Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

Gilmore Music Library
September 13, 2018
Monday, September 28, 1998, started out like any other day for most of the Yale community. Sunny and warm, nothing seemed unusual…except for the Music Library, which had closed Sunday evening at nine p.m., as it had for the previous eighty-one years, at 98 Wall Street. Monday, 9/28/98 changed all...
Ives Yale Graduation photograph, 1898. MSS 14, The Charles Ives Papers in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University.
September 6, 2018
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 (1874-...
Catherine Basie, Hugues Panassie, Count Basie, Helen Oakley Dance, and Stanley Dance. Paris, 1956. MSS 62, Box 41.
August 6, 2018
The Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance Papers (MSS 62) are now open for research. As the Dances were well-known jazz journalists and producers, their papers are an important resource for the study of jazz in the United States from 1920-1960. The Papers contain a large number of interviews with...
Over There sheet music front cover, with illustration by Norman Rockwell
July 18, 2018
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...
nkoda app logo
May 29, 2018
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in a beta test for a new publisher supported music reading app called nkoda.  For a quick introduction to nkoda, take a look at this short video overview of the app.  According to the app’s developers: “nkoda is...
J. Rosamond Johnson
April 4, 2018
The Black Sound and the Archive Working Group at Yale University is a two-year initiative (supported by Yale’s 320 York Humanities Grant) that focuses on the history and significance of African-American sonic practices in tandem with critical examination of the nature of archives. The group seeks...
Construction site sign
February 22, 2018
The Special Collections Reading Room at the Gilmore Music Library will be closed from Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. The exterior windows in the Music Library office suite are going to be replaced, and we expect the construction work to be noisy and disruptive. If you need to do special...

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