Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

BabelScores logo
January 30, 2019
Each year the Music Library subscribes to a number of databases so that music students and faculty have free access to online scores, recordings, video, books, and articles. This article highlights a couple of databases that feature contemporary music. BabelScores, based in France, promotes...
New Blue - Yale Daily News, September 18, 1973
January 30, 2019
When Yale was established in 1701, its founders took for granted that it was an institution by and for men. It remained so for a very long time, but women had begun to make an impact well before co-education finally came to Yale College in 1969. The School of Music, which was established in 1894,...
Ethel Waters - circa 1943
January 30, 2019
Oral History of American Music is happy to announce a new research guide entitled “An African American Studies Critical Guide to Oral History of American Music.” This guide was created by Clara Wilson-Hawkins, PhD ’21, in fulfillment of a research fellowship through Yale’s Department of African-...
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...

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