Our Digital Collections include:
Stephen Foster's Sketchbook
Fully digitized version of Foster's sketchbook, searchable by any term that appears in the book.
Foster's Sheet Music: First editions of Foster's songs are available via our alphabetical list of Foster's work. Each edition of Stephen Foster's sheet music held by our collection has been digitized. To access editions other than first editions, search on the individual song title in the University's online catalog (Pittcat) and follow the link in the catalog entry.
The Foster Hall Collection: All of Foster's correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other ephemera, as well as his family's correspondence and business papers, have been digitized and may be accessed through the Foster Hall Collection finding aid.
Additional Foster related items available through the University's Digital Research Library:
The Stephen Foster Memorial at the University of Pittsburgh: A Tribute to the Composer Whose Melodies Have Become Heart Songs of the American People
Fully digitized version of the pamphlet written for the dedication of the Stephen Foster Memorial in 1937. Part of the Historic Pittsburgh collection of the University of Pittsburgh's digital library.
The Minstrel of the Alleghenies by Harvey B. Gaul.
Full digitzed version of the pamphlet describing Stephen Foster's life.
The Chronicles of Stephen Foster's Family, Volume I, by Evelyn Foster Morneweck.
Fully digitized version of the first volume of Foster's niece's biography of her famous uncle, including extensive illustrations and full texts of family letters.
The Chronicles of Stephen Foster's Family, Volume II, by Evelyn Foster Morneweck.
Fully digitzed version of the second volume of Foster's niece's biography of her famous uncle, including extensive illustrations, full-text of family letters, and genealogical information on the Foster family.