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The Yale University Library comprises three central libraries—Sterling Memorial Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Bass Library—and twelve school and department libraries and special collections. Third-largest among the university libraries in the United States, it includes more than fifteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. Students have access to the physical collections and study spaces of all the libraries at Yale, as well as to a full array of online and digital resources. For additional information, please visit www.library.yale.edu.

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library contains approximately 100,000 scores and parts for musical performance and study; 70,000 books about music; 35,000 LP recordings and compact discs; 11,600 microforms of music manuscripts and scores; 45,000 pieces of sheet music; 95,000 photographs; 4,000 linear feet of archival materials; 560 individual music manuscripts not forming a portion of a larger collection; 425 active subscriptions to music periodicals; and numerous electronic databases of books, scores, audio, and video. The collection has been designed for scholarly study and reference, as well as to meet the needs of performing musicians. Fundamental to both purposes are the great historical sets and collected editions of composers’ works, of which the library possesses all significant publications. Special areas of collecting include theoretical literature of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries; chamber works of all periods for various instrumental combinations; an extensive collection of musical iconography, including 35,000 photos in the Fred Plaut Archives; the Galeazzi collection of Italian manuscripts; the manuscripts and papers of Leroy Anderson, Daniel Asia, Paul Bekker, Lehman Engel, Henry Gilbert, Benny Goodman, John Hammond, Thomas de Hartmann, Vladimir Horowitz, J. Rosamond Johnson, John Kirkpatrick, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Benjamin Lees, Goddard Lieberson, Ted Lewis, Red Norvo, Harold Rome, Carl Ruggles, E. Robert Schmitz, Franz Schreker, Robert Shaw, Kay Swift, Deems Taylor, Alec Templeton, Virgil Thomson, and Kurt Weill; the manuscripts of Leo Ornstein and Hershy Kay; and the works of noted composers formerly associated with Yale University as teachers or students. The last-named area includes the complete manuscript collection of Charles E. Ives, B.A. 1898; the collection of documents concerning Paul Hindemith’s career in the United States; and the complete papers and manuscripts of David Stanley Smith, Horatio Parker, Richard Donovan, Quincy Porter, David Kraehenbuehl, Howard Boatwright, and Mel Powell. The library also houses the extensive Lowell Mason Library of Church Music, noted for its collection of early American hymn and tune books. Individual manuscript holdings include autograph manuscripts of J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt.

Access to the Music Library’s holdings is available through Orbis, the Yale library’s online catalog. All of the Music Library’s published scores, books, and compact discs have been entered into the Orbis database. Access to some recordings, microforms, and manuscript materials is only available in the specialized card catalogues in the Music Library lobby. Finding aids for one hundred archival collections have been entered into the Yale University Library Finding Aid Database.

The holdings of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library are complemented by other collections in the Yale library. Chief among these is the Historical Sound Recordings collection. Historical Sound Recordings currently holds more than 250,000 rarities that date back to the very beginning of sound recording and continue up to the present day. Oral History of American Music (OHAM) collects and preserves audio and video memoirs directly in the voices of major musical figures of our time. Thousands of recordings and transcripts are currently accessible. Collections in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, particularly the Frederick R. Koch Collection, the Speck Collection of Goethiana, the Yale Collection of American Literature, and the Osborn Collection, also hold valuable music materials.

Another resource for Institute students is the Divinity Library, containing more than 430,000 volumes. Its primary strengths are in missions, Christian doctrine, biblical literature, church history, archival materials, and papers and collections, including the Lowell Mason Collection of Hymnology. The Mason Collection was recently catalogued and made accessible to students and scholars through a grant from the Institute of Sacred Music.

The Institute of Sacred Music maintains several small collections. These include a choral lending library of more than three thousand holdings, the Clarence Dickinson Organ Library, and a slide collection pertinent to the curriculum of the Institute.

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Music Facilities

The main buildings of the School of Music are Leigh Hall at 435 College Street, Hendrie Hall at 165 Elm Street, and Sprague Memorial Hall, which also houses Morse Recital Hall, at 470 College Street. The Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, containing over 1,000 instruments, is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue. Woolsey Hall, which contains the Newberry Memorial Organ, is used throughout the year for numerous concerts and recitals.

Marquand Chapel, at the heart of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, is home to an E.M. Skinner organ, a Hammond B-3 electronic organ, and the Baroque-style Krigbaum Organ by Taylor & Boody. These instruments, the acoustics, and its flexible seating arrangements make Marquand Chapel a unique performance space at Yale. The instruments and practice facilities at the Institute are described in the chapter Programs of Study, under Organ.

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Divinity School Facilities

The Sterling Divinity Quadrangle at 409 Prospect Street is the home of the Institute of Sacred Music. The complex also includes the Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Center for Faith and Culture, Marquand Chapel, classrooms, administrative offices, the Divinity Library, dining hall, common room, and two guest lodges.

Since 1971, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, an Episcopal seminary, has been affiliated with Yale Divinity School. Berkeley Divinity School retains its identity through its board of trustees, its dean, and the Berkeley Center located at 363 St. Ronan Street. Episcopal students come under the care of the dean of Berkeley Divinity School for spiritual formation and counseling, but are not differentiated from other Yale Divinity School students. As a result of the affiliation, there is one integrated student body and faculty.

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Students in the Institute of Sacred Music are eligible to use housing and dining hall facilities at the Divinity School. Information and application forms for both single and married student housing at the Divinity School are sent after admission to the Institute has been confirmed.

The Graduate Housing Department has dormitory and apartment units for a small number of graduate and professional students. The Graduate Dormitory Office provides dormitory rooms of varying sizes and prices for single occupancy only. The Graduate Apartments Office provides unfurnished apartments consisting of efficiencies and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for singles and families. Both offices are located in Helen Hadley Hall, a graduate dormitory at 420 Temple Street, and have office hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applications for 2014–2015 are available as of April 1 online and can be submitted directly from the Web site (http://gradhousing.yale.edu). For new students at the University, a copy of the letter of acceptance from Yale will need to be submitted to the Dormitory or Apartments office. The Web site is the venue for graduate housing information and includes procedures, facility descriptions, floor plans, and rates. For more information on dormitories or apartments, contact gradhousing@yale.edu; tel., 203.432.2167; fax, 203.432.4578.

Yale Off Campus Housing is a database of rental and sale listings available to the Yale community. The system has been designed to allow incoming affiliates to the University access to the online database at http://offcampus.yale.edu. The use of your University NetID allows you immediate access to search the listings. It also allows you to set up a profile to be a roommate or search for roommates. Those without a NetID can set themselves up as guests by following the simple instructions. For answers to questions, please e-mail offcampushousing@yale.edu or call 203.432.9756.

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