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SIBMAS - SociÈtÈ Internationale des BibliothËques et des MusÈes des Arts du Spectacle (International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts)
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Alan Lomax (1915-2002)
"...is intended to provide information on Alan Lomax's life, published work, the holdings and ongoing working of the Alan Lomax Archive, Alan's research papers on performance style, and the work of the Association for Cultural Equity."

City College of New York - Music Library

Columbia University - Music Library

Cornell University, Music Library

Dartmouth College Paddock, Music Library

Duke University Music Library

Harvard University

Indiana University

Library of Congress

  • Performing Arts Reading Room - Music Division
    "...is the service point for the broad and diverse collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Numbering approximately 12 million items and spanning more than 800 years of Western music history and practice, these holdings include the classified music and book collections, music and literary manuscripts and related artifacts, music-related periodicals and microforms, copyright deposits, and five collections of musical instruments ... The Music Division also holds more than 500 named special collections in music, theater, and dance, which are remarkably disparate in size, content, and format."

  • Recorded Sound Reference Center
    "...provides access to the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress. The collection dates from 1926 when Victor Records donated over 400 discs to the Library's Music Division to supplement its print and manuscript holdings. In the custody of the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division since 1978, the collection has grown to include over 2 million items encompassing audio formats from cylinders to CDs. The holdings complement the field recordings of the American Folklife Center and the moving image collections served in the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room."

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music Library

Michigan State University, Vincent Voice Library

New Mexico State University, Music Library

Northwestern University, Music Library

Ohio State University, Music Library Home Page

Princeton Sound Kitchen

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Library

Rutgers University, Laurie Music Library

Stanford University, Music Library

University of California, Berkeley Music Library

University of California, Los Angeles Music Library

University of California, San Diego Music Library

University of Chicago - Chicago Jazz Archive

University of Michigan - Music Library Home Page

University of New Hampshire - New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music & Dance

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Music Library

University of North Texas - Music Library - (dead link)
"...one of the largest university music collections in the United States, contains over 250,000 volumes of books, periodicals, scores, dissertations, and reference works in all languages. In addition to the printed collection, there are over 250,000 recordings of all kinds, from Edison cylinders to compact discs and digital tape recordings."

University of Pennsylvania - Otto E. Albrecht Music Library - (dead link)

University of Tennessee - George F. DeVine Music Library

  • UT Song Index [citations only]
    "Find the words and music for over 50,000 songs in 15,000 collections of songs in the Music Library."

University of Virginia - Music Library

University of Washington - Music Library

Washington University, Gaylord Music Library Home Page

Wellesley College, Music Library


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