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Collection Information


Marion Corell Irland collection


University of Illinois Press Library storage area, dispersed by type of material; manuscripts, some vocal collections, and other individual items (unknown locations), however, these may have also been moved to the Press Building.


Donation by Roger Irland, son of Chicago area musician and University of Illinois alumna Marion Corell Irland

When acquired

November 9, 1990


The donation included a total of 629 items, including books on music; choral scores; community song books; hymnals; piano and organ music; and 300 items of vocal music, including sheet music, anthologies, and methods. Also included were 22 manuscripts of vocal works, mainly in Marion Corell’s hand. Heavily emphasized are Scandinavian songs including sheet music of the pre-World War II era (mainly published in Copenhagen and Stockholm), as well as Scandinavian vocal anthologies and Swedish-American folksong collections. Twenty issues of The Choir Herald (Dayton, Ohio: .1915-1917) were donated, as well as the following early piano edition:

Turk, Daniel Gottlob
Sechzig Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler. Zweyter Theil
(Leipzig-Halle: 1795) RISM T1362 [MT243T871.262]


Largely dispersed among unprocessed materials

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

Unfortunately, no list exists of individual titles of books or music editions. The Collections File (“Irland”) contains a detailed summary by type of material (see below). As of January, 2002, much of the Scandinavian sheet music is filed in a shelf box of miscellaneous foreign vocal music imprints located on the vocal music range in the University Press Building storage area.

Irland Summary (PDF)

Index terms

Irland, Marion Corell
Scandinavian vocal music
Sheet music: Scandinavian