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

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

African-American related sheet music, and sheet music written by African Americans, 1851-1974

A collection of 651 pieces of sheet music depicting African Americans, or written by African American composers.

An unpublished guide is available for consultation in the Department of Special Collections.

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Benjamin Lee Stone

Benjamin Lee Stone

Curator for American and British History
Associate Director, Department of Special Collections

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