The Kronos Quartet has donated part of its collection of chamber music to the Music Library. Some scores are integrated into the general scores collection; a large part of the collection has been inventoried and is stored off site.
George Antheil was an avant-garde composer and pianist whose performances caused riots. The collection consists of George Antheil's correspondence. All but one of the letters are photocopies; the dates range from 1920 to 1959.
Lucie King Harris was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman. The Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund was the first endowed fund in Music at Stanford University. This collection of piano/vocal and solo piano music belonging to Lucie King Harris.
Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s. The collection consists primarily of her written music and the research she conducted to write the music. In addition, scrapbooks, personal, and legal papers make up a portion of the collection.
Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector in Albany, California. His collection consists of his research and correspondence, and includes scrapbooks, program notes, interviews on cassette, and compilations on open reel tape drawn from his music collection. Perhaps his most successful project was about a 1930s jazz singer named Midge Williams.
Tape recordings of the Happy Jazz Band and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band covering over 30 years of the band's performances. The collection also contains performances by other noteworthy performers including Jack Teagarden and Bobby Hackett.
The James Schwabacher Collection consists of sound recordings, correspondence, scores, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, teaching material and other papers from San Francisco philanthropist and lyric tenor James Schwabacher.
The Judith Rosen Collection consists of unpublished recordings of performances, lectures, and radio programs concerning classical music, focusing on twentieth century composition, as well as women musicians and composers.
Papers and recordings from American conductor and composer Gerhard Samuel (1924-2008), particularly from his years conducting the Oakland Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, and University of Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra.
Over his lifetime, Denis Condon (1933-2012) amassed a collection of over 7500 piano rolls and ten instruments. The collection contains rolls of important composers of the period, all playing their own works.