Collection Mss 002 - Margaret Sautter Sheet Music Collection

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US.INSON Mss 002

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Margaret Sautter Sheet Music Collection


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4 linear feet; 4 banker's boxes

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(1924-04-04 - 2009-12-27)

Biographical history

Margaret taught for 35 years in the Detroit Public School System and was considered an excellent and dedicated teacher. In addition to giving her very best to her students, parents and colleagues, nothing gave her more pleasure than providing others with entertainment and happy memories through singing, skits and plays. She belonged to First Bethany United Church of Christ and was active in the choir and other church activities. She was also a lifetime member of Wayne State University Alumni Association and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, and a regular contributor to many worthwhile charities. After retiring from teaching, she moved to California in 1985 to take care of her brother, Morey, Jr.

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Sheet music, arrangements, and folios of popular music that belonged to Margaret Sautter.

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The original alphabetical arrangement of the collection was maintained during processing.

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All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Received posthumously from Margaret Sautter on January 1, 2010. Donated by Robert Graham, executor of the estate.

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  • Processing information: Minimally processed by Lisa Lobdell, June 2010.
  • Citation: Margaret Sautter Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Archivist's note

Finding aid created by Lisa Lobdell, July 2010.
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.

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