Music Special Collections

The Crouch Fine Arts Library rare books and archives include a wide array of unique materials. 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 are all available by appointment. 

Published materials can be discovered in OneSearch. For archival collections that have been processed, a finding aid will be available through OneSearch or the Baylor Archival Repositories Database (BARD).  Items within an archival collection, such as music manuscripts or images, are not cataloged separately.  Search for the collection record, then consult the finding aid to identify specific items.

Once you have identified an item or items that you would like to use, see "How to Make an Appointment" and submit the request form.

Featured Collections

Recording archives

Composer manuscript collections

Rare Music

Music and Culture

Central Libraries Special Collections

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Moody Memorial Library
1312 S. 3rd
Waco, Texas 76798

Baylor University
Central Libraries Special Collections
c/o Beth Farwell
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, Texas 76798-7148

(254) 710-3679