Renaissance Music Archive

Established in 1966, this archive offers a collection of over 2,000 microfilms of music manuscripts from the period ca. 1400–1550 collected from archives, libraries, and churches all across Europe. In total, it is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Renaissance polyphonic music microfilms anywhere in the world. The archive holds microfilms of many of the items included in a complementary indexing project, the Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music, 1400–1550, originally compiled by the University of Illinois Musicological Archives for Renaissance Manuscript Studies and published in five volumes between 1978 and 1988.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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