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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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Trench trot
lyric by Lieut. Jack Frost ; music by F. Henri Klickmann., piano, voice, Title from cover., Foxtrot for voice and piano., "The great military song and dance novelty.", "Introduced by: Sophie Tucker and Her 5 Kings of Syncopation.", Photograph of Sophie Tucker and Her 5 Kings of Syncopation; drawing of soldiers and women dancing the foxtrot / H., How do you do, how do you, Mister New Dance?, Forward, march!, Staff notation.
Each for all, and all for each
lyric by Harold G. Frost ; music by F. Henri Klickmann., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., "Song dedicated to the Co-Operative Society of America"--Cover., New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty, steamships and the skyline of Manhattan., Ev'rybody's cheering war on profiteering most ev'ry place that you go., Staff notation., NIU copy: imperfect, missing pages 3-4.