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2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
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The Louisiana Historical Center has approximately 4,500 pieces of non-Jazz sheet music published from 1829-1958. This collection is comprised of nineteenth and early twentieth century parlor music, opera, New Orleans imprints, and genre music. Included in this collection are several Louisiana women composers and lyricists as well as Louis M. Gottschalk, Theodore von la Hache, August Davis, and African American Louisiana composer Basile Bares is represented. The collection includes a copy of the Silverspoons (General Benjamin F. Butler) Schottisch, as well as two pieces associated with Louisiana governors: "Every Man a King," (Huey P. Long), and "You Are My Sunshine," (Jimmie Davis). One of the most important pieces is titled "Jim Crow," and dated 1832.
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The Historical Center Sheet Music Collection Finding Aids
The following images are a sampling of what the collection holds.