Hours: The research room is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and staff are available to meet with you either in-person or virtually, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Holidays and other exceptions.
Location: Room 321, I.D. Weeks Library
The Mahoney Music Collection is held in the Archives and Special Collections department of the University Libraries on the campus of the University of South Dakota.
To find us, go up the main stairs, turn right, and proceed to the east end of the building. We usually hide behind a half-wall, so speak up - let us know you're here!
A comprehensive collection of music-related books, periodicals, ephemera, and more
- largely pertaining to the violin family -
housed at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
D'Alembert Diderot: Encyclopedie Raisonne Metiers, 1767
Treatises, such as the first edition of Leopold Mozart's 1756 treatise, as well as treatises by Francesco Geminiani, Carl Flesch, Ivan Galamian
History of music and a wide range of musical instruments
American, Austrian, Belgian, Bohemian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Scottish, South American, Spanish, and Swiss stringed instruments
Instrument makers such as Amati, da Salo, del Gesu, Maggini, Stradivari, Stainer, and Vuillaume
Stringed instrument players such as Ole Bull, Pablo Casals, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, and Eugene Ysaye
Construction of stringed instruments and bows
Varnish dictionaries and encyclopedias
Adult and children's fiction and poetry concerning stringed instruments