Tuesday, January 23, 2007


The music collection at the Newberry began with the acquisition of the collection of Count Pio Resse of Florence. Strengths in this collection exist in the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods, and is composed of 60,000 books, 80,000 scores, and 100,000 pieces of sheet music. In addition, the music collection has several strengths:
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Manuscripts
  • Scores (opera)
  • Hymns, Psalms and liturgies
  • Early American music
  • History of Chicago music
  • Periodicals

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