Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

September 19, 2019
The Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce that it is now providing significantly enhanced online streaming access to audiovisual materials in its Special Collections, including Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) and Oral History of American Music (OHAM). Working with the consulting and...
OHAM Logo
September 19, 2019
This year marks 50 years since Oral History of American Music (OHAM) was founded in 1969 by Vivian Perlis. Various celebrations of this anniversary are planned throughout the academic year. Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media is hosting a two-week long installation of pieces created by...
From Prodigy to Priestess: Clara Schumann at 200
August 27, 2019
On September 13, 2019, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819–1896), one of the most brilliant and influential musicians of the nineteenth century. Beginning as a dazzling child prodigy and ending as a black-clad “priestess” of high art, she was in the...
Rock's Backpages Logo
July 29, 2019
The Gilmore Music Library is currently trialing a new database, Rock's Backpages - the world's biggest archive of music journalism and pop writing of the last 60 years.  Comprising of over 40,000 articles, the RBP library aggregates the work of over 720 of the finest writers across all popular-...
Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound
April 22, 2019
The Music Library has setup trials for two new databases that we are considering subscriptions to for the Yale Community. To help us determine whether we should subscribe to these new resources, we would like to hear from you! Please send any feedback you might have to musi...
Charles Ives - Circa 1913
January 30, 2019
While Charles Ives is known mostly as a composer, he was also a successful life insurance agent. He and Julian Myrick started their own life insurance agency in 1907, “Ives and Myrick”, which was owned by Mutual Life Insurance Company. Ives held firm beliefs about the purpose and value of life...
OHAM New Haven Academy visit
January 30, 2019
Oral History of American Music (OHAM) was delighted to recently welcome students from the New Haven Academy, a nearby public high school. This year, the theme of their studies is “The American Experience." The students came to the Music Library to learn about OHAM and its documentation of major...

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