Special Collections

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA , 02115
FAX: (617)638-9433
Institution Contact(s):
  Bridget Carr, Archivist (617)638-9434
Hours: M-F, by appointment 9:00AM-3:00PM
Online Catalog:
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Journals: "Notes" (an occasional newsletter)
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Bridget Carr, Archivist (617)638-9434
Collections: 8
Formats: 50 linear feet of manuscripts 1,770 linear feet of archives 200 monographs 400 maps 25,000 photographs 8,500 reels of audio tapes 2,000 reels of video tapes 80 oral histories 100 16mm. motion picture reels ephemera realia/artifacts 1,000 sound recording disks 200 posters
Collection Description:
  Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives (1881-present)
Boston Pops (1885-present)
Tanglewood (1934-present)
Tanglewood Music Center (1940-present)
Boston Symphony Orchestra Oral History Collection
Boston Symphony Orchestra Sound Recording Collection
Boston Pops Sound Recording Collection
Boston Symphony Orchestra Photograph Collection (Images)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Special loans for certain materials
Directions: FROM THE NORTH: Take I-93 South to Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) to the Massachusetts Ave. exit. FROM THE WEST: Take Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit. OR, take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential Center/Copley Square exit. FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS CALL: (617)266-1492. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTAIONS (MBTA): Tek the Heath Street/Brigham Circle ("E") Green Line train to the Symphony Station or any other Green Line train to the Hynes Convention Center/ICA Station or the Orange Line to the Massachusetts Avenue Station.