Academic journal article The Hymn

Research Director's Report

Academic journal article The Hymn

Research Director's Report

Article excerpt

I am very excited that this year's conference will be in Columbus, Ohio, so I'm going to take this opportunity to expound a bit on the hymnological-research-related resources in the Columbus area.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Hamma Library hosts a sizable hymnal collection that is focused, not surprisingly, on German Lutheran hymnals. I have gotten to know the librarians there over the past couple of years, and they are very friendly and welcoming. They can be reached at tlslibrary@dsohio.edu or (614) 384-4645 should you want to contact them ahead of time.

The Ohio State University also has some wonderful collections to view in Thompson Library, which finished renovations in 2009 to much acclaim. With eleven stories, three of them encased in glass, it is stunning all by itself; you can see for miles from the classy eleventhfloor reading room, and there are always displays on the first floor that highlight various special collections at Ohio State. At Thompson, you can also find the Rare Books and Manuscripts area, home to many bibliographic wonders, with strengths in the English Renaissance, the Reformation, cookbooks, fames Thurber, and American fiction. To use these collections, you will have to fill out a research application, which can be found online here under "Using the Collection": http://library.osu.edu/ find/ collections/ ratebooks/

Ohio State is also home to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library (http://cartoons.osu.edu), the largest print-cartoon library in the world. …

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