The AMRC houses the region's largest repository of archival music materials, with particular collection strengths in the music of Colorado and the American West, American popular song, swing-era, TV & radio, and the silent film era.  The core collection was assembled by Sister Mary Dominic Ray at Dominican College in California in 1967, and was purchased by the University of Colorado in 1989. The AMRC collections are stored in the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ Archives in Norlin Library and are available for research in Norlin’s Special Collections & Archives Reading Room.  More information about visiting the AMRC collections is available here.

If you are interested in donating materials to the AMRC, please email  Please note that material donationations can not come directly to the Center. 

Visit the Collections in Person

The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library will be closed until further notice due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19.

·       Contact with questions regarding Special Collections and Archives collections and services.
·       Please note that no photocopy, PDF, or digital reproduction orders will be fulfilled during this time.
·       We may also take longer than usual to reply to email reference requests.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. You may find regular updates about the campus response to coronavirus and ways to protect yourself at

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