Brown University News Bureau

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"Topsy's song." Words by Charles Jefferys.
London: C. Jefferys, 1852.
Color lithograph by [Louisa] Corbaux for Stannard & Dixon, London.

The John Hay Library
Brown University

The Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library includes approximately 500,000 items, one of the largest collections in the country. Approximately 1,500 African American titles from 1850 to 1920 will be digitized and made available to the public as part of a 10-institution project of Ameritech and the Library of Congress. Many of the songs were based on the characters from Harriet Beecher Stowe's enormously popular novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Return to news release 96-109.