The Smithsonian Institution has partnered with Sheet Music Plus to offer digitized works from the archives. They chose 400 titles from the Sam DeVincent Collection of illustrated sheet music. The sale of these digital downloads, the collection of which is largely popular tunes originally meant to be enjoyed by families circled around the piano, will help support archival work at the Smithsonian.
Among the titles now being offered are a handful of the works of “lady composers” from the early 20th century, primarily of rags – find the list here. This is a great way to support the important preservation work done by the Smithsonian as well as to remember these forgotten composers and popular music history. Also – the covers are great!