January 25, 2022

Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music (A New Digital Collection Online From Library of Congress)

From LC:

The Library of Congress just released Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music, a selection of more than 200 pieces of sheet music spanning the years 1838-1923, over half of which highlight women’s emerging voices and suffrage efforts. The collection includes published rally songs and songsters written and compiled by notable composers and suffragists, as well as music manuscripts submitted for copyright deposit by everyday citizens. Anti-suffragists raised voices in song as well, and popular music of the era echoed anti-suffrage sentiments of the day with specific references to the movement.


Browse the Entire Collection 

Quick Look at the Fascinating Cover Art

Essay: Music in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Essay: Highlighted Sheet Music Selections

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