This collection consists primarily of sheet music from notable and local musicians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
on topics relating to California, Arizona, Spanish folksongs, and music influenced by or transcribed from Native American
songs, chants and melodies.
In 1977, the Southwest Museum Library became known as the Braun Research Library to signify the new library building and its
donor, C. Allan Braun. The library supports the activities of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National
Center and contains important collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and sound recordings acquired by the museum
since its founding in 1907. The Braun also houses the manuscript collections of Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest
Museum. In 2003, the merger of the Braun Research Library, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of the American
West (then known as the Museum of Western Heritage) and the Autry Library created the Autry National Center.
1 linear foot
2 document boxes
Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php
or contact library staff at (323).221-2164.