Our notable collections include:
- John Cage Collection
- Original Beatles manuscripts from the Cage collection
- Fritz Reiner Collection
- Moldenhauer Collection
We regret to announce that the Music Library will not be able to fulfill requests to listen to or transfer open reel audio recordings until further notice. We are very sorry for any inconveniences and hope to resume this service sometime in the future. Please contact the Curator of the Music Library if you have any questions.
Assembled over the course of forty years by the late musicologist and avid music collector, Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987), the Moldenhauer Archives constitute an unparalelled collection of music manuscripts and other primary sources documenting the history of western music from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. Today the Moldenhauer Archives are available at Northwestern University, as well as nine other institutions worldwide. See collection details.