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Journals and Periodicals
Publishes articles on American composers, performers, publishers, institutions, events, and the music industry, as well as book and recording reviews, bibliographies, and discographies.
Black Music Research Journal
Begun in 1980, this journal includes articles about the philosophy, aesthetics, history, and criticism of black music.
Journal of the Society for American Music
An international, peer-reviewed journal.
A multimedia publication--fostering connections, deepening knowledge, encouraging appreciation, and providing financial support for new music created in the United States.
Research databases for finding articles
Ebony Magazine Archive (EBSCOhost) This link opens in a new window
The Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus, including more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014.
RIPM Jazz Periodicals This link opens in a new window
Facsimiles of 105 full text American jazz journals published between 1914 and 2006. Significant journals include, among others, Cadence, Mississippi Rag, and Record Changer. Images, advertisements included.
Oxford Music Online This link opens in a new window
Online Archives and Resources
American Folk Life Center
Established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928, this is one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world.
Cultural Equity- Alan Lomax's online archive.
Alan Lomax's massive archive of songs and interviews. "Alan Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. He worked from the 1930s to the '90s, and traveled from the Deep South to the mountains of West Virginia, all the way to Europe, the Caribbean and Asia."
New Music USA Online Library
A searchable new American music database that provides access to digital scores, sound files and biographical information on composers.
Next Level is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meridian International Center. Its mission is to use hip hop music, dance, and art to foster cross-cultural creative exchange in diverse communities. We work to promote understanding and conflict transformation in these audiences, and support the professional development of artists in those communities.
Oral History of American Music (OHAM) Yale University
Since the 1960s, OHAM collects and preserves audio and video memoirs in the voices of major musical figures of our time.
Sing Out! Magazine and Resource Center
Published since 1950, Sing Out! Magazine is a quarterly journal. Each issue includes traditional and contemporary folk songs, feature articles on the best of folk music and the artists who make it ... plus news, reviews and more!The Sing Out! Resource Center is a multimedia collection of folk music recordings, photos, books, periodicals (and much more) collected over the last 60+ years, available free to Basic and Sustaining members of Sing Out!
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
This collection is a collaboration of resources between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to preserve at-risk public media and provide a central web portal for access to unique programming.
Black Grooves: reviews of new Black music resources.
Sponsored by sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture.
Sounding Spirit Digital Library
"This Sounding Spirit pilot digital library features songbooks and hymnals published across the southern United States from 1850 to 1925. Spanning holdings from four partner archives, the digital library’s twenty-two books include words-only hymnals, gospel songbooks, spiritual collections, and shape-note tunebooks, demonstrating the wide variety of form, content, and presentation in southern vernacular sacred songbooks.
Decolonizing and Reframing
Scores and Historical Archives