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Sheet Music in Library Special Collections

This guide will highlight specific features found in the UCLA Library Special Collections Sheet Music Collection. The guide is in process, and will be edited frequently.

Black Face

Images of people in Black Face was often used on sheet music covers either depicting the subject of the musical work, or featuring the photograph of a particular performer, and can be seen on the following titles:

 

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band, 1911, boxes 1150, 2181
  • Do Not Forget the Old Days, 1906, box 745
  • Everybody Works But Father, 1905, box 552, 1616
  • Hello Susie Green, 1912, box 1176
  • It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight, 1908, box 814
  • Lay Low Lizzie, 1922, box 2177
  • Let it Alone, 1906, box 1715
  • Memphis Blues, 1913, box 1737
  • Snooky Ookums, 1913, boxes 24, 550
  • Stick in the Mud, 1924, box 997
  • Sweetness (Honey Suckle of Mine) 1917, box 1040
  • That Moaning Saxophone Rag, 1915, box 651
  • Tom Boy Blues, 1924, box 1037