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Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection
A private collection of vintage sheet music online.
Grade Level: 9-12, Advanced, Professional

http://library.msstate.edu/ragtime/main.html

CONTENT:
Mississippi State University Libraries created this site to showcase the sheet music collection of alumnus and collector Charles H. Templeton.
AESTHETICS:
The links to the main areas of the site are displayed on the main page. Acrobat Reader is needed for viewing the files.
ORGANIZATION:
The sheet music can be searched by keyword or phrase, and then the results can be organized by title, composer, date of publication, or performance medium. The database can also be browsed by composer, title, date of publication, genre, first lines, performance media, performances that the music was featured in, etc.
REVIEW:
This digitized collection of sheet music will appeal to anyone interested in "research, teaching, or private study," as the site says. Charles H. Templeton gave his entire collection of more than 22,000 titles to Mississippi State University, and the university has made a portion of the collection available online. Visitors to the site will also find information about Mr. Templeton, the digitizing process, and the collection.
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