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The Music Library maintains several lists of special material, which are not included in Orbis or the Card Catalogs:

Sheet Music Collections

Indexes have been created for several collections of sheet music, the sheets of single songs and instrumental works that provided performing copies of music and were collected intensively until about 1930.  Collection level records are in Orbis.  For searches in the indexes, or to study the collections, please consult the Assistant Music Librarian for Public Services, Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy (suzanne.lovejoy@yale.edu), in Room ML112.  Indexes that have been completed:

bullet  Organ Sheet Music, 1450 pieces in 32 boxes
bullet  Vocal Sheet Music, 8299 songs in 89 boxes

Sound Recordings

Sound Recordings (uncataloged) in the Recordings Collection.  Lists of uncataloged recordings are available at the Circulation Desk for:

bullet  Ethnic and World Music
bullet  Guitar Music
bullet  Jazz Recordings
bullet  The Music of Charles Ives
bullet  The Music of Virgil Thomson

For information about other uncataloged recordings and videos, see Karl Schrom (karl.schrom@yale.edu), Recordings Library Supervisor, in the Circulation Office.


The Lowell Mason Library of Music

The Lowell Mason Library of Music.  Portions of this collection bequeathed to Yale in 1873 are cataloged in Orbis and the Manuscript Card Catalogs.  A handwritten catalog of the entire collection, compiled by Joel Sumner Smith, exists in two parts (please request from the Assistant Music Librarian for Public Services, Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy (suzanne.lovejoy@yale.edu), in Room ML112) :

bullet  Catalogue of authors.  [By Joel Sumner Smith.  New Haven 1874-78.  681 p.]  *Lc80 Y2l A1
bullet  Shelf catalogue.  [New Haven, 1874. 206 p.] *Lc80 Y2l A2

Other useful printed catalogs or lists of Yale music collections:

bullet  Brown, Rae Linda.  Music, Printed and Manuscript in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters: An Annotated Catalog.   New York : Garland Pub., 1982. 322 p. Music Library Reference ML136 N366 Y6, Beinecke Reference ML136 N48 Y33 (LC)

bullet  Fall, Henry Cutler, "Critical-Bibliographical Study of the Rinck Collection" (M.A. thesis, Yale University, 1958) [263 p.]  Music Library ML95 Y17 1958 F1+

bullet  Ford, Robert.  "The Filmer Manuscripts:  A Handlist," Notes (Music Library Association) 34 (1977-1978):  814-825.

bullet  Mangan, John.  "Guitar Manuscripts at Yale:  The Segovia Collection." Guitar Review, no. 104 (Winter 1996), 1-14; no. 105 (Spring 1996), 8-17.  Music Library Periodicals  ML1 G968+

bullet  Strohm, Reinhard. "Scarlattiana at Yale" in Händel e gli Scarlatti à Roma: Atti del convengno internazionale di studi (Roma, 12-14 giugno 1985), a cura di Nino Pirrotta e Agostino Ziino (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1987), pp. 113-152.  Music Library ML410 H135 A105 H1, Music Library ML410 S2862 S9