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Guide to the Clint Abbott Historical Sheet Music Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clint Abbott historical sheet music collection
    Date: 1852-1965,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1890-1910
    Collection Number: MS-P065
    Collector: Abbott, Clint
    Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises approximately 200 pieces of late 19th-century and early 20th-century American sheet music.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. Some materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Clint Abbott Historical Sheet Music Collection. MS-P065. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Clint Abbott, 2004.

    Processing History

    Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2008.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises approximately 200 pieces of late 19th-century and early 20th-century popular American sheet music. Many important composers are represented, including George Cohen, H.P. Danks, Septimus Winner, and Charles Harris. Also included is a typescript copy of the libretto (Soufflierbuch) of Der Fliegende Rittmeister, 1912, by Leo Stein and Béla Jenbach, and a handwritten score of Richard Genèe's Die Mädchen-diebe [ The Wolves], 1860. Most individual scores have pictorial covers. The majority of songs are love songs, but the collection also includes vaudeville music and minstrel music by blackface entertainers such as Gus Edwards' and Tom Daley's "All I Wants is My Black Baby Back."

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by composer when possible. Some items are bound into volumes.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Popular music -- United States.
    Minstrel music -- United States.
    Blackface entertainers -- United States.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Songs -- United States -- 19th century.
    Songs -- United States -- 20th century.
    Sheet music covers -- United States -- 19th century.
    Sheet music covers -- United States -- 20th century.
    Sheet music -- United States -- 19th century.
    Sheet music -- United States -- 20th century.