Between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries, amateur performances of popular songs were a widespread pastime in the United States. Thousands of sentimental ballads, romantic waltzes, and rousing marches were composed and published as individual scores of sheet music for American consumers. The Champlain College Special Collections contains one of the largest publicly-available collections of sheet music related to the State of Vermont: 128 scores with a Vermont theme, composer, publisher, retailer, and/or consumer dating from the 1840s to the 1960s. During the 2019-2020 academic year, our sheet music is the focus of a Humanities Research for the Public Good project funded by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This multifaceted project provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct in-depth studies of the music and present their research to the public.