Memorial Library of Music

Gaetano Donizetti. Excerpt from Betly (La capanna svizzera). Original manuscript. 1836. MLM 264

The Memorial Library of Music, housed in Green Library's Department of Special Collections, is Stanford's premiere music collection, and contains over 1,500 printed and manuscript scores of operas, symphonic, chamber, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to the 20th centuries. A catalog of the collection was compiled and published by Nathan Van Patten in 1950 and may be consulted in the Music Library Reference Room: ML136.S8 S8 1950. A partial guide has been converted to electronic form (Internet Explorer required). Materials added to the collection after publication of the catalog may be found in SearchWorks.

Other rare/archival collections of interest to music researchers are administered by the Department of Special Collections; some of these collections currently have online finding aids available.

To obtain copies of these materials, and for further inquiries, please contact the Department of Special Collections.

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