Learn More about the Collection
The H. Furlong Baldwin Library is home to Baltimore’s musical past with our extensive collection of Baltimore-published sheet music.
Image: “The Star Spangled Banner Quick Step,” arranged for piano, 1861, Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music Collection.
View a sampling of sheet music currently digitized in our Digital Collections.
Browse the general sheet music inventory in our finding aid database, which includes over 400 pieces of music published in Baltimore between 1761–1998, arranged alphabetically by publisher.
Collections with Specific Scopes
In addition to our general sheet music, we have narrower sheet music collections that focus on particular topics:
Eubie Blake Sheet Music Collection, MS 2800.1
Comprises sheet music and other materials from the estate of Baltimore-born composer and pianist James Herbert “Eubie” Blake. Includes sheet music written by Eubie Blake as well as other composers. View the finding aid for this collection in our finding aid database.
The Star-Spangled Banner Sheet Music Collections
Two separate collections related to the Star-Spangled Banner contain approximately 150 versions of the national anthem. Browse the contents of both in our finding aid database:
Note: Access to the Lester Levy Collection is restricted. Permission to view must be granted by the Library Director.