New online exhibition explores women, work and song in 19th century France


We are delighted to announce the launch of a new online exhibition:

Femmes, travail et chanson dans la France du XIXe siècle
Women, Work, and Song in Nineteenth-Century France

It features full-text versions of 108 pieces from the Marvin Duchow Music Library 19th-Century French Sheet Music Collection. The website also includes articles, essays, and an extensive bibliography that explores both women’s work and cultural work about women in the popular song industry. The broad reach of the project makes it of interest to a wide cross-section of the community, including musicians, music lovers, history aficionados, anthropology majors and many others.

The exhibition was co-curated by McGill graduates Kathleen Hulley, PhD., and Kimberly White, PhD and was made possible by the work of a number of McGill Library staff.  A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who was involved in making this important content publicly accessible.