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MTSU Center for Popular Music

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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is a world-class research archive and programming center devoted to the study of American folk and popular music of all kinds. The Center maintains a research archive of over a million individual items, including sheet music, song books, sound recordings, photographs, manuscript documents, and much more. The archive serves MTSU students and faculty, as well as visiting patrons from around the country and the world. The Center also offers a robust series of public programs consisting of lectures, performances, workshops, film screenings, and conferences.

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100,000+ LPs in the Center for Popular Music
CPM reading room
Center for Popular Music Reading Room
Cruel War broadside
Broadside of "When this Cruel War is Over" depicting the Battle of Murfreesboro
Dom Flemons cylinder recording
Grammy winner Dom Flemons making an Edison style cylinder recording
AVMM Music Manuscript
A striking example from the Center for Popular Music's American vernacular Music Manuscripts
Muddy Waters and Son Sims
The earliest picture of Muddy Waters (with Son Sims)
MTSU Center for Popular Music

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1301 E. Main St.
MTSU Box 41
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


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