The Center maintains a collection of magazines and academic journals covering vernacular music in its many genres. In all, the Center has holdings for nearly 2,200 different periodicals, ranging anywhere from single issues to full publication runs. These periodicals are maintained in two separate collections.
This collection includes the more-than 700 titles to which the Center currently subscribes or has in the past. At present, the Center maintains subscriptions to approximately 200 journals, magazines, newspapers, bulletins, newsletters, and directories. The vast majority of the remaining 500 titles in this collection have ceased publication, an indication of the transient nature of popular music periodical publishing. Holdings information is not included in the online catalog. To request information about specific issues of any title, please call the Center at (615) 898-2449 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To limit your search to the Center's general collection of periodicals, use the Advanced Search and select the check box beside "Periodicals - General Collection" before performing your search.
Including more than 1500 titles, the periodicals in this very broad collection were obtained through means other than subscriptions and range from 19th century music journals to current fanzines. Our holdings for most of these titles are scattered, with few titles exceeding 20 issues. Holdings information is included in the online catalog.
To limit your search to the Center's general collection of periodicals, use the Advanced Search and select the check box beside "Periodicals - Secondary Collection" before performing your search.