Crouch Fine Arts Library
Special Collections

CFAL Special Collections include a wide array of rare and unique materials including medieval manuscripts, early American tunebooks, papers of modern educators, manuscripts of contemporary composers, artist book collections, and an extensive collection of popular sheet music from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Book Arts Collection
Information about Baylor's growing collection of artists' books and fine press books

Brazilian Baptist Music Missions
Features the papers of Joan Riffey Sutton, a Baptist missionary and a major composer, arranger, and translator of Christian music in Brazil.

Darden Collection
Christian music and video resources

Eskew Collection
Hymnals, hymnology books and journals, and related works from the 19th and 20th centuries

Guion Collection
Papers and manuscripts of the Texas-born educator and composer, David Guion (1892-1981)

Jennings Collection
Medieval manuscripts and early printed music

Johnson Collection
Rare and out-of-print songbooks

Kaiser Collection
Manuscripts of this local composer

Leonhard Collection
Papers of the music educator Charles Leonhard

Ouseley Collection
Books and scores from the library of Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889)

Porter Collection
Organ music scores and recordings

Smith Collection
More than 400 hymnals from the 19th and 20th centuries

Spencer Collection
American popular music of the 19th and early 20th centuries

Willis Collection
Manuscripts of this former Composer in Residence at Baylor