Lee Schreiner Sheet Music Collection
Lee Schreiner donated a large portion of his sheet music collection--several thousand pieces--to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2014. Music in the collection covers much of the early 20th century, with coverage especially strong during World War I (1914-1918). Because most Americans either had access to pianos or watched performers at music halls, sheet music is an ideal medium for studying popular and visual culture. Pieces in the collection reflect popular opinion about the war, as well as the changing status of women and minorities. The first phase to digitize the Schreiner collection concluded in 2017 to coincide with the centennial of World War I, with future plans to digitize more of the collection later in the year.
- by Lucile Rogers and Albert Frasher., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Inset photo of Gen. Pershing surrounded by drawing of a pot with a flowering vine that surrounds the photo. Photo has caption: "To the boys of the U.S.A." / H. Reichard., Over there we sent a Pershing man., Now France and England we're a-talk-in to you., NIU copy: Measures 5-6 and 23 mutilated., Staff notation.