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Collection Information


Arthur Farwell music on microfilm


Music and Performing Arts Library Special Collections


Edited and filmed by Brice Farwell, with other Farwell family members

When acquired



Thirteen reels of 35mm microfilm include over 11,000 pages of music and 3,000 pages of writings: “…composer’s lifework in 35mm facsimile of all available drafts, finished mss., and published forms, with references and writings by and about the composer.  As per Farwell memo in Collections File Folder, index to the collection, on each reel, is updated from:

A Guide to the music of Arthur Farwell and to the microfilm collection of his work (Briarcliff Manor, NY: issued by B. Farwell … 1972).
(Reference: ML134.F268 G84; Circulating copy: 781.9735 F252f)


Farwell works were filmed chronologically.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

See the Microfilm Collection of the Music of Arthur Farwell in the library catalog.  The Farwell Guide provides descriptions of titles plus chronological and classified lists, with locations on corresponding microfilm reels. Collections File (“Farwell, Brice”) includes copies of correspondence between Music Acquisitions Librarian Robert Jones and Brice Farwell.

Index terms

Farwell, Arthur; Farwell, Brice