Dictionary of North American Hymnology

The Dictionary of North American Hymnology (DNAH) was conceived in the early 1950s by the Hymn Society of America (in 1991 renamed Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*, HSUSC) and Henry Wilder Foote (II)* (1875-1964) as an American version of John Julian*'s Dictionary of Hymnology (1892, 1907). Originally titled the Dictionary of American Hymnology, its primary goal soon focused on indexing every hymnal published in the Americas. In 1952, the editorship fell to Leonard Ellinwood (1905-1994). Ellinwood was a noted historian of American church music and head of the humanities section at the Library of Congress Subject Cataloguing Division, (see ‘Leonard Ellinwood’, The Hymn 45/4,...

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