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Music Published by the Loomis Temple of Music

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 55

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.


  • 1877-1919


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)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


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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