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American Guild of Organists Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 30 Jan 2019

Biographical History

The American Guild of Organists (AGO), founded in 1896, is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 14,700 members in approximately 300 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The American Guild of Organists Collection consists of recordings from the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, held June 25-29, 1956 in New York City. The opening and the recital took place in St. Thomas Church with greetings by President S. Lewis Elmer and officials from the City of New York. Additional information about the event and a photocopy of the opening program with notes are available in the files.

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

American Guild of Organists.


Music -- Societies, etc.
Organ music -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Long-playing records.
Sound recordings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

American Guild of Organists Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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Note on alternate formats:

All recording have been digitized. Please contact the repository listed above for more information.