Patricia Wilson Collection

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Patricia Wilson Collection


  • 1894 - 2006 (Creation)


1.5 linear feet

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Collection consists of sheet music and handwritten music collected by Patricia Wilson. It also includes some recordings on CD of Wilson’s performances.

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The collection is organized into five series: Manuscripts, Pat Wilson’s Sheet Music Collection, Sheet Music – “Momma’s Aunt Lois,” Songbooks and Magazines, and AV Materials.

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Conditions governing access

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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Technical access

All 7", 10" and 12" lacquer discs in this collection have been transferred to digital files and are available through Media Collections Online at Indiana University-Bloomington. Please contact the Library and Archives staff for access to these materials.

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 from Patricia Wilson on August 7, 2012.

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  • Citation: Patricia Wilson Collection, MSS 058, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
  • Conservation: All 7", 10" and 12" lacquer discs have been digitized.

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Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, December 2017.

Collection processed by Elisabeth Hedges, February 2023.

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