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Sheet Music Collections

Milwaukee Public Library is home to two different sheet music collections.

Historical Sheet Music Collection

Historical Sheet Music Collection Index

The Historical Sheet Music Collection at the Milwaukee Public Library is comprised of tens of thousands of individual song sheets, mainly for piano and voice, and dating from the mid-1800’s through the 1950’s.

WTMJ Sheet Music Collection

WTMJ Sheet Music Collection Index

Acquired by the Milwaukee Public Library in April 1966, the WTMJ Sheet Music Collection features more than 12,000 pieces of band music from a bygone age.  Comprised mostly of World War I and World War II era popular songs, the collection includes parts for piano, band and orchestral instruments.

Using the Collections

If you are interested in viewing materials from the either sheet music collection, please stop by or call the Art, Music & Recreation Reference Room at the Central Library at 414-286-3071.