The Musical Acoustics Research Library


IMPORTANT NOTE: The MARL collection was transferred to the Stanford Library Special Collections in 2007 and nearly all the contents have been digitized and made available online at the: Viewing of hardcopy versions of the library contents must be requested from Special Collections of the Stanford Library.

The Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) is a collection of independent archives or libraries assembled by distinguished groups or individuals in the field of musical acoustics research. MARL is directed by representatives of each member collection, in conjunction with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, which maintains the contents of each library. Currently, MARL is comprised of the Catgut Acoustical Society Library, the Arthur H. Benade Archive, the John Backus Archive, and the John W. Coltman Archive. Background information on the creation of MARL and activities prior to the takeover by the Stanford Library can be found in the following overview.

Member Collections

* The Catgut Acoustical Society Library

* The Arthur H. Benade Archive

* The John Backus Archive

* The John W. Coltman Archive