Location: M2A 7,2-6
Size: 11 feet
Provenance: Subsequent to World War II, agents of the Library of Congress gathered publications issued during the years of the Nazi regime. Duplicate copies in various subject areas were dispersed to major libraries in the United States. Sibley Music Library received this collection of music imprints as a result. A few of the items, mainly or exclusively the works of major composers, were cataloged and added to the regular collection and so are not traceable.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of a cross section of music publications during the years of the Nazi regime in Germany. It includes classical music, popular music for voice and instrument, songbooks, propaganda and military music, and music for salon orchestra. The collection makes possible penetrating insights into German society at this historically crucial time through the diversity and nature of the music it produced and consumed.
Associations: Watanabe Special Collections holds a special collection of sheet music published in the United States during the years 1941-1946 and specifically related to the war effort. The Inter-War European Scrapbooks also documents the years 1916-39 with, predominantly, concert programs from Vienna and Prague.
Series Name: General
Series Description: This series contains a very small amount of non-music material.