Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

William & Gayle Cook Music Library
200 South Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405, United States
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The William and Gayle Cook Music Library, recognized as one of the largest academic music libraries in the world, serves the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music and the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University. The collection comprises over 700,000 catalogued items on 56,733 linear-feet of shelves. It occupies a four-floor, 55,000 square-foot facility in the Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center, dedicated in November 1995.

Our Collections

Cary Herz Libretto Collection, Early 20th century

Early 20th century opera librettos and complete/partial performance programs donated to the Cook Music Library by Cary Herz in 2006. Includes 42 librettos (some including pages from performance programs) and one full performance program from the Vienna Opera.
Collection ID: VAD4561

Fëdor Lavrov Collection, 1972-1986

This collection consists of materials smuggled out of the Soviet Union and donated by Fedor (Feddy) Lavrov--all materials relating to his Punk rock music production studio, Begemotion Records. This collection includes physical and digitized recordings, photographs, promotional materials, lyric sheets, and album art relating to the music he produced, performed, and composed with various Soviet punk rock musicians and punk rock bands in 1980s Soviet Union, Leningrad.
Collection ID: VAD123456

The Julius Herford Collection, 1826-1979, bulk 1947-1979

Materials include scores, monographs, course materials, and papers from the collection of Julius Herford, a choral conductor, teacher, and member of the faculty at Indiana University active during the mid-20th century.
Collection ID: VAD9217

The Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 16th century-2001, bulk 1940-1990

Materials collected from the composition studio of Leonard Bernstein, a conductor, composer, and musician active during the mid-20th century. The collection includes recordings, books, scores, awards, artwork, clothing, furniture, and other artifacts pertaining to his professional and personal life.
Collection ID: VAD8042

Walter Kaufmann Archives, 1907-1984

Materials of composer, conductor, musicologist, and professor at Indiana University, Walter Kaufmann (1907-1984). Contains original manuscripts (scores and parts), as well as copies of manuscripts, working drafts and sketches, published editions, and reel-to-reel sound recordings of Kaufmann's compositions. Materials also include notes and drafts of lectures, articles, and books written by Kaufmann, as well as some of his published writings. Other materials include lecture papers by students, correspondence, concert programs and reviews, photographs, and monographs about the musics of Asia that were the subjects of much of his research.
Collection ID: Kaufmann