July 1, 2012 - the Archive Search functions have been updated to support boolean searches. This means you can add "+" for a word that MUST be present or "-" for a word that MUST NOT be present. Natural language boolean searches are still in development.
The Archive Search is currently optimized for Safari (desktop as well as iPhone/iPad), Chrome and Firefox. Better support for IE and other browsers may be coming in the future.
The Archive Search is a free tool offered by Digital Guitar Archive to search through collated publicly accessible material available
from the following archives and libraries. Digital Guitar Archive does not host or provide copies of digital music files from these
institutions. The Archive Search is a research utility designed to raise awareness of these historical documents and direct users
to the institutions providing the information publicly. This tool is also a proof-of-concept for the future of music research showing
a small sample of what would be capable with data-mining and digital imaging. As such, this will be an evolving tool incorporating new
features over time.