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Special Collections

Dale Warland Singers

The archival and other materials of the Dale Warland Singers were given to the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music in 2004. The materials were divided into four separate collections. The collection names and contact information for accessing the materials are given below.

Dale Warland Singers Score Library (browse the contents of this collection)
Dale Warland Singers Audio Archive (browse the contents of this collection)
Contact Dr. Jenny Doctor, Head Librarian, Gorno Memorial Music Library (513 556-1964)

Dale Warland Singers Performance Score Library (borrowing information and to browse the contents of this collection)

Dale Warland Singers Archive (view the finding aids: 1971-2004 and 1973-2005)

Contact Kevin Grace, Head, Archives and Rare Books Library (513 556-1953)

For additional information, visit the Dale Warland Singers Archive page.  

Dale Warland Singers Concert Program Archive

All the concert programs from the Dale Warland Singers Archive have been digitized and are available in the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC).

Thomas Schippers Collection

American conductor (1930-1977) known especially for his work with composer Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) and the Spoleto Festival was also conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony from 1970 until his death. The Schippers Collection consists of two types of material:

  • The conductor's personal collection of publicity material, correspondence and memorabilia (Archives and Rare Books Library (finding aid (pdf).
  • The conductor's library of conducting scores, many of which contain his personal markings (scores without markings are part of the circulating collection of the CCM Library; scores with markings are kept in the Archives and Rare Books Library)

Leigh Harline Collection

Primarily scores for films, radio programs and television by American composer and conductor Leigh Harline (1907-1969), including extensive materials relating to his Oscar-winning music for Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940) (view the finding aid)

The Spanish Antiphoner

The Spanish Antiphoner was donated to the College-Conservatory of Music Library by the late Martin G. Dumler, a Cincinnati composer, artist and businessman. This 16th-century choirbook contains Gregorian chant handwritten on vellum pages approximately 16 by 23.6 inches in neumatic notation with illuminated text capitals. Digitization of this rare illuminated manuscript was made possible by a grant from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center with the assistance of Dr. Matthew Peattie, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the College-Conservatory of Music and Mark Palkovic, Head of the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library. To view the high-resolution images, please visit the Spanish Antiphoner page at the University of Cincinnati Libraries Digital Projects Dept.

The Everett Helm Collection

The Everett Helm Collection consists of early- to mid-19th century imprints, primarily of piano music for two and four hands, including a number of first editions. The collection's 410 titles are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Dept. They have been fully cataloged and are searchable in the online catalog under the Subject heading Helm Collection.

The Walter A. Aiken Collection

The Walter A. Aiken Collection consists primarily of 19th-century American school and college song books and vocal tutors. The collection's 99 titles are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Dept. They have been fully cataloged and are searchable in the online catalog under the Subject heading Walter A. Aiken Collection.

The Wurlitzer Collection

173 scores of chamber music collected by Cincinnati’s Wurlitzer family and played in the Wurlitzer home on social occasions. The collection is housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library and is not yet cataloged; a descriptive catalog (pdf) is available for browsing.

Manuscripts by Ethel Glenn Hier

The composer's manuscripts are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library. The collection is not yet cataloged; a descriptive catalog is available for browsing.

Parvin Titus Collection

Parvin Titus (1896-1973) was a noted organist and choir director in Cincinnati from 1924 until his retirement from Christ Church in 1962.

Titus came to Cincinnati to become the director of the organ department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. His papers include news clippings on organs and organ music, articles (some by Titus), his publicity materials, correspondence, materials from his 25th Anniversary Celebration at Christ Church, as well as his research files on the construction/purchase of several organs for institutions around the city, including Music Hall and CCM. View the finding aid.