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Collection Information


Hermann Baron collection of music publishers’ catalogs


Music and Performing Arts Library cataloging backlog cabinets or University Press storage; some individual items may have been cataloged for the Music and Performing Arts Library

In 2015, boxes of music publishers’ catalogs with “Baron” labeled on the side were found in Smith 219 and relocated to Music Library Special Collections.  They are unprocessed.


Private collection purchased from H. Baron, London, England

When acquired

1978, 1981


Approximately 500 items from 150 publishers acquired from H. Baron (music antiquarian dealer) in spring 1978; eighteen additional items acquired In July 1981. Largely 1880s through 1940s; a few earlier or later catalogs.


Loosely alphabetical by name of firm

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

Lists and correspondence filed in Collections file.

 Baron Catalogs List (PDF)

Index terms

Music publishers; Baron, Hermann