York : Garland Pub., 1997

Music printing and publishing / edited by D.W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie
New York : W.W. Norton, 1990

The New Grove dictionary of American music / edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie ; editorial coordinator Susan Feder
London : Macmillan Press Ltd. ; New York : Grove's Dictionaries of Music Inc., distributor, 1986

The New York times great songs of the Yiddish theater / arr. for voice, piano, and guitar; lyrics transliterated [and music editing by Zalmen Mlotek] ; selected by Norman H. Warembud ; foreword by Molly Picon
[New York] : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., [c1975]

Nulman, Macy
Concise encyclopedia of Jewish music
New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co. [1975]

Peters, Diane E.
Music in Canada : a bibliography of resources in W.L.U. Library.
Waterloo, Ont., Canada : The Library, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1991

Peters, Harry Twyford
America on stone; the other printmakers to the American people; a chronicle of American lithography other than that of Currier & Ives, from its beginning, shortly before 1820, to the years when the commercial single-stone hand-colored lithograph disappear ed from the American scene.
[Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran and Company, inc., c1931]

Peterson, Bernard L., jr.
A Century of Musicals in Black and White. An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans .
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Popular music, 1900-1919 : an annotated guide to American popular songs, including introductory essay, lyricists and composers index, important performances index, chronological index, and list of publishers./ Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, editor
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Inc., c1988

Popular music, 1920-1979 : a revised cumulation / Nat Shapiro and Bruce Pollock, editors
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985

Popular music, 1980-1989 : an annotated guide to American popular songs, including introductory essay, lyricists and composers index, important performances index, chronological index, awards index, and list of publishers / Bruce Pollock, editor
Revised cumulation
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Inc., c1995

Rabson, Carolyn
The national tune index user's guide : 18th-century secular music / Carolyn Rabson, Kate Van Winkle Keller ; [foreword by Irving Lowens ; introduction by Arthur F. Schrader]
New York: University Music Editions, 1980

Riis, Thomas Laurence.
More than just minstrel shows : the rise of Black musical theatre at the turn of the century
New York : Institute for Studies in American Music, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, c1992.

Riis, Thomas Laurence.
Just before jazz : Black musical theater in New York, 1890-1915
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1989.

Rosenfeld, Alvin H.
Yiddish poets and playwrights of America; a preliminary report on a recent addition to the Harris Collection
Providence, R.I., Brown University, 1968

Sampson, Henry T., 1934-
Blacks in blackface : a source book on early Black musical shows
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1980.

Sampson, Henry T., 1934-
The ghost walks : a chronological history of Blacks in show business, 1865-1910
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1988.

Sandrow, Nahma
Vagabond stars : a world history of Yiddish theater
New York : Harper & Row, [c1977]

Sears, Minnie Earl
Song index; an index to more than 12,000 songs in 177 song collections comprising 262 volumes, edited by Minnie Earl Sears, assisted by Phyllis Crawford
New York, The H.W. Wilson Company, 1926

Sears, Minnie Earl
Song index. Supplement; an index to more than 7000 songs in 104 song collections, comprising 124 volumes, edited by Minnie Earl Sears, assisted by Phyliss Crawford. Preface by Isadore Gilbert Mudge
New York, The H. W. Wilson company, 1934

Shapiro, Nat
Popular music (Detroit, Mich.)
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., c1974-
Note: An annotated index of American popular songs. Edited by Nat Shapiro, v. 1-6 (covering 1920-1969); Bruce Pollock, v. 7- (covering 1970- ). A revised cumulation, 1980-1989, supersedes v. 9 (1980)-14 (1989)

Slobin, Mark
The music of the Yiddish theater : manuscript sources at YIVO
[New York : Yivo Insititute for Jewish Research, 1983]

Slobin, Mark
Tenement songs : the popular music of the Jewish immigrants
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1982

Recording to accompany the book Tenement Songs [sound recording] / Mark Slobin. 1 sound cassette
[Urbana : University of Illinois Press], 1982

Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore
A bibliography of early secular American music (18th century). Rev. and enl. by William Treat Upton. With a pref. to the Da Capo ed. by Irving Lowens.
New York, Da Capo Press, 1964

Southern, Eileen
Biographical dictionary of Afro-American and African musicians.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1982

Southern, Eileen
The music of black Americans : a history.
3rd ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c1997

Taft, Michael
Blues lyric poetry : a concordance
New York : Garland Pub., 1984

Thorpe, Alice Louise
American songsters of the eighteenth century
1935

Toll, Robert C
Blacking up : the minstrel show in nineteenth century America / Robert C. Toll

New York : Oxford University Press, 1974

Traubner, Richard
Operetta : a theatrical history / Richard Traubner

Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983

Wilmeth, Don B
American and English popular entertainment : a guide to information sources / Don B. Wilmeth ; foreword by Brooks McNamara

Detroit : Gale Research Co., c1980

Wilmeth, Don B
Variety entertainment and outdoor amusements : a reference guide / Don B. Wilmeth

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1982

Wolfe, Richard J.
Secular music in America, 1801-1825 : a bibliography / introd. by Carleton Sprague Smith
New York : The New York Public Library, 1964

Woll, Allen L.
Black musical theatre : from coontown to dreamgirls
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1989.

Woll, Allen L.
Songs from Hollywood musical comedies, 1927 to the present : a dictionary
New York : Garland Pub., 1976

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Internet Resources

Aaron Copland Collection
Library of Congress American Memory

All Media Guide

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets
Library of Congress American Memory

American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals ca. 1490-1920
Library of Congress American Memory

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
Library of Congress American Memory

Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University Library

Band Music from the Civil War Era
Library of Congress American Memory

Banjo Tablatures and Bluegrass Information

California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties
Library of Congress American Memory

Center for Black Music Research

Center for Popular Music Research Special Collection Databases
Middle Tennessee State University

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
Library of Congress American Memory

Freedman Jewish Music Archive
University of Pennsylvania Library

Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande
Library of Congress American Memory

Historic American Sheet Music.
Duke University
Library of Congress American Memory

Hymnals of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary

Leonard Bernstein Collection
Library of Congress American Memory

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.
Johns Hopkins University

Lowell Mason Hymnal Collection
Yale University Divinity Library

Lutheran Hymnals Online

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music 1870-1885
Library of Congress American Memory

19th Century California Sheet Music.
University of California, Berkeley

Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel and the Fort Valley Music Festivals
Library of Congress American Memory

Off Jazz Dance World

Performing Arts and Music Collections
Library of Congress American Memory

The Red Hot Jazz Archive: A History of Jazz Before 1930

Religious Music
William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music

Sheet Music Consortium (OAI)
UCLA

Sheet Music Index
Duke University Libraries.

Song Sheets in Special Collections
Rutgers University Library

Songfile.com

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
Library of Congress American Memory

Tap Dance Homepage

Tom Morgan's Jazz and Blues

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
University of Virginia

"We'll Sing to Abe our Song": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War
Library of Congress American Memory

William P. Gottlieb Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz
Library of Congress American Memory

Worldwide Internet Music Resources
William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Indiana University School of Music

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