Preliminary Guide to the Virginia Stewart Collection of Printed Music
MS.1999.16

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Stewart, Virginia Nancy, 1917-2011
Title
Virginia Stewart Collection of Printed Music
ID
MS.1999.16
Date [inclusive]
1875-1965
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 2 oversize flat boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-5-9-1.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English and French.

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Biographical

Virginia Nancy Stewart (1917-2011) was born in California. She developed this collection of sheet music while residing in Lewiston, ID. Her uncle, Donald Samuel Hopkins, and aunt, Carry Newill Hopkins, had toured the Midwest and California during the early twentieth century as theatrical performers and musicians, and among Stewart's collection of music are piano solos privately played by her father Charles Cochron Stewart. Virginia Stewart died in Lewiston, Idaho, on September 8, 2011.

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Collection Descritpion

This collection contains printed music from 1875 to 1965 collected by Virginia Stewart (1917-2011). The collection primarily consists of sheet music from the 1890s to 1915, including "Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia," "Golden Butterfly," "Yankee Breeze," "Arcadia," "Bamboo Baby," "Hearts of the World," "Daisies Won't Tell," "Down in Jungle Town," "My Heart's Way out in California," "Santiago," "Salut Á Pesth," "Peaceful Henry," "Happy Moses," and "The Jersey Carnival," as well as newspaper clippings of music.

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1:

Sheet music (1892-1965), including, among several others: "Anything is Nice if it Comes from Dixieland," "Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia," "Friends," "Heart Breaking Baby Doll," "Mickey," "The Rose of 'No Man's Land,'" "National Songs and Melodies and Negro Melodies," "Gem Dance Folio,1914," "Hawaiian Souvenir Collection, Songs, and Views, 1913," "Mary of the Wild Moor," "The Curse of the Aching Heart," "You Alone," "Lucky Stars," "Carry on for General MacArthur," "Out on the Deep," "Golden Butterfly," "Yankee Breeze," "Arcadia," "Bamboo Baby," "Hearts of the World," "Daisies Won't Tell," "Down in Jungle Town," "My Heart's Way Out in California," "Old Fashion Roses," "Over There" (French), "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet," as well as newspaper clippings of music.

Box 2:

Sheet music (1875-1917), including, among several others: "When Knighthood Was in Flower," "The Japanese Sandman," "Virginia Three Step," "Valse Annette," "Uncle Sam's Invitation," "The Bogie Man," "The March of the Woodman," "Santiago," "Soko," "Salut Á Pesth," "Peaceful Henry," "The 'Manualo' Waltz," "Kitchy Coo," "Happy Moses" "The Jersey Carnival."

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Virginia Stewart donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1999 (MS.1999.16).

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Sheet music -- Specimens

Subject(s)

  • Musical scores.
  • Popular music -- 1901-1910
  • Popular music -- 1911-1920

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