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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 these services resulting from the 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, for materials that are already digitized.

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 Reproduction Request Form below. The form can be completed, signed and submitted online. If you have any questions, please contact

Request Reproductions

Reproduction Request Form


  • Scans of paper materials are provided as color PDFs. 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 we ask that you keep your requests as small as possible, and only request material that is critical to your research at this time. To request higher quality scans, please contact
  • Copies of materials that are already in digital form (born digital), will be provided in their native format.


  • Audiovisual materials are digitized in line with Yale University Library's digitization guidelines.
  • A quote for this request will be emailed to you for approval before the materials are sent to a vendor for digitization
  • Turnaround time is generally 6-8 weeks
  • If the materials requested are already available digitally, you will be contacted with an offer to stream the recordings for 30 days, free of charge.

Oral History of American Music (OHAM)

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