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Collection Descriptions

Colorado Collection
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The Colorado Collection contains sheet music about the state of Colorado that was published before 1923. Some of the music in the Colorado Collection is also in the Ingram Collection since some of the titles published by Ingram were songs about Colorado.

Ingram Collection
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The Ingram Collection is composed of sheet music published by the Tolbert R. Ingram Music Company in Denver Colorado between 1900 and 1915. The Ingram sheet music on this site represents approximately one-half of the known output of this local publisher.


Ragtime Collection
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The Ragtime Collection contains sheet music that was composed between 1890 and 1920 that is either a piano rag or a ragtime song. Colorado became a state in 1876 so this time period coincided with the days of its early statehood. These tunes were popular in Colorado (as well as in other places) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Western Trails Collection
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The Western Trails Collection includes music published from the mid-nineteenth century through 1922 inspired by the subject of westward migration. The themes of the songs and piano music include the methods and motivations for moving West.