Motto Sheet Music Collection
Visit the Collection
Where: In the Library, next to Cafe 300
When: Open Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am - 3 pm, or by special appointment
Why: We have thousands of pieces of popular American sheet music and music books to borrow
The Motto Sheet Music Collection sponsors regular Musicales, live concerts featuring talented local music acts.
Find upcoming musicales on the library's Events Calendar
About the Collection
The sheet music collection presents a chronological picture of America from the Civil War through the music of the 1980s. It includes melodies of Stephen Foster, political campaign songs, treasures of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood shows, big band arrangements, rock ‘n’ roll hits, folk, jazz and country music. The material is in book format which circulates and original song sheets of American Popular Song.
Meticulously indexed, the collection is a resource for anyone searching for a specific song, for a theme, for personal entertainment, or for doing scholarly research. It continues to grow through donations and contributions.