Banner Moments: The U.S. National Anthem in American Life

Image of soldier with flag
Detail from The Star Spangled Banner, transcribed for the piano by Ch. Voss, 1861. Courtesy of the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University.

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September 12th through December 18th
Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room and Gallery
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Celebrating the bicentennial of the U.S. National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814–2014), the exhibit includes historical panels showcasing items from the U-M Library and the William L. Cements Library that illustrate the cultural history of the national anthem in American life. Additional items are borrowed from the personal collection of Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology at U-M, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Included in one of the secure cases of the Audubon Room is one of the university’s prized items held by the Clements Library: an original 1814 sheet music imprint of "The Star-Spangled Banner," one of about a dozen known surviving issues.

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