Items in this collection represent racially negative views which are not condoned by the University, nor the donors. These items were collected and are presented for educational purposes.
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The collection contains 7 pieces of sheet music with illustrations and lyrics reflecting racist stereotypes of African Americans. ca. 1895-1899, undated