Search 1 : full access, including subject and subject of cover images, performer's names
Search 2 : brief records, search by date, illustrated cover

Funding: U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian

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A virtual library of some 2,000 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs. Images of every printed page of sheet music have been scanned at 400 dpi, in color where indicated.

California sheet music composer William J. McCoy (1854-1926) is described in a new finding aid of the San Francisco Public Library which describes his life and compositions. A search on McCoy's name (click on SEARCH 1 above) turns up 5 of his pieces in digital image.

A final LSTA grant from the California State Library (FY 2000) has allowed completion of cataloging of the 2000 items. With 1997-1999 grants 1400 items were cataloged in MARC/SGMLformat and made available through "Search 1". All images are now available through RLIN and its web version Eureka. All records will soon be loaded on this site (Search 1), Pathfinder (UC Berkeley web resource), and MELVYL, the University of California web catalogue.

Concert, October 1998. Music Sources, Berkeley, CA.

Performances, Gold Rush Cornet Band; Mother Lode Musical Theatre

The multimedia files are experimentally posted on a RealMedia server thanks to the hospitality of UCB's Berkeley Multimedia Research Center.

A summer 1998 grant from HUD's Joint Community Development program, administered through UC Berkeley's Institute of Urban and Regional Development brought the collection of early California music of the Paramount Theatre Music Library (Oakland, Calif.), into the project.

PRINTING Images are best viewed at a monitor resolution of 1024 pixels per inch. To print the images on a 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper, set the printer to reduce to 70% of actual size. If your printer cannot reduce the size, set the printer to landscape; an image will print on two sheets of paper with some loss of information at the right margin. To get the best results, use a 1200 dpi printer.

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Mary Kay Duggan, Professor, Dept. of Music and School of Information Management and Systems