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Primary Sources of Music
Please see our guide devoted entirely to finding musical primary sources such as manuscripts and early printed editions using RISM and other tools:
Additionally, you may also find the following general guide to Digital Collections of primary source materials useful for your research:
Guide to digital collections of primary source documents by geographic area or topic.
The following tool is helpful for finding archives related to specific people, events, topics, and more:
ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions such as documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. It also provides contact information for the institutions where these collections are kept.
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