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Richard D. Wetzel Collection

The Richard D. Wetzel Collection represents the career of longtime School of Music faculty member Dr. Richard Wetzel. It consists of over 900 books about music, nearly 200 music scores and anthologies, and well over 4,000 recordings in various formats.

The collection also contains rare books, including Charles Burney’s A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period, 2nd ed. (1789), John Hawkin’s A General History of the Science and Practice of Music (1776), and several composite volumes of late 18th- and mid-19th-century sheet music.

There are several sub-collections within the Wetzel Collection that contain the scores and papers of composers Karl Arendt, Carl F. Heyl, Eusebia Hunkins, Mark Phillips, and Richard Syracuse. (The Eusebia Simpson Hunkins papers, available in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collectionscomplement those found in the Wetzel Collection.)

For access to the collection, contact Carla Williams.