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Music Library Special Collections: List

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Grawemeyer Collection of Contemporary Music

All materials submitted to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition competition become the property of the University of Louisville and are deposited in an archival collection housed in the Music Library.

Mildred Hill Collection

The Mildred Hill Collection contains manuscripts, published music, articles, and clippings belonging to and related to Louisville native composer and musicologist Mildred J. Hill, who is most well-known for composing the music for the song "Good Morning to All," which would later become "Happy Birthday to You," one of the most well-known songs in the world.

Isidore Phillipp

Isidore Philipp Archive

The Isidore Philipp Archive was established in 1977 at the University of Louisville under the aegis of the American Liszt Society and is recognized as the largest Isidore Philipp repository.

Jean Thomas

Jean Thomas Collection

The Jean Thomas Collection contains personal and official correspondence related to the American Folk Song Festival.

Nelson Keyes

Nelson Keyes Collection

The Nelson Keyes collection includes over 75 of his unpublished manuscript scores and facsimiles, published works, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Lee Luvisi

Lee Luvisi Collection

The Lee Luvisi Collection consists of 75 compact disc sound recordings donated by world-renowned pianist and Louisville native Lee Luvisi.

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Ricasoli Collection

The Ricasoli collection consists of some 400 manuscripts and prints of music, and a number of music books, collected by three branches of the Ricasoli family of the high nobility of Florence.

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Kentucky Composer Manuscripts Collection

The Kentucky Composer Manuscripts Collection consists of music by composers either from or somehow affliated with the state of Kentucky.

Louisville Lou cover

Kentucky Songs Collection

A small collection of popular songs on the topic of Kentucky.

Galt House Collection cover

Louisville Imprint Collection

A collection of sheet music that was published in the city of Louisville in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Ruppart Flute Collection

The Ruppart Flute Collection consists of 547 pieces of chamber music written primarily between 1830-1930 that are for flute and piano as well as other chamber music combinations involving flute.

William Shakespeare Hayes

William Shakespeare Hays Collection

The William Shakespeare Hays collection contains more than 100 published pieces of music by Hays.

Karl Schmidt Collection

The Karl Schmidt Collection contains manuscripts, published works, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia related to composer, cellist, and teacher Karl Schmidt. .

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Louisville, KY 40292
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