Department of Special Collections
William Penn Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

Content and design by John Bewley


Statistical Summary
(Total Number of Scores in the Collection: 2531)

The following statistics provide some insight into the distribution of materials in the collection.

Note: There is overlap between the totals for adjacent decades due to the uncertainty of some publication dates. For instance, the date of publication for a work may be stated as being between 1835-1842. Such a work would be counted twice: under the decades of the 1830s and 1840s. Therefore, the totals stated at the top of each category, reflecting the actual totals, will not match the sums achieved by totaling all the decades.

Use of Illustrations in the Collection

Total Illustrations: 867
Color Illustrations: 174
Portraits: 163
Scenes of Places: 36

Decade TotalIllustrationsColor IllustrationsPortraits Scenes of Places
1790-1799 113 0 0 0 1
1800-1809223 9 0 0 2
1810-1819351 15 0 0 0
1820-1829289 33 1 2 0
1830-1839 211 87 1 10 7
1840-1849343 182 16 44 3
1850-1859522 237 67 49 19
1860-1869597 291 88 55 3
1870-1879141 73 141 10 1
1880-188940 23 8 7 0
1890-18953 2 0 2 0



Genres of Music in the Collection

Opera Excerpts: 242
Patriotic Items, Including National Songs (U.S.): 49
Piano Music: 1049
Dance Music: 180
Marches: 226

Decade TotalOpera Patriotic Music (U.S.) Piano Music Dance Music Marches
1790-1799 113 305 18 0 2
1800-1809 223 56 5 55 1 11
1810-1819 351 67 13 12 8 23
1820-1829 289 46 8 142 9 24
1830-1839 211 26 6 96 10 19
1840-1849 343 21 9 182 52 39
1850-1859 522 33 27 263 91 17
1860-1869 597 7 74 211 16 88
1870-1879 141 5 3 40 8 8
1880-1889 40 0 3 22 5 6
1890-1895 3 0 0 2 0 0

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