This collection consists of 1,307 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850-1920. It includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period.
A selection of highlights from this collection includes:
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The materials selected illuminate the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection more than ten items by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
The collection includes all of his publications (mostly first editions), music, programs, cartoon sketches by Ernest Blumenschein, correspondence, newspapers and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs and miscellaneous material.
A digital collection of selected poems by the American poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar, presented by the Wright State University Libraries. Includes a biographical sketch of Dunbar and a photo gallery.