This blog is intended to give you a glimpse into the collections of the Loeb Music Library, Harvard University’s main repository for music materials. Over the months and years to come, we will be selecting items to showcase the Music Library’s collections and services: from chant to hip hop, composers’ manuscript scores to streaming audio recordings, the library collects widely across the spectrum of musical expression. We hope that you will find one thing – or many things – to intrigue you.

Do you have comments or more questions about one of the featured items? Please share them with us; we look forward to hearing from you!


The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library‘s scores, audiovisual materials, books, and periodicals support academic programs in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and historically informed performance practice. In addition to the library’s general holdings, its collections include the Isham Memorial Library, dedicated to research with primary sources, and the Archive of World Music, dedicated to the acquisition of archival field recordings and commercial recordings of ethnomusicological interest.

To contact the library’s Public Services department, email us at muslib at fas.harvard.edu.