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Hymnal Collection

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Introduction
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.

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

Restrictions: There are no specific restrictions on this collection.
Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Collection Description
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.

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