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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.


Please note that until further notice, our Reproduction Request services are only available to Yale Faculty, Students and Staff, due to ongoing restrictions on the service resulting from current COVID-19 situation. Please see for more details.


Non-Yale patrons are encouraged however to contact Music Library Special Collections to see if existing digital copies of materials needed might already be available. Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is also still able to provide access to its collection.

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 or have questions about which items to request, please contact the library.  

Special Collections (excluding HSR and OHAM)

  • Scans are provided as color PDFs only. All pages are combined into a single PDF file for each volume / folder of material requested. There is no charge for this service at present, but orders are limited to 25 pages. To request higher quality scans, please contact

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Historical Sound Recordings (HSR)

  • 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 (OHAM)

For information on accessing OHAM materials, please see the OHAM Collections Guide.