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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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Internationale
Musik von Degayter ; nach den franz Worten deutsch übersetzt von Dr. Franz Diederich., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Translated from the French., Two globes with inset photo of Karl Marx., Nun reckt empor des Elends Stirnen, ihr Angeschmiedeten der Not!, Schon jubeln des Siegs Signale!, Staff notation.
Svoboda Rossīi
by W. N. Kostakowsky., piano, Title from cover., March for piano., Staff notation.
Fall in - for your motherland
words by President Woodrow Wilson ; music by Dr. Frank Black and John Golden., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., Photo of Woodrow Wilson., America, you're cried awake by voices of the night., Fall into line for your motherland., Words chosen from Woodrow Wilson's speeches., "As sung in the all-soldier show 'The Army Play by Play' produced by John Golden and the Second Service Command"--Cover., Staff notation.
Canadian anthem
words by J.W. Robertson, Bard O' Glen-Eerie ; music by J.L. Galbraith., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Maple leaf vine frames the cover that has a beaver and two flags crossed. Printed in green., Canada beloved by Heaven., Oh! Canada., Staff notation.
Going over
composed by John L. Rogers., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Troops transporting over to their ship, on their way to war., Our Uncle Sam has drawn his sword to make this old world free., We're going, we're going, we're going right on over., Staff notation.
The firing line
by Walter J. Pond., piano, Excerpt from the revue for piano solo., The "Ziegfeld danse de follies" was an alternate name for Ziegfeld's midnight frolic., Title from cover., For piano., "Dedicated to Max Schmidt"--Page 2., Battle scene with an army of men by a firing line fire their rifles, while silhouettes of an army is seen in the background / Rosenbaum Studios (R.S.), "Used in Ziegfeld's danse de follies" -- on cover., Staff notation.
Hullo, home!
the lyrics and music by B. C. Hilliam., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Caricatures of two soldiers and a nurse., There's a stir in the air, there's a babel of rejoicing in the hearts of us all., Hullo, Home! We're getting nearer to you., "The Selwyns present the merry music play Buddies, the play by Geo. V. Hobart, the lyrics & music by B. C. Hilliam"--Cover., Advertisements "Vocal gems from Buddies" on p. [6]., Staff notation.
Fighting Tommies
by John Boulton., piano, Title from cover., March for piano., British soldier sits alone, in a wooded area, smoking. Printed in shades of red / Herman Hirschauer., Staff notation.
Everybody welcome- everything free!
lyric by Alex Sullivan ; music by Thomas Egan., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., "Official Knights of Columbus War Service Song.", Group of soldiers looking up to a Knights of Columbus member standing in the doorway of a building. The insignia of the organization is behind him on the wall., There is a well known Order., Ev'rybody welcome, Ev'rything free., Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site., Staff notation.
The boys from the United States
words and music by Joe Greenfield., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Regiment of soldiers marching across an open field. Inset photo of Joe Greenfield(?), Germany in this war you have pushed us., For to uphold the honor of the good old Stars and Stripes., Staff notation.
For America and you
words & music by N.J. Clesi., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., Nurse standing with her arms spread open in a gesture of welcoming. She is wearing a white apron, white hat with a red cross and white arm band with a red cross. The background is formed by the red and white stripes of the American flag., Get ready to fight., Soldier boy don't leave without me., Staff notation.
Florentine
by J. Fučik., piano, Arranged by Tellier., Title from cover., March for piano., Drawing of General Count Luigi Cadorna, Commander-in-Chief of the Italian armies in the field., Staff notation.
Hold'em back!
by Lieut. Jack Frost., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Battlefield scene, with the stars and smoke forming an American flag in the background / by H (in circle)., Joan of Arc, we have heard you calling., Hold 'em back! hold 'em back! hold 'em back!, Staff notation.
Good-bye France
by Sergeant Irving Berlin., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., French soldier and an American soldier shaking hands. Behind them is the Statue of Liberty. The sun and it's rays shine behind its torch forming the background. Shields with attributes of France and the United States frame the picture / Barbelle., I can picture the boys "over there.", Good-bye France., Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site., Staff notation.
Flying colors
by Will Wood., piano, Title from cover., March for piano., Silhouette of a parade of victorious soldiers waving their hats or flags as they march along under a string of banners that hang blowing in the wind. Their commanding officer rides on a horse., Staff notation.
Everybody took a kick at Nicholas
by Cliff Hess, Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Silhouette and shadow of man being kicked and African American porter brushing a crown into a dustpan / Barbelle., Mister Romanoff who was the Russian ruler., Ev'rybody took a kick at Nicholas., Staff notation.
Glory of womanhood
by Harry J. Lincoln., piano, Title from cover., Waltz for piano., "To the womanhood of all nations.", Young woman with short hair wearing a light blue outfit, a white apron and hat / Starmer., Staff notation.
How happy old Ireland would be
by Ed. Jerome & Frank Albright., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., "Every Irishman's heart will be joyous and gay when a Statue of Liberty stands in Old Dublin Bay.", Statue of Liberty standing on a map of Ireland with the sun and its rays forming a background behind it / Natwick., America grandest of nations You're a country that all of us love., Shure it's Ireland the land of the "Shamrock and Lily" she calling for you and for me., Staff notation.
Hurrah for victory
words by Thomas Brownlee ; music by Leo Friedman., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Crowd of soldiers shouting, cheering and waving their hats in the air., We are true Americans From the land of the free., When the fight is fought and won, Gee! there'll be lots of fun., Staff notation.
God be with my wandering boy to-night
words by Eddie Dorr & Bob Schafer ; music by Lew Porter & Jim Quigley., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., A woman stands at a fence in the moonlight, with trees and a river in the background; framed by birds and roses / by Barbelle., Twilight shadows falling, mother waits at home, her poor heart is breaking for her boy across the foam., God be with my wand'ring boy tonight, wherever he may roam., Staff notation.
Good-bye, good luck, God bless you
words by J. Keirn Brennan ; music by Ernest R. Ball., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Young man and woman saying goodbye on the doorstep of a house. The man is dressed in a short jacket and breeches. The woman is wearing a long dress and holds a basket with flowers that she is picking from a tall flowering bush., It's hard to part when heart to heart., Good-bye, good luck, God bless you., Staff notation.
How we love you dear Old Glory
by Glenn C. Leap., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., Betsy Ross sitting on a stone bench holding up a U.S. flag. A small potted ornamental tree sits on the bench beside her / by ABC (in circle)., Some years ago, yes many years ago, Miss Betsy Ross was plying her thread., How we love you dear Old Glory, how we love you flag of ours., Staff notation.
From Berlin to Donegal
by C. H. Wheatley ; arranged by N. A. Krantz., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., An elderly man wearing spectacles with a mustache dressed as a policeman with a billy club approaches a smaller man who is holding a stick and standing in front of a fence that has "No trespassing" written on it. The elderly man has a string of sausages hanging out of his pocket and is smoking a pipe. His hat has a band with "Germany" printed on it. The smaller man is wearing a hat that has "Belgium" printed on the band. Beyond the fence is a road that leads to a village., He bid us come son of a gun., Staff notation.
For you and the grand old flag
words by Chas. Coleman ; music by T. Jay Flanagan., piano, voice, Title from cover., March for voice and piano., "The tremendous patriotic song hit.", Soldier embracing a young woman. Both are encircled by a large American flag / Jenkins., Hark hear the bugle is calling, calling for me to go., For you and the grand old flag., Staff notation.
Hip-hip-hurrah
words and music by Will J. White ; arranged by Jules Brazil., piano, voice, Title from cover., For voice and piano., Drawing of three soldiers from the shoulders up with an inset photo of Will J. White., Now every one today Wants to find a simple way., Hip! Hip! Hooray, For the boys who went away., Staff notation.