Resources

Online Tools for Education and Research


UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is committed to building the American musical’s future on the foundation of the past. Here is an abbreviated list of online resources for research and exploration. For specific inquiries, please contact UMC founder Ben West at [email protected]

Musicals Timeline: 1866-1999
UMC’s comprehensive digital, interactive timeline of key entries alongside world and cultural events.

Black Writers Timeline: 1866-1999
UMC’s comprehensive digital, interactive timeline of black-authored musicals.

Female Writers Timeline: 1866-1999 (Coming Soon)
UMC’s comprehensive digital, interactive timeline of female-authored musicals.

Library of Congress Sheet Music Database
Search the Library’s onsite collection of published sheet music from stage and screen.

Library of Congress Finding Aids
Search the individual collections held by the Library of Congress.

NYPL Archives and Manuscripts
Search the individual collections held by The New York Public Library.

NYPL Digital Collections
The New York Public Library’s online collection, including photos, programs, and sheet music.

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Search the individual collections held by Yale University.

MCNY Digital Collections
The Museum of the City of New York’s online collection, including photos and programs.

Frances G. Spencer Collection of American Popular Sheet Music
Baylor University’s extensive online collection of public domain sheet music.

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
Johns Hopkins University’s online collection of public domain sheet music.