E. C. Love’s International Melodies now available online

In 1924 Earnest C. Love issued a slim paperback song book containing the “oldest and sweetest songs in print.”  It is one of over 3,000 items in our Austin Taylor Hymnal collection and is the only institutionally-held copy known.  It is available for download here.

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, front cover

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, front cover

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, Introduction by Alfred Ellmore

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, title page

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, title page

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, index of first lines

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, index of first lines

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, index of first lines

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, index of first lines

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, advertisement

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, advertisement

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, rear cover

Earnest C. Love, International Melodies, 1924, rear cover

 

On the Shelf: New items added to Center for Restoration Studies collections, September 2021

In September our colleagues in Technical Services and Cataloging added 586 items to Special Collections holdings.  Big gains this month for several Center for Restoration Studies collections with 415 items in the main print collection (which we call REST), plus 40 A/V items and 25 new titles of unbound periodicals.  We added 80 new items to the Taylor Hymnal Collection.  Some of the additions are newly published, others are new-to-us, and still others represent a second copy or a new-to-us edition or printing.  In fact several of the print additions to the REST collection are variant printings and editions.  Many of the new entries this month are of tracts and pamphlets.  We should expect to see sustained progress on this project in the months ahead, along with ongoing work on periodical titles for which we have unbound issues.  I anticipate very few of these will be held by any other institution, so the original cataloging will see an uptick in coming months.

Abilene Christian College. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1952, yearbook, 1952; Abilene, Texas. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

Our goal is to build a comprehensive research-level collection of print materials by, for, and about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.  But beyond assembly and preservation, a collection should be discoverable by those who need the information.  Collecting and preserving is only part of our task; those objects must be described and made available.  Thanks to the close and careful work of our colleagues upstairs, who describe our holdings, these materials are now discoverable. By discoverable I mean a patron can utilize our online catalog (such as by searching by author, or title, or subject) to find these materials.

586 new items…cataloged, shelved, and ready for research:  Continue reading

New exhibit: A Century of Great Songs: E. L. Jorgenson’s Remarkable Hymnal

Our newest exhibit, A Century of Great Songs: E. L. Jorgenson’s Remarkable Hymnal, has been installed and is ready for viewing in our main display area. It features one of the most enduring hymnals of the Restoration Movement. E. L. Jorgenson’s Great Songs of the Church was a decade in the making and it remained in print for over seventy years. This exhibit celebrates the centennial of the 1921 publication of this landmark hymnal through displays of each edition of the hymnal, background information, ephemera, and photographs plus links to several additional sources and media.

Installed and ready for viewing in our main display area is a new exhibit featuring one of the most enduring hymnals of the Restoration Movement.  E. L. Jorgenson’s Great Songs of the Church was a decade in the making and it endured in print for over seventy years.  This exhibit celebrates the centennial of the 1921 publication of this landmark hymnal through displays of each edition of the hymnal, background information, ephemera, and photographs plus links to several additional sources and media.

Great Songs of the Church. A Comprehensive Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of First Rank, Suitable for all Services of the Church. Alphabetically Arranged. E. L. Jorgenson, Compiler. First edition. Word and Work: Louisville, 1921. Green cover with round notes.

Great Songs of the Church. A Comprehensive Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of First Rank, Suitable for all Services of the Church. Alphabetically Arranged. E. L. Jorgenson, Compiler. First edition. Word and Work: Louisville, 1921. Green cover with round notes.