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Silent Film Music

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 176

Scope and Contents

This collection contains arrangements for theater orchestra of music suitable for silent films. In addition to single pieces, the collection holds many of the standard series of published silent film music, including the Preis-Kino-Bibliothek, the Robbins Photoplay series, and series published by G. Schirmer and Witmark.

The dance music with orchestral accompaniments that was formerly found in Boxes 14-18 has been reclassified into Misc. Ms. 262, American Dance Band Arrangements.


  • 1910-1928

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Previous owners include P. Heyer, J.B. Moore, Thomas Belviso, and The Arthur Troostwyk Musical Organization of New Haven, Connecticut.


Arranged by publisher's numerical series, by subject, or alphabetically by title, as noted.


7 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Arrangements for theater orchestra of music suitable for silent films

Silent Film Music
Edited Full Draft
Compiled by Daniel J. Sullivan
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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