Southern Methodist University: Bridwell Library, Special Collections and Archives

Collection Size: 
2,000
Address: 
P.O. Box 750476, Dallas TX, USA 75275
Denomination/Religion: 
AME, AME Zion, Church of the Nazarene, CME, Evangelical United Brethren, Methodist Church, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal Church (South), Methodist Protestant, United Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist (Great Britain)
State/Province: 
Texas
Email/Contact Person: 
bridadmin@smu.edu

Ninety percent of the collection is Methodist-related, consisting of hymnals and papers dealing with the editing and publishing of these hymnals. The remaining ten percent are gospel hymnals, hymnals of other denominations, and general hymnals. Official hymnals of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Methodist Protestant Church; Methodist Church (United States); United Methodist Church (United States); Wesleyan Methodist Church (Great Britain); hymnals of John and Charles Wesley before 1791 (144).The Alfredo and Clotilde Náñez Hispanic Church Music Collection consists of about 200 hymnals, choirbooks, cancioneros, song sheets, and manuscript worksheets (manuscript sheets with translations of English hymns into Spanish with notes). Date range: 18th-20th c. Archival material: Papers related to the editing of the 1935 Methodist Hymnal, 1966 Methodist Hymnal, and Companion to the Hymnal; 1989 United Methodist Hymnal and the 1993 Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal. Robert G. McCutchan, ed. of the 1935 Methodist Hymnal; Fred D. Gealy, ed. of the Companion of the 1966 Methodist Hymnal; Carlton R. Young, ed. of the 1966 Methodist Hymnal, 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, and the 1993 Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal; Roger Deschner Papers pertaining to the Hymnal Revision Committee and his files on Music and the Wes-leys, ethnic hymns, and worship resources.