Primary Creator: Steinberg, Allen J. (1935-2014)
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet
Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically in one series, which is divided into five different folders. In the folders' item descriptions, the published sheet music is arranged alphabetically by title. The composer, lyricist, publisher, publisher's location, and date of publication is also listed.
Date Acquired: 04/26/2016
Allan J. Steinberg (1935-2014) was born to Samuel and Sophie (Bodner) Steinberg, and grew up and attended school in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.S. degree from New York University in 1956 and was working on a master's degree in geology when he was inducted into the Army. After his service, Steinberg became a publisher. Steinberg started as a sales representative for Crowell-Collier in Philadelphia and then for Frederick Praeger and Company in Chicago before coming to the University of Illinois Press as national sales manager in 1965. He also started an antiquarian book business, Stonehill's.
He believed that public libraries are "the last bastion of democracy," and in retirement devoted much time and energy to the Champaign Public Library. He was president of both the Library Board and the Friends of the Library Board
Acquisition Source: Cecile G. Steinberg
Acquisition Method: Gift.