Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection
The Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection is a unique collection of music in all formats recorded by artists in the Milwaukee area, gathered through donations and purchased to serve the local community. Materials include compact discs, cassettes, phonodiscs, videos and related items. Music of all types is collected, including classical, jazz, folk, rock, etc., recorded by artists who have spent most of their careers living and performing in the Milwaukee area. The collection is housed on open shelving on Raynor's second level. CD players are available on the lower level of Raynor. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the music on the premises. Marquette ID holders may borrow items from the collection for a 5 day period. Persons with no current Marquette affiliation may request items by interlibrary loan through their local library.
Named after and dedicated to the memory of Jean Cujé, a library cataloger who died in November 1992, the collection combines Jean's love of music with her career of providing people with educational and recreational materials through libraries. In addition to being a librarian, Jean also played the bassoon with such renowned groups as the American Ballet Theatre, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and others. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining the Marquette University Memorial Library, she was a part time music teacher with the Milwaukee Public School System. Jean served the Marquette community as a librarian from 1979 to 1992.
Help us Preserve Milwaukee's Musical Heritage
- Send us information about your music.
- Donate your recordings.
- Donate money to acquire recordings.
- Spread the word.
Locating Items in the Collection
To determine whether the Cujé Collection has recordings by specific artists or bands, go to MARQCAT and:
- select Author
- then search the name of the group or artist (last name first)
- select Call Number & Other Numbers
- select Other Call Number
- then enter "Cuje" as the search term.
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