Historical resources in musicology

A collection of materials pertaining to the history of musicology

Begun June 2003. Ideas or contributions welcome; please contact the AMS.

Papers of the American Musicological Society

The Society published five volumes of papers from its Annual Meetings prior to establishing its journal in 1948. They are currently being digitized (Feb. 2016). The tables of contents appear below; if you desire a specific paper, please contact the AMS and we'll expedite it. The Papers of the American Musicological Society are indexed in Marjorie Hassen and Mark Germer, Index to the Papers, Bulletin, and Journal of the American Musicological Society, 1936-1987.

AMS free books

Five volumes published by the AMS are freely available online:

AMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, 1969-

Celebrating the AMS at Seventy-Five (2011)

AMS OPUS Campaign Report to Donors, May 2011

Bukofzer, Manfred. The Place of Musicology in American Institutions of Higher Learning. New York, Liberal Arts Press, 1957.

Crawford, Richard. The American Musicological Society, 1934-1984: An Anniversary Essay. Philadelphia: AMS, 1984.

de Lerma, Dominique-René. A Selective List of Masters' Theses in Musicology. Bloomington, IN: Denia Press, 1970.

Verba, Cynthia. The Ph.D. and Your Career: A Guide for Musicologists. Philadelphia: American Musicological Society, 1980.

Revised version: For Graduate Students in the Fields of Music: A Guide to Professional Development, 2011.

Photograph from the 1939 New York International Congress of Musicology

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