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

Locating Collections:

The CBMR collection guides are available online. Some collection guides are not yet present, so please contact us with any questions.

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

Research Appointments:

The Center for Black Music Research reopens to onsite researchers September 2, 2021. Information about scheduling and other ways to interact with its collections can be found on our RESEARCHER SERVICES page.

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

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