Archival and Manuscript Collections
Music manuscripts, correspondence, and archival collections are available to Northwestern students, faculty, and visiting researchers for on-site examination.
General manuscript collection
This collection includes more than 1,300 music manuscripts and nearly 1,000 pieces of correspondence from the 14th century to the present. An emphasis is placed on:
- Music composed since 1945, particularly experimental and avant-garde music
- Works by composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Use NUsearch to locate materials in the General Manuscript collection.
Contains single letters, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera relating to composers, conductors, performers, musicologists, publishers, librettists and stage directors. Guide to the Musical Autographs Collection.
Collections by name
Browse finding aids for these collections and more in the Archival and Manuscript Collections database.
|American Music Edition||1920-1997|
|Beatles Manuscripts (part of Cage's Notations Collection)||1960-1969|
|Bennett, Robert Russell||1911-1981|
|Chicago Music Scene Web Archive||2016|
|di Bonnaventura, Mario||1872-2010|
|Spencer, William Marvin||1962-1996|