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Archives Center Case - New Acquisition: The BMI Archives Confederate Music Collection

The BMI Archives Confederate Music Collection

The exhibition featured selections from a recently acquired collection of music published in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Sheet music lyrics and imagery are documentary sources that provide insight into the mindset, values, and beliefs of their creators and consumers. Many of the songs and sentiments involved were common on both sides of the conflict—a tragic reminder of the nature of civil war. The exhibition ran from March 1-July 1, 2012