Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0217 - Glenbow Archives Song Sheets collection
ACU GBA C0217
Glenbow Archives Song Sheets collection
- 1901-1985 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
25 cm of textual records
Name of creator
The Glenbow Archives has collected a variety of songbooks and song sheets over the years, in particular ones which were unique to Alberta and Calgary. Many were published by local newspapers and businessses, while others were used by clubs and organizations for singalongs at their meetings. Some well-known songs had local words written for them.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of a variety of donors.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of song sheets and songbooks, primarily with lyrics, but sometimes featuring the musical scores as well. They have been arranged in the following categories: Alberta (including Edmonton and Calgary); Camp Songs; Canadian; Christmas Carols; Hymns and Spirituals; Military and War; Patriotic; Popular Music; Schools and Educational; and Miscellaneous.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Songbooks and Song Sheets boxes
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, June 01, 2017