Emory University Hymnody Collection

The English and American Hymnody Collection of The Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia   Introduction This entry is provides a basic understanding of the development of Emory University's English and American Hymnody Collection and introduces its great potential for research.Two of  the three largest institutional hymnal collections in North America are heavily indebted to one or more private collectors (Schneider, 2003; see Hymnal collections, USA*).  The third, The Library of Congress, contains the largest institutional collection of hymnals in the United States, 16,500 hymnals, formed to a large extent from the Library as the repository for copyrighted volumes,...

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