Abram Samuels Sheet Music Collection

This marvelous collection, gifted to Muhlenberg College in 1991, contains more than 31,000 pieces of American popular music published between 1900-1965. Its concentration on popular music primarily from the 1920s through the 1950s makes it a virtually unique resource for students and music scholars. In the words of Abram Samuels, the focus on this thirty-year period "underscores the dynamics of an ever-changing American culture and its musical milieu."

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Featured Composers

  • Harry Revel
  • Harry Warren
  • Richard Whiting
  • Ralph Rainger
  • Vernon Duke
  • Burton Lane
  • James Van Heusen
  • James Monaco
  • Allie Wrubel
  • Arthur Schwartz
  • Hoagy Carmichael
  • Jimmy McHugh
  • Sammy Fain
  • Arthur Johnston
  • Walter Donaldson
  • Duke Ellington
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Irving Berlin
  • Cole Porter
  • Jerome Kern
  • George Gershwin
  • Harold Arlen
  • Vincent Youmans
  • Kurt Weill
  • Harry Ruby
  • George M. Cohan
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Noel Coward
  • Ray Henderson
  • Frank Loesser
  • Frederick Loewe
  • Jule Styne
  • Nacio Herb Brown
  • Hugh Martin