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Special Collections

General Collections

Player Piano Rolls

The library houses a collection of about 50 piano rolls dating from circa 1915-1930, including performances by Ignace Paderewski, Percy Grainger and Artur Rubenstein.

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Confederate Sheet Music Collection

In 1987, the Warren D. Allen Music Library acquired a large collection of Confederate sheet music imprints. The collection includes more than 300 items which comprise approximately 40% of all sheet music titles known to have been published in the Confederacy.

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Community Concerts Series Programs

The Community Concerts series began in 1927 as a way to allow people living in small and medium-sized areas across the United States to see high-quality entertainment that, at the time, was mostly available in large metropolitan areas. The library owns a complete run of concert programs from the series, which ended in 2003.

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College of Music Scrapbooks

The scrapbook collection consists of 39 volumes primarily concerned with the history of the school School of Music at the Florida State College for Women (1909-1947) and Florida State University (1947-present).

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Braille Music

A small collection of Braille music. Braille materials do not appear in our online catalog; however, a complete listing of titles is available.

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