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Hill Collection of Popular Sheet Music

Research & Assistance

The Hill Collection and Phillips Collection contain most, but not all, of the popular music in the Fine Arts Library. The Hill Collection was donated to the University of Arizona by Grant Hill and contains sheet music of nearly 135,000 tunes, dating back to the mid-1800’s.

These special collections of fragile and irreplaceable music are non-circulating. Items from these collections are not listed in the University's online catalog , but are listed in separate indexes. Music titles located in the circulating collection are listed in the University's online catalog .

Using the Hill Collection Online Index

The Hill Collection may only be browsed by title and composer.

To view music from the Hill Collection, record the number of the song as assigned in the index on paper and take it to the circulation desk to retrieve your request. Two items will be paged at a time.

Copyright and Use

It is the responsibility of the user to follow applicable copyright law. Only pre-1923 works are in the public domain. To learn more about copyright, visit our copyright guide.

When using the Hill Collection or the Phillips Collection, it is necessary to present a picture I.D. at the circulation desk. Music from these collections must be used in the Fine Arts Library. Please handle these materials with care.

Last modified: January 10, 2017