The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Minnesota Sheet Music Collection
Over the years the Minnesota Historical Society has collected the sheet music that documents Minnesota's musical heritage. This month sees the publication of a new sheet music finding aid; two others were published over the summer. Many of the pieces of music in these collections have been digitized and can be viewed from their finding aids.
Do you feel like singing a rousing chorus of Rah! Rah! Ski-u-mah! for the University of Minnesota football team, cutting a rug with the Minnesota Cadet Lancers , or calling the steps for the Minnesota Shake-Down?
Or browse through all three finding aids for a tuneful reminder of Minnesota's past at:
Collection of Songs and Music about Minnesota Places, Institutions, Businesses, and Themes
Collection of Songs and Music by Minnesota Composers
Collection of Songs and Music by Minnesota Women Composers
The digitization of this portion of the Minnesota Sheet Music Collection was funded in part by a grant from the Bean Family Fund for Business History.
Sarah Quimby, Library Processing Manager