Driscoll, J. Francis, (James Francis), 1875-1959 : James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, ca. 1770s-1959
- The Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, amassed by engineer and organist J. Francis Driscoll (1875-1959), is one of the largest and most representative collections of its kind. The approximated 80,000 pieces of sheet music and related material were arranged into sections by Driscoll himself, and reflect his collecting interests and preferences. Some of the music is arranged according to imprint information (i.e. American imprints, publishers’ imprints, illustrated imprints, etc.); other sections in the collection are arranged by subjects, such as History and Politics, United States regions and states, Ethnic and Religious, Dance Styles, etc.
Extent: 20 shelves - (426 boxes)
Subjects: Ephemera, Music
Call Number: Driscoll
The James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music is open for research in the General Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).