Collection - Joseph J. Birch Organ Music Collection

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Joseph J. Birch Organ Music Collection

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    The Joseph J. Birch collection consists of separate organ publications bound into two series of volumes: upright and oblong.

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    Good condition. Some volumes are coming loose from their bindings, and a few of the bindings are torn and crumbling.

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    Purchased by the University of Alberta in 1942 from Mr. J. W. Bown. The collection was formed by J. J. Birch.


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      Location of originals

      The Joseph J. Birch collection is housed in various locations: the majority of the collection is stored in the University of Alberta’s Research and Collections Resource Facility (RCRF), some volumes are on the shelf in Rutherford Library, and there are a few volumes in Bruce Peel Special Collections.

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      The volumes housed in RCRF and Rutherford library are available to be checked out to those who have access to the University of Alberta’s library system, while items in the Bruce Peel Special Collections are available for use by students, staff, and the general public in the library’s supervised reading room upon presentation of valid photo identification (e.g., ONEcard, driver’s license, passport, or citizenship card with photo).

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      Finding aid developed by Sarah Snihurowych Lynch, 2017.

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      • English

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      • Latin


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