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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.

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Airship "Cannonball" is leaving
by Jess R. Batt., piano, voice, Publisher's advertisement on verso of p. 3 has incipits for piano pieces: Victor ragtime band / music by Alphonse E. Bohrer ; words by Julius C. Spiro. Chopsticks : the Chinese one step / John Wentholt. Swiss cheese rag / by Alphonse E. Bohrer. Frasquita tango / by W. Buse. Sous le feuillage / by W. Buse. Scherzo romantico / by Alphonse E. Bohrer. Harmony waltz / by Alphonce Bohror [sic]., Title from cover., March for voice and piano., monoplanes flying over ocean with ship, cheering crowd on U.S. shore, two men in France looking up with binoculars., Hark amidst the throng of cheers., Come on across, come on across, General Pershing's calling me., "The first and only original aviation war song success!", Also published under different title: Come over., Staff notation.