Brown University: John Hay Library

Collection Size: 
4,903
Address: 
Box A, Providence RI, USA 02912
Languages: 
German
State/Province: 
Rhode Island
Email/Contact Person: 
Head Librarian, Special Collections

The library has 3,457 hymnals with music, 1,446 words-only. Hymnals of American and Canadian imprint, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day. All denominations included. Collection features an interesting selection of Pennsylvania German imprints; twentieth-century hymnals from small, fundamentalist groups in the West, South, and Midwest; shape-note hymnals; sheet music for hymns, Christmas music, spirituals, and the like are also included in an allied sheet music collection. Date Range: 17th–20th c.