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Music: Images

A research guide for finding music in various formats in the Yale University Library, and for beginning research on music.

RIdIM - International Repertory of Musical Iconography

The RIdIM database contains metadata and images for works pertaining to music, dance, theater, and opera from an international array of museums, archives, churches, and other sources.

Library Resources

From the links below to subject searches in Quicksearch, use the facets on the left to narrow the results.

Archival Collections

Many archival collections pertaining to composers or musicians contain photoraphs or portraits. Some also contain works of ar relating to music. The following are predominantly image collections.