Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life

image of flags on Star Spangled Banner lyrics

Event Information

September 12th, 2014 through December 18th, 2014
Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room and Gallery
Location Information
The Star Spangled Banner, 200th Anniversary
Event Type

Celebrating the bicentennial of the U.S. National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814–2014), this exhibit illustrates the cultural history of the national anthem in American life. An original 1814 sheet music imprint of "The Star-Spangled Banner," one of about a dozen known surviving issues, is on display in the Audubon Room.

Most of the items on display are held by U-M Library and the William L. Cements Library. 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.

Enjoy these Banner Moments recorded by exhibit-goers, and stop by to record your own Banner Moment!


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Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
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Last modified: 12/09/2014