Gordon Athol Anderson Music Collection
Before his death, the late Professor Anderson built up an extensive library of books, journals, editions of music, manuscripts and microfilm. The collection was especially rich in reproductions and microfilm of medieval manuscripts otherwise unavailable outside Europe.The Collection was generously donated to the University by Laurel Anderson, Professor Anderson’s widow.
Searching the collection
The contents of the Collection are described in the printed Gordon Athol Anderson Music Collection Catalogue, which is available for purchase from the Library. In addition, researchers can consult an online A-Z Title/Author Listing of monographs, scores and serials. This listing represents the contents of the Collection as it was at 1991, briefly listed by title and/or author.
Access to the Collection
The Gordon Athol Anderson Collection is held in the Gordon Atholl Anderson Music Collection Room on the Lower Ground Floor of Dixson Library.
Researchers may request retrieval of individual items from the above collections in advance using the Special Collection Retrieval form. Items requested by 2.00 PM are available for use at the Service Desk by 3.00 PM on the same day, including weekends and Public Holidays.
Individuals may copy supplied items from the Collection for their own use in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act.
Researchers seeking direct access to the Collection should first read the relevant Conditions for Direct Access. Applications for direct access to study in the Gordon Atholl Anderson Music Collection Room should be made by completing the Application to Use a Special Collection form and then mailing the completed form to the Curator of the Collection, Allison Hall.
Books from the Collection may be lent to other libraries. Photocopies, photographs, manuscripts and microfilm material will not be lent except in exceptional cases.