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 books, and an extensive collection of popular sheet music from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Most of these materials can be discovered in BearCat or OneSearch. If you have an identified an item that you would like to use, see "How to Make an Appointment" and submit the request form. If you would like assistance finding items within the Special Collections, contact the Liaison Librarian for Music or Art.

photo by Ann Claire Payne
Book Arts Collection
Information about Baylor's growing collection of artists' books and fine press books

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

Music in Missions Collection
Archival collections that document the work of Baptist music missionaries.

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