Historic American Sheet Music
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University: Major collection of sheet music; digital images of 3042 pieces published in the US, 1850-1920.
A Short History of Appalachian Traditional Music
Article by Debby McClatchy .
American Music Preservation
Robert Lee Hall includes articles on several aspects of American music.
Cecil Sharp in America
Article about his tour collecting Appalachian folk music.
A reference library of classic western and cowboy songs.
Recordings and banjo instruction books in the modern-day clawhammer banjo or frailing style and the old-time minstrel banjo stroke style.
Halcyon Days Music
Midi music collection of early American music of the 19th Century and early 20th Century, complete with scans of sheet music covers and lyrics.
John Henry - The Steel Driving Man
Analysis of songs featuring the folk hero, including lyrics, sound files, and background.
Public Domain Music
Midis of public domain favorites.
Spanish-Language Social Music of Southern California
Article about the preservation of the music and dances of 19th Century California.
Till Family Rock Band
Brief illustrated history of late-19th-century "rock band" (playing on stone xylophones).