Special collections are groups of primary and secondary source materials united by common subjects or creators. Finding aids are the documents researchers use to navigate through the categories of materials within a special collection. Finding aids provide not only box numbers, but also valuable information about the acquisition history, anticipated additions of materials, related collections, and more.
There are two important gateways to discovering the Music Division's special collections and their contents:
The following selected lists provides examples of special collections related to the flute and flutists: Collections of Flutists, Flute Organizations, and Ensembles and Collections with Primary Sources for Flute Repertoire and Flutists. The collection titles link to finding aids of processed collections and Library of Congress Online Catalog records for unprocessed collections.