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Douglas Earl Bush papers on organs visited and played, 1963-2012

Identifier: MSS 9477 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Douglas Bush traveled to various parts of the world, primarily North America and Western/Central Europe to both view, research, and play organs. Includes notes Douglas Bush created about organ specifications, photographs of organs and churches, as well as research documents he collected on his travels to research organs in North America and Western/Central Europe. Documents include informational pamphlets, booklets, and postcards. Bush also attended several performances and recitals, the programs for which are contained here as well. A significant number of the materials comes from Germany, Switzerland, and France, with some from other places in Europe and the American continent. The materials are dated 1963 to 2012.


  • 1963-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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 boxes

27 folders

Language of Materials





Dutch; Flemish

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States