The Huntington Library Sheet Music Collection chiefly illustrates the physical and thematic development of sheet music printed
in the United States from the late eighteenth century
through the early twentieth century. The collection includes over 3800 items, the bulk of which spans the years 1820-1920.
approximately 3800 items in 35 boxes and 28 volumes
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office
of the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. Researchers
may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.