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This is our online database of the catalogued music related publications at ARC. To date it is primarily books, catalogs and songbooks — more than 9,500 titles. We have also indicated which books have already been scanned in conjunction with the Internet Archive in San Francisco. The entire collection to be entered includes books, catalogs and pamphlets (18,000), songbooks (3,000), sheet music (23,000), periodicals/magazines/fanzines (50,000) and hundreds of thousands of clippings, photographs and press kits.

The “collection” field tells you who donated the item (when we know). The search box does a find in all fields you see, and some you don’t — so you can also search by genre, style, geographical region or country. Hit the field name to sort by that field, A-Z and Z-A. The scan box indicates that the book is available to read here at the ARC and available electronically, in a variety of formats to the book’s donor, authors and publishers.

Last update: September 22, 2015


1,000 recordings to hear before you die 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die Tom Moon Workman, USA 2008 paper, 1007 9780761139638 ARC popular music; bullshit
1. outside 1. Outside David Bowie BMG Entertainment International 1995 glossy booklet, 24p --- ARC popular music; liner notes glam seventies rock; David Bowie Brian Eno
10 years of vibe photography 10 Years Of Vibe Photography Rob Kenner & George Pitts Vibe /Harry N. Abrams, INC., 2003 cloth 0810945460 ARC popular music; photographs black hip-hop R&B rap white
100 albums that changed popular music 100 Albums That Changed Popular Music Chris Smith Greenwood Press, USA 2007 cloth, 277p. 0313338256 S. Lazin X popular music; reference; albums; rock; rap; history
100 best album covers - the stories behind the sleeves 100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves Strom Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell DK 1999 paper, 159pp 078944951X David Hinckley popular music; graphis album covers
100 best songs of the 20's and 30's 100 Best Songs of the 20's and 30's --- Bonanza Books, USA 1985 cloth, 398p. 0517245159 A. Lowe songbooks
100 best songs of the 20s and 30s’s 100 best songs of the 20s and 30s’s --- --- n.d. paper --- A. Lowe fake books; instructional; performance; 1920s; 1930s; 20s; 30s
100 great country and western songs 100 Great Country and Western Songs --- Hill and Range Songs, Inc. 1962 100 songs, 216p --- Ed Ward country; Country & Western; C&W; USA; America; United States; rural; Southern;
100 greatest albums in christian music The 100 Greatest Albums In Christian Music Thom Granger CCM, USA 2001 paper, 251pp 0736902813 ARC popular music; christian religious white gospel god
100 greatest guitar albums The 100 Greatest Guitar Albums Lois Wilson, ed. MOJO, UK 2003 paper, 67p, illust. color --- ARC X guitar music; popular music; rock