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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.

The following images are a sampling of what the collection holds.


The Largest Dry Goods House in the South

You are My Sunshine

Evangeline

Every Man a King

For Bales!

Grunewald's Latest Publications!

Louisiana Lullaby

Louisiana State Anthem

Louisiana

Louisiana's Going Places - Come Along!

Queen and Crescent Route March