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Collection Descriptions

Name

Sister Mary Dominic Ray Library (1913-1994)
Sister Mary was founder and director of original American Music Research Center, which she started at Dominican College in San Rafael, Ca. (1964-1989).

Location

Mus Sp Coll.

Description

Original collection purchased to start the University of Colorado AMRC. Collection contains psalters and tune books, reference works, 18th century comic operas, 18th and 19th century sheet music, scores and parts for chamber music, cantatas, oratorios, piano, violin, organ, vocal, and orchestral works.

Status

Collection organized. Collection cataloged into Chinook. Separate finding aid for Sister Mary Personal Collection, California Mission Music Collection, Early American Musical Theater Collection, and Moravian Church and Music Collection.

Arrangement

Sheet music, scores and parts, hymnals and tune books, comic (ballad) operas, piano/vocal albums (19th century anthologies of sheet music) are cataloged into Chinook.

Size

182 linear feet.

Access

Open.

Provenance

Purchased from Dominican College through CU Humanities Special Purchase Fund.

 

For information on this and other collections, contact the AMRC office:
Thomas.Riis@colorado.edu or Laurie.Sampsel@colorado.edu.