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Mexican-American and Spanish-American War Sheet Music

Identifier: MSS-968-OV

Scope and Content

The Mexican-American and Spanish-American Sheet Music collection is comprised of sheet music celebrating and memorializing the Mexican-American War (2 titles) and the Spanish-American War (3 titles). 1 title covers the California Gold Rush. The sheet music in this collection contains compositions by Wm. E. Gillmor, Charles Grobe, Charles J. Orth, W.R. Williams, Frederick C. Grambs, and Thomas H. Chambers.


  • 1846 - 1898

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Historical Information

In the 19th century the music industry was dominated by sheet music publishers. New York City-based music publishers, songwriters and composers dominated the industry. In the mid-19th century, copyright control of melodies was not as strict, and publishers would often print their own versions of the songs popular at the time.


1 Folder, oversize (6 items in 1 OVS folder)


19th century sheet music for compositions that celebrate and memorialize the Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War.
Mexican-American and Spanish-American War Sheet Music, 1846 - 1898
Maxine Marks
© 2017
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131