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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 (Full Color PDF)

    • $0.40 per page or $25 per folder / folio, whichever total cost is lowest

    • $5 per folder for previously scanned folder / folio

    • Yale affiliates receive the first 10 images of every order and any amount of preexistent scans free of charge

  • High resolution (TIFF, 400 ppi, 24 bit color, at 100% of the original size of the item)

    • $10 per image

    • Yale affiliates receive any amount of pre-existent scans free of charge

  • 2 - 4 weeks average turnaround time

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Historical Sound Recordings

  • Provided as digital files

  • AV digitization work is done by an external vendor. A quote for this work will be provided

  • Online streaming access to preexistent transfers for 30 days, free of charge 

  • 6 - 8 weeks average turnaround time 

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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

  • 1-2 weeks average turnaround time

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