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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University has announced the launch of its American Vernacular Music Manuscripts (AVMM) website.

The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University has announced the launch of its American Vernacular Music Manuscripts (AVMM) website. The site makes available hundreds of American music manuscripts from the 1730s to 1910. It was constructed as part of a three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and undertaken in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society Approximately 350 unique, handwritten manuscripts were included in the project, totaling more than 17,000 pages of music.

The manuscripts were scanned in high resolution and are stored at the Internet Archive. The images may be searched through the AVMM website, with access by year, song title, subject, origin, creator, and keyword. More information may be found at the AVMM website: http:// popmusic.mtsu.edu/ManuscriptMusic

Musician, musicologist, bibliophile and philanthropist William H. Scheide, left his collection of approximately 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts to Princeton University. Scheide was a 1936 Princeton alumnus, who passed in November at the age of 100. His gift has an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million and is the largest gift in the University's history. The full story may be accessed here: http:// www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S42 /38/60E50/index.xml?section=featured

Michael Colby

University of California, Davis

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Author:Colby, Michael
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Date:Apr 1, 2015
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