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 W. C. Powell., piano, Title from cover., March for piano., Columbia wearing a white dress, with her left arm extended, upon which is perched a bald eagle; she is holding an American flag on a staff with her right hand, and an oversized, partially unfurled American flag is in the background / Bertha Youngs., Staff notation.
- lyric by Elizabeth Herbert Childs ; music by Ribé Danmark., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Camped along the shore a soldier blows his bugle. Off shore are two ships and one airplane flying over head. The number "5" appears in the lower center cover. The initials LPN in lower right cover., You've seen our soldiers drill on their parade grounds., Let ev'-ry man know how to fight in battle., Publisher's advertisement on back cover: "Welcome honey to your old plantation home" with facsimile of sheet cover and excerpt of music., Staff notation.
- by L. W. Lewis., piano, Title from cover., March for piano., "To my son"--page 2., Inset photograph of a boy holding an ax dressed in a military style shirt and short pants. An illustration of a ship on the water is behind him and further in the distance is a fort with a setting sun on the horizon., Staff notation.
- lyric by Stanley Murphy ; music by Harry Carroll., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., Photo of a troop of scouts marching against a yellow and white background / Starmer., First line of lyric: Little bright eyed laddie said to his dear old daddy, Be a good scout, throw your chest out, NIU copy., Staff notation.