The Americana Sheet Music CollectionIn the Collection

List of genre headings

Genre headings from the following list are assigned on the basis of cover information: airs, arias, ballads, barcaroles, canons, canzonets, caprices, comic songs, cotillions, dances, etudes, fantasies, folk songs, gallops, gavottes, glees, hymns, intermezzo, lullabies, marches, mazurkas, medleys, melodies, minuets, nocturnes, operas, overtures, polka mazurkas, polkas, polonaises, quadrilles, quicksteps, reels, reveries, schottisches, songs, two steps, variations, and waltzes.

List of topical headings

The topical thesaurus includes the subjects most typically sung about in the 19th century and are assigned on the basis of the text. Use a keyword search to search on the following topics: animals, bicycles, business, celebrations, childhood, children, christmas, civil war, dance music, death, disasters, drinking, father, film music, flowers, folk music, food, government, home, humor, hunting, immigrants, american indian, labor, love, marriage, military music, minstrel music, mother, musicals, nature, newspapers, patriotic music, political music, protest songs, racist songs, rags, sacred music, sea songs, seasons, school, slavery, societies, sports, telephone, trains, transportation, and war.