The Hanson-Dyer Collection

This is a collection of 15th to 19th century music imprints, first editions and music manuscripts. The items were acquired between 1929 and 1931 by Louise Hanson-Dyer, 1884-1962, who went on to found the music press, Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, in 1932. They were transferred to Melbourne in 2005, and in 2006 the Lyrebird Press was established to continue this work.

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  1. Catalogue of the collection :
    UniM Music REF 016.78026099451 HERL
    Herlin, Denis.
    Catalogue de la Collection musicale Hanson-Dyer, Université de Melbourne = Catalogue of the Hanson-Dyer music collection, The University of Melbourne / Denis Herlin.
    Australia [Parkville, Vic.] : Lyrebird Press, c2006.
  2. Catalogue of the 2006 exhibition :
    UniM Music F 780.749451 UNIV
    University of Melbourne. Hanson-Dyer music collection.
    Bowerbird to lyrebird : the Louise Hanson-Dyer music collection : a Baillieu Library exhibition, 3 August to 24 September 2006 / curators, Richard Excell and Jennifer Hill.
    [Parkville, Vic.] : University of Melbourne, c2006.

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