A Brief History of the University of British Columbia Music Library

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A Brief History of the University of British Columbia Music LibraryAuthor(s): Kirsten WalshSource: Fontes Artis Musicae, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oktober-Dezember 1987), p. 236Published by: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres(IAML)Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23507520 .Accessed: 16/06/2014 01:56Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) is collaboratingwith JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Fontes Artis Musicae.http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 195.34.79.20 on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:56:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=iamlhttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=iamlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/23507520?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp236 A Brief History of the University of British Columbia Music Library Kirsten Walsh (Vancouver)* The University of British Columbia Music Library is a research collection particularly strong in musicology and music theory. Its areas of emphasis include: collected editions, historical sets and monuments of music; manuscripts in facsimile or on microfilm; dissertations; first editions of the music of Brahms; nineteenth-century music periodicals; manuscripts of Beethoven's Terzetto, op. 116 and Debussy's Khamma. The Music collection at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver began first as a part of the general library collections, and then as part of the Fine Arts Division, before becoming a separate entity in 1967. That year, the Music Building was opened, and the Music Library was set up in the new building under the direction of its present Head, Hans Burndorfer. Its staff includes three additional people, a reference librarian and two library assistants. The collection grew considerably in the late 1960s and 1970s to serve the research and teaching needs of the Department of Music. Today, the Music Library has a strong collection of books and periodicals in musicology and music theory, as well as music scores, totalling about 48,000 titles. It has a large number of European music manuscripts on microfilm or in facsimile editions, including music from all periods. The sound recordings collection is non-circulating and includes about 15,000 lps, as well as a small number of tapes and compact discs. The following are areas of special strength or interest within the collection; 1. Collected editions, historical sets and monuments of music. 2. Dissertations on microfilm, particularly North American, in the areas of music history and theory. 3. First printed editions of the music of Johannes Brahms. 4. Nineteenth-century music periodicals, in print or on microfilm. 5. Several important manuscripts donated by the Cherniavsky family: a) Beethoven's Terzetto, op. 116, "Tremate, empi, tremate;" an unidentified copyist's full score and parts, with minor corrections possibly in Beethoven's hand, plus a first printed edition of the piano-vocal score (Vienna: Haslinger, 1826). b) Debussy's ballet Khamma, commissioned in 1911 by the Canadian dancer Maud Allen; the composer's orchestral score as well as the first printed edition (Paris: Durand, 1912). * Kirsten Walsh is Music Reference Librarian at the Music Library of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. This content downloaded from 195.34.79.20 on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:56:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspArticle Contentsp. 236Issue Table of ContentsFontes Artis Musicae, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oktober-Dezember 1987), pp. 167-266, A1-A4, I-XIIFront MatterEditorial [pp. 167-168]De la Prsidente [pp. 168-168]Von der Prsidentin [pp. 169-169]From the President [pp. 169-170]The Canadian Issue: An Introduction [pp. 170-172]Canadian Association of Music Libraries/Association canadienne des Bibliothques musicales [pp. 172-173]The Music Collection of the National Library of Canada [pp. 174-184]Music in Public Libraries in Canada [pp. 184-187]Les Centres de documentation des Conservatoires de musique du Qubec [pp. 187-193]Fonds et collections de musique traditionnelle conservs aux Archives de folklore de l'Universit Laval [pp. 194-197]A Shakespeare Music Catalogue: Approaching the Final Stage [pp. 197-202]1986: The International Year of Canadian Music [pp. 203-207]Les Services de Musique de Radio-Canada [pp. 208-210]The Music and Record Libraries of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [pp. 211-216]The Canadian Music Centre: A History [pp. 216-223]Le Centre de la Musique canadienne au Qubec Une brve description [pp. 223-226]La Presse qubcoise comme source de documentation de la vie musicale au Qubec dans le dernier tiers du XVIIIe sicle [pp. 226-235]Music Libraries in Canadian Universities [pp. 235-235]A Brief History of the University of British Columbia Music Library [pp. 236-236]The University of Calgary Music Library [pp. 237-238]The Edward Johnson Music Library [pp. 239-240]Special Collections at The Music Library of The University of Western Ontario [pp. 240-242]La Bibliothque de musique de l'Universit Laval [pp. 243-247]Musical Canadiana at Mount Allison University [pp. 247-250]Music Periodicals in Canada [pp. 250-254]Bibliographic Control of Canadian Music Materials [pp. 255-259]Branch News New Zealand Branch [pp. 260-262]Information [pp. 263-264]Publications Caractre Bibliographique [pp. 265-265]Back Matter

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