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History

Before RILM assumed ownership of IPM in 2018, it was owned by the James Adrian Music Company, which was founded in 2000 by George R. Hill. George Hill had already been working on IPM for many years before this, and he continued to devote himself to IPM’s development until 2018. IPM includes the complete contents of Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music: A Bibliography, by George R. Hill and Norris L. Stephens (Berkeley: Fallen Leaf Press, 1997), which, in turn, was based upon Anna H. Heyer’s Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: A Guide to Their Contents (American Library Association, 1957–1980).