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Music Library information including contacts, access, hours, transit, driving and parking.

Topic guides

Guide Created by Last Updated Subject tag
Pop music Ray Heigemeir 2014-03-10 Music, Popular music

Course guides

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 1KC Fall 2014 PWR 1KC The Rhetoric of Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture Karli Cerankowski

Notable collections

Melinda's Wedding Day, by Goodwin/McCarthy/Piantadosi (c. 1913)

Lucie King Harris, born in Sonoma in 1883, was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman.

Broadside advertising Belasco's Girl of the Golden West, at the New Alcazar Theater (San Francisco, 1908)

2,532 individual pieces of sheet music, sheet music lithographs, and music related broadsides from the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Ambolina Snow, by Bodine and Maywood. London: Wickens & Co., 1896

White perceptions of African American as portrayed in the cover illustrations of sheet music.

Ma Ragtime Baby, by Fred S. Stone. NY: Myll Bros., 1899

Sheet music depicting African Americans, or written by African American composers.

"Cuando tu vuelvas a mi," words by Fernando Fernández, music by Abel Domínguez, 1944.

Includes popular sheet music, often either in manuscript or with annotations.

Subject Librarians

Ray Heigemeir
Public Services Librarian for Music
(650) 384-9985