home » galleries » Country & Western songbooks

gallery: Country & Western songbooks

In late 2013 Edward J. Ward of Wisconsin pulled his rented U-Haul van up to the steps at 54 White Street and unloaded 46 giant plastic tubs containing hundreds of magazines, music folios, LPs and 46,000 forty-fives, mostly country. All of this material is now catalogued in our database and integrated into our ever-growing country collection. Of great interest are Mr. Ward’s 167 songbooks focusing on folk and country music, from the 1930s through the 80s. We’ve been scanning these, so here’s some snazzy covers just for fun.