Music Published by the Loomis Temple of Music
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 51 pieces of sheet music published in New Haven by the Loomis Temple of Music between 1877 and 1919. Many of the works are of the popular "March and Two Step" variety. A number of Yale songs are also included.
- Loomis Temple of Music
- Bingham, Seth, 1882-1972
- Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969
- Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949
- Troostwyk, Isidore
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was assembled for the Music Library of Yale University by Eva Judd O'Meara, the former head librarian.
In 5 series as follows: I. Banjo and Mandolin Music. II. Guitar Music III. Piano Music. IV. Violin Music. V. Vocal Music. Within each series, compositions are arranged alphabetically by title.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Music published between 1877 and 1919 by the Loomis Temple of Music, a New Haven music publisher and dealer
Biographical / Historical
Clark Merrick Loomis (1829-1890) founded the Loomis Temple of Music in New Haven in 1865, after purchasing a music store owned by C.E. Dudley. Under Clark Loomis's leadership and that of his descendents (most notably his son, Charles H. Loomis), the Loomis Temple featured prominently on the musical scene, both locally and nationally. It was a leading retailer of music and musical instruments, and a publisher as well, putting out sheet music and also a magazine, Loomis' Musical Journal (founded in 1867), which later expanded its scope to cover a surprising variety of subjects; for some years it was known as Loomis' Musical, Masonic, and Ladies' Fashion Journal. The Loomis Temple eventually withdrew from publishing, but continued to sell music and instruments.
- Music Published by the Loomis Temple of Music
- Edited Full Draft
- Compiled by Jean Elizabeth Roberts
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository
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