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The Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History


Series 1: Personal and Research Files

This series includes: biographical materials (such as calendars and address books), correspondence, Selch’s publications and presentations (such as articles, monographs, dissertation files, project plans, exhibit files, and Ovation magazine files), musical productions (such as concert programs, “Play Me a Country Song” files, Federal Music Society records, and audio materials), research files (on topics including instruments, genres, places, and courses taken at NYU), and Frederick R. Selch Corporation records.

Series 2: Visual Materials

This series [PDF] includes: iconography, reproductions, photographs, tintypes, trade cards, slides, and paintings, and additional items are being added on an ongoing basis. A digital collection of selections has also been compiled.

Series 3: Books

The Collection’s books are being inventoried and cataloged on an ongoing basis. A list of fully-cataloged items is available in the Oberlin Library Catalog (OBIS), and there is also an additional list of minimally-inventoried items [PDF].

Series 4: Printed Music

The Collection’s printed music is being cataloged on an ongoing basis. Individual items are listed in Oberlin Library's Catalog as they come available. List of currently cataloged printed music.

Series 5: Musical Instruments

The Collection’s nearly 700 musical instruments will be available for study once the inventorying, currently underway, is complete.