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Hymnal Collection

 Collection — Container: Books1
Identifier: SC-015

Scope and Contents

This extensive hymnal collection, comprised of Protestant hymnals, contains holdings that encompass primarily English works, though containing other languages as well.  The hymnals range in date from the 1790s to the present and provide wonderful examples of hymns of praise, exhortation, description, and meditation. Chronologically, the collection has items to represent nearly every year from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries with peaks in the 1900s and 1920s.  Also, nearly 400 volumes are undated.  Additionally, this collection exhibits titles from many different denominations and independent movements.  This collection serves as an historical collection of American hymnody. The contents of the Hymnal Collection may be searched in the library catalog as keyword: SC/15

Dates

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Conditions Governing Access

There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Extent

2349 monograph

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is classified and arranged using the Dewey Decimal System and/or local accession numbers.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was received from Hope Publishing Company and has had additions made from various sources and donors

Method of Acquisition

Gift

Other Descriptive Information

This extensive hymnal collection, received from Hope Publishing Company and other additions comprises Protestant hymnals and contains holdings that encompass primarily English works, though other languages are held as well.  The hymnals range in date from the 1790s to the late 1980s and provide wonderful examples of hymns of praise, exhortation, description, and meditation.  Additionally, this collection exhibits titles from many different denominations and independent movements.  This collection serves as an historical collection of American hymnody.

Chronologically, the collection has items to represent nearly every year from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries with peaks in the 1880s, 1900s and 1920s.  Also, nearly 400 volumes are undated.

Augmenting this collection are hymnal holdings in our Rare Book Collection, Margaret Clarkson Collection, and hymnals in the Evangelism and Missions Collection.
Title
Hymnal Collection
Author
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Buswell Library Special Collections Repository

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