Other Music Collections

Other Music Collections

In the Rivera Library

The Rivera Library houses books on music and bound periodicals (classified under ML and MT) on the third floor.  Music reference materials are located on the first floor.  Unbound music periodicals, except for the current issues shelved in the Music Library, are housed in the basement and are shelved with current issues in all subjects in alphabetical order by title.

The collection of some 35,000 books and bound volumes of journals about music is particularly strong in: 1) reference materials, including the major encyclopedias and dictionaries, histories of music, bibliographies of music and of music literature, thematic catalogs, catalogs of music libraries, and discographies; 2) scholarly monographs in English and Western European languages on all aspects of western music, including biographies; and 3) musical instruments, including a prominent collection on bells and carillons. Collections are being developed in ethnomusicology and topics related to world music as well as in digital composition.

Music materials on microform (microfilm, microfiche, and microprint) are housed in the basement of the Rivera Library, and microform readers and printers are available. The Copy Center is also located on the basement and offers photo-duplication and microfilm copying services, as well as printing services for electronic files.  Card or coin-operated photocopy machines are located on each floor of the Library.

Rivera Library Hours: When classes are in session, the Rivera Library is normally open every day of the week. The hours for all campus libraries are posted at the beginning of each quarter and are also available on the Libraries' website,

In Special Collections & Archives 

The Special Collections & Archives is located on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library and holds several outstanding collections of music.
  • Paramount among them is the Oswald Jonas Memorial Collection which consists of manuscripts, letters, and biographical materials documenting the life and work of renowned music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935) and his protege Oswald Jonas (1897-1978), a professor of music at UCR from 1966-1978. Many of Jonas's scores are also housed in Special Collections.
  • The Joachin Nin-Culmell archive contains memorabilia including extensive correspondence, music manuscripts, photographs, and other materials related to the life and work of Cuban-American composer, theorist, and long-time UC Berkeley music professor Joachin Nin-Culmell.
  • Other collections include first and early editions of printed music by various composers, the Marcella Craft Collection (Riverside's famous opera singer), all the editions and arrangements of music by Danish composer Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890), and several early editions of books on music published between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Last modified: 2/27/2008 9:20 AM by M. Yonezawa

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