Sheet Music, "God Bless America"

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “God Bless America,” written and composed by Irving Berlin, and published by Irving Berlin, Inc in 1938. Irving Berlin (1888–1989) wrote the song in 1918, at the end of World War I. In 1938, with war again approaching, Berlin revised the work as a “peace song.” Kate Smith’s recording of the updated “God Bless America” became the number three hit in 1939.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1939
composer; lyricist
Berlin, Irving
publisher
Irving Berlin, Inc.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1983.0320.07
accession number
1983.0320
catalog number
1983.0320.07
subject
Music
Church and State
related event
World War I
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Religion
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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