Ella Dot Martin Blake Collection, 1892-1944

MS 155

1 box (1.5 linear feet)

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Overview

A native of Waterloo, Quebec, Ella Dot Martin Blake emigrated to Worcester County, Mass., in about 1927. She and her husband Sydney farmed and raised two sons. Ella Blake died in 1987.

Assembled by Ella Dot Martin Blake, this collection consists of eighty pieces of sheet music, more than half with illustrated covers. Dating from the early 1900s, the collection covers both World Wars as well as the rise of Broadway and Hollywood's golden age. Selections include military sheet music, "Good-Bye, Little Girl, Good-Bye" (1904) and music from Hollywood films, such as "Daddy Long Legs" dedicated to Mary Pickford (1919), and "By a Waterfall" from Footlight Parade (1933).

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Illustrated sheet music,
  • Series 2. Non-illustrated sheet music,

Collection Details

Language

English

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.
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