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The Center for American Music is the principal repository for all materials pertaining to American composer Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864), considered by many to be America's first professional composer.

Choose from the menu on the left to learn more about Foster's life, his career, and his songs, including "Camptown Races," "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River)," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Beautiful Dreamer," and many, many more.

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last updated April 13, 2020