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The Music Collection, one of the largest in Oregon, brings together all the resources music scholars need in one location. The collection consists of over 30,000 music scores and parts (including instrumental methods books); 225 bound and unbound periodicals (serials, magazines, annuals, etc.); 25,000 books on music; as well as the Music Reference Collection.

The Douglass Room houses over 19,000 compact discs, nearly 30,000 LP records, and about 2,500 cassette tapes. Knight Library's collection of DVD videos and laserdiscs are also found in the Audio & Video Room. In addition, this room houses the library's Historic Sheet Music Collection.

Archives of musicians and music-related original resources are housed in the Knight Library's Special Collections Department. Of special interest to jazz musicians are the Henry Beau Collection and the Red Nichols Collection.

Additional resources for music are microfilm copies of older magazines and journals, as well as music resources published only in microfilm form, which are located in Microforms.

Digital resources currently available through the UO Libraries' web site that are relative to listeners and musicians include the Audio Resources Online site, which provides access for UO community members to online audio databases; and the Digitized Historic Sheet Music Collection site, which provides digitized copies of sheet music from our collection, including the Oregon Sheet Music Collection and the Women Composers Collection.