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Music Research Guide

About the Music and Audiovisual collections

Aloha and welcome to the Music Collection at the University of Hawai`i.

The Music Collection at UH is the largest music collection in the state of Hawai`i. The main function of the collection is to support the teaching and research efforts of students and faculty from the UH Music Department; the collection is strong in two areas: western classical music from the Middle Ages to the present and ethnomusicological materials. The collection is diverse and offers a wealth of material in the areas of music education, theory, esthetics, popular music, jazz, guitar repertoire, musical comedy, and history.

The Wong Audio Visual Center at Hamilton Library contains a vast array of CDs, LPs, DVDs, videocassettes, film strips, audio cassettes, etc. and also houses all the playback equipment for every form of media featured in the collection.

Music collections at University Archives

While many collections at UHM University Archives in Hamilton have items relating to music, there are three main collection from Hawaii musicians. Follow the links to the online finding aids for these collections.

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