Library

Music and Fine Arts

Mission

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.

Staff

  • Sheri Stormes - Music & Fine Arts Librarian
  • Irwin Library, IL119b, (317) 940-9218, sstormes@butler.edu
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Description

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 facilities.

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.