Association Internationale des Bibliothèques, Archives et Centres de Documentation Musicaux International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres Internationale Vereinigung der Musikbibliotheken, Musikarchive und Musikdokumentationszentren
Donated Music Project
Through its Donated Music Materials
Program, the US national branch of IAML facilitates the
donation of music, books, journals, and recordings to libraries in
East-Central and Southeast Europe, republics of the former Soviet Union,
Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Pacific Ocean countries. Inaugurated in
1995, the program solicits lists of available materials in good
condition that will be circulated to libraries abroad. Potential
recipients contact donors directly to request specific items on a
first-come-first-served basis. Donors must be willing to retain
materials for one year to allow for sufficient time to receive requests.
Shipping expenses are usually covered by the individual donor or
donating institution, but libraries may apply to the IAML-US Neil Ratliff
Outreach Fund for reimbursement.
Lists of available materials should be forwarded to the Director of the Program, Marjorie Hassen. Each item should be accompanied by a brief bibliographic description (composer/author, title and publication information for books and music; date and volume number for journals; composer, title, performer, manufacturer and issue number for recordings). Your current address (postal and electronic) should also be included.
If you are interested in receiving any of these items please
contact the individual donor directly. Since we receive so many requests, and it is our goal to assist as
many institutions as possible, please refrain from requesting all of the items on a particular list.
In your correspondence indicate whether or not you are able to absorb the costs involved in shipment
as well as any specific shipping instructions. Also, please be aware that all materials must be shipped
to an institutional address.
Marjorie Hassen, Director
IAML-US Donated Music Materials Program
University of Pennsylvania
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206