Located within the Music Library, the special collections include rare books and music scores, archival collections, art, musical instruments, and audiovisual materials dating from the early 19th Century to the present. The Music Library serves as the repository for the departmental records of the School of Music's Bands Department and for the papers of several former professors. Other highlights include autographed first editions of Massenet operas, archival material of composers Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Henry Cowell, and extensive collections of 19th and 20th Century sheet music.
The Music Library is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of music at the University of South Carolina, and at the local, state, and regional levels. For more information about donating materials to the Music Library, contact Ana Dubnjakovic, Head, Music Library, at (803) 777-5425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.