Third Floor

The Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives

The Music Library houses two special collections: The Bill Schurk Sound Archives and the Archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The Bill Schurk Sound Archives, considered the nation’s premier collection of popular music sound recordings, contains more than 700,000 recordings representing all styles of popular music and all recorded formats.

Established in 1987, the Archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music contains music both submitted to and performed at the College of Musical Arts’ New Music and Art Festival. At present, the collection contains more than 3800 scores of contemporary music, many in manuscript.

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