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Music Resources in Library Special Collections

This guide will point researchers to relevant collections and resources. If you have any questions or suggestions for additions to the guide, please contact Peggy Alexander

Music Resources in UCLA Library Special Collections

The UCLA Library Special Collections holds a large amount of primary source materials pertaining to music. This guide is intended as a starting place to point researchers to these materials and also serves as a basic orientation on using Library Special Collections holdings. If you have questions or comments about the guide, please contact the Performing Arts Curator, Peggy Alexander.

Hot Lips sheet music  Toscanini conducting in rehearsal 1986Blasters at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, 1981, Weber col.

Film and Television Music Collections

Library Special Collections holds a large amount of film music archival materials including materials for silent and sound films. For a more complete listing of these holdings, consult the Online Archive of California, using the keyword search term, "film music."

Music Industry & Organization Collections

Sound Recording Collections

Here you will find  information about specific sound recording collections. These collection consist of sound recordings only. Be aware that many collections contain sound recordings in addition to other types of music materials.

Oral History Interviews

Musical Arrangements

Library Special Collections holds collections of musical arrangements. Selections include: