This guide is intended to help you locate information for your research on music and the fantastic. If you need any further assistance, please contact your librarian, Rachel Crane by email at Rachel.Crane@wichita.edu or by phone at 316-978-5078. For more information on other music-related issues, please explore the WSU Libraries subject guide for Music.
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Spring 2024 (January 2 - May 9):
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
* Closed January 15, for Martin Luther King Day
To reserve materials in advance of your visit, please make your requests at the service desk, or place a hold through the online catalog: https://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
Notice of 2/19/2024:
The Thurlow Lieurance collection of flutes has been removed from exhibition due to a new regulation implemented by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The regulation requires:
"museums and federal agencies to obtain free, prior, and informed consent from lineal descendants, Tribes, or NHOs before allowing any exhibition of, access to, or research on human remains or cultural items."
The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology will not be displaying any Native American cultural artifacts until we have secured proper consent.
The Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library is located in the Music and Languages Innovation Center (MALIC), in Jardine Hall, room 313, along with the Savaiano-Cress Language Lab. Begun as a departmental collection, the holdings were incorporated in to the University Libraries system in 1981. The library is named in honor of composer and former dean of the Wichita State University School of Music, Thurlow Lieurance. The collection consists of scores, sound recordings (compact discs, phonograph records and audio cassettes), music videos, and basic music reference materials. The collection's primary purpose is to support the music curriculum, therefore the acquisition of new materials emphasizes the current areas of study and performance.
Subclass M - Music
Subclass ML - Literature on Music
Subclass MT - Instruction and Study