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Prepared by Dyani Scheuerman and Cara Gilgenbach, January-August 2003; Updated March 2018
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1985
Extent: 2 cubic feet (3 document cases, 2 flat oversized boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Scope and Content: This collection contains sheet music related to crime. Included are works from films, books, TV shows, and theatrical productions based on true crime or with criminal characters. Also included are songs based on true crime incidents, songs that include crime metaphors and songs about prisoners, police officers, and particular crimes such as gambling. Popular characters such as Sherlock Holmes and James Bond are also present. Material is in Modern Format, unless Large Format is indicated. While sheet music is listed alphabetically within each series, Large Format material is housed separately in oversized boxes.
Acquisitions Note: All materials were donated by Albert and Helen Borowitz. A much larger general sheet music collection, also donated by the Borowitzes, is inventoried separately.
Arrangement: This collection has been organized into the following series.
Box 1 and Oversize
Box 2 and Oversized
Box 3 and Oversize