Compiled by:
Southeast Chapter Music Library Association, July 4, 1994
(Updated September 2003, April 2007)


This directory contains new information on a wide range of musical backgrounds and traditions, providing details on the individual collections and what can be found where. Listed here are over one hundred music collections in nine states. (Puerto Rico is also included in the directory’s scope, but no libraries are currently listed.):

Updating your Library/Archive’s Entry

As of 2007, we are leaving the directory open for updating on a continuous basis. Simply download and complete our questionnaire. When you have completed the questionnaire please send it to the web editor, Jake Schaub, either through email or standard mail:

Jacob Schaub
Anne Potter Wilson Music Library
Blair School of Music
Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212



AL101 Auburn University Archives

AL103 Dept. of Archives and Manuscripts (Birmingham Public Library)

AL104 Gadsden Public Library

AL105 Historic Mobile Preservation Society

AL106 J.L. Bedsole Library (Mobile College)

AL107 Samford University Library

AL108 Gannett-Estes Library (Southeastern Bible College)

AL109 Library (Troy State University)

AL110 Mervyn H. Sterne Library (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

AL111 Library (University of Alabama at Huntsville)

AL112 Music Library (University of Alabama)

AL113 W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)



AR101 Regional Studies Center (Arkansas College)

AR102 O. C. Bailey Library (Hendrix College)

AR103 Central Arkansas Library System

AR104 ClarNan Editions

AR105 The Ozark Folk Center Library

AR106 Ottenheimer Library (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

AR107 Performing Arts and Media Department (University of Arkansas)

AR108 Washington Co. Historical Society

AR109 Robson Library (University of the Ozarks)

AR110 Dean B. Ellis Library (Arkansas State University)

AR111 Pendergraft Library and Technology Center (Arkansas Tech University)



FL101 BCC/UCF Joint-Use Library

FL102 Fine Arts/Audio Video Dept. (Broward County Library)

FL103 Cobb Library (Eckerd College)

FL103b Armacost Library (Eckerd College)

FL104 Aroni Music Collection (Florida Atlantic University)

FL105 Florida International University (Florida International University)

FL106 Roux Library (Florida Southern College)

FL107 Warren D. Allen Music Library (Florida State University)

FL108 Music Library (Harid Conservatory)

FL109 Historical Museum of Southern Florida

FL110 Fine Arts and Media Department (Jacksonville Public Library)

FL111 Swisher Library (Jacksonville University)

FL112 Leon County Public Library

FL113 Marshall Hamilton Library (North Florida Junior College)

FL114 Research Library (St. Augustine Historical Society)

FL115 Santa Fe Community College

FL116 Music Library (Stetson University)

FL117 The Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts (University of Florida)

FL118 Architecture and Fine Arts Library (University of Florida)

FL119 Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library (University of Miami)

FL120 Thomas G. Carpenter Library (University of North Florida)



GA101 Arts-Humanities Department (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library)

GA102 Clarke Gurley Collection (Bainbridge College)

GA103 Clayton State University Library

GA103b Music Library (Columbus State University)

GA104 DeKalb College Library

GA105 Department of Music Record Library (Emory University)

GA106 Pitts Theology Library (Emory University)

GA107 Woodruff Library (Emory University)

GA107b Fountain-New Library (Brewton-Parker College)

GA108 Georgia State University

GA109 Appalachian Collection (Mountain Regional Library)

GA110 Hill Freeman Library (Reinhardt College)

GA111 University of Georgia Library – Music Collections

GA112 Waycross College

GA114 Livingston Library (Shorter University)

GA113 Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library (University of West Georgia)

GA115 Seby Jones Library (Toccoa Falls College)

GA116 Kennesaw State University



LA101 Manuscripts Division (Historic New Orleans Collection)

LA102 Decorative Arts (Louisiana State Museum)

LA103 Historical Center (Louisiana State Museum)

LA104 New Orleans Jazz Club Collection (Louisiana State Museum)

LA105 Dept. of Archives and Special Collections (Louisiana State University in Shreveport)

LA106 Loyola University Music Library

LA107 Prescott Memorial Library (Louisiana Tech University)

LA108 Martin Music Library (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)

LA109 Sandel Library (Northeast Louisiana University)

LA110 Cammie G. Henry Research Center (Northwestern State University of Louisiana)

LA111 Media Center (Northwestern State University)

LA112 Archives and Special Collections (Southeastern Louisiana University)

LA113 Louisiana Section (State Library of Louisiana)

LA114 Latin American Library (Tulane University)

LA115 Music and Media Center (Tulane University)

LA116 William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive (Tulane University)

LA117 Edith Garland Dupre Library (University of Southwestern Louisiana)

LA118 Archives and Special Collections (Xavier University)

LA119 Carter Music Resources Center (Louisiana State University)



MS101 J. D. Boyd Library (Alcorn State University)

MS102 Delta Blues Museum

MS103 Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History

MS104 J. C. Fant Memorial Library (Mississippi University for Women)

MS105 James Herbert White Library (Mississippi Valley State University)

MS106 Cook Library (University of Southern Mississippi)

MS107 Music Library/Blues Archive (University of Mississippi)



NC101 Music Library (Appalachian State University)

NC102 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

NC103 Duke University Music Library and Music Media Center

NC104 Music Library (East Carolina University)

NC105 Peter Memorial Library (Moravian Music Foundation)

NC106 Semans Library (North Carolina School of the Arts)

NC107 Old Salem, Inc.

NC108 Department of History (Montreat)

NC109 Lorraine Flynnt Rudolph Fine Arts Library (Salem Academy and College)

NC110 Music Library (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

NC111 Southern Folklife Collection (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

NC112 J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)

NC114 Z. Smith Reynolds Library (Wake Forest University)

NC115 University of North Carolina-Greensboro Music Library

NC115b Music Library (North Carolina Central University)

NC116 Davidson College Music Library

NC117 Randall Library (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)





SC100 Anderson University Thrift Library

SC101 Mack Library – Music Library (Bob Jones University

SC102 The Charleston Museum Archive

SC103 Mickel Library (Converse College)

SC104 Music Library (University of South Carolina)

SC105 South Caroliniana Library (University of South Carolina)

SC106 Maxwell Music Library (Furman University)

SC106b Claude R. Rickman Library (Southern Wesleyan University)

SC107 James H. Thomason Library (Presbyterian College)

SC108 Winthrop University Music Library



TN101 Belmont University Library

TN102 Carson Newman College

TN103 Local History and Genealogy (Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library)

TN104 Country Music Foundation Library and Media Center

TN105 University Library (David Lipscomb University)

TN105b Luther C. Gobbel Library

TN106 Archives of Appalachia (East Tennessee State University)

TN107 Audiovisual Services Division (Knox County Public Library)

TN108 Fine Arts Center Library (Maryville College)

TN109 Humanities Department (Memphis/Shelby County Public Library)

TN110 University of Memphis Music Library

TN111 Special Collections Department (Memphis State University Libraries)

TN112 Center for Popular Music (Middle Tennessee State University)

TN112b Philip J. Howard Music Library (Middle Tennessee State University)

TN113 Tennessee State University and Archives

TN114 George F. DeVine Music Library (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

TN115 Paul Meek Library (University of Tennessee at Martin)

TN116 Anne Potter Wilson Music Library (Vanderbilt University)

Codes and Indices

Library collection codes refer to the following:

  • A Self contained music library, the holdings of which include all or most music materials within the institution.
  • B Departmental unit comprising a core collection of music materials, with significant music holdings also located in general library stacks, storage areas, and/or other specialized units within the institution.
  • C General college, university, or public library collection, including music materials along with materials in other subject areas.
  • D Collection consisting primarily of unique, archival, rare, or other specialized research materials in the field of music.
  • E Collection including unique, archival, rare, or other specialized research materials in the field of music along with specialized holdings in other subject areas.
  • F Collection consisting primarily of recorded sound and/or other non-print materials.
  • G Collection consisting primarily of performance materials for use by large ensemble(s) (orchestra, band, chorus, etc.).

On site facilities codes refer to the following (note: these codes are not included in entries updated 2007 or later. For the most updated information on each site’s facilities, visit that library’s web site)

  • L Listening Equipment
  • P Photocopying
  • C Computer Access by Patrons
  • R Recording Duplication
  • D Database Searching
  • M Microform Readers
  • V Video Playback Equipment

2007 Directory Update

At the 2005 SEMLA meeting held in Memphis, a task force was formed to begin work on an update to the Directory of Music Collections in the Southeast. Thanks to the dedication of a number of SEMLA members, this update is now complete. Sara Beutter coordinated the efforts undertaken by the task force. Lynn Jacobson provided access to the SurveyMonkey questionnaire that allowed libraries to update their Directory entries. Nara Newcomer provided invaluable assistance by undertaking the time-consuming process of editing individual institution entries based on survey responses. Scott Phinney, Cassidy Sugimoto, Nara Newcomer, Lynn Jacobson, and Sara Beutter contacted individual libraries to request that they update their institutional entries in the Directory. The task force would also like to thank all of the people, many of them SEMLA members, who took the time to provide new information for the Directory. Thanks to your assistance, the Directory remains an important tool for researchers and music librarians.

Special Thanks – 1994

The publication of a directory such as this represents the fruition of many hours of efforts by many members of the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association (SEMLA). The length of these acknowledgments may seem daunting, but it reflects the scope of this project. So many people did so much. Robena Cornwell, serving as editor for the project, sent surveys to individual state coordinators, compiled the surveys as they were returned to her, and then accomplished the arduous task of transferring information from returned surveys to a database, deciphering difficult entries and making countless decisions in the process. She also valiantly responded to last hour additions, changes of approach, and unforeseen responsibilities.

Pauline Bayne developed a workflow chart at the outset and, once the basic database was compiled, became the driving force in seeing that nothing bogged down, that all possible collections were included, and that a hundred final details were resolved. One SEMLA member in each state served as that state’s information coordinator, and thanks for a job well done are due Pauline Bayne, Richard Golden, Dale Hudson, Jennifer Kolmes, Leslie McCall, Mary Owings, Jill Shires, Jeannette Thompson, and Carolyn Walden. Laurie Phillips compiled the Subject Index, Robena Cornwell the Institution and Collections index, Tim Cherubini the Staff Index, and Pauline Bayne the OPAC index. Lorna Young and Pauline Bayne proofread all directory entries. Leslie Kamtman oversaw the many steps of the directory’s printing and binding, and mailed the directory to collections included in the directory. She also will handle the collections and mailing for future directory sales. And finally, consistent support came from everyone in the SEMLA Chapter. The Southeast is a musically rich and diverse part of this country, and SEMLA members recognizing the importance of libraries’ preserving this valuable heritage and making it more accessible generously gave their attention and energy to developing this practical resource.

Robert Curtis, Chair
Southeast Music Library Association
May, 1994