Music and Fine Arts
The Music & Fine Arts Collection supports
the curriculum and research needs of the faculty and students of
the Jordan College of Fine Arts. The disciplines
included are art history, dance, media
arts, music, and theatre.
- Sheri Stormes - Music & Fine Arts
- Irwin Library, IL119b, (317) 940-9218, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The collection was originally developed and housed by the
Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music (established
in 1928). In 1949, the school changed its name to Jordan College of
Music. The college merged with Butler University in 1951. When, in
1962, Jordan College moved onto the Butler Campus, the music
library remained in the new music building, Lilly Hall, but came
under the administration of the Butler Libraries. During the summer
of 1992, the music and fine arts collection was moved from a double
classroom space in the basement of Lilly Hall into Irwin Library.
This served the dual purpose of freeing up space in Lilly Hall for
additional classrooms and rehearsal areas and providing for
expansion of the music and fine arts collection and listening
The music and art print materials are housed in the northeast
quadrant of the ground and second levels of the Irwin Library. The
remaining disciplines are integrated into the Irwin collections by
call number. The reference collections are housed on the main floor
of Irwin. The Music & Fine Arts Librarian's office (Irwin Room
117) is just down the hall from the Music & Art Reference
Collection in the northeast quadrant of Irwin's main floor.
The Music & Fine Arts collection includes books, musical
scores, subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias,
bibliographies, and indexes as well as a large collection of audio
and video materials relating specifically to the arts. The
audio-visual collections are housed behind the Irwin Circulation
Desk. Patrons wishing to use these materials should locate the
appropriate call numbers using the online catalog and request that
the materials be retrieved for them at the Circulation Desk. Many
audio-visual materials can be checked out of the library. A
listening/viewing area is also available for patron use. It is
located in the basement of the Irwin Library.
Last updated June 19, 2013.