Resource Description

This sheet music collection, collected by businessman Charles Templeton, contains over 22,000 pieces of sheet music from late nineteenth and early twentieth century America. It covers many genres, from the ragtime of Scott Joplin, the Dixieland of W. C. Handy, the smooth ballads of Irving Berlin, the stirring patriotic anthems of John Phillips Sousa and George M. Cohan to the early roots of big band.