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George Novotny Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3887

  • Staff Only

A collection of sheet music from George Novotny from his time working as a vaudeville musician. The pieces were all published between 1873 and 1957. Most were written for piano or piano and voice, but many later pieces have chord parts for guitar or ukulele, expressed in diagrams, symbols, or both. There are also two teaching books for piano technique.

Many pieces have one of several names written on the front, including "Arlie Meyers," "Mildred (Millie) Sanders," "Fred Gordon," or "George Novotny." Some are also incribed with other names, personal notes, or markings related to performance of the piece. Additionally, some pieces have stamps on their covers or first pages indicating the store and location where it was sold, mainly Iowa or other places in the midwestern United States.

Dates

  • 1873-1957

Language

All material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)

Abstract

A collection of sheet music from George Novotny from his time working as a vaudeville musician. The pieces were all published between 1873 and 1957. Most were written for piano or piano and voice, but some have chord parts for guitar or ukulele.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for this collection.

Arrangement

This material is arranged into two boxes and is arranged both chronologically by date of publication and by instrumental parts included.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480