Western's Music Special Collections are world-class, and are currently located in Western Libraries' Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC).
The following is a list of our special collections. For more information about each collection, please click on the links below.
The Gustav Mahler - Alfred Rosé Collection
The Opera Collection
The Metastasio Collection
The Thomas Baker Collection
The Cherubini Collection
The Drs. James & Margaret Whitby Collections
Cobbett Chamber Music Collection
Bach Arias for Obbligato Instruments
Accessing Special Collections
To access items from the special collections, please contact the Music Library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will make viewing arrangements. Please note that due to the fragile condition and rarity of items in our special collections, individuals may need to view the items at the ARCC, located in the D.B. Weldon Library.
The Music Library holds significant microform collections. A guide and listing to the major microfilm series we hold may found at this page Music in Micro-Formats.
Please be sure to scroll-down to view the ENTIRE page - to ascertain whether there is an online "guide" for your desired collection. (This can save you a great deal of research time!)