Archival Collection:

Choral Sheet Music Collection

Dates: 1840-2012. Size: 16 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Comprises a collection of sheet music for SATB and a large collection of German TTBB, totaling approximately 1,500 titles. [Partially processed]

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Martin & Morris Music Company Papers

Dates: 1905-1980. Size: 1 linear foot. Accession #2003/14. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. When the Martin & Morris store was closing in the 1990s, gospel music devotees bought up the store’s remaining sheet music stock. The papers include more than 300 gospel music titles, […]

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Holiday Music Program for Families at the Lincoln Park Branch

The Lincoln Park Branch will present Songs of the Season:  Featuring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Lindsay Weinberg from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, December 7. Families with children ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend this festive holiday music performance with Ms. Weinberg, who is a popular Wiggleworms (TM) teacher at the…

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Jubilee Showcase Gospel Music Video Collection

Dates: 1963-1984. Size: 20 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Fifty hours of the 100 extant programs of this Emmy Award-winning Chicago gospel music television program. Performers include the Staple Singers, Dixie Hummingbirds and hundreds of others. [Description]

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Make Music Together

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Penny brings home her song and tries to share it with her family in Penny and Her Song. Share the love of music and reading with your family by trying these activities: Sing together as a family. Ask your parents what songs they learned as children and ask them to sing them with you. What […]

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Jewish Music Archives

Dates: 1991-2006. Size: 23 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Contains more than 200 unique interviews and performances on CDR, cassette and minidisk featuring klezmer musicians from North America and Europe. Established by the YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, Chicago Chapter. [Processed]

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Jubilee Showcase Gospel Music Video Collection

One of the longest-running programs in Chicago TV history, Jubilee Showcase aired for 21 years—January 10, 1963, through January 8, 1984—on WLS-TV, Chicago's ABC station. Presenting the widest variety of gospel and inspirational music, this historic, pioneering program reached a vast audience every Sunday morning. It featured America's greatest gospel artists, including many of Chicago's […]

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Black Music Month Breakfast Supports Harsh Society

Join the Vivian G. Harsh Society, which supports the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection at Woodson Regional Library, at its 17th Annual Black Music Month Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Apostolic Church of God Banquet Hall, 6320 S. Dorchester Avenue. This year, the society will recognize and honor…

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Horror and Music at the Oscars

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When I sat down to enjoy Sweeney Todd again the weekend before the Oscars, I was under the impression that it had won in 2007 for Best Picture. I was wrong: that honor went to No Country for Old Men, another film with a high creep score. Of course, for pure spine tingling, it's hard to […]

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Theodore Charles Stone Papers

Theodore Charles Stone Papers, 1899-1998 Dates: (1899-1998, inclusive; 1940s-1980s, predominant) Size: 32 linear feet (61 archival boxes) Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628 Collection Number: 1998/04 Provenance: Donation of nine cartons of material by Barbara […]

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