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Music Library Special Collections: Order Reproductions

Finding and using archives, manuscripts, rare books and scores, and other special collections at the Music Library.

Order Reproductions

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, including Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) and Oral History of American Music (OHAM), provides broad access to its collection materials for personal research use, teaching, and educational purposes, under the fair use clause of United States copyright law.

Reproductions of items from the library's archival collections can be requested by completing the appropriate Reproduction Request Form below. These forms can be completed, signed and submitted online. If you are unsure which form to complete, please contact the library.  

Special Collections (excluding HSR and OHAM)

  • Provided as digital files.
  • Low resolution copies are $0.40 per page, or $25 per folder / folio, whichever total cost is lowest.  
  • Previously scanned items are $5 per folder / folio. 
  • Yale affiliates receive the first 10 images of every order free of charge. 
  • High resolution copies are $10 per image.

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Historical Sound Recordings

  • Provided as digital files or audio CDR
  • No charge unless the scope of the request goes beyond the current resources of HSR. 

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Oral History of American Music

  • Online streaming access to most interview recordings is available for 30 days free of charge 
  • Digital copies of transcripts are provided free of charge to members of the Yale Community or for $5 per interview for researchers outside of Yale.

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