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Gonzaga Opens World War I Sheet Music Exhibition

Posted on April 21, 2016 in: Academics, Arts, Events, Feature Stories, Spotlight, Students, Veterans

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A new exhibition featuring World War I sheet music is on display in Gonzaga University’s Foley Center Library through Sept. 30. “America, Here’s My Boy: Gender in American Popular Music During World War I” is in the Cowles Rare Books Reading Room on the Foley Center’s third floor. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibition was curated by history major Margaret Thompson-Johnston (’16) in fulfilment of her senior thesis for the Honors Program. The exhibit features more than 30 pieces of original American WWI-era sheet music from the Howard Wildin Sheet Music Collection and other related artifacts housed in the University Archives and Special Collections.

The exhibition is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. The exhibition is also available to view online at:

For more information, please contact Special Collections Librarian Stephanie Plowman at (509) 313-3847 or via email at

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