In Focus

Ives Yale Graduation photograph, 1898. MSS 14, The Charles Ives Papers in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University.

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce the completion of an 18-month project, generously funded by a grant from the Grammy Museum, focused on preserving approximately 335 hours of unique non-commercial audio, predominantly from 1937-1956, featuring music by Charles Ives.

Over There sheet music front cover, with illustration by Norman Rockwell

In our new exhibition entitled “They Sang and Took the Sword” – Music of World War I, opening August 6th 2018, the Music Library observes the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, as marked by the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. The exhibition brings together selected materials from the Music Library’s Special Collections and Collection of Historical Sound Recordings pertaining to the war. Several of these feature the work of Yale students, alumni, and faculty.