Kansas sheet music collection
Wide variety of sheet music relating to Kansas, written by Kansans, or otherwise of significance to the state of Kansas and themes of possible interest to Kansans.
- Creation: 1854 - 1996 (bulk early 1900s)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
13 Linear Feet (8 oversize boxes) ; Boxes 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 3 and 4 measure 15x19x3". Boxes 3a and 4a measure 20x16x3".
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection includes military marches, fraternal organization songs and songs for the University of Kansas and other schools in the state, statehood and territorial anniversary songs, political songs, and sentimental ballads, among other genres and music types.
Users of this collection should be aware that titles of these items are taken from the items themselves and reflect the attitudes of the people, period or context in which they were created. Certain images, words, terms, or descriptions may be offensive, culturally insensitive, or considered inappropriate today.
Organized alphabetically by song title; composer and/or lyricist noted whenever possible along with publisher, year, and place of publication.
RH MS Q455
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Rick Baker, 2022.
Portions of the collection formerly located at call number RH E165.
- Guide to the Kansas Sheet Music Collection
- Kansas sheet music collection
- Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019; eje, 2022.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Kansas sheet music collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS Q455, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas