History of the Music and Performing Arts Library

Smith Memorial Room when it was the Music Library reading room. 

Founded as the Music Library in 1944 in Smith Hall, it relocated and expanded to the new Music Building in 1974. Dance materials were added to the collection in 2004 and theatre materials in 2008, at which point the Music Library became the Music & Performing Arts Library. Use the timeline below to learn more about the Library's history.

This exhibit was developed by MPAL graduate assistant David Floyd.