Special Collections from the Gaylord Music Library include a number of digital projects, including exhibits, publications, and sheet music collections.
Projects & Publications
- Art and Music | This scanning project was a joint effort of the Gaylord Music Library Special Collections and the Missouri Historical Society Library
- Das Deutsche Lied | This scanning project was a joint effort of the Gaylord Music Library Special Collections and the Missouri Historical Society Library
- Scanned editions of The Herald of Music, The Impressario, and Kunkel’s Musical Review | This scanning project was a joint effort of the Gaylord Music Library Special Collections, the Missouri Historical Society Library, the LaBudde Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, St. Louis Public Library, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
- Music World | This collection provides a look at three digitized issues from Volume 1 (May – September 1893) of The Music World; this collection was uploaded by the Gaylord Music Library and made available through the Internet Archive.
- Musical News | This collection provides a look at various digitized issues from Volumes 1 and 2 (Volume 1, number 1 to Volume 2, number 3, spanning September 1897-November 1898) of Musical News.
- Musicians’ Necrology (1998-2012) | Gaylord Music Library Necrology project contains musicians’ death notices and obituary locations. Since death notices often contain conflicting dates, ages, and name forms, all are reported.
- The Reporter of Strassberger’s Conservatory of Music | This digitized collection showcases Volumes 1-27 (1899-1929) of The Reporter of Strassberger’s Conservatory of Music publication.
- Images of Ancient Music | This database contains images associated with the music of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as other images connected with Greco-Roman antiquity. Also includes some images of ancient and modern instruments and places and objects related to the ancient Greco-Roman world more broadly, and some recordings of ancient Greek and Roman literature read aloud. Project director: Tim Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics
- Music & Racial Segregation in 20th Century St. Louis: Uncovering the Sources | St. Louis, notorious for its history of racial segregation but also widely celebrated for its vibrant musical heritage, provides a significant test case for questions about the connections between music and segregation in urban life. The collection is a database of archival sources exploring key moments in the history of music and segregation in mid-20th century St. Louis. Project director: Patrick Burke, Associate Professor of Music
Highlighted Sheet Music Collections
- 19th Century Flute Music | A sortable list of scores from Gaylord Music Library’s collection of flute music; includes links to downloadable files.
- The Balmer & Weber Collection | A sortable list of music published by Balmer & Weber, a St. Louis publishing house; includes links to downloadable files.
- Early editions of Gottschalk | Musical scores by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, arranged by title.
- Early editions of MacDowell | Musical scores by Edward MacDowell, arranged by title.
- Sheet music from American Newspapers | A sortable list of music distributed in American newspapers; includes links to downloadable files.
- Sheet Music from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition | A sortable list of music from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the 1904 World’s Fair; includes links to downloadable files.
- The Paul Tietjens Collection | Music and materials related to Tietjens’ Wizard of Oz
- Sheet Music from World War I | A sortable list of music from WWI; includes links to downloadable files
Access these Materials
Follow the links above to explore the digital projects in music.