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Film Music

This guide supports research and study of film music, including courses Music 7, Music History 7 and Music History 177.

Special Collections at UCLA

UCLA Library Special Collections inspires discovery, cultivates knowledge, advances research, and preserves cultural heritage to create a distinctive learning environment for the UCLA community and society at-large. 

To request to see a collection from the archives, please use the Aeon online request system.

Collections can be found by using the following:

Film Collections at UCLA

While the Music Library does own many of the Oscar winning films for best musical score and/or song, our collection is merely a speckling of the films available for viewing at UCLA.

To understand the full depth of the films available to be viewed, you should spend some time exploring the following collections:

Cue Sheets, Film Scores and Sheet Music

While the Music Library has some of the readily available sheet music collections and scores from films, many of these materials are of archival quality. At UCLA, Library Special Collections holds the majority of the cue sheets, film music scores and sheet music collections. You should consider some of the following if you wish to examine scores/sheet music/cue sheets related to film:

Note that this list is only a speckling of the collections of written film music available in Library Special Collections.