Welcome and Introduction
Welcome! In this guide you will find information on how to locate and use the Music Library's special collections.
Music Research Tools
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Music Library Special Collections
The Gilmore Music Library has an impressive array of special collections. These include archival collections (the papers of musicians or organizations), manuscripts that are not part of archival collections, rare books and scores, historical sound recordings, and oral history of American music.
Our special collections are open to researchers from Yale and around the world. This guide offers information about the library's holdings, as well as the policies and procedures that govern their use.
Many Yale libraries have special collections. For general information, see this guide.