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Hymnal collections, USA

There are more than 300 hymnal collections in the United States ranging from personal collections, those held by independent institutions such as museums, historical associations, or public libraries, and collections owned by academic institutions. While nearly every collection includes items from a number of traditions, some have unique holdings. The largest hymnal collection in the United States is that held by The Pitts Theological Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, with approximately 18,000 hymnals. The core of the collection is the Warrington-Pratt-Soule Collection of Hymnody and Psalmody which was acquired in 1975 from the Hartford Seminary Foundation’s library. The Pitts’...

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