This collection includes music
manuscripts for works composed by women, including Emma Lou Diemer, Cynthia Clark Brown,
Melanie Newton Williams, Catherine Parsons Smith, Therese Radic, and Victoria
The Library of the Institute for the Study of Women in Music was established in the Music
Department by Jeannie Poole, Head of the Music Library and Professor Beverly Grigsby in 1985
to collect the music of women composers.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.