Manuscript Collection

Dixie Music Score - Accession 1398 - M690 (746)

Dixie Music Score - Accession 1398 - M690 (746)


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Accession 1398 - M690 (746)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 piece



Historical Note

For more information about how Winthrop obtained an original copy of "Dixie," please consult the article above by Louise Pettus.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an autographed copy of Herman F. Arnold’s “Dixie”. The music scale is inscribed with “At the request of Miss Minnie Parker the copy of Dixie is presented to Winthrop College [in 1923] by Prof. Herman F. Arnold + the score in 159 of + who wrote Dixie and was made the war tune of the south at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis Feb. 18th 1861 at Montgomery, Ala.” There is also a note stating that this score is “One of the Four Autograph Copies of the Score of Dixie.” Minnie Barker was curator of the Winthrop museum and the music score was displayed there until Tillman Science Building was razed in 1962 which housed the museum.


The Dixie Music Score was presented to Winthrop College via Minnie Barker by Prof. Herman F. Arnold in 1923.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Dixie Music Score - Accession 1398 - M690 (746)

LC Subject Headings

Arnold, Herman Frank, 1837-1927. Dixie; Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Dixie; Arnold, Herman Frank, 1837-1927--Manuscripts; Dixie (Song); War songs--Confederate States of America; Music--Confederate States of America; Music--Manuscripts; Confederate States of America--Songs and music; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music