Dr. Hanson has given you a set of questions about American music. Answering them will not only be helpful for this assignment -- it will also introduce you to resources that you can use in other courses and disciplines.
Use the tabs above to find information that will help you find the answers.
Halvorson Music Library houses materials in the St. Olaf library system that concern music. These include 26,000 scores, 17,000 recordings (both video and audio), 18,000 books about music, music periodicals, and reference resources. Computers and listening/viewing stations are available for use, and a group study room contains video, audio, and computer capabilities. We also subscribe to more than two million tracks of streaming audio!
St. Olaf uses the Library of Congress classification system, in which most music materials begin with the call letter "M" (see below).
Please use the above tabs for help in finding specific resources.
Browsing the Shelves
Use guides posted at the end of shelves for more specific help in browsing. The collection is generally organized in the following manner:
- M = the music itself (i.e. scores, printed music, recordings)
- ML = books about music history and literature
- MT = books about music theory, music education, and instruction and study (including many method books)
Note: Recordings (audio and video) are housed in a closed stack area and must be requested at the circulation desk.