The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) highlights the role of black music in world culture with materials originating or representing black music from the United States, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Latin America, in a variety of formats: personal papers, scores, sheet music, audio-visual materials, photographs,  oral histories, books, periodicals, and commercial recordings.


CBMR COLLECTION GUIDES are available online, though some guides are not yet present, so please contact us with questions.

The LIBRARY catalog holds item level information about CBMR book, dissertation, CD, and DVD collections.

Research Appointments:

Information about scheduling research appointments to interact with collections can be found on our RESEARCHER SERVICES page.

If you have questions, please contact: archives@colum.edu

Location: 618 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605