Sheet Music Collection

Dates: 1700-1976

This collection contains sheet music that was purchased by or given to President Truman and other members of the Truman or Wallace families. Much of the sheet music pertains to World War II and American patriotism.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 21 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Processed by: Stephanie M. Seim, Amy Crossley, Jan Davis, and David Clark (2012).


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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Sheet Music Collection includes individual sheet music pieces, collections for orchestra, lesson books, and sheet music albums.

Most of the sheet music in the collection dates from the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Many pieces were gifts from composers to President Truman or Margaret Truman, both of whom were avid lovers of music. This sheet music mostly relates to World War II, the military, Christianity, patriotism, the atomic bomb, the United Nations, Christmas, and various aspects of popular culture. The songs refer to such notable persons as President Truman, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, and Adolf Hitler.

The collection also contains sheet music and music albums that were purchased by members of the Truman and Wallace families. The family members signed many of these pieces, which date primarily from the post-Civil War decades to the 1920s.

The different genres of music in the Sheet Music Collection vary from opera to jazz. Polkas, foxtrots, waltzes, and comic songs are included, with lyrics in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Also represented are selections from Broadway musicals and motion pictures, popular favorites such as "God Bless America" and "Old Folks at Home," and songs about Truman's native state of Missouri.

Some of the pieces of sheet music in the collection were handwritten by the composers, and include hand-drawn artwork on the covers.

More information about President Truman's musical interests and Margaret Truman's career in music can be found at the Truman Library in the President's Personal File (PPF) of the Harry S. Truman Papers (especially in PPF 1, 3, and 100), and in the Margaret Truman Daniel and Clifton Daniel Papers.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-48

  SHEET MUSIC FILE, 1700-1976
Sheet music files. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SHEET MUSIC FILE, 1700-1976

Box 1

  • A Beautiful Land
  • A Big Wed Wucker And Hippity Hip Hips
  • A-Bomb
  • A Call To All
  • A Canoe For Two
  • A Chant to Buddha
  • A Christmas Prayer
  • A Consolation
  • A Dawn
  • A Deep Blue Star Hangs In A Window
  • A Dough-Boy's Song
  • A Dream
  • A Dream of Heaven Waltz
  • A Dream of the South Waltzes
  • A Fragment
  • A Free Land
  • A Gethsemane Prayer
  • A Gipsy Maiden, I
  • A Good Time Was Had by All
  • A Grand and Glorious Tomorrow
  • A Grand Old Jubilee
  • A Greater Tomorrow
  • A Heart of Gold
  • A Heart That's Free
  • A Home On The Range
  • A Hope For Peace
  • A Hymn to Freedom
  • A Journey
  • A Lazy Georgia Moon
  • A Light Inside The Whitehouse
  • A Little Brown Tent
  • A Little Love, A Little Kiss
  • A Little Star in the Sky
  • A Little White Cottage
  • A Little White House
  • A Love of Yesterday
  • A Love Story-Intermezzo
  • A Love That Endures
  • A May Morning
  • A Message For Peace
  • A Million Thanks to Roosevelt
  • A Million Years Ago
  • A Miracle Can Happen
  • A Missourian's Lament
  • A Modern Carol
  • A Moon, A Tune, And You
  • A Mother's Prayer
  • A Mother's Thoughts
  • A Mother's Vision
  • A Mother's Wish
  • A Musical Journal
  • A Nation's Prayer By: Alex Greig
  • A Nation's Prayer By: Adolph Sommers
  • A Neckin' And A Pettin'
  • A New Day is Dawning
  • A New Day Prayer
  • A New Love Was Born Last Night
  • A New Song of Iowa
  • A Night On the Water
  • A Painter Am I
  • A Passacaglia for Harry S. Truman
  • A Peaceful Spring
  • A Peoples Prayer
  • A Pioneer Lullaby
  • A Pledge to America
  • A Prayer By: Gertrude Baltzo
  • A Prayer By: Fred J. Kent
  • A Prayer By: Grace A. Messenger
  • A Prayer By: W. McNaron Noojin
  • A Prayer For Airmen
  • A Prayer For Peace
  • A Prayer For Peace Among Nations
  • A Prayer For Peace in Victory
  • A Prayer For The Boys Everywhere
  • A Prayer For Victory
  • A Prayer in the Garden
  • A Prisoner From Corregidor
  • A Psalm Of Peace
  • A Real Dude Cowboy
  • A Real Neighbor
  • A Revelation
  • A Sertaneja
  • A Smile for Spring
  • A Song For All Nations
  • A Song For Christmas
  • A Song For Peace
  • A Song I Shall Remember
  • A Song of Freedom
  • A Song of Missouri
  • A Song of Peace By: Willie Belle Dixon
  • A Song of Peace By: Lloyd Stone
  • A Song to Mother
  • A Song to Pueblo
  • A Spanish Scene
  • A Stolen Kiss

Box 2

  • A Tear on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • A Thematic Catalogue of Modern Piano Material
  • A Thought
  • A Toast To You America
  • A Trail Going West
  • A Tribute to Mother
  • A Tribute to Mother's Love
  • A Tribute to Our Soldiers
  • A Tribute to the Presidents of the U.S.A.
  • A 'Truman' Takes Place of Franklin D.
  • A Typical Day
  • A 'Walkin' and A 'Talkin' on the Moon
  • A Waltz Was Born in Vienna
  • A War Lullaby
  • A Wee Hamely Hame
  • A Whirlwind Mind
  • A Wildwood Whispering
  • A Woman's Kiss
  • Above All Else We're U-S-I-Cans
  • Across The Alley From The Alamo
  • Across the Seven Seas
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  • Adagio: In Memory of our Friend Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Adele's Laughing Song
  • Afro-American Concerto
  • After the Ball
  • After the Clouds, The Sun
  • After The Sun Goes Down
  • After The War
  • After These Dark Days There Will Be Sunshine
  • After This War
  • After Tomorrow
  • Ah! Love
  • Ah! Mocking Bird, Sing
  • Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Most Beautiful
  • Album of Songs By: Victor Herbert
  • Alcide de Gasperi...
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Alice Where Art Thou
  • All Aboard For Love Bound
  • All For Columbia
  • All For You
  • All Glory to the Lord on High
  • All Hail America
  • All I Want Is You
  • All Our Own
  • All Out America
  • All She'd Say Was "Uhm-Hum"
  • All That I Want Is You
  • All The Girls Smile On Me
  • All The Good Things Come From Missouri
  • All the World Loves a Lover
  • Allegiance to the Red, White and Blue
  • Allegro de Concert
  • Alma Mater (University of Richmond)
  • Alone
  • Alone With Me
  • Alone With the One I Love
  • Alone Without You
  • Alpha Eleven
  • Alphabetical, Thematic, and Selected Catalogue of Popular Music
  • Alpine Serenade
  • Always Be Good to Our Brave Service Men
  • Always Be With Me, God
  • Always Gay
  • Always In My Heart
  • Always My Own
  • Always Near
  • Always on Your Side
  • America By: Albert Henry Hardcastle
  • America By: Louis Maur
  • America! All Nations Look To Thee
  • America, America By: Leo Leonard
  • America! America! By: Victor Lindstorm Sr.
  • America! America! By: Ole A. Linnereu
  • America, America, Let's Go
  • America and the Flag
  • America and The World War Two
  • America Awake
  • America Belongs to You
  • America, Beloved Land
  • America Carry On

Box 3

  • America Eternamente
  • America First March
  • America For Americans
  • America For Me By: Cilgia Andelica Kauffman
  • America For Me By: Oscar Tingley
  • America, Forever By: J.A. Brandl
  • America Forever By: Stella Dawn
  • America In Prayer
  • America is Calling
  • America is Calling You
  • America is Marching
  • America is My Homeland
  • America is Singing
  • America is Thanking You
  • America, Land of Peace
  • America Leader in Peace and Liberty
  • America, Look Up
  • America! March On!
  • America Marches On By: Jacob Bromberg
  • America Marches On By: John M. Noon
  • America Mourns For You
  • America, My Dear Own Land
  • America My Home
  • America My Home Sweet Home
  • America, My Homeland By: Mart Apgar
  • America My Homeland By: Hubert Blackburn
  • America, My Native Land
  • America My Own Dear Land
  • America Nation For All Creeds
  • America, Our Heritage
  • America Our Home
  • America Our Land So True
  • America Smiles Again
  • America Stand Forth
  • America the Beautiful
  • America the Champion
  • America the Eyes of the World Are on You
  • America the Land of My Birth
  • America, the Land We Love
  • America, the Red, White and Blue
  • America, to Thee
  • America, U.S.A.
  • America United
  • America, Victory is Here
  • America We Are Ready
  • America, We Love Both God and You
  • America We Love Thee By: Katherine Hall
  • America, We Love Thee By: William S Hauser
  • America Your Daughter And Your Son
  • America's and Her Allies' Victory March to Berlin and Tokyo
  • America's Big Three
  • America's Choice
  • America's Marseillaise
  • America's Our Home
  • America's Pride
  • American Anthem
  • American Baby Good-Night
  • American Brotherhood
  • American Defenders
  • American Lullaby
  • American Patrol
  • American Rhapsody
  • American Rose
  • American Spirit
  • American Way of Life
  • Americans Are We
  • Amerita March
  • Amity
  • Amvet National March
  • An American Dream
  • An American's Heritage
  • An Evening Scented Flower Speaks For Itself
  • An Old Darkey's Prayer
  • An Old Sweetheart of Mine
  • An Orchid To You
  • And Mary is Her Name
  • And the Angels Sing
  • Andalucia
  • Angels
  • Another Day
  • Another Day is Dawning
  • Another Star Will Shine
  • Another Time Like This
  • Anthems for Memorial Services
  • Any Rags
  • Anywhere, Any Day, Anytime
  • April Showers
  • Arabia
  • Are We Proud? You Bet, You Bet!
  • Aren't We All Americans

Box 4

  • Aria
  • Arise America, Arise!
  • Army of the U.S.A.
  • Arrah, Go On!
  • Array'd for the Bridal...
  • Artist's Life
  • As in the Days of Old
  • As the Girls Go
  • As Time Goes By
  • At a Georgia Campmeeting
  • At Eventide
  • At Last We Are Free
  • At the Carnival
  • At the Inauguration Ball
  • At the Thought of Seeing You
  • At the Toy-Shop
  • Atlantic Pact March
  • Atomic Victory
  • Attention America
  • Aurora
  • Aurora Time
  • Autographs From the Music Collection of the Vienna City Library
  • Autumn in the Ozarks
  • Ave Maria By: Rosa B. Brignole
  • Ave Maria By: Frank Cusenza
  • Ave Maria By: Charles Gounod
  • Ave Maria By: Teofilo Magliucchi
  • Ave Maria By: V.W. Sadowsky
  • Ave Maria By: Bernhardi Stolzenberg
  • Ave Maria By: Fred S. Tysh
  • Awake America
  • Baby Ann, Lullaby
  • Baby, Don't You Love Me Anymore?
  • Baby Shoes
  • Baby Talk
  • Baby's Toys
  • Bach First Lessons
  • Bach Short Preludes and Fugues
  • Bach Two- Part Inventions
  • Back Home in Old Missouri
  • Back Home in the U.S.A.
  • Back in My Civvies Again
  • Back in My Old Home Town
  • Back Through Memory's Lane
  • Back to Missouri
  • Ball and Chain
  • Ball of Cotton
  • Ballad of Valley Forge
  • Balletmusik und Hochzeitszug
  • Barcarolle
  • Barchetta
  • Barnum Had the Right Idea
  • Baseball For Boys
  • Bataan Defenders
  • Battle Hymn of the United Nations
  • Be Kind to the Boys in Uniform
  • Be Mine Today and Forever
  • Be True to Me
  • Beautiful Banner of Liberty
  • Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
  • Beautiful Christmas
  • Beautiful Darling of Mine
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Beautiful Festal Day
  • Beautiful Flower of the Prairie
  • Beautiful Lady in White

Box 5

  • Beautiful Missouri Ozarks
  • Beautiful Oregon, I Love You
  • Beautiful River of Life
  • Beautiful Sally
  • Beautiful Stars and Stripes
  • Beautiful Sunrise
  • Beautiful Sweetheart
  • Beautiful Washington
  • Because
  • Because Of You
  • Beethoven Symphonien
  • Before We Met
  • Begin the Beguine
  • Believe Me
  • Belle of Belladonna
  • Belle of the Personnel
  • Bells of Bethlehem
  • Bells of Victory By: Margaret Amlie
  • Bells of Victory By: Will Pedras
  • Below the Mason-Dixon Line
  • Ben Hur Chariot Race March
  • Beneath the Maori Moon
  • Berceuse
  • Bergerettes
  • Berlin
  • Betsy Ross
  • Better Times Are On The Way
  • Better Write A Letter
  • Betty Lou
  • Between Tonight and Tomorrow
  • Beyond the Purple Hills
  • Big Black Clouds
  • Big Chief and the Whippoorwill
  • Billegetomuzsika Fingerlarks
  • Birds Of A Feather
  • Birthday Serenade
  • Blackout Blues
  • Blacksmith Shop On the Hill
  • Blame It On Your Dreams
  • Blaze the Trail, Old Glory
  • Bless God America
  • Bless Our World
  • Bless This House
  • Blessed Be the Way of Jesus
  • Blessed Land of Liberty
  • Blossoms on Broadway
  • Blow Me Off the Foam
  • Blow Out the Candles
  • Blue Eagle
  • Blue Iris
  • Blue Mist
  • Blue Moon Over the Pacific
  • Blue Reverie
  • Blue Rose Waltz
  • Blue Tears
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Bo-inngg!
  • Bombs Away
  • Bonnie Eloise
  • Bonnie Lassie
  • Boogie Etude
  • Born in a Manger, Low
  • Boston is My Home Sweet Home
  • Boys' Clubs of America
  • Bravo! President
  • Brazilian Piano Music
  • Bread and Gravy
  • Breakfast For Two