Archer Lawrie Sheet Music Collection,
Scope and Contents
This collection contains sheet music, including vocal arrangements, piano scores, opera librettos and hymns by classical and modern composers. Also included are popular songs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the pieces are in French, Italian, Spanish, and other foreign languages.
- 1879 - 1935
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
Archer Lawrie was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1902. He married Mary Eaton, and the couple had four children. Lawrie lived in New York and worked as a sculptor, his largest work being a one-fifth scale replica of the Statue of Liberty in Birmingham, Alabama. Archer Lawrie died in Arlington, Virginia in 1995.
0.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains sheet music for vocal arrangements, piano scores, opera librettos and sacred songs by Chopin, Bach, Schubert, and Haydn, and other classical composers, as well as popular songs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The collection is arranged by item type, then alphabetically.
Source of Acquisition
The Archer Lawrie Sheet Music Collection was donated to Newman Library in 1970.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Archer Lawrie Sheet Music Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Archer Lawrie Sheet Music Collection commenced and was completed in June, 2011.
- A Guide to the Archer Lawrie Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1935
- John M. Jackson
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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