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Douglas Earl Bush research materials, 1911-2006

Identifier: MSS 9477 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains Douglas Bush's collection of photocopies of articles and other research documents, with some handwritten notes and annotations on composers Max Reger, Johann Sebastian Bach, organ scholar Herman Fischer, and organ makers such as Arp Schnitger, the Silbermann Family, and Arnolt Schlick. There is also general research about music in the European region and general research about the technical aspects of the organ by Dr. Lottermoser and Jenkner. Dr. Bush also attended programs and lectures at the Westfield Center, where he took notes and materials which are included here also. There are also correspondences with various people regarding the acquisition of materials on the researched persons. The dates of all the materials range from 1911 to 2006.


  • 1911-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Douglas Earl Bush was born in Montana on March 1, 1947, to Joe and Phyllis Bush. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University in 1972 and 1974. He joined the music faculty there in 1978, and later received his doctoral degree from University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Douglas Earl Bush was a concert organist, composer, and scholar of organ-building history and organ builders. He died October 4, 2013, in Utah.


5 folders

2 boxes

Language of Materials




Arranged in seven series: 1. Douglas Earl Bush research on Arnolt Schlick, 1980-2000. 2. Douglas Earl Bush research on Arp Schnitger, 1973-1989. 3. Douglas Earl Bush research on Hermann Fischer, 1963-2015. 4. Douglas Earl Bush research on Johann Sebastian Bach, 1972-1993. 5. Douglas Earl Bush research on Max Reger, after 1997 May. 6. Douglas Earl Bush research on the Silbermann family, 1926-1990. 7. Douglas Earl Bush general research Douglas Earl Bush general research, 1911-1970.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States