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American Organ Institute Archives & Library


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The mission of the American Organ Institute Archives & Library (AOIAL) is to support and strengthen pipe organ scholarship, performance, technical skill, creativity, and craftsmanship by providing collections, services, and environments that enhance intellectual discovery and growth for the American Organ Institute, College of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Oklahoma community and all those who support preserving the musical heritage of the “King of Insturments.” The AOIAL is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making accessible primary and secondary source materials related to the American pipe organ, while also promoting interest in the history and culture of said instrument. The AOIAL houses both the American Organ Institute Archives and Library General Collections and the American Theatre Organ Collections.

The AOIAL general collections contain mostly scores and manuscripts spanning all major genres and eras of organ literature.

The jewel of the AOIAL, the ATO collections contain a wide breadth of theatre organ artifacts including but not limited to scores, blueprints, stoplists, personal letters, photos, thousands of LP’s, reel-to-reel, CD’s books, and more!

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