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At Special Collections located in Axe Library at Pittsburg State University, we have a large collection of sheet music.

Music Special Collections with webpages
  • Eva Jessye Collection
  • Walter McCray Collection
  • Carson J. Robison Collection
  • Treble Clef Club Collection
Music Special Collections cataloged within the general library catalog
  • William Browning Collection
  • Other Music Special Collections


The Walter McCray Collection at the Leonard H. Axe Library at PSU
Walter McCray is a former PSU Music Department Chair and the person for whom the building is named.

Walter McCray & John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa (left) and Walter McCray (right) in Pittsburg, Kansas

Walter McCray (1877-1959)

Dr. Walter McCray was the second director of the Department of Music at Pittsburg State University, known then as the State Manual Training Normal School, and served in that capacity from September 1914 to August 1946. He died on December 5, 1959.