Answered By: Nicola Baker
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2022     Views: 5

The American Hymnody Collection includes nearly a thousand hymnals from the colonial period to the present, hymnals that were either published in North America or were published abroad and brought to the United States by immigrants.

The collection originated in 1995 when members of the music faculty suggested that a recent University purchase of older hymnals might serve as the nucleus of a collection that would help preserve one aspect of Christian history while also serving as a resource for the BJU family and visiting scholars.

A chronological list of the hymnals currently held in the Special Collections Reading Room is accessible below. Donation of additional hymnbooks would be welcomed as the University seeks to enrich this collection.