During his lifetime the music of Stilwell, Oklahoma native Jack Frederick Kilpatrick (1915-1967) was performed by orchestras in such far-flung locations as San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Rome, Cologne, and London. Following his death, it lay unheard and forgotten in a storeroom of the University of XXXXX School of Music until a string of fortunate connections led to its rediscovery and, in the fall of 2019, a return to the concert hall. In addition to examining Kilpatrick’s life and works, this talk will use his story to illustrate the changing role of the University Libraries.