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Collection TitleMC 37 Arts/ Music/ HumanitiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Lee Kiesling
Date Completed:May 17, 2007
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1865-present

The Arts/ Music/ Humanities collection contains a wide range of material, such as documents, booklets and sheet music (which can be found in boxes D through F).  Institutions of mention in this collection are: Arnot Art Museum, Strathmont Museum, Steele Memorial Library, Tanglewood, the Browning Club, the Elmira Community Concert Association and the Thursday Morning Musicales.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Sheet Music - "Golden Flyer" March Two-Step, by F.H. Losey. Dedicated to Glenn H. Curtiss. Sheet MusicE206
Music Book - 2 copies of The One Hundred and One Best Songs, published by the Cable Company: copyright, 1915; revised edition copyright, 1923. Music BookF0101
Music Book - 1896 - 1898, Musical Gems introduced in William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee, sole Proprietor, the most popular minstrel in the world. Published by M. Witmark and Sons.Music BookF0102
Music Book - Stephen Collins Foster, composer, copyright 1939, by M. M. Cole Publishing Company.Music BookF0103
Music Book - Feist Cavalcade of song hits, 25 years - 25 hits, 1914 - 1938. Published by Leo Feist , Inc. in 1938.Music BookF0104
Music Book - "Tin Pan Alley" song folio, copyrights, 1903 - 1929, Robbins Music Corporation.Music BookF0105
Music Book - Mammoth Series No. 2, Robins Mammoth Collection of World Famous Songs. Edited by Hugo Frey and Published by Robbins Music Corporation, 1937 - 1939 copyright.Music BookF0106
Sheet Music - Individual songs for vocal: Galway Bay by Dr. Arthur Colahan; I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover by Mort Dixon and Harry Woods; Dreamy Melody by Ted Koehler, Frank Magine and C. Naset; Baby's Eyes by Charles K. Harris; That Wonderful Mother of Mine by Clyde Hager and Walter Goodwin.Sheet MusicF0202
Sheet Music - Individual songs for vocal: The Bridge by Longfellow and Lady Carew; Shall I Ever See My Mother's Face Again? by Paul Adriance; At The Devil's Ball by Irving Berlin; I Left Little Heinie Behind by Louis Weslyn.Sheet MusicF0204
Choral Music - The following are different Choral works: 1914, Morning Invitation, arranged by Charles Fonteyn Manney, Ditson School Octavo; A collection of A Cappella, Motets, Madrigals, Chansons, Ballets, Anthems, etc.; Crawford Choral Series, 1953, "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'", 2 copies of "The Surrey With The Fringe on Top"; Boosey & Co's Enoch & Sons' Winthrop Rogers Series of Choral Music, 1926; G. Schirmer's Secular Choral Music, 1914; Century Edition Vocal, Blossoms, Series Two.Choral MusicF0301
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. Schubert Mass in G for Soprano, Tenor and Bass Soli, Full Chorus of Mixed Voices with Organ and Strings. Edited by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. MusicF0401
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Those Sabbath Bells", A Sacred Duet for Soprano and Alto. Words by M. Barnett, melody from C. Kinkel, adapted and arranged by William Dressler.MusicF0402
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Gems of Sacred Song", published by McKinley Music Company.MusicF0403
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Listen to the Lambs", a religious characteristic in the form of an Anthem for three-part chorus of mixed voices, by R. Nathaniel Dett, arranged by Grace Helen Nash.MusicF0404
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. A Hymnal of Winona Hymns for the First German Evangelical Church, Elmira, New York, Reverend R. Vieweg, Pastor.MusicF0405
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Old and New Songs of the Church", compliments of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, The Garden of Memories.MusicF0406
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. Father Kemp's Old Folks' Concert Tunes, published by Oliver Ditson Company, 1889.MusicF0407
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Speak to Me, Mind of God". written by a local musician, Merritt E. Welch, and an Elmira College teacher, Elmer W. K. Mould, in 1931.MusicF0408
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs: "A Christmas Carol", words and music by Georgia Harkness; "Hail, Gladsome Day!", by Elmer W. K. Mould, 1934.Sheet MusicF0409
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "Bless This House", words by Helen Taylor, music by May H. Brahe, 1922.MusicF0410
Music - Hymns and Religious Songs. "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)", words and music by Stuart Hamblen, 1950.MusicF0411
Music - Five love songs: "I'm Still In Love With Mollie", words by Dorothy Browning, music by Edward Stanley; "On Mobile Bay", words by Earle C. Jones, Music by Chas. N. Daniels; "The Santa Barbara", by Max Kortlander and William Jones; "Oh! what a Pal was Mary", words by Edgar Leslie and Bert Kalmar, music by Pete Wendling; "Land of Dreams", words and music by Anita Owen. MusicF0501
Music - Five love songs: "You're A Real Sweetheart", lyric by Irving Caesar, music by Cliff Friend; "I've got my love to keep me warm", by Irving Berlin; "Three O'clock in the Morning", words by Dorothy Terriss, music by Julian Robledo; "Remember when", lyrics by Buck Ram, music by Mickey Addy; "How Soon? (Will I Be Seeing You), words by Jack Owens, music by Carroll Lucas.MusicF0502
Music - Five love songs: "Confessin' That I Love You", lyrics by Al J. Neiburg, music by Doc Daugherty and Ellis Reynolds; "Moon Winks", by George Stevens; "Sunshine and Roses", words by Gus Kahn, music by Egbert Van Alstyne; "She's Still My Baby", words by Willie Raskin and Sam Coslow, music by Little Jack Little; "Moonbeam Kiss Her For Me", lyric by Mort Dixon, music by Harry Woods.Music F0503
Music - Five love songs: "Let The Rest Of The World Go By", lyric by J. Keirn Brennan, music by Ernest R. Ball; "Stein Song" (University of Maine), music by E. A. Fenstad, words by Lincoln Colcord; "My Bluebird Was Caught In The Rain", words by Henry Creamer, music by Max Rich; "It's Been A Long, Long Time", lyric by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne; "Whose Pretty Baby Are You Now", lyric by Gus Kahn, music by Egbert Van Alstyne.MusicF0504
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