The OHS Pipe Organ Database
This is a dynamic database, one whose content is always changing. In effect this means that the database will never be completed, but will always be in a state of flux, reflecting the continuing changes that take place throughout the entire range of activities associated with pipe organs. Insofar as it is possible within these parameters to do so, this database seeks to provide information about pipe organs of North America, specifically cataloguing in order
- All organs that exist or have existed in installations within the geographical boundaries of the United States.
- All organs that have been built in North America, whether they are installed within its boundaries or in other locations.
In addition to the instruments originally catalogued as the “Extant Tracker List,” this database has as its core the complete holdings of the OHS PC Database, which contained data on around 11,225 instruments and 7200 organ builders. Further information from the PC database remains to be added, specifically making bibliographic entries that detail the sources of information on each organ.
Additions (new entries, photographs, stoplists) and/or updates can be submitted by any site visitor through online forms. However, it must be noted that any information submitted to the OHS Pipe Organ Database through such forms is subject to review and verification by the OHS Database Committee before it is accepted.
The OHS Mission Statement
The Organ Historical Society celebrates, preserves, and studies the pipe organ in America in all its historic styles, through research, education, advocacy, and music.
The Organ Historical Society
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