Collection Policy

The scope of the Curtis Archives collection policy, in keeping with its mission to document the history and legacy of the Curtis Institute of Music, encompasses all materials that chronicle the school’s functions, activities, culture, and values.*

Administrative records of permanent historical value are identified in conjunction with Curtis departments and staff.

Papers and recollections from faculty, alumni, and other members of the Curtis community are actively sought in an ongoing effort to capture a complete representation of the Curtis experience.

*Note: the Curtis Archives is primarily comprised of unpublished material whose value derives from its collection by, ownership of, or relation to, a Curtis-affiliated individual. Non-Curtis collections of published and unpublished materials, as well as published materials by anyone (Curtis-related or not), can be found in Curtis's Special Collections. Official Curtis recordings are a part of the library collection.