Archive / Library

The archive and library of the International Gustav Mahler Society (IGMG) are among the world's most important collections of materials on the life, work, and reception of Gustav Mahler. In addition to the most important publications on Mahler and his environment, the library contains conference proceedings, book publications, and a unique collection of journal and newspaper articles.

The core of the archive consists of letters from, to, and about Mahler, programs and program books, posters, music manuscripts and printed music, caricatures, memorabilia, photos and other visual material as well as audio and visual media. Last but not least, the archive contains important sources, such as Stichvorlagen for the Symphonies VI and IX as well as for the Kindertotenlieder, correction copies of scores of the Symphonies II, III, IV, and VI, as well as orchestral materials with Mahler’s annotations.

Online research in the library and archive holdings is possible via the online catalogue of this website from September 2023. It is not possible to borrow holdings from the library or archive.