Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale, was established in the early 1980s by the IMS and IAML to preserve, document, and to provide access to music periodical literature published from approximately 1760 to 1966. This paper deals with RIPM’s accomplishments over the past thirty-five years and demonstrates why, as one reviewer wrote, “RIPM has dramatically enhanced musical scholarship [and] is reshaping our views of music itself.” Final remarks will focus on the RIPM e-Library as a model for a possible new publication: RILM Latin-America.