Major Microfilm Collections: sorted by Topic

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Major Microfilm Collections: sorted by Topic

* Indicates that the collection is housed at the ReCAP facility.
** Indicates that the collection is housed at the Mendel Music Library. In some instances guides to these collections can be found online and are hyper-linked here.

Finding aids for these collections can be found in the Reading Room located on the second floor of the Mendel Library.

American sheet music
Thomas A. Edison Collection of American Sheet Music at the University of Michigan *
•  Microfilm 1458 (119 reels)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (index by BWV#)
Scheide Photographic Archive of Bach Manuscripts **
•  Microfilm 1465
Miscellaneous Bach Manuscripts **
•  Microfilm 1466

Bliss, Arthur
Arthur Bliss music manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library * (compositions arranged chronologically; contains materials from other libraries)
•  Microfilm 1459, reels 8-13 (6 reels)

Broadside ballads
Madden Ballads in the Cambridge University Library *
•  Microfilm 1471 (12 reels)

Dance
Meyerhold Theatre Archive at the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art/RGALI, Moscow **
•  Microfilm 1462 (165 reels)

Early Christian and Byzantine music (see also "Manuscripts of Early Music")
Kenneth Levy Microfilm Collection of Medieval Liturgical Chant **
•    Microfilm 1474

Elgar, Edward
Elgar diaries, letters and manuscripts in the Birmingham ( England ) University Library *
•  Microfilm 1460 (17 reels)

Finzi, Gerald
Gerald Finzi music manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford * (contains two items from the British Library)
•  Microfilm 1459, reels 14-18 (5 reels)

Gilbert & Sullivan
W.S. Gilbert correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts and prompt copies in the British Library *
•  Microfilm 1468 (19 reels)

Handel, George Frideric
Gerald Coke Handel Collection in the British Library **
•  Microfilm 39 (53 reels)
Handel manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England **
•  Microfilm 143, pt. 3 (18 reels)
Miscellaneous Handel manuscripts **
•    Microfilm 1473

Instrumental methods and tutors
Tutors and Methods from the Fetis Collection in the Bibliothèque Royale Albert I er, Brussels *
•  Microfilm 133, pt. 1-2 (26 reels)
Instrumental tutors in the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments at the University of Oxford *
•  Microfilm 133, pt. 1-2 (10 reels)

Jewish Culture in Germany, 1840-1940
Dokumentation zur juedischen Kultur in Deutschland 1840-1940: die Zeitungsausschnittsammlung Steininger * 
Microfiche 5 (5 series)

Levy, Kenneth
Kenneth Levy Microfilm Collection of Medieval Liturgical Chant **
•    Microfilm 1474

Library catalogs
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Départment de la Musique, Paris
•  Microfiche
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
•  Microfiche

Manuscripts of early music
Music manuscripts before 1850 in the Cambridge University Library & Ely Cathedral *
•  Microfilm 143, pt. 1 (11 reels)
Rare manuscripts in the Rowe Music Library at King's College Cambridge, England *
•  Microfilm 143, pt. 2 (37 reels)
English music manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England *
•  Microfilm 143, pt. 4 (21 reels)
Continental music manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England *
•  Microfilm 143, pt. 5-6 (55 reels)
Medieval manuscript library at Pembroke College, Cambridge, England *
•  Microfilm 1467 (114 reels)
Autograph music manuscripts in the Musikbibliohtek der Stadt Leipzig (Germany) *
•  Microfilm 1469 (14 reels)
European music manuscripts before 1820 in the Biblioteca da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal *
•  Microfilm 371 (273 reels)
European music manuscripts ca. 1640-1820 in the British Library *
•  Microfilm 370 (64 reels)
Italian music manuscriptsin the British Library *
•  Microfilm 142 (285 reels)
Music manuscript of the Commonwealth, Restoration and late Stuart periods in the British Library *
•  Microfilm 137 (264 reels)
British and Continental music manuscripts at the Royal Academy of Music, London *
•  Microfilm 140 (66 reels)
Music manuscripts at the Royal College of Music, London *
•  Microfilm 141 (158 reels)
16th and 17th century music manuscripts (from the Oxford Music School ) in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England *
•  Microfilm 136 (113 reels)
16th and 17th century music manuscripts at Christ Church, Oxford, England *
•  Microfilm 138 (60 reels)
The Sir Frederick Ouseley collection in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England *
•  Microfilm 139 (87 reels)
Music manuscripts in the Charter Library at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, England *
•  Microfilm 1463 (23 reels)

Nielsen, Carl
Thomas Walker microfilm collection **
•  Microfilm 458, reels 132-150

Opera
Albert Schatz Collection of Opera Libretti in the Library of Congress **
•  Microfilm 1067 (245 reels)
Contarini Collection in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, Italy **
•  Microfilm 458 (reels 1-112)
Opera libretti in the Musikabteilung of the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel , Germany **
•  Microfiche
Venetian opera libretti at the University of California at Los Angeles **
•  Microfilm 146 (41 reels; [SV] ML136.L482 U682 1992)

Printed music
Printed music before 1800 in the British Library *
•  Microfilm 445 (262 reels)
Early printed music and books on music in the Harvard University Library *
•  Microfilm 1551 (107 reels)

Theater
Meyerhold Theatre Archive at the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art/RGALI, Moscow **
•  Microfilm 1462 (165 reels)

Tippett, Michael
Michael Tippett music manuscripts in the British Library * (includes one reel of items from other libraries)
•  Microfilm 1459, reels 1-7 (7 reels)

Women composers
Women Composers Collection at the University of Michigan *
•  Microfilm 150 (28 reels)