Category Archives: Sheetmusic

Black History Month: Selections from Special Collections

This year for Black History Month, the libraries have highlighted a range of research materials that could assist students and faculty studying black history in Canada and beyond.
There is a display of materials on the first floor of the Scott … Continue reading

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Sad songs say so much : love lost, betrayed and prevented

As a companion post to our teeth-achingly sweet post about Valentine’s Day from 2012, here are a selection of songs from the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection featuring scorned lovers, sad sops, shallow cads, and general romantic ne’er do wells.
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Valentine’s Day: sugary sweet pop songs from the 1910s

In recognition of the high-sucrose holiday of St. Valentine’s Day, here are a selection of some of the more fluffy pieces of sheet music from the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection.
All Alone: a tenacious telephone technology tune

All Alone, “Harry Von … Continue reading

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Hitting milestone with the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection: 1000 down, 139,000 more to go!

Today was an exciting milestone for two of our student assistants working on inventorying sheet music from the John Arpin Archives.  In collaboration with librarians and staff from Bibliographic Services, the 1000th piece of sheet music was entered into the … Continue reading

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