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Gospel Music Collection

Gospel Music Collection

The CBMR Library has made a serious effort to collect sheet music by gospel music composers. Approximately 625 titles, including individual songs and song collections, are catalogued in the CBMR database, which can be searched from the main Library & Archives page. You can also find information about performers in the clippings and programs file indexed there.

Some of the archival collections, including the James Furman papers and the Sue Cassidy Clark papers, contain information on gospel music and gospel performers, including recorded interviews, photographs, correspondence and writings. Gospel music recordings are part of the Ronald Stone collection (LPS), and there are about 500 LPs in the general gospel music collection that you can search on the sound recordings page.

Many books, dissertations and other publications including magazines like Score/Gospel Today (1991–2005), Rejoice (1987–1994), Gospel Synergy and Gospel Chicago Style, are always available in the CBMR Reading Room for your use. The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reference librarians are on hand in person, by phone or via e-mail to assist you with any questions or research needs you may have.

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