Thanks to the generosity of Professor Frank Cooper’s family and friends, the Weeks Music Library houses a growing collection of facsimiles of music manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries. A facsimile edition is one that recreates the appearance of an original hand-written manuscript.  The most authentic facsimiles replicate the size, colors, paper, binding and physical condition of the original. These editions are used as tools for study by students, teachers, and researchers who might not have access to the original material. These facsimiles thus offer a stimulating sensory experience and help bring music history to life for our students and faculty.

To view “Music for the Eyes,” a digital sampling of the Frank Cooper Music Facsimile Collection, click here.

Browse the facsimiles held by Weeks Library (Catalog Search)