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

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.


Richard Boursy
Gilmore Music Library
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
P.O. Box 208240

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction

Suzanne Lovejoy
Music Library, SML, Room ML112
Office hours: weekdays, 10 am - 6 pm
(203) 432-0497