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Digitized Primary Sources & Manuscripts
Selected collections of digitized manuscripts.
Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) - Virtual Library
"The purpose of the “Codices Electronici Sangallenses” (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) is to provide access to the medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual library."
"At the moment, the virtual library contains 600 manuscripts. The virtual library will be continuously updated and extended."
e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
"As the “Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland” e-codices offers free online access to medieval and early modern manuscripts from public and church-owned collections as well as from numerous private collections."
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
"For more than five decades, teams from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library have been photographing manuscript collections across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and south India, making HMML the world’s leader in the photographic preservation of manuscripts. HMML places a particular emphasis on manuscripts in endangered or remote locations. HMML safely archives the digital data, catalogs the digitized manuscripts, and makes both manuscript images and cataloging available through online tools."
"Hofmeister XIX is an on-line, searchable version of the Hofmeister Monatsberichte for the years 1829-1900. Containing some 330,000 records of music publications, it is the most extensive resource for establishing what was published where and when during that period. Records are linked to facsimile images of the Monatsberichte on the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) website."
Music Treasures Consortium, Library of Congress
"The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship."
Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress
Explore music, theater, and dance at the Library of Congress
Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Music Scores, Sibley Music Library
"Scores and books in the public domain. Many of these are unique to the Sibley Music Library collection," from Eastman School of Music.
"Turning the Pages" - Virtual Books from British Library
Includes manuscripts of Handel's Messiah and one of Mozart's musical diaries
Archives & Collections
Country Music Hall of Fame Collections & Resources
"The Frist Library and Archive represents more than forty years' worth of collecting country music books, periodicals, photographs, fan club newsletters, scrapbooks, sheet music, songbooks, video and film, oral histories, and sound recordings."
Finding aids, inventories, and descriptions of primary materials found at various archives and collections.
Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University
"The Hogan Jazz Archive is the leading research center for the study of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres, including New Orleans ragtime, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, and Creole songs."
RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources
"Over 1,010,000 records of historic music materials, indexed and bibliographically described by specialists (as of May 2015)
A resource that is continuously growing (ca. 30,000 new records per year)
Significant collections from libraries and archives worldwide
Documentation primarily of music manuscripts"
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives
Search for archive and library materials held at the Hall of Fame.
European Concert Programmes
"A database of collections of concert programmes held in European libraries, archives and museums:
a resource for the history of musical life from the eighteenth century to the present day."