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LITR 022 Music and Literature : Home

A guide to music primary sources pertaining to course content


Welcome! This guide provides information about a variety of topics discussed in the Music Library presentation in LITR 022: Music and Literature. Many of the materials in this guide are from Yale's special collections. Most of the digital resources are available anywhere, but some are restricted to the Yale network. We are happy to answer your questions about studying the physical objects, searching for others, or starting your research.

Library services are changing almost weekly during COVID-19. As of this writing, most of the 78s and LPs in Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) cannot be accessed, unless they have previously been digitized. You may write to the Head of HSR, Mark Bailey, to find out. Send him a label name and number (for example, Decca LP2076). The CDs and DVDs in HSR, however, can be requested and listened to in the Music Library Listening Room. 

Music Research Starting Points

A Note About Links

In the pages that follow, we have included hyperlinks to online reference resources. In some cases we have linked directly to an article within a larger resource, using DOI links. It appears that you must be on the Yale network or VPN for these links to work. We have also included links to the larger work, which work with your EZProxy login, so you may use these as an alternative to the DOI links, though you will then have to look up the article yourself.

Music Research Archivist

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Richard Boursy
Gilmore Music Library
Sterling Memorial Library
Virtual office hours: 8-30 AM–5:00 PM

Music Librarian for Access and Research Services

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Suzanne Lovejoy
ML104, Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
Office hours 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
(203) 432-0497
Subjects: Music