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Ada Holding Miller Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: MsC0510

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Scope and Contents

The Ada Holding Miller sheet music collection is a collection of some 200 pieces, dating from 1840 to 1968. The songs are divided into groups according to subject matter.


  • Creation: 1840-1968


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


3.00 Linear Feet

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Nearly 200 pieces of sheet music for popular songs, organized topically (Transportation, Tear Jerkers, War, Religious, Love, etc.). The pieces range in date from 1840 to 1968, but the bulk of the collection was published between 1861 and 1915.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1975 by Ada Holding Miller and her daughter, Elizabeth Miller Richards. Further donations were made by Ms. Miller's granddaughter, Susan Koelb, in 1977.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)