The California Pioneers : 
A Song

    African American Contains links to sound files
    Californios Contains links to sound files
    Chinese Contains links to sound files
    French Contains links to sound files
    Japanese Contains links to sound files
    Native American

    Cover Art Contains links to sound files

    Disasters Contains links to sound files

    Mining Contains links to sound files
    Product Ads

    Genres Contains links to sound files



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Searching the Collection

There are two ways to search the collection:

Search 1: full access to catalog record and images in the millions of items in UC Library Search and WorldCat.

Search 2: Search only the hundreds of items of California sheet music in Calisphere, with a search engine maintained by the California Digital Library.

The searches differ in both their search fields and their display of results.

Search Field Comparison Table
Search FieldsSearch 1Search 2
Any WordXX
Place of PublicationXX
Illustration SubjectXX
Lyrics (first line)  X
Form (Sheet Music, Playbill, etc.)  X
Presence of Illustration  X
Presence of Advertisement  X

Search 1 allows users to combine 3 fields (use the pull-down box next to the entry box to specify search field), plus language (in a separate box) for searching. Search 1's "any word" search can also be used to find descriptive terms, such as "composer," "photographer," or "advertisement." Search 2 allows users to combine any or all of the available search fields in one search.

The searches also display their results somewhat differently.

Display Comparison Table
Search 1      Search 2      
Initial Search ResultsChoice of three record lengths for displaySingle record length, not as complete or verified
Full Record DisplayLibrary catalog recordLibrary catalog record
Links to Full-sized ImagesXX
Links to Medium-sized ImagesXtesting
Links to Sound FilesX 
Outside links to biographical Web pages testing
Click on any subject, illustration subject or name for new search X

Browsing the Collection

The categories in the menu at left represent an ongoing effort to mine the collection for information of interest to collectors and others who want to learn about 19th-century sheet music. Clicking on a category will take you to a page providing general information about that topic, as well as links to relevant items from the various collections contained in this Project. While they are still incomplete, they do contain a fairly extensive sample of material, and using them is a good way to familiarize yourself with the music on this site.

You can also "browse" by going to the Browsing/Searching Cover Images or Browsing/Searching Music by Subject pages, and reviewing the subjects headings and cover illustration terms entered in catalogue records contained in the collection. You can then search the collection in Calisphere to view a list of all items catalogued with a subject heading or cover illustration term. Or search the entire millions of items in the holdings of the libraries of the University of California in UC Library Search, or WorldCat.