Music and Performing Arts Library Special Collections

About the Collections

The Special Collections area of the Music and Performing Arts Library at the University of Illinois (MPALSC) is home to a unique collection of scores, rare books, recordings, pedagogical materials, and other archival materials. Students, faculty, and researchers world wide have used these collections. More about the collections.

Special Collections Policies

Piano Roll Dvorak

Piano Roll - Dvorak's New World Symphony



Print Collections

The print collections in the MPALSC consist of unique and rare scores, historical encyclopedias and periodicals, books on music theory, performance pedagogy, and many other resources. 

Indexes and Catalogs

Digital Collections

The James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection is part of the James Edward Myers Sheet Music Collection, housed in the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Additional information about the Myers Collection is available through the collection's finding aid.